30 August 2010

Camas Vintage Street Faire

The memories of a cold and wet show day last year in Camas were quickly erased by the most gorgeous sunny day and tons of friendly smiling faces who surrounded me and came to pay us a visit...!!! The setting couldn't be more charming, as you can see...

Here are some snapshots of my booth...

... and here is some more eye candy...

I will be back soon with pictures of my latest finds... I wish you all a wonderful week!!! We are on our last stretch before school starts next week...!!!

27 August 2010

Come see me in Camas!

I will be setting up booth this Saturday in Camas, Wa., and would love to see you!! This show, organized by my sweet friends Laurie and Debbie, from Worthy Goods, is an absolutely delightful street faire full of great antiques and vintage goodness... Not to mention yummy food!! Hope to see you there...

25 August 2010

Pineapple mango smoothie and Crab bruschetta with avocado

While we were exploring the winding streets of Venice, Italy, this summer, we came across a small juice and smoothie store... They were offering small samples of delicious sangria and fruit smoothies. My kids were instantly hooked...! Those fruit smoothies tasted like heaven, especially for our hot and tired bodies.... The next day we made the fifteen minute walk just to get some more of that heavenly nectar... We carefully studied the list of ingredients so we could try and reproduce them at home. Our favorite smoothie included mango, pineapple, lemon and mint!!!! D-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s!!! Our recreation of the "Brioso" smoothie started with a small container of cut pineapple, a mango, the juice of half a lemon and about five or six mint leaves... Add a cup of ice and blend... Heavenly, I tell you!!!!

While we are talking food, here is another delicious experiment out of our kitchen that we all love.... One day, as I was having a major craving for crab, I decided to try and make some crab and avocado bruschettas... The mixture includes only crab meat, avocado, lemon juice and chopped cilantro (and a dash of salt).... The bread was brushed with olive oil, toasted in the oven and finally rubbed with a clove of garlic... You can add chopped tomato or red pepper, but I wanted to keep it simple... All I can say is I kept going back for more... Truly yummy!!

21 August 2010

Flea at the Land of Tarte with Barn House

 I was so thankful that my youngest daughter's soccer tournament's game today ended up being scheduled for mid-morning, as it allowed me to sneak out early for a (very) quick visit to Cindy's barn in Oregon City... She and the BH Boys were doing some fall cleaning of their own, and were offering their great "junk" at irresistible prices ...!!! All I can say is, I wish I had  had more time to pick, I could have spent the whole morning there! 

Cindy will be at the Barn House Fall Harvest sale on September 25th... Then, on October 30th and 31st, she will be hosting the most incredible art event, called ARTSY TARTESY, featuring some incredibly talented teachers... Imagine a weekend of inspiring art classes, great food and drinks, gifts and prizes, and private shopping at Cindy's barn... Can it get any better than this...?!!

16 August 2010

Great fun at Clayson Farm!!!

I have always heard great reviews about the Clayson Farm Antiques Show in Yakima, WA, but had never made it there.... Until this weekend! Lisa and I made the eight hour round trip this last Saturday, and were very happy we did...!! The setting, in the gardens of Leslee's beautiful country home, is absolutely gorgeous! Not only was it fun to hunt for treasures, we got to see some of our favorite people there!!!

Loved visiting with my sweet friend Julie...

I bet you have never seen Joy without a smile on her face...

This picture just cracks me up...!!! Allow me to poke fun at these sweet friends o' mine (you know I love you guys!).... Lisa is doing her "let me get rid of my double chin" pose, Cindy, well, my guess is she is still thinking about that hot dog she wanted to eat earlier, and that handsome guy, Jermonne.... eh.... sorry, can't come up with anything other than.... I love that smile!!! Missing in action was Joe, who was happily snatching all the great stuff while we fools were socializing.... 

Here is a peek at some of the cool vintage finds that came home with me...

It is hard to see, but this child's chair is truly dainty!! Sweet!
I bought this drawer from Sue, a fellow lover of vintage wallpaper...

On our drive back, we stopped at an "estate sale" (the term was used loosely since it included mainly tools...)., and I found an old funnel, which I hope to repurpose as a hanging lamp, and the end of an old rake, which I thought would be great on the kitchen wall for hanging my aprons and tote bags!

P.S. I've had requests to show you how I made my rug-to-bag featured on the previous post, so I am adding a step-by-step tutorial to that post... For those of you who do not sew, I will be making some to sell soon, so keep posted... Have a great week!!
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