October 6, 1994
Media Contact: Beth Palevich
Phone: (410) 955-6680
E-mail: bpalevic@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu

Discriminating Baltimoreans can wrap up their holiday shopping in a few short days, just by frequenting The Johns Hopkins Hospital's "Carriage House Collection" Sale. The 39-year-old event is sponsored by The Johns Hopkins Women's Board and will be held from November 2 - 5 at the Evergreen Carriage House, 4545 N. Charles Street.

Exhibitors at the show are a lively combination of "regular" and "new" dealers, sporting everything from classic items to the latest trends.

"In addition to the convenience of many dealers under one roof, the sale offers distinctive merchandise not often found in stores," says Brenda Erozan, co-chairwoman of this year's event.

Appearing again at this year's sale are the classic clothes of The Andover Shop, a favorite among Baltimore men. The gift selection at Creative Critters reflects the infectious sense of humor of its owners. For parents and grandparents in search of toys, Be Beep-A-Toy Store offers much from which to choose. And widely acclaimed jewelry designer Mishe Tworkowski of New York again appears in person to show his distinctive pieces.

New at the sale are the distinctively painted aprons and jackets of A-la-carte Art. Moi Lakoi-Bi'kisi Inc., from Santa Fe, offers Indian silver jewelry and unique Southwestern accessories. And designer Judy Cullen of Topiary Tops Inc., will feature table decorations ranging from the elegant to the whimsical.

The highlight of the sale is the Silent Auction, chock full of antiques, china, paintings and jewelry. "It's always a treasure hunt," says Mrs. Leonard L. Greif Jr., chair of this year's auction. "You never know just what will turn up."

And don't forget about Baltimore's perfect chocolate sauce. Prepared by The Women's Board, and only available at this sale, the sauce remains a shopper's favorite. A gala preview will be held on November 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person.

Shopping hours are from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on November 3 and 4 and from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on November 5. General admission tickets are $5 at the door. All profits from the sale benefit patient care at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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