Saturday, February 11, 2012

Vintage Trifles Studio Play date

I had such a wonderful time today.  My great friend Martha from Vintage Trifles hosted a wonderful play date at her house here in Salem.  In this class she taught us how to create these wonderful paper cakes that are made from recycled books.  I have been looking forward to this class for a whole year!

  Last year if you look back on my blog in February we made these wonderful passports of our past and we had such a blast. After the class was over she had asked us what we would like to do for the next class and we had suggested the cake books.  

For the past month I have been pondering what the theme of my cake would be and then I realized that I have a baby shower coming up that I am planning and these would be 
a wonderful addition to my buffet and also my decor.  
The theme that I am going for with the shower is "Feather her Nest"  

So here is my "Cake":

After the class was finished I was lucky enough to spend some extra time in the studio with Martha and my wonderful friends Betty and Carol.  We had so much fun chatting with a little wine and brownies.  well me being me I just couldn't help myself and started on these adorable buffet markers.  
I will be using these for the food for the shower here is how they turned out:

 I used some salvage wood pieces that I picked up from my "second mom" Lisa from Randall Wood Estates.  I think they just turned out darling!  Oh and for the little bird images I used my favorite blog Graphics Fairy I just copied, pasted, and printed them out in the size that I wanted.

  If you ever get a chance to go to one of these studio classes DO NOT HESITATE!  
They are soooooo fun!  Check out Martha's blog for more info on future classes and pictures of the gals and the cakes that they made there are some really adorable cakes that were made!

Thanks for checking my little project out!

And don't forget next month is the 3 Friends Sale!  
Martha at Vintage Trifles
Dianne at Molly Mo's 
and of course me with Roost Reimagined will all be open
March 17th 9am-4pm
at all of our individule locations

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Next Roost Event... Save the Date... March 17th

March 17th

3 Friends Sale

A collective show with my 2 friends Molly Mo's and Vintage Triffles

3 friends - 3 sales - 3 locations

Molly Mo's is located at 440 Cherry St. Sublimity, OR
Vintage Trifles is located at 5020 Daniel St. S Salem, OR
And the Roost Barn is located at 6067 78th Ave SE Salem, OR

On a side note...  
I have been getting numerous emails about the Southern Sweet Potato Salad recipe that we served at the Heritage Holiday Faire evening soiree.  


Here it is:

Everyone loves and is surprised by this sweet and tangy salad.  It makes a lovely presentation and keeps for several days.  Double this recipe for your next gathering.

2 lbs sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 cubes
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Cup mayo
2 Tbsp orange juice
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tsp. grated orange peel
1/2 Tsp. ground fresh ginger
1/4 Tsp. salt
1/8 Tsp. ground nutmeg
1 Tsp. cumin
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup craisens
1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup red onion
1 can (11 oz) Mandarin oranges drained

In a medium saucepan cook sweet potatoes in boiling salted water just until tender, about 5-8 minutes (DO NOT OVERCOOK).  Drain; toss with the lemon juice.  In a large bowl combine mayo, orange juice, honey, orange peel, ginger, salt, nutmeg, and cumin.  Add the warm potatoes, celery, onions, and  craisens.  Toss to evenly coat dressing on the potatoes.  Gently toss the oranges and pecans in the mixture. Cover and chill.  It is now ready to serve.