Monday, February 28, 2011

3 Friends Sale - March 12 !!!

It's that time of year once again - the spring bulbs are peeking up from the ground,
pussy willows are about to bloom
and the
3 Friends Sale 
is is almost here !!

3 Friends - 3 Sales - 3 Locations
all in one day! 

Saturday, March 12 - 9 am - 4 pm

Vintage Trifles
5020 Daniel Street South, Salem

859 Railway, Silverton

Molly Mo's
440 NE Cherry Street, Sublimity

Make it day and shop all 3 locations for vintage
treasures, antiques, one-of-a-kind art
and funky junque !

Maps are available at each location.
Watch for the signs.
Checks and cash only please.

Peeks of new merchandise will be posted really soon, so check back!  M.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Studio Play Date Fun

Saturday morning, five ladies, all from different backgrounds, gathered at my house for a day of creativity, learning and fun.  It was my first Studio Play Date:  A "Passport" to the Past.

The tables were full of necessary supplies,  there was plenty of hot coffee and morning treats in the kitchen ...

There was so much energy and creativity going on that caffiene wasn't necessary! 

There was paper flying, glue sticking, ink inking, and eyelets galore!  Did I mention great conversation?
Everyone had something to share, especially about their "passport" theme.  The stories were wonderful and kept us all entertained and laughing throughout the afternoon.  The results are below.


 This was a tribute to Grandmother Daisy Olive - yes, Daisy Olive!  What a beautiful, sweet name.

This "passport" captured memories of a honeymoon to Italy. 

A lovely tribute to parents and childhood memories.  The back (not shown) honored three generations. 

This "passport's" theme was flowers, gardening and spring.  It contained wonderful, vintage pictures of young women anticipating their commencement posed with very lavish floral displays.

 This was a loving tribute depicting a special man's journey from childhood to becoming a loving spouse.  There is even a gift of a golden ticket to the future and all the adventures to come.  Perfect! 

It was incredible to see the transformations take place.  In the morning there were five, blank manila file folders ... by mid-afternoon ... there were five very individualized "passports" ...

all created by five beautiful and talented women.  I felt so lucky to have the opportunity to spend the day creating with them.  We shared, laughed and created a fun memory while preserving older ones. 
Thank you all.

Keep checking back for the next Studio Play Date.  I've been asked to offer workshops on crown-making and folded book cakes.  I'm getting my thoughts together, forming a new twist and will be posting
a new Play Date project soon!

In the meantime, don't forget the upcoming 3 Friends Sale on Saturday, March 12th!

Three Friends, Three Locations, Three Sales - all in One day!  Don't miss it - M.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Studio Play Date

It's almost time to ... 

A few spaces are still available.  Call or email today to register.  Lots of fun ... lots of creativity ... and
lots of surprises!  M.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Snow Ice Cream

All winter I have been intending on posting an old recipe for Snow Ice Cream that I found in my mother's recipes.  Each time the country got hit with a storm this winter, I meant to post it.  Each time I waited too long and all the new fresh snow was old icky snow.

I think I have it right this time!  When I grew up in Kansas,  we usually got a doozy of a storm each winter.  On the occasion that we would have a "snow day", my mom would entertain me by making "Snow Ice  Cream"!  We would bundle up and take a large pan outside to a pristine snowdrift.  We would fill that pan with fresh snow and come back inside to add the ice cream ingredients.  The recipe below uses eggs, but I don't remember adding any eggs.  I think we just used sugar, whole milk, and vanilla. 

The combination of ingredients didn't really matter.  It was just great fun making this stuff and having a summertime treat in the dead of winter! 

I thought that since most of the country has been hit with the biggest winter storm - maybe ever - this was the perfect time to share this recipe!  Here goes.  Have fun.  Keep warm and safe. Oh .....
the picture above was taken yesterday at my oldest, bestest friend's farm in southeast Kansas.  By late afternoon, they had over 20 inches and the wind was blowing like crazy! 

Snow Ice Cream

2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 Cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat eggs, add milk, sugar and vanilla. 
Then go out and gather a pan of freshly fallen snow
and quickly combine with mixture until consistency of ice cream is achieved.
Note:  We didn't use eggs and used whole milk instead of evaporated milk.

Taken from the Kansas City Star in the 1960's and carefully archived in Etta's recipe book until today! M.

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