May Opening At Vintage Roost Comes to a Close

May 26th & 27th is the last weekend that Vintage Roost will be open, until July. Open this Friday and Saturday from 10:00 – 5:00, don’t miss seeing this beautiful little shop. I promise, that if you take a moment and stop by you’ll find it a wonderful little respite in your busy day.

Located in North Albany at 935 NW Scenic Dr. it’s just 1/2 mi. off Hwy 20.

Vintage Roost Entrance

Behind the Roost

Don't miss going around the side of Vintage Roost!

Inside Vintage Roost


Here are the Father’s Day cards I’ve made and have available this weekend.

Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, Oregon

Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, Oregon. I took this photo in February of this year.

Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, Oregon

Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, Oregon Another photo from the same day in February.

Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, Oregon

Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, Oregon I took this photo in 2011. Wishing Father's a Happy Day in one of my favorite type styles, "Carpenter."

Debbie at Vintage Roost mentioned that “pink” things were selling well this month, so I kept that in mind when I made these cards.

Happy Birthday

I was driving down 5th Street here in Albany last week and spied these beautiful pink roses. No one answered the door at the home of these beauties, so I snapped a few photos and quickly left...


While on vacation, we came upon a beautiful rose garden out in the desert of Nevada. Stopping for lunch in Beatty, I captured some of them to bring home!

Andromeda, Pieris Japonica

Andromeda, Peiris Japonica Interesting name for a beautiful bush that is a brilliant mix of pinks in the Spring.

Blue Bellflowers

Blue Bellflowers in my backyard

I also made some postcards from my photos. These are stamped and mail ready. Quickly jot down a hello, and drop in the mail. You will positively brighten someone’s day!

View from Jerome, AZ   I have a fascination with old postcards. Especially the ones that have been colored by hand. This postcard is a photo I took while on vacation in Arizona last month. We visited the town of Jerome, which sits on a hill side. This photo was taken from the window of an old hotel that is now an art shop. I’ve used a filter during the printing process that gives it a hand colored look.

View from Jerome, AZ

View from Jerome, AZ Printed with a "grainy yesteryear" look.

Postcard Rose

Postcard Rose

Postcard Rose

Postcard Rose Printed with an old-time grainy look.


Postcard Rose

Postcard Rose

Postcard Peony

Postcard Peony

Back of Postcard

Back of Postcards Stamped, ready for your note, and to be dropped in the mail!

Thank you for stopping by my website. If you can’t make it out to Vintage Roost, remember that you can always “ring me up” and make a purchase by clicking on the “contact” button above….


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I’ve Got A Thing For Galvanized!

I’ve been trying to come up with ways to use my photos in ways other than on cards. I love galvanized metal and have been driving Larry crazy with a collection of old metal buckets. I’ll find a use for them sometime!  Anyways, my brother works with metal and so I asked him to cut out some 4″ tall and 2 3/8″ wide tags for me. After treating them with a solution of vinegar and salt to give them a galvanized patina, I made them into ornaments!  Only $3.50 each, they can be used to adorn anything you choose!

Some of these will be available at Vintage Roost starting this Friday and Saturday.

Galvanized Metal Tags

Galvanized Metal Tags, 4" tall x 2 3/8 Wide. Fit in an envelope to mail as a gift, or hang anywhere you want to be reminded of the beauty of nature!

View of Reverse

View Of Reverse Side

Below are a few pieces in my galvanized collection…. (not for sale, giggle)  Some pieces are inside worthy, but the buckets I have to keep out in the garage!


Just a few pieces...

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Studio Meringue Cards Available The Month of May At Vintage Roost

Vintage Roost is open May 4th – May 26th, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 5pm. This enchanting little shop is located in North Albany at 935 NW Scenic Dr. just 1/2 mi. off Hwy 20.

Handmade gifts for the Home and Garden, Antiques, Collectables, Fresh Baked Goods and more. I have a line of Mother’s Day cards available this weekend and next. Then I’ll have Father’s Day cards the last two weekends, plus some new items from my Studio! Below are a few photos taken at the Roost, of the May Opening!

Inside the Roost

Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls Await Your Arrival!

This Cupboard Is Not Bare

This Cupboard Is Not Bare. I spy a Studio Meringue "Bee" Birthday Card...

Scent of Roses

Scent of Roses & Soaps, A Dream Come True....

Pillows & Painted Signs

Pillows & Painted Signs

Red, White & Blue

American Spirit At Vintage Roost...

A sampling of Studio Meringue cards available at the Vintage Roost.


I took this Rose photo at a flower market. I like how it has a heart shape to it...


This is an Amaryllis I grew at Christmas. I used a polarizing filter to get the look that it's glowing from the inside....


To me this is one of the most photogenic flowers, the Ranunculus. I LOVE taking photos of them!


Tulips from the flower market. Aged filter with a greeting in the font style "Cezanne"

Ranunculus Too

Ranunculus Too...


Chyrsanthemums With Soft Edges...


These are just a few of the cards I have at Vintage Roost this weekend. Every week there will be new and different card images available. Plus a couple of new products that are brand new creations from my Studio…. And remember, if you can’t make it to the Roost, send me an email and we can get together for a private showing!

Until next week!

Thank you for visiting, Florence

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