Welcome to Pine Cone Gift Shoppe ! A Gathering of Colonial Wares Show 2022 Dates Announced!

A Gathering of Colonial Wares 2022!!


A Gathering of Colonial Wares is an annual event that brings together some of the finest artisans in the country. Join us and browse the quality wares created by these very talented artists. Additional artisans will be added.

Early Buying Buying Night is Friday, Sept 23 at 3:00 PM
Please join us for our annual early  buying night, September 23 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Early buying night tickets are $20.00 per person and includes a 2 day show ticket, hors d'oeuvres and raffle ticket.  Tickets for our early buying night are LIMITED, reserve your wristband now! Wristbands may be picked up at Pine Cone Gift Shoppe the week of the show or the day of. Nothing will be shipped.

Show Day is Saturday, Sept 24 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Enjoy shopping the tent filled with America's finest Early American Life artisans. 
Click here to reserve your wrist band!
We have secured a special block of rooms for our attendees of A Gathering of Colonial Wares at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Akron Canton Airport. They have made it so easy for you to make reservations at the special rate. Simply follow this link and then click "book your room" button to indicate your travel dates to search availability.
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 Susan Dwyer Leach - Folk Artist 

Susan Dwyer Leach is an artist specializing in Early American art who lives in historic Rhode Island. Susan has been creative pairings on canvas and Murals depicting Early American Scenes for almost 30 years. Together with her husband Bill Leech, they are North Light Artisans, creating tavern signs, and fire boards for custom orders. Bill hand crafts and woodwork and Susan paints. Drawing on her classical training as a portrait artist, Susan will be happy to accept commissions for portraits in the early American style of your loved ones.


Marilyn Willmore - Primitive Rug Hooking 

Marilyn Willmore learned from her Grandmother's patient instruction and encouragement. Marilyn developed a passion for fabrics and handcrafted works of earlier times. This passion let her to the love of primitive rug hooking. 

The artisan often uses the process of over-dying to create her own palette of colors which she incorporated into custom created rugs, table runners, and more. Her hand hooked pieces reflect the same charm and warmth as the originals.


Katie's Lighthouse - Colonial Reproduction Lighting


Katie's Light House has been making high quality colonial reproduction lighting since 1983, when Katie herself began hammering out tin lanterns in her garage. Over the years Katie's Light House grew to employ more than 20 handcrafters in the small town of Cridersville, Ohio

The passing of time brings changes, and in 2015 Katie's Light House was purchased by The Martin family and moved to Lancaster County Pennsylvania. The Martin's have continued the time honored tradition of making each light by hand. Lathes, chisels, hammers, and bending tools, some more than a century old, are used to cut, carve and shape each piece to primitive perfection. Our American artisans then paint and distress our products by hand as well, producing some of the most beautiful and convincingly antique finishes available. 

Crocker & Springer - Salt Glazed Stoneware 

Jonathan and Jan Wright

Jonathan and Jan Wright founded Crocker & Springer, Ltd. early in 1987, shortly after marrying. With youthful enthusiasm, they set out to make a living together in the world of fine craft by combining their skill sets -- Jon's love of hand-throwing pots on a potter's wheel, as well as building and firing monstrous kilns; and Jan's passion for hand-decorating the pottery using the techniques of painting, slip-trailing, sgraffito-carving, and sculpting. During the ensuing years, the award-winning pair has become well-known nationally for their high quality, handmade, early American style salt-glazed stoneware and redware. Even after several decades, the magic of throwing salt into a white-hot kiln to form a clear, shiny glaze over the surface of the wares, then opening the kiln several days later to never-ending surprises, continues to be alluring beyond description!

 Steve Hazlett - American Folk Crafts

Weathervanes, whirligigs and trade signs are as varied as the subject matter they represent. One hundred plus year old heart pine salvaged from old buildings and barns built during the 19th century from the upstate New York area are used in creating Steve Hazlett's work. He also incorporates antique copper, tin and iron into his work. He uses chisels, draw knives, handsaws and carving knives to create his unique pieces. Buttermilk paint, which was widely used in early America after 1800, is the most accurate historical choice for completing his Steve Hazlett's projects. 

