Graduation From High School….

I designed a high school graduation card this week and shot it in Black & White to keep it generic. Congratulations to all the graduating High School Seniors this year, including my niece Kylie!!  Send me an email if you’d like to purchase one.

A Congratulations card for Graduating High School Seniors
A Congratulations card for Graduating High School Seniors

Last Days of Spring Sale At Vintage Roost

May 24th and 25th will be the last two days of Vintage Roost’s Spring Opening.  The hours are 10:00-5:00, and the Roost is located 1/2 mile off of Hwy 20 at 935 NW Scenic Drive in North Albany. Studio Meringue has some beautiful full color Spring blossom cards available plus Father’s Day, Birthday and Wedding cards too.

I love how the light came through the back of this sweet little pink rose.
I love how the light came through the back of this sweet little pink rose.
Kniphofia: Seeing this flower close-up is such a delightful perspective.
Kniphofia: Seeing this flower close-up is such a delightful perspective.
Same flower photo as above, but with an aged filter.
Same flower photo as above, but with an aged filter.
Spring shadows & taking a break with some Strawberry Lemonade.
Spring shadows & taking a break with some Strawberry Lemonade.
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These beautiful tulips were in the conservatory at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. I cropped this photo and added an aged filter.
These beautiful tulips were in the conservatory at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
These beautiful tulips were in the conservatory at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
Shapes of a Hosta
Shapes of a Hosta.
Tulip bouquet in the morning sun.
Tulip bouquet in the morning sun.
Pretty Pink Rose
Pretty Pink Rose.
Tulips growing along the Siuslaw River in Florence, Oregon
Tulips growing along the Siuslaw River in Florence, Oregon.
Ione's Mother's Day Lilies
Ione’s Mother’s Day Lilies.
Lilies with an aged look.
Lilies with an aged look.
Turning this Peony photo to a Sepia tone, gave it a soft painterly quality, reminiscent of Georgia O'Keefe.
This Sepia toned Peony photo has a soft painterly quality, reminiscent of Georgia O’Keefe.

Thanks for coming by, and check under “Studio Sundries” periodically for Studio notes and happenings….
Florence
 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2013

Studio Meringue has got a new spring crop of cards available at Vintage Roost. You’ll see Mother’s Day, Birthday and Wedding cards. Plus a new Mr. & Mrs. luggage tag, perfect for tying to a wedding gift!

The Roost is opening May 3rd and will be open through May 25th – Fridays & Saturdays 10-5! Also available at the Roost: Handmade Gifts for the Home and Garden, Antiques, Collectibles, Fresh Baked Goods & more.
935 NW Scenic Dr., 1/2 mile off of Hwy 20.

Here are just a few of my card designs…

Antique Frame Roses for Mother's Day
Antique Frame Roses for Mother’s Day
Lilacs and a Cloud
Lilacs and a Cloud
Market Place Roses For Mother's Day
Market Place Roses For Mother’s Day
Deep Purple Lilac
Deep Purple Lilac
Antique Frame Ranunculus
Antique Frame Ranunculus
Portland Japanese Garden Cherry Blossoms
Portland Japanese Garden Cherry Blossoms
Daisy Birthday Wishes
Daisy Birthday Wishes
Rose Wedding Wishes
Rose Wedding Wishes
Corvallis Saturday Market Flower Crate
Corvallis Saturday Market Flower Crate
Mr & Mrs Luggage Tags, with a French twist!
Mr & Mrs Luggage Tags, with a French twist!
Luggage Tags Reverse Side
Luggage Tags Reverse Side
Wedding Day Wish Dahlia
Wedding Day Wish Dahlia

 

A Few More Valentine’s

This weekend is the last for the Valentine Open House at Vintage Roost. February 8th & 9th 10:00am – 5:00pm. I have a couple of new cards I’d like to post that will be at the show. Click on the “Studio Sundries” tab above for a back story on one of them.

Tulips
Cut tulips in my kitchen window on a sunny spring day.

 

Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Truffles on my cake plate.

