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PIG OUT SALE! More Than A Sale, A Summer-Long Cultural Event!

From Ancient Valleys To Modern Vistas,
From Our House To Yours, The Material Culture
SUMMER PIG OUT SALE
Is Filled Floor To Ceiling & Wall To Wall
With A Constantly Changing Landscape
Of Beautiful, One-Of-A-Kind Screaming Bargains
Recently Sourced and Collected In The Field!
Experience The Rattle & Roll, The Wave Upon Wave
Of 40-Foot Containers Arriving
On A Weekly Basis–All Summer Long.
What You See Today Is Almost Guaranteed
To Be Gone Tomorrow, So Keep Coming Back,
This Is More Than A Sale,
It’s A Summer-Long Cultural Event!
Let’s Make Room: Antiques, Home Furnishings, Garden, Asian Arts, Modern Design, Oriental Rugs, Architectural Elements, Accessories, Jewelry, Clothing, Folk Art, Fine Art, Outsider Art, Ceramics, Textiles, Tribal & Ethnographic Arts, Lighting, Collectibles, Copper Tables, Carved Stone, Ancient Art & Antiquities
Free Delivery on purchases $300 and more, within 30 miles. Otherwise deliveries are 50% off normal rates. Customers in New York and the I-95 corridor, ask us about our low, low delivery rates.

May 26th, 2015|Retail Store, Store News|

Auction Weekend 2: Masters of the Eclectic! May 31

May Estates, Weekend 2
Masters Of The Eclectic!
588 Estate Lots, Including Art, Mid Century Modern, Americana, Asian Arts, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Oriental Rugs, Advertising, Collectibles, Ethnographic Arts
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, May 31, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: May 29-30, 11am-5pm

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com
Absentee Bid Form (PDF) | Telephone Bid Form (PDF) | Terms and Conditions (PDF)

May 19th, 2015|Auctions|

Sterling Strauser’s Pocono Mountains

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May 6th, 2015|Uncategorized|

3 Great Reasons to be at Material Culture this Weekend!!!

WE INVITE THE PUBLIC TO JOIN US THIS WEEKEND
On Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, 11am – 5pm
For the  Creation of a Sand Mandala of the Medicine Buddha
By the Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery, India, for the Healing of the World & Specifically Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal
Please Note: Material Culture will Donate a Portion of all Sales this Weekend to Relief Efforts in Nepal!
Free, Open to the Public, Unlimited Free Parking, Children Welcome

SALE, SALE, SALE!!!
“Smart People Fish Here, The Wise Buy”
THOUSANDS OF NEW ARRIVALS, ALL CATEGORIES, ASIAN ANTIQUES, MODERN & POST-MODERN FURNISHINGS, FINE CARPETS, ART, ACCESSORIES, TONS OF RARE FINDS!!!
Tour the Store

Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: May 1-2, 11am-5pm
May Estates: Masters Of The Eclectic!
778 Lots From PA, NJ, NY, DE & New England Estates
Including Art, Americana, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Advertising, Modern Design, Collectibles, Silver, Oriental Rugs, Asian & Ethnographic Arts

May 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|

Tibetan Monks Create Sand Mandala at Material Culture, May 2-3

WE INVITE THE PUBLIC TO JOIN US THIS WEEKEND
On Saturday and Sunday, May 2-3, 11am – 5pm
For the Creation of a Sand Mandala of the Medicine Buddha
By the Tibetan Monks of the Drepung Gomang Monastery, India, For the Healing of the World & Specifically Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal
Please Note: Material Culture will Donate a Portion of all Sales this Weekend to Relief Efforts in Nepal!
Free, Open to the Public, Unlimited Free Parking, Children Welcome

April 27th, 2015|Store News|

Baba Olga’s Mother’s Day Buffet Menu, May 10, 2015

Baba Olga’s Café Presents Aliza Green’s Mother’s Day Buffet!
May 10, 2015, Noon-3pm BYOB
BYOB: Mellow this Mother’s Day with Bloody Marys and Mimosas.
We supply the mixers, you supply the liquors.

