Thursday, July 31, 2014

Summer is Here!

Yep, summer is here.  Hot, sunny days... perfect for working on new projects.  I love being able

to work outside.  I put the warm sun to good use ... aged fabric and paint dries so fast.  It is also a great way to reconnect with the neighborhood.  Dogs and people alike stop by to see what I'm working on.  Some of my four-legged friends stop by daily for a treat and a few pats.  I look forward to it as much as they do!

Summer also means gathering treasures and making new creations for Molly Mo's Summer Antique Faire.   This year's event is scheduled for next Saturday, August 9, at a new location - the Union Hill Grange. We've been busy sewing, building, painting, papering and putting together all sorts of new things! My hubby created the table below using an old, wooden card table for the base and rusty metal panels for the top.  It's a rusty, crusty easy to transport and carry piece of wonderfulness. (If that isn't a word, it should be.)  Love it!

I wish I had taken a before picture (have to start remembering to do that).  This shelf/rack was a sorta-pink bathroom cabinet with plastic doors.  The doors went into the trash and the pink became cream.   We added a few details to create a craft supply storage unit.  

The background is a 1930's newspaper.  We kept getting sidetracked reading the fabulous ads! A great addition to any craft room and it comes with all the little goodies too!  Cool beans!!

This cabinet and so much more can be found in our space at Molly Mo's 2014 Summer Antique Faire.  This fabulous Faire is tucked in the countryside just outside of Sublimity.  So worth the trip. Top notch vendors, food, beverages and live music!  Just a little over a week - don't miss it!

This is just a sample.  You've gotta grab your friends, your sweetie, your whatever- jump in the car - better yet - truck, truck with lots of hauling space.  Get there early and stay late.  You won't be disappointed!  See you there!

AND ... Save the Date ... 2014 Halloween Bootique ... Saturday, October 4th!

Witchy, Witchy... Screamy, Screamy...Happy, Happy ... Halloweenie ! M.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Thank You and a Recipe

Is was a GREAT day !  The 4 Friends Sale was so 
much fun and we got to visit with many,
 many of our friends and followers throughout the day.  

I would like to thank everyone who came 
and shopped my little "boutique".  

All your sweet comments keep me 
motivated to keep creating 
and searching for all those 
fun items you like.

So along with my hubby, 
I would like to THANK YOU 
 for another great sale!

ALSO - as promised - the recipe 
for the Cheddar-Beer Bread 
is below! See you again soon! M.

Cheddar Beer Bread

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced

3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1, 12-ounce bottle lager-style beer ( I used a popular, lite, "banquet" beer brewed in Colorado)

cooking spray
2 tablespoons melted butter (divided)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.  Set aside.

Heat oil in small skillet over med-lo heat.  Add onion and cook 10 minutes or until browned.  Stir in pepper and garlic and cook 1 minute.  ***NOTE:  I didn't add any garlic to the bread I served Saturday.

Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in large bowl.  Make a "well" in the center and add the onion mixture, cheese and beer - stirring until just moist.

Spoon batter into the loaf pan.  Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the melted butter over the top of the batter.  Place in oven and bake for 35 minutes.  Drizzle the remaining tablespoon of melted butter over the batter and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 5 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan.  Cool completely on rack.

I was short on time and didn't want to mince and cook fresh onion, so I placed some dehydrated onion flakes in a small dish and covered with warm water.  Let it stand to soak up the water, squeezed excess water out, then added it to the dry ingredients with the cheese and beer.   


Monday, March 10, 2014

Annual 4 Friends Sale - This Saturday !!

Vintage Trifles
5020 Daniel Street S, Salem, Oregon

Molly Mo's
440 NE Cherry St., Sublimity, Oregon

Roost Reimagined & Mama Roost
6067 78th Ave SE, Salem, Oregon

Before I started writing this post, I wondered how many years I have been one of the "Friends".  I was shocked to figure out that this is my 6th year!!!  I have been so fortunate to be included with this group of talented ladies.

This Saturday, March 15th, 9 am to 4 pm, we will be offering the season's best for you.  Lots of antiques, collectibles, vintage goodies - home and garden decor - repurposed treasures - hand-made, one-of-a kind art - lots and lots of fabulous junk!!!

This sale is kind of a progressive sale - held at 3 locations.  Each location will direct you to the next (directions available).  Print this page, have it stamped at each location and you will be entered into a drawing for a lovely gift basket!!!