 

Cake Plate Covered
Wedding Wishes Card

 

Hat Cake
Surprise! It’s not a cake it’s a 1960’s hat! But I’m going to pretend it’s a Cake!

 

Heart Themed Galvanized Ornaments
Heart Themed Galvanized Ornaments to give to your Valentine.

Thank you for taking a look at what’s being created at Studio Meringue!

Florence

Valentine’s Day Love…

Mark these dates on your calendar: February 1st, 2nd, 8th and 9th, 10:00am until 5:00pm

Studio Meringue will have new Valentine design cards at Vintage Roost this weekend and next! This is one of my favorite shows because all year long I snap photos of things that look like hearts to me and then when January comes I pull all my photos and see if any one of them will make a card I think others would enjoy giving to a friend or loved one. Below is a collection of heart shaped photos I’ve taken this year and a few best seller hold overs from the past couple of years.

The first two are photos I took when Larry and I visited So. California’s Disneyland last summer.

Small part of a Wall Mosaic in Disneyland’s “California Adventure” Park

We stayed in an RV Park walking distance from Disney and every night we watched fireworks in the night sky! I was excited to catch this heart shaped one as it lit up the sky.

Fireworks Show at Disneyland
This is Pink Yarrow I bought for my front porch planter. I double exposed it with an antique love letter, and if you look close you’ll see the words “Cupid’s dart.” 🙂
Half-shell
I saw these heart shapes while visiting Casey’s friend Will’s new office. It’s a seashell cut in half.
Conversation Hearts
I like this new font I purchased and printed on this card. I think it’s similar to the writing on each conversation heart candy. Sort of missing spots and not perfect.
Tulips From the Top
I love how the colors of the tulips and candy compliment each other in this photo. The printed message also lends an old time feel.
Amaryllis Heart
You may recognize this photo from past Valentine holidays. It has been a favorite of my card purchasing friends! I LOVE it too.
Dahlia Hearts
This flower is actually a red dahlia. I cropped it very close – in order to see the heart shaped petals and then I gave it a more vintage pink color.
Conversation Hearts Full Color
Here are the conversation heart candies in full color!

During the second week of the Vintage Roost Valentine Opening, I’ll have these postcards available to purchase.

And for just .33 cents you can send a Valentine greeting postcard. These postcards are guaranteed to cause smiles and unbounded happiness. Sewn into a neat little cellophane package, just open – write your message – and they are ready to stamp and mail, just $2.00 each!

Send Me A Postcard
Cute little 4 x 6 postcard sewn up in a little package.
Back of Postcard
Ready for your Valentine greeting and a stamp. Send your friend a heartwarming smile!

Vintage Roost is located at:

935 NW Scenic Dr. 1/2 mile off Hwy 20 in North Albany

Baby Carriage of Hearts
On the way down the lane to Vintage Roost is this baby carriage filled with wool pillow love hearts.

Roost Bench

Inside the Roost
Just inside the door of Vintage Roost.

Hope you have a sweet Valentine’s Day!

Florence

More Card Designs

Friday December 7th and Saturday the 8th are the last two days that Vintage Roost is open for the Christmas season. Here are a few of the new card designs that I have for sale at the Roost this weekend. My friend Julie is selling beautiful cookies and I’ve included a couple of photos of them for you to enjoy.

Vintage Roost
Vintage Roost dressed for the Holidays!

 

Season's Greetings
This card captures a vignette inside Vintage Roost
Top Hat Santa
Top Hat Santa
Ornaments we remember from childhood
Ornaments we remember from childhood
Same ornaments with an aged twist
Same ornaments with an aged twist
Advent Tag Merry Christmas
Advent Tag Merry Christmas
Jeweled Ornament
Jeweled Ornament
Gift Tags
Gift Tags made to tie onto your packages!
Visions of Sugar Cookies, created by Julie
Visions of Sugar Cookies, created by Julie
Sugar Snowflakes, created by Julie
Sugar Snowflakes, created by Julie

Thanks for taking a look!

Merry Christmas, Florence

2012 Holidays at Vintage Roost

Studio Meringue is wrapping up another year of being fortunate to sell cards at Vintage Roost! This enchanting little shop is now open for the Holidays. Here are the hours:

November 17th through December 8th:

Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 – 5:00

935 NW Scenic Dr., 1/2 mile off Hwy 20 in North Albany

Below is a selection of Holiday cards that Studio Meringue created and has available at Vintage Roost:

Santa Tag at Vintage Roost
Santa Tag Card
Snow Covered Twig Bundle
I embellished this photo of a snow covered twig bundle in our yard last winter with a Cardinal form I cut out and painted.
Crescent Creek Snowman
Larry and I made this Snowman while staying with good friends at their cabin. Not minutes after we finished it, the dogs discovered the chocolate truffle buttons and eyes and ate them!
Our Backyard Last Winter
In Our Backyard Last Winter
Amaryllis Happy Birthday
For those with Birthdays in November, December or January, Amaryllis Greetings.
Let it Snow!
Let it Snow!
Happy Holidays Yarnball
Happy Holidays Snowflake Yarnball
Canes for you!
Candy Canes for you!
Canes in a tart tin
Candy Canes and a Tart Tin
Silhouette Santa
Silhouette Santa with a Season’s Greeting
Music Sheet Silhouette Santa
Music Sheet Silhouette Santa
Hand Penciled Dictionary Page Silhouette Santa
Hand Penciled Dictionary Page Silhouette Santa. Art journal card.

If you can’t visit Vintage Roost you may purchase cards directly from Studio Meringue and I will personally deliver them all tied up in a nice package. Cards are $3 each, or if you’d like more than one friend to enjoy a hand created holiday card, the price for a “Studio Six” is $15. Art Journal cards are $4 each. These cards include hand-added touches. You may contact me though the “Place Your Request” tab above.

Thank you for visiting!

Florence

 

 

Vintage Roost “Harvest Time Open House”

Vintage Roost is opening this Friday & Saturday for its “Harvest Time Open House.” The Roost will be open 9/21 & 22nd then 9/28 & 29th, 10:00 – 5:00pm. Location is 935 NW Scenic Drive, 1/2 mi off of Hwy 20 in North Albany.

Studio Meringue will have Luggage Tags, Postage-paid Postcards and Greeting Cards for sale along with Hop Wreaths.

The first three cards are from a series I’m doing that feature my photograph with a sepia inked handwritten poem or song lyrics over the top.

Sunflower Poem
Sunflower and Bumble Bee. This card features a sepia toned handwritten message overlay.
Tulip Poem
My Tulip photo returns this season in a new series of cards.
French Cabbage
My Cabbage photo with a French written twist.
Pumpkin Message
Pumpkin with a message.
Sunflower
Sunflower with an afternoon glow.
Sunflower Birthday Greeting
Sunflower Birthday Greeting
Birthday Postcard
Postage-paid Birthday Cards!
Grand Canyon Crow
Grand Canyon Crow. He sat there and let me take about seven portrait shots of him! This was my favorite.
Art Journal Crow
I penciled in this silhouette of a Crow onto an old dictionary page.
Sunflower & Sky Greeting
Sunflower & Sky Birthday Greeting

From the Hops growing in my backyard I made wreaths. I start by using Hop vines that only have leaves on them, I strip off the leaves and weave them into a round form.

Hop Wreath Forms
Hop Wreath bases ready for the addition of Hop filled vines.
Finished Wreaths
Finished Wreaths

A finished wreath hanging on the door of The Vintage Roost!

Hop Wreaths for Sale!
Hop Wreaths for Sale!

I hope you can make the trip to Vintage Roost. Along with items from Studio Meringue you will enjoy:

A wonderful collection of Creamy White Ironstone, Hanging Baskets with Dried Hydrangea, Rusty Scarecrow forms, Harvest Wheat Bundles, Beautiful Vintage Inspired Linen Aprons, Prim-inspired Hooked Rugs, Folkart Paper Mache, Applique Fall Pillows and more….

Tasty treats include: Pecan Tarts, Fig Bars, Assorted Chocolate Truffles & Caramels, Cookies, Cinnamon Rolls, Caramel Corn and more….

Thank you for visiting my website!

Florence