Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fun weekend creations

This weekend started off really creative for me. Last night I felt like a Pirate in a treasure box. I've been stocking up on fun vintage embellishments and chains for awhile now but i just haven't been in the "creative mode" lately. So when I opened the rubber maid container and started digging I couldn't stop. I made about 10 upcycled necklaces but here are just a couple to get the idea...

Then this morning I dug through my storage and found this great laundry basket frame. I had intended to make this into a cool light fixture but decided to stick with the basket but give it an airy french feel to it. I really like how it turned out.

Then came the project that I actually intended to do all along... My tree skirt for this year. I saw one at the Tarte Sale in Oregon City last month and I loved it. It was made out of white linen and had a ton of ruffles to it and was adorable. So I filed it away in my to do list in my brain and just got to it this weekend. I instead went on the cheaper range of fabrics and chose canvas and went a little more understated with only a fringe ruffle. But its simplicity is perfect for me.

Thanks for checking out this weekend's projects!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sale Sale Sale

Did some fluffing in my booth at Girls Back porch. In the Christmas spirit I decided to put some free items in there for some lucky person to find. So check it out! Also any Items that have a red R stamped on the tag are marked down 20% off.

I'll let you all know about tomorrow I may be going down to do the same to Aunt Bee's House

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dreaming of a white Christmas

I dream of cream this year in my house...
(pictures aren't great due to camera phone but I thought I'd share all the same)
It was definitely weird decorating this year as this is my first year making product for the Christmas season. As I started creating stuff in October I feel like Christmas should be over by now. I had a little trouble finding my "Christmas Spirit" but with a glass of wine and a little old Charlie Brown music I eventually got into the spirit.
Mantle is a little over done but I too many great pieces!

I am sooo in LOVE with this Christmas Fairy! My next project will be making some of these adorable girls. They are so Frenchy Chic!

My dining room Centerpiece is better in person but it also needs 6 weeks to grow. I can't wait until the bulbs bloom in to papery white blooms.

Well thanks for taking a peak into my ROOST and Happy Holidays to all out there!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Holiday Heritage Faire 2010

And of course I cannot forget to thank Miss Ari for Modeling a red ticking pillow made by Roost..

Here is the AMAZING Molly Mo's my friend Nichole snapped a picture of her booth as well and wasn't it magical?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Vendor Profile - Myriad Cake Design

Meet the Award-winning cake designer Marion Barnes she will work with you to create the elegant, zany, artistic or inspired cake you seek for all your special occasions. Imagine hosting an unforgettable celebration that people still are raving about years later. A Myriad cake can be a centerpiece at any event, sharing the limelight with you and your cherished guests.

Welcome to Myriad, where we make your dreams come true with beautiful, unique cakes that also happen to be the best you've ever tasted!
Here are some shots of her edible works of art.

For information, pricing, or ordering visit her

website at

Facebook "Myriad Cake Design"

blog at

Her beautiful store fron is located at

765 Liberty Street SE Salem, OR, 97301

Phone: (503) 730-6026

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Vendor Profile - Maddie Patch

This is a sweet little boutque that sells handmade all things girlly. Wonderful tutus, headbands, barettes and more

Vendor Profile - Vitae Springs Winery

I will be in dire need of this vendor on opening day of the Holiday Heritage Faire. For you wine lovers out there the show is proud to have Vitae Springs Winery joining the show.

"Our vineyard is tucked away in a beautiful setting in the fertile Willamette Valley. We are firm believers that producing high quality wine starts with careful attention to detail in the vineyard. Our family is deeply committed to farming our land and vines by hand, using sustainable agricultural practices. We focus on producing limited amounts of intriguing Riesling and elegant Pinot Noir. Our wines are meant to be paired with good food, friends and family... Whether you are gathered together around the dinner table at home or out on the town, it is our hope that you enjoy Vitae Springs with the warmth of lively conversation and plenty of laughter."
"Our family was among the first to plant a vineyard in the Willamette Valley and we are proud to have some of the oldest vines in the region. Each season we are challenged with the art of cultivating grapes and we are blessed with the special gift we receive each harvest. We are dedicated to nurturing the highest quality of fruit to create terrior-driven, expressive and outstanding wines."

The estate grown fruit is now farmed and managed by the second generation – Joel VanVolkinburg, who grew up among the vines. His knowledge and expertise allow him to understand the vineyards potentials and strengths. Joel leads a highly skilled vineyard crew who help assist with the daily activities and techniques such as pruning, tying down, caring for the trellis systems, maintaining weed control, tilling ground cover into the soil, tucking the vines up into the vertical trellis, shoot thinning, training the canes, hedging the canopy, dropping the crop to maximize ripeness of the fruit and of course… hand harvesting!

"We maintain an elevated standard with our farming practices and respect the growth of vines and what Mother Nature brings to us each year. Our goal in the vineyard is to simply allow each block to express its individual character without interfering or manipulating the fruit. For more than 20 years we have sold grapes to other wineries and we are proud to have long-term contracts with some of the finest producers in the region."
To contact them directly:
Contact: Michelle VanVolkinburg
3675 Vitae Springs Road,
Salem, OR 97306
Fax: 503.581.3958
or visit them online at

Vendor Profile - Anglin Artisian

We are a family of artisans making beautiful functional pieces of art for you. We are constantly exploring new mediums which is why we have such a variety of things for sale. To follow our progress please visit:

Our facebook page at Anglin Artisan

Steam Punk Jewelry

Lunch Totes

Re-usable Coffee Cozies

(which i LOVE! I bought like 10 of them and keep them in a drawer for impromptu gifts shhhh don't tell)

USB Drivers so COOL!

(for the person who has EVERYTHING)

Vendor Profile - Cafe Venae

There is nothing more amazing than having something LOOK this good and TASTE even BETTER! These were my thoughts this summer when I was a Molly Mo's Antique Faire and had some of Cafe Venae's spectacular sweets. I also had amazing latte too!
Meet Mandy Lulay
Owner of Cafe Venae in Aumsville, Oregon


To set up catering for your holiday Parties here is their contact information:

11401 Steinkamp Road SE

Aumsville, OR 97325