Bread Pudding French Toast with Warm Caramel Sauce (vegetarian)
Asparagus, Grape Tomato, Shallot & Vermont Sharp Cheddar Frittata
Crisp North Country Bacon
Greek Roast Lemon-Oregano Gold Potatoes (Vegan)
Roasted Local Asparagus with Dill & Grain Mustard Mayonnaise
Syrian Cinnamon-Spiced Meatballs in Sour Cherry Sauce; Basmati Rice
Baked Ziti with Calabro Ricotta & Parmigiano and Tomato-Fennel-Basil Sauce (Vegetarian)
Chickpea & Roasted Eggplant Moussaka with Crunchy Crumb Topping (Vegan)
Laughing Bird Shrimp, Marinated Artichoke & Barley Salad: preserved lemon aioli
Kale Caesar Salad:  rosemary croutons, marinated roasted peppers & Parmigiano
Apple & Candied Cranberry Salad: Cabrales blue cheese: mixed greens, toasted walnuts & Pomegranate Dressing

White Chocolate-Orange Panna Cotta with Raspberry Coulis
Warm Apple-Cranberry Cobbler with Cornmeal Biscuit Topping
Seasonal Fruit Macedonia with Spearmint

Orange Juice
Bloody Mary Mix
Jamaican Hibiscus Blossom & Spearmint Iced Tea
Small World Brewed Coffee/Assorted Tazo Teas
Filtered sparkling & still water

$35.00 per person, served 12 to 3pm, half-price for children 12 and under, BYOB
Please note that a 15% gratuity will be added to the check for parties of 6 or more
www.materialculture.com to make reservation

April 22nd, 2015|Café|

Auction | May Estates: Masters of the Eclectic! Sun., May 3

May Estates & Masters Of The Eclectic!
778 Estate Lots
Art, Americana, Antiques, Decorative Arts, Advertising, Modern Design, Collectibles, Silver, Oriental Rugs, Asian & Ethnographic Arts
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: May 1-2, 11am-5pm

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com
Browse the Virtual Print Catalog
Absentee Bid Form (PDF)
Telephone Bid Form (PDF)
Terms and Conditions (PDF)

 

April 20th, 2015|Auctions|

Sri Lanka Cooking Class: May 2

Learn how to make exotic spice blends that will bring flavor magic to your cooking and recipes using those blends. This series of cooking classes taught by Baba Olga’s Chef Aliza Green features recipes from her forthcoming book, The Magic of Spice Blends, and her other books. After this demonstration class, we will all sit down together to share lunch made from the recipes. Each guest will leave with a copy of the recipes and a sample packet of the spice blend we’ve made to make their own spice magic at home.

Price for the class and lunch is $35/person (online registration required).
Classes run from 11:00 to 2:00 pm including lunch.
Limit of 20 guests per class.

(vegan-friendly menu)
Sambar Podi (Sri Lankan curry powder) (demo)

Ginger-Lime Cucumber Salad
Sri Lankan Vegetable Curry with Gold Sweet Potatoes and Cashews (demo)
Saffron Basmati Rice

Dessert:

Vegan Tahini Cake with Fruit Macedonia

April 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Auction: Asian, Ethnographic Arts, Antique Oriental Rugs & Textiles, April 26, 2015, 10am est

Asian, Ethnographic Arts, Oriental Rugs, Textiles, 524 Estate Lots
Live Salesroom Auction: Sunday, April 26, 2015, 10am est
Exhibition: April 24-25, 11am-5pm

Browse the Auction Catalog and Bid Live on LiveAuctioneers.com
Absentee Bid Form (PDF)
Telephone Bid Form (PDF)
Terms and Conditions (PDF)

 

April 9th, 2015|Auctions|

Tibetan Cultural Celebration and Performance at Material Culture, Saturday, April 11

Please Join Us For A Very Special Cultural Celebration and Performance Of Traditional Tibetan Dance, Lively Debate, Chanting, Prayer and Meditation By the Tibetan Buddhist Monks Of Drepung Gomang Monastery, India
Saturday, April 11, 2PM, FREE
Everyone Welcome, Bring Kids!
PERFORMANCE PROGRAM:
WELCOMING HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA AND OFFERING OF MANDALA.
According to Tibetan custom, if His Holiness in not physically present, his holy portrait is displayed to symbolize that he is nevertheless the Chief Guest at the function or gatherings. At the same time, one offers all that one values in the Universe by reciting prayers, and visualizing that one is offering these to the guru or lama.
TASHI SHOLPA (Good Luck Dance).
Tashi Shoelpa is the oldest opera company in Tibet. This dance originally appeared in a dream of the Great Fifth Dalai Lama in 1645 and was performed during the enthronement ceremony of Fifth Dalai Lama. The performer wearing the white-beard mask represents Saint Thantong Gyalpo, the founder of Lhamo/Tibetan opera, who reputedly lived for 140 years and also symbolizes long life and good health. Lhamo/opera conveys the teachings of Lord Buddha through historical reenactment. The purpose of this very dance is to bring good luck and good omens specially to inaugurate special occasions such as construction or […]

March 23rd, 2015|Retail Store, Store News|