 Greg and Mary Shooner - Redware

Greg and Mary Shooner

Greg and Mary Shooner, continuing the traditions of American potters dating to 1630, Greg Shooner and Mary Spellmire-Shooner re-create authentic redware pottery at their Oregonia, Ohio studio. Greg and Mary use their years of pottery experience to make a ware that is unrivaled in its interpretation of rare antiques. They work alone, with a passionate commitment to quality and artistic control. A lifelong interest in art led them separately to pottery , then together to the study of redware.  

 Dan and Marlene Cable - Painted Furniture 

Dan and Marlene Coble
Dan and Marlene Coble have been creating paintings, one-of-a-kind painted furniture and accessories for over 40 years. "We use antique, quality vintage, and newly built furniture as the "canvas" for our paint decoration. Our styles are inspired by the rich traditions of paint decoration in America and include grain painting, stencil decoration and free-hand painting. We also offer prints from our original artwork."
Marlene Cable is a traditional painter. Her work consists on painting on furniture and accessories as well as painting on paper and canvas. She works in oil, watercolor and acrylic. Marlene's subjects are broad ranging from birds, birds, animals and flowers  to whimsical circus themes.

Little Creek Needleworks - Needle Art

Little Creek Needleworks offers the newest and most popular designs in cross stitch and punch needle, including a wide variety of linens, threads and accessories. Little Creek Needleworks LOVES SAMPLERS! Check out their Facebook page for a schedule of open stitching times, classes and host designers. NOW offering custom framing! 


Michelle Hollick - Stenciled Floorcloths 

Michele Hollick has been stenciling or over 30 years. What started as a simple kitchen table hobby, blossomed into a full time business.  Flat surfaces were not safe when Michele was nearby with a stencil brush. She got her start working on such surfaces as walls, quilts and wood furniture. She started making floorcloths when she became interested in Colonial Era furnishings and accessories.

Teaching her crafts I something Michele truly enjoys doing. Some of her best classes have been at Sturbridge Village, the annual Stencil Artisans League Convention, the Stencil Decorative Arts Guild Convention, as well as various shops throughout the Northeast. Michelle lives in Southern New Hampshire. She has two grown children that also help in the business. 


Elaine Roesle - Snow Children Collectibles 

In 1978 she created her first "Father Christmas" which soon led to her second line called the "St. Nicholas Collection." In 1985 the St. Nicholas Collection grew to the point that it became her main line. To keep "Dear Dolls" alive she uses them as accessories with some of the Santas. 

Elaine's "Snow Children" came to life in 1990 with five pieces shown along with her Santa line, during the June shows in Washington D.C. and. Valley Forge, PA. These pieces were so well received that the line has grown to over 50 pieces. Each year she retires a few pieces so that new creations can be added to the line. This has made the "Snow Children" very collectible to many collectors today.


Marta Urban - Handcrafted Traditional Art 

 Marta has held a fascination with art and hand lettering from an early age. At age 12, she taught herself calligraphy and later worked as a commercial artist while still in high school. Although not pursuing fine arts in college, she knew that her interest in hand lettering would continue to grow and evolve. In the early 1980's, during a familiar trip to the local art museum, she viewed her first fraktur and the desire to learn more about these illuminated documents was born.  Being a self-taught artist her journey led her to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the heart of "Pennsylvania Dutch" country. The artform proved to be a tailormade expression of her love of lettering, folk art and early Pennsylvania history.  She has been creating frakturs since 1987 and still remains a one-person operation. Her appreciation of the art form and desire to create authentic folk art led her to the methods that are essentially the same as when the originals were made from 1750 to 1850.  Traditional verses are chosen and the words inspire the layout and design. Her frakturs are made by hand one at a time, and include museum quality preservation and framing.


Sleep Fox Folk Art

Self taught folk artist and decorative painter with my own unique style and designs. I have been published in numerous magazines as well as having two of my own books published. My work has been on display at The White House, The Library of Congress, The Renwick Gallery, and The Smithsonian. I have taught Decorative Painting for over 30 years and have a home-based studio on our farm. I enjoy repurposing antique and vintage cast offs that no longer have a collectors value.


Where to Dine:

The Howlin Bird - Conveniently located right next door!  

Bocca Grande Italian Steakhouse 

Walthers Twin Tavern

The Twisted Olive - Italian American Kitchen

Gervasi Vineyard