Friday, April 8, 2011

Heritage Spring Tea and Soiree

Many people are wondering what will we be serving for the Soiree?  Well let me tell you... All our guests' tastebuds will be tickled with the selections that we have picked.  Mission Mill Cafe will be doing the food for this event.  Here is the menu...

Chicken Satay with a peanut dipping sauce

Italian sausage stuffed mushrooms

Antipasto Plate

 Shrimp with cocktail sauce

Spinach artichoke dip with fresh crusty baguettes 

To finish it off a sinful chocolate covered strawberry

To pair with this wonderful selection of foods are wines served by
Duck Pond Cellars is located at
23145 N Highway 99W
Dundee, OR 97115
(503) 538-3199

I'll be posting more about the food to be served at the Heritage Spring Tea soon.  Meanwhile if you haven't got your tickets for either show you should hurry!  The Tea tickets are available online on this blog.  The Soiree tickets have to be purchased through Danner & Soli.  To order call 503.586.0232 make sure you have your coupon for $10 off coupon or the tickets will be $20 each.  To get a coupon simply email me at and I'll send one to you. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Turning recycled windows into fun herb garden green house.

So awhile back I saw this article in  Romantic Homes issue it looked a little like this But of course was decorated with tons of wonderful shrubbery and chandeliers.  I have kept the article although it is now dogeared and creased but some day I will have to get around to making one for my very own. 

  Meanwhile, while browsing in a local shop called Aunt Bee's House I found a tabletop version that the owner of the store had commissioned to be made. I thought it was really cute.  Here is a picture of it. 

So I decided to attack that old pile of windows that I have been saving and create a mini sized one as well.  So here is my version that I came up with.  It's 48" long, 38" wide, and about 5ft tall when all set up.

 Here I did a slap coat of paint that I'll eventually have to scrape off.  I'm not one for masking off things although I should probably start thinking ahead.... Naaaaa more fun going with the flow!

I decided that I should add a door to keep little critters out.  Or keep Mandy (my dog) in?  I don't really think she likes her little palace.  She looks a little leery.

This is the back view of the house

 All in all is was a great little project that used these materials (all my materials were reclaimed and recycled)

(2) 2x4X8
(8) assorted vintage windows
(1) 1/4"x4x8 trim molding
(4) door hinges (for the door and roof)
(75-100) 2 1/2" screws
(6) 3" nails
(1) latch (for the door)
Chop saw
Table saw
Drill and bits
tape measure
paint and paint brush

From start to finish this project will take you about 12 hours to complete. Estimated cost will be between $80.00-$200.00 it really depends on how much you pay for your windows.  I will be selling this Vintage inspired green house at our upcoming show for $165.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Heritage Spring Faire Vendor Profiles

The Spring Heritage Faire is swiftly approaching and I haven't yet named the rest of the vendors. 
Here are the remaining vendors of the show.

First off today is a gal with enormous talent.  She creates some amazing heirloom quality jewelry.  She uses lots of old vintage jewelry and sometimes throws in some unexpected bits and pieces of other things to create some really great pieces.
Let me introduce...  Rebecca of
That Jewelry Girl

My mission is to inspire beauty, passion and life, one necklace at a time!

Just a little note on beauty: I see beauty all around me... in everything. I believe that you can find healing through beauty. Beauty inspires passion. Beauty draws us together when nothing else can. Beauty brings tears to our eyes and takes our breath away.


My next vendor to introduce is...
Jana Gottfried

Jana creates hand knit felted handbags and hats. She uses 100% wool in each item she creates.  In using 100% wool the product is good for you and good for the environment. Wool that is condensed into felt will last a lifetime.  Wool is also a renewable and sustainable material. Jana likes to consider herself a conscientious consumer, and she is trying to leave a smaller footprint on this planet we all share. So, with a sense of responsibility, Jana offers you a wonderful "green" wares line that is functional, fashionable, and sustainable. 
Here is a look at what she will be offering at our spring faire...

Speaking of fashion my next vendor that I would like to introduce is...
Carol Curtis
Carol is a local seamstress that has taken kitchen fashion to a new level.  She has the most adorable kitchen aprons that she changes with the seasons.  She also offers a large selection of handmade soaps and fun little seasonal pillows and home accessories.

Here is a look at her summer line...

  Carol  offers her current line at these local shops

American Country Mercantile.
 8030 Wheatland Rd N Keizer, OR 97303

Aunt Bee's House
2679 Commercial St SE Salem, OR 97302

I am so excited for this show there are so many really creative gals that are joining us another on the list is
Janet from Whatevers
She has aptly named herself as she carries little bits and pieces of whatever.  I simply LOVED her fall and christmas line and am really looking forward to what she brings in for spring. 
Here are some pictures of a show we did together last summer...

Whatevers is also located in the American Country Mercantile shop in Keizer

K & A
is another local crafter that has joined us I only have one photo to share but these ladies do some wonderful quality work.  They make dolls, kids accessories, and more
There are several other wonderful and creative ladies that will be joining in the show but do not have blogs, pictures, or an official name but are nonetheless on our roster for the show because they have some great wares for you to purchase. So you will have to wait and see what other surprises are in store for you on April 15th and 16th at the Mission Mill.

Also first 60 ladies in the door on Friday night will recieve a great gift bag of goodies provided by some of the vendors in the show.  Believe me when I tell you not to miss out!