Tuesday, November 23, 2010


We woke up to a nice covering of snow this morning!  Much earlier than usual for the Willamette Valley, but it's here just the same.  I know it has played havoc with the morning commute, but it has helped get me into the holiday mood.  I know that sounds odd since I just completed a few holiday shows.  However, once the shows are over (usually before Thanksgiving) I have to decorate our home.  Sometimes it is hard to be up for it after decorating and taking down, then a couple times more at various venues.  Soooo,  a little dusting is just the thing to get me in the spirit of things.

Several of you asked for the glazed meatball recipe that we served at the Holiday Treasures Show.   It is super easy and only three ingredients. 

So here it is:  Cran-Chili Meatballs!

2 - 12 oz jars of chili sauce
2-3 cans of whole cranberry sauce - depends on how saucey you want them
1 bag frozen meatballs, We used the ones from COSTCO that have about 140 per bag.

Put chili sauce and cranberry sauce in a pot and heat until all is melted.  Stir often.  Add frozen meatballs; heat until meatballs are thawed and then simmer for 3 hours.  We moved them to a crockpot to keep them warm.  You could use a chafing dish. 

Enjoy!  M.

Monday, November 15, 2010

More Holiday Events and a Big THANK YOU!

What a wonderful time we had ... our 5th Annual Holiday Treasures Show was ...

the best ever!  I don't think we could have fit another person in the door -
well, yes, we would have - if necessary I would have waited outside! 

It was so nice to see familiar faces and get acquainted with new ones.  
There was a very festive mood in the air and the spirit of the season was all about. 
More than once someone commented that they need a push to get
them into the holiday mood and this little barn did the trick!
Glad we could help and ...

Scrumptous cookies from Elf Patty's magic kitchen!

we are so glad you came out to visit.  So, a great big thank you once again!
It was our pleasure.  Also a million thanks to our family and good friends
that help us make this event possible:  husbands, Matt and Mark and 
friends, Elf Patty, Betty, Valerie, Kathleen and my sis, Ellen.  You guys rock!

So - on to the next events.  This weekend there are two more holiday events -
both less than a mile from one another. 

First, Historic Deepwood Estate will be hosting their
Annual Holiday Gift Sale.

 Seasonal wreaths, unique jewelry, hostess gifts and
handmade sweet treats & much more —wrapped ready to give!
Located at 12th & Mission Streets in Salem. 
November 19th & 20th, 10 am to 3 pm.
Free parking at 12th & Lee Streets
Proceeds help support this absolutely gorgeous
1894 Victorian museum/event venue.
The setting is worth visiting alone - and
the baked treats ... delectable! 

Second, just down the street is
Holiday Heritage Faire

Hosted by Roost Reimagined and Danner & Soli

Are you getting the itch to start turning on that holiday music? 
Maybe thinking about how you need that
special centerpiece for your holiday party? 

Or you really just miss seeing all the fabulous
ideas that ROOST comes up with...
Which ever you are pondering Roost Reimagined will be able to help! 

This weekend is the FIRST annual Holiday show for Roost Reimagined. 
And as with all Roost events we are planning on
making you amazed and inspired to decorate your own roost.

Come and discover a wonderful mix of vintage,
handcrafted, seasonal and everyday gifts and decor by local vendors
and of course Roost Reimagined.

Enjoy music, story telling, horsey rides, wine tasting, family photos,
Santa, Christmas trees and wreaths to buy and
hands-on activities for the whole family.

SO folks, there is p-l-e-n-t-y to do in Salem this weekend!  Grab
your shopping cart, tote, wagon or whatever and hit it. See you there! M.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Stockings Were Hung ...

Santa won't find stockings, but he will find the "Santa Baby" shoe collection -- glittered and embellished heels that are perfect for big-girl gifts!  You know - bling, cash, keys to a new set of wheels - you get the picture.  You can select your "Santa Baby" shoe at the Holiday Treasures Show hosted by Molly Mo's and Vintage Trifles.  The show begins tomorrow night, Friday, November 12th, 5 - 8 pm.  Early buying admission is $5.00.  You can leisurely shop while you enjoy delectable food and drink!

The doors to Molly Mo's barn will re-open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 13th.  Free admission so you can shop as looonnngggg as you want until 3 p.m.  That's a lot of oohhing and aahhing.  There will be hot cider and sweet treats to satisfy your sweet tooth! 

Here are a few peeks of the treasures that await you in this sweet little barn nestled in the countryside.  It is gussied up and ready for the holidays.  Please come and join us!  More info on the left.

Ironstone and sparkly trees ...

 Miss Mistletoe's of the past ...

 Rose hip wreaths ...

 Reminders that it's Tinsel Time ...

 Sweet, little Charlie Brown trees in personalized buckets ...

 Spun silver ornaments and boxwood wreaths ...

 Glitzy stars and ...

Glee !!!   M.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Sparkle and Glitz

Yes, friends, it's that time of year when everything at my house has a little sparkle on it.  If it doesn't move, it gets glittered!  A virtual snowstorm of mica and silver.  What's this all about? 

We're preparing for the
5th Annual Holiday Treasures Show at Molly Mo's !!!
November 12th & 13th in Sublimity
Holiday splendor at it's best.
Lot's of antiques & collectibles to enjoy year 'round ...  aaannnddd ...
many, many things for gift giving and to adorn your home this holiday season. 
Here's a little peek of what will be filling Molly Mo's barn ...

Keep checking back for more pictures.  Who, what, when, where, etc.
is on the left.  Elf Patty will be preparing sweet and savory treats for
Early Buying on Friday night 5 - 8 p.m.  There is a $5.00 admission,
but you will be welcomed with warming liquid libations
and mouth-watering bites to enjoy while you shop. 
What a lovely way to kick-off the holiday season ...
 a party and shopping all in one!  M.

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