My 6th year - WOW !  Six years of being part of a group of immensely creative, sweet women.  Lucky to be able to call them my "FRIENDS" !  

Clear your calendar and come see us on Saturday.  Sale begins at 9 am - don't wait !  Coffee and treats to enjoy while you shop!  Questions?  Message me (Vintage Trifles) on Facebook and while you're there ... give me a "Like".  See you on Saturday ! M.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Twinkling Tiara Class

Saturday, February 8, 2014    
 1 p.m.5 p.m.
Learn how to create an elegant, rustic tiara using garden edging, rusty wire, pearls and “bling” !  Pre-Registration of $45.00 includes everything you need to create one tiara except * “ blingy” pieces.  A piece of "bling" is wired to the center front of your tiara.  If you have your own wire cutters or needle-nose pliers you may want to bring them as well.  
 I have a few we can share.
Creativity and fun are the main objectives!
Please e-mail me to request a registration form.  Payment may be made using credit card, PayPal, check/money order, or cash and must be received prior to the class  Registration is not refundable, but may be transferred to a friend if you are unable to attend. 
*Blingy pieces include brooches, pins, earrings, anything you want to place on the front of your crown.  It could be the pin that grandma always wore on her winter coat, your mom’s earrings from the 40’s or 50’s, etc.  This is a good excuse to check out the flea markets!  Just as long as it is sparkly!! If you absolutely cannot find a piece, contact me for assistance.   
Questions?  Call 503-551-0421. 
Space is limited to 8, so make your reservations today! 
   Class location:  5020 Daniel Street South, Salem   

 Find Vintage Trifles on Facebook!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry, Merry Christmas !

Wishes to you for a very Merry Christmas 
and a wonderful New Year!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This Thursday & Friday - Holiday Treasures Sale!

Yes folks, that's tomorrow!  
We have changed things up a little 
and are having our Holiday Treasures Sale 
Thursday evening, November 21, 5-8 p.m. 
for early buying - $5.00 admission.
Friday, November 22, 2 pm - 8 pm  Free Admission!

Here is a sneak peek.  I know I have been terrible keeping you
updated this fall, so I will try to make up for it now.

Hang on to your seats, 'cuz there is going to be some RED !
I know we usually have this frosty, sparkly winter white
palette, but I just couldn't help myself.  Hope you will
forgive me and embrace the change.  These pillows ARE hugable.

Back to the light and sparkly ... little trees on vintage spools.  
Each one is different and unique.

 Evidently this is the Year of the Snowman. 
 I enjoy making them so much, that I couldn't stop.  
Here is a sample of Frosty and some of his friends!

AND, to throw a little twist into it all ...
 some adorable toy trucks delivering 
Christmas trees and packages!

Didn't have enough time to make
 as many of these as I would have liked,
 but I really enjoyed putting together 
this collection of holiday memorabilia.

AND there is more - lots more
in the little barn in Sublimity.
And not just me ... Molly Mo's 
will have MORE holiday splendor!
If you know Diane, you know there 
will be fabulous treasures to 
add to your holiday favorites.

Come visit us tomorrow evening, 11/21 from 5 - 8 pm  at 
Molly Mo's barn - 440 NE Cherry Street, Sublimity, OR

Come for early buying ($5.00).  We will be 
serving appetizers and a warm
beverage that could contain wine (wink, wink!)  And yes,
there will be meatballs!  I also hear there might be
a bonfire to gather around.  It can't get much more festive!

If you can't make it tomorrow night, then visit us on
Friday, 11/22 from 2 - 8 pm.  We will be waiting for you
to join us in kicking-off the holidays!  M.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Something Was Brewin' !

My Halloween BOOtique was so much fun!  Thank you to EVERYONE who helped make it happen.  
It DOES take a village and then some.  
Most of all, a big THANK YOU to all of you who come out and support this little passion of mine that has grown into
a bigger deal than I ever imagined!

Here are a few pictures.

The "Ghosty Girls" dropped in to welcome everyone.

Until next year, Happy Halloween!

Oh yeah, don't forget to mark your calendars 
for the Holiday Treasures show, hosted by
me and Molly Mo's.

Thursday, November 21, 5-8 pm
Early Buying, $5.00

Friday, November 22, 2-8 pm
Free Admission 

440 NE Cherry Street, Sublimity, Oregon

It's time to switch over the workroom! 
 Stow away the black glitter and bring out the mica flake!
In the meantime, enjoy a wonderful fall season. M.