News for May 2017

                    The Emporium Proprietor continues to do a lot of Volunteer Activities. When presented with a volunteer opportunity, our Proprietor asks herself, “What would Grammie Do?” The answer is always clear. We support the following non-profit organizations and awareness building campaigns in our communities: Oakland Elizabeth House […]

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Jane Austen Mini-Convention in San Mateo, CA

Our friends with the Jane Austen Society of Northern California let us know that there was a mini-convention in the works for March, 2017, and we got prepared. Our proprietor was able to find a suitable outfit to wear, created and loaned by creative and  talented Lynn McMasters, who also created the outstanding Timeline of […]

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Update on Costume Academy

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, the Greater Bay Area Costumer’s Guild will hold their annual Costume Academy in Berkeley.  Malvena Pearl’s Emporium will be there with many different wares. There will be several other vendors available there. They may include our friends from Decades of Style Pattern Company, Lynn McMasters, Renaissance Fabrics and possibly our Dickens […]

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2017 Events planned so far

The photo above was taken at our friend Kristen Caven’s book release party, an event called An Afternoon at Caffe Florian. It was held at the Bellevue Club in Oakland, CA. Just prior to the Afternoon at the Bellevue Club, our Proprietor attended a dance with friends in Alameda, CA that was a Hogwart’s Reunion Ball, hosted […]

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Christmas time 2015

Dear Friends and Neighbors, Since you may have missed hearing the carols at the Great Dickens Christmas Fair, here is another opportunity to hear these arrangements sung in a festive, Victorian setting. Tea will be served by the volunteers of the historical society. Where?  at the Camron-Stanford House http://www.cshouse.org/visit/ The Camron-Stanford House is located at […]

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Gratitude

Once again, it has been quiet around the Emporium. We want to say Thank you to friends, old and new, who keep the creative inspiration flowing for us here. Thank you, Roberta Lincoln, proprietor of Frog Fountain, who offers lovely, handmade doll outfits and toys via her Ebay shop. Thank you, Hilda Westervelt, proprietor of […]

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