Last Weekend of “Winter At Vintage Roost”

Vintage Roost is finishing up its Winter Opening this weekend. Open 12/9 Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-5, you don’t want to miss this Christmas Spirit filled little shop. New this weekend: Creamy wool hanging mittens and stockings fashioned with vintage trims and buttons, a new batch of Paperwhites potted in surprisingly fun vintage containers, a freshly built batch of Old Fashioned Snowmen, Apple Cinnamon Pull Aparts, Beautifully iced Christmas Sugar Cookies! Plus fresh greens: wreaths, cedar baskets, swags, centerpieces, and more….

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

Below are a few new things that are available at Vintage Roost from Studio Meringue!

Gift Tags
Gift Tags
Jingle Bell Gift Tags
Jingle Bell Gift Tags In Glassine Envelope
"Sweet" Page Markers
"Sweet" Page Markers
Vintage Candy Card
Vintage Candy Card
"Sweet Dreams" Blank Card
"Sweet Dreams" Blank Card
Burlap Santa Greeting Card
Burlap Santa Greeting Card
Gift Bag with Tissue and Tag
Gift Bag with Tissue and Tag

If you can’t make it to the Roost, you can order directly through me on my website.

Enjoy!

Florence

Winter Show at Vintage Roost

While there are still a lot of leaves on my neighbors Walnut tree, there is a carpet of green, yellow and brown under it. With a certain chill in the air, Winter is on its way! And Vintage Roost has the enchantment of our Winter Season ready for you to enjoy. Opening Saturday November 19th, the Roost will be open Fridays & Saturdays 10-5 until December 10th. Here are a few things that Studio Meringue is offering at the show. Most of Studio Meringue’s cards are priced at $3.00 each. My art journal cards which feature more hand crafting features such as sewing, stamping, and added ephemera are $4.00 each.

Delivery Time
Holiday Card Delivery Time!

Taking a ride in my back seat!

Silhouette on Music
Santa Silhouette on Sheet Music
Antique Journal Santa
Antique Journal Silhouette Santa Card
Amaryllis Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas Amaryllis
Felt Ornament
Antique Sparkle Felt Ornament
Candy Cane Silhouette
Candy Cane Silhouette Santa
Sheet Music Gift Enclosures
Sheet Music Santa Gift Enclosure Cards 2" x 3.5"

There are a variety of holiday themed gift enclosure cards available. Enclosure cards come in sets of 4 of one design @ $2.50 and singly in a glassine envelope@ .75 each.

Snowflake Pack Santa
Snowflake Pack Santa
Holiday Amaryllis
Christmas Greeting Amaryllis

This is just a sampling of items that Studio Meringue has at the Vintage Roost. Visit every weekend for new items brought in by all the Vintage Roost Artists!

And if you can’t make the show, you may always click on the Request above and email me. I would be honored to deliver your items to you!

Thank you,

Florence

Fall Colors at the Studio

My neighbor has a Walnut tree in their yard that we enjoy the shade from during the Summer. For quite a few years I’ve watched to see what day that all its leaves fall, because literally it happens in a time span of one or two days. It happens in November and if not on its own it’s helped by the first frost. A couple of times right around Veteran’s Day I’ve sat in our window seat and watched the leaves fall like snow.
At the present time there are just a few gold leaves on the tree, so we’ve got a few more weeks of green!

Studio Meringue has a Fall line of cards and below are just a few that should remind you of the clear crisp days ahead of us.

Ghost Pumpkin
Ghost Pumpkins
Tangent Harvest Festival
Tangent Harvest Festival Flowers

Every September the little town of Tangent, Or. has a Harvest Festival. Their Fire Department puts on a Pancake Breakfast and this year I enjoyed their table decorations. Starting out an early Fall morning at their breakfast in September is a nice way to get into the spirit of the season.

Fancy Gourds
Fancy Gourds
Fall Sunflower
Fall Sunflower

The birds are enjoying this Sunflower that came up as a volunteer in my backyard.

A Murder of Crows
Crows (or Ravens)

Speaking of birds, I watched a great documentary about a Crow study being done at Washington University. Did you know that a grouping of Crows is called a “murder?” Also, the difference between a Crow and a Raven is the size, a Raven is larger. My new series of Art Journal Cards pays homage to the Crow.

Art Journal Crow
Art Journal Crow
Pumpkins at a Crow Concert
Pumpkins at a Crow Concert

A friend of mine said this photo looks like pumpkins at a Crow concert!

Late Sun Pumpkins
Late Sun Pumpkins
Ghost Pumpkins
Ghost Pumpkins
Carrot Bunch
Saturday Market Carrot Bunch
Dahlia
Dahlia - Wow

I love the colors in this photo. The dahlia itself is a magnificent work of nature and it reminds me of a fireworks burst, but the cloth in the background lends a few complimentary colors that bring nice nuances to the whole photo.

Sunrose - Helianthemum
Sunrose - Helianthemum
Raspberry
Paul's Raspberries

This summer my brother had a garden filled with wonderful flowers, tomatoes and various berries. I took this photo at the end of the season when there were just a few Raspberries left.

Quilt Loft Display
Quilt Loft Display

Area Quilt shops are having a “Shop Hop” this month and The Quilt Loft in downtown Albany is on the map for it. Studio Meringue has a collection of “sewing themed” cards, gift bags and gift tags for sale at The Quilt Loft. Below are a couple of examples.

Dressform
Dressform Card
Baby Quilt
Baby Quilt

This is a card photo of the quilt my Grandmother Westerman made for me, waaaaayyyyyy back in 1958! I’m surprised it’s still in one piece! There is not one stitch done on a sewing machine. Truly handmade.

Gift Bags & Gift Tags
Gift Bags & Gift Tags

And finally, a peek at a Studio Meringue holiday card in the works……

Typewriter Key Greeting
Typewriter Key Greeting

Thank you for taking a look at just a small portion of my Fall Line-up of products.

If you have any questions just click on the “Contact” or “Place your request” link above and send me a message!

A wonderful season to you!

Florence

Summer Sale at Vintage Roost!

The Summer Show is going on at Vintage Roost this weekend and next. Studio Meringue has beautiful new Summer flower inspired cards for sale. Plus a variety of “Wedding Wish” cards. The Studio is bursting with new photos and I’m excited to share them with you through this Summer Show!

Located in North Albany at 935 NW Scenic Dr. it’s just 1/2 mi. off Hwy 20. Vintage Roost will be open Fridays & Saturdays, July 22nd, 23rd, 29th & 30th, 10-5pm. For your convenience, Vintage Roost now accepts Debit & Credit cards.

Roost Hours
Roost Hours
Lawn Sale
Lawn Sale Under The Canopy

Below are a few things from Studio Meringue that you’ll find at Vintage Roost during this show~

Blank Paper Journals
Blank Paper Journals. Covers are a heavy weight of paper, include inside pocket and a spanking new black pencil.
Recycle Blank Journal
Recycle Blank Journal. Covers are made from brown grocery bags.
Packaged Set of 4 Cards
Packaged Sets of 4 Cards
Cards With A Wedding Sentiment
Cards printed with a Wedding sentiment on the front in a beautiful type style.

Below are just a few of the new photos I’ve made into blank cards….

Sweet Peas
Sweet Peas. This card is available with "Happy Birthday" printed on the front in a beautiful type style.
Purple Mums
Purple Mums
Dianthus
Dianthus
Sweet Pea
Sweet Pea
Inside the Roost
Studio Meringue Card Display Inside the Roost

See more at Vintage Roost!

Thank you,

Florence

Getting Ready For May

The Studio has been a buzz these last couple of weeks, getting ready for the Spring Open House at Vintage Roost. The Roost opens April 29th and will be open Fridays and Saturday through May 21st. Also, Karen at the Quilt Loft in downtown Albany has graciously let Studio Meringue have a small display of cards, page markers, blank journals, and tags in the theme of sewing and quilting in her shop. Thank you Karen!

I have made cards and other items from photographs I’ve taken of the many, many beautiful flowers that surround us, here are just a few of the sundries I’ve worked my photos into while working in the Studio this Spring.

Mother's Day Card, Cherry BlossomsMother’s Day Card, Cherry Blossoms
Mother's Day Card, Crabapple Blossoms
Mother's Day Card, Crabapple Blossoms
Mother's Day Card, Tulip Blossom
Mother's Day Card, Tulip Blossom
Mother's Day Card, Wire Dress Form
Mother's Day Card, Wire Dress Form

The  cards shown above are also available without the Mother’s Day sentiment printed on them.

Blank Photo Art Card, Tulips
Blank Photo Art Card, Tulips
Sewn Art Blank Card
Sewn Art Blank Card

The Blue Primrose card above is something new in the Studio line of cards. It contains a photo sewn onto accent pieces then placed on a blank card.

Cupcake Birthday Gift Bags
Cupcake Birthday Gift Bags

You’ll find Studio Meringue Gift Bags for sale, they include tissue so they are ready to wrap and give.

Blank Paper Journals
Blank Paper Journals
Paper Journals, Sewing Theme
Paper Journals, Sewing Theme

These blank paper journals are just the right size to fit in a purse or pocket. They come with a new pencil and are ready to write down the things that you don’t want to forget! They include a little pocket on the back cover to hold list’s, photos, coupons or anything you need to keep with you…

So, these are just a few of the things from Studio Meringue that you will find at Vintage Roost this May! Thank you for visiting my site, and if you can’t make it to the Roost, just click on the “Place Your Request” tab above and send me an email and I’ll get right back to you!

New At The Studio

Blank Paper Journals. At just 8.5″ x 5″ they slip easily into a portfolio or purse. Each include 12 blank pages and a pocket on the inside back cover for storage. Plus a spanking new black pencil! Use them for keeping lists such as grocery, gift giving ideas, use as a journal to document your gardening activities, daily musings, favorite quotes, or “to do” lists. I have sticky note fever, and because sticky notes can make a desk look so messy in a hurry, I keep them all corralled in a blank journal. Each handmade Blank Paper Journal is $8.50.

There are a few different photos to choose from. Click on Place Your Request above, and I’ll contact you about choices. Thank you!

Valentine’s at Vintage Roost

Time to visit Vintage Roost for the Valentine Open House. Located in North Albany at 935 NW Scenic Dr. it’s just 1/2 mi. off Hwy 20. Vintage Roost will be open Fridays & Saturdays, February 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th, 10-5pm.

As you know I love to find and photograph heart shapes. I’ve created a few items with my photos that I would be honored for you to share with others or give to yourself on Valentine’s Day!  Click on photos below to get a closer look.  If you cannot make a visit to Vintage Roost, all the items you see on my website are available directly through me, just click on the “Place Your Request” tab above and send me an email. Thank you.

Last Weekend Of Sales At Vintage Roost

There are a lot of new things at Vintage Roost this weekend and it’s also the last weekend of the Winter Open House, so if you’re still needing that wonderfully unique gift, stocking stuffer, fresh greens or delicious baked goods for your Holiday Celebrations the Roost will be open Friday & Saturday 12/10 – 12/11, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
These photos are of just a couple of things that Studio Meringue has for sale at the Roost.

Winter Show At Vintage Roost

Studio Meringue will be one of the featured artists at the Vintage Roost’s Holiday showing! Fridays and Saturdays, November 20th through December 11th. Hours are 10:00 – 5:00. The Studio will have Gift Bags, Gift Enclosure Cards, Postcards, and Blank Cards all featuring Winter photography for sale. Every weekend of the show you will find new things for sale. Below are just a few of the items that you will see over the next 3 weekends!

The Scent of Peppermint

If you are having a holiday party this season, consider sending postcards as invitations. The front of these postcards feature a Studio Meringue photo of a felt Christmas ornament on a bed of sweet Peppermint candy canes, with a standard postcard affixed to the reverse side.  They are $2.00 each and as soon as you received them, just fill them out, stamp them with a postcard stamp, and they are ready to mail!  These cards are ready to order through my website, just click on “Place your request” above or right here.