Saturday, December 20, 2014

It's Christmas, Which Means it's Time for Orange Carrot Cookies!

And for your baking and tasting pleasure this holiday season, may we present the most delicious cookies in the whole, wide world.  Here's the recipe in case you want to try them. But be prepared, you will be the most popular gal on your block.  And that's a Plucky promise!

Orange Carrot Cookies

3/4 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup cooked mashed carrots (approx 5 carrots, boil about 30 minutes)
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking POWDER
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream margarine and sugar together. Add egg and carrots, mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to sugar mixture with vanilla. Drop by rounded (kitchen) teaspoonfuls on slightly greased cookie sheet. Bake @ 375 for 11 minutes.

Juice from 1/2 orange
1 & 1/2 TBsp butter (unsalted)
1 & 1/2 cups powdered sugar

I usually double the frosting recipe.  I don't think I need to tell you why.  ;~)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

French Treasures Await.....

Paris in 2015?  Oui, Oui!

We found the sweet Mica covered church and blown glass bird last May at the Porte de Vanves flea market on the outskirts of Paris.  Would you like to join us this Spring to shop for your own vintage Christmas treasures?  Bien sur!

We host small group trips to shop for French junk, explore the City of Light and laugh...A lot.  We have only 4 spaces left for our 3rd (and final!) week in 2015.

Please see trip information, including dates and pricing details, HERE.

Merci & Joyeux Noel!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Plucky Finds on Sale! 20% off until Sunday night!

Merry Christmas, Plucky people!

Everything in our Etsy shop is 20% off for the next 3 days,
until Sunday, 12/14 at midnight (PST).

Find lovely and festive holiday gifts from Paris, London and our hometown of 
vintage-adoring Portland, Oregon.  Here's a little tease...

 Our Etsy shop is HERE.  Remember to use the code PLUCKY20 at checkout to get your savings!

It's Good to be Plucky!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Junkiest Calendar for 2015....Available NOW!

Our friend Sue, she of Vintage Rescue Squad fame, has just stocked her Etsy shop with her annual Dreaming of Junking calendar for 2015. Here's a peek...

Special note: The lovely June photo (above) was submitted by Plucky Maidens vendor, Alex, of Attic Antics!

We think these make fantastic Holiday gifts!  You can purchase calendars for all of your favorite peeps at the Vintage Rescue Squad Etsy shop HERE.

Happy, Plucky New Year!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Look What's in our Plucky Maidens Etsy Shop!

Barkcloth, French metal, faux pearl choker from Paris, and chandelier crystals....

Opera scarf, gold box with decals from Paris, Franciscan salt & pepper and Don Quixote, in French!

Our Etsy shop is fully stocked for your Holiday shopping pleasure!

We have vintage and antique treasures discovered at the flea markets of Paris and London, as well as delightful gems found here in our fabulous hometown of Portland, Oregon...aka Vintage Mecca of the west coast.

To see many more items in our shop, click HERE.

It's Good To Be Plucky!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Next Year is Looking So Very Plucky!

Mark your calendars Plucky people!  
Here are our event dates for 2015:

~~Junk Fest!s~~

Spring Junk Fest!....for the first time ever in Eugene!
Saturday, April 25th ~ Noon - 6:00 pm
Irving Grange ~ 1011 Irvington Drive ~ Eugene, Oregon 97404

Summer Junk Fest!
Friday, July 24th ~ Noon - 8:00 pm
Oaks Park ~ 7805 SE Oaks Park Way ~ Portland, Oregon 97202

Holiday Junk Fest!
Friday, November 20th ~ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Saturday, November 21st ~ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue TBA

~~Plucky Maidens Get Hitched! VINTAGE Bridal Shows~~

Both events will be held at the charming and historic Oaks Park Dance Pavilion
7805 SE Oaks Park Way ~ Portland, Oregon 97202

Spring Bridal ~ Sunday, March 8th
Fall Bridal ~ Sunday, October 18th

It's Good to be Plucky!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Best Junk in the Whole Wide World and a Free Raffle for VINTAGE items...THIS WEEKEND!

That's right girls, the Pluckiest event of the Holiday Season is HERE!

55 vendors ~ vintage, antique and homemade goods ~ general merriment 
cocktails & nosh ~ live music on Friday night

And a FREE raffle for these awesome vintage goods....

1940's era Olympia typewriter

Original box of Shiny Brites with vintage reindeer ornament,
donated by Amy, of Peppermint Bark

Gorgeous vintage glass candle holders

Fabulous cotton Christmas tablecloth

Sweet "Make a Wish" wand, donated by Julie & Kevin, of Saltbox Treasures

The Plucky Maidens 2014 
Holiday Junk Fest!

Friday, 11/21/14 
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm ~ Early Buying ~ $10
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm ~ General Admission ~ $7
Live Music by the Kat Cogswell Trio

Saturday 11/22/14
10:00 am - 3:00 pm ~ General Admission ~ $5

Columbia Conference Center
adjacent to the Airport Holiday Inn
8521 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97220

* Plenty of FREE parking * FREE admission for kids under 12*

See you soon, people of Pluck!