Friday, January 30, 2009

After you visit us at Feathered Nest, stop across the street at Tapestry Saloon, Cafe Lure or Calico Cheesecake

If you're looking for a great way to spend a day why not stop by our shop Feathered Nest located at 914 S. 3rd Street, Renton, WA 98057. We are open Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00-5:30PM. We offer a variety of vintage finds, home decor and many gift items for you to choose from. Then walk across the street to enjoy a delicious breakfast (Saturday and Sunday's only) or lunch at Cafe Lure. Joe Kennedy, the owner, has done a wonderful job not only on the interior of the building, but also with his menu. You've got to stop for a great meal. Cafe Lure is also open for lunch and dinner along with Tapestry Saloon, