Monday, January 19, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A Plucky Schedule Change....Please note!

Hello there, Plucky people!

We have made the decision to cancel our Spring Bridal Show, 
scheduled for March 8th at Oaks Park.  We're so sorry for any inconvenience, but we have a health issue with a beloved family member that requires our loving attention and TLC for the time being.  

Do NOT fret!  The remainder of our 2015 events are still very much ON!  
Here's a rundown:

Spring Junk Fest! in Eugene, Oregon
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!
TARGET DATE: Friday, November 13th & Saturday, November 14th
Venue: TBA

To stay in the loop for all things Plucky, visit our Facebook page HERE.
Find us at @pluckymaidens on Instagram, too!

It's Good to be Plucky!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Paris with the Plucky Maidens!

Our very first group at Notre Dame

 Meringues the size of your head!

Purple and gold cafe chairs....Fabulous!

Restaurant Chartier

Cous cous for lunch

French junk

A gorgeous wall near our hotel

Vintage French doll house

Join us for our 3rd (and final!) trip in 2015
May 28th - June 2nd 

Trip details HERE.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Vintage Corsages as Ornaments

Corsages Like Your Grandma Wore make the most delightful ornaments!
We especially like the skunk one.  A skunk?  Really?

Merry Christmas from the Plucky Maidens!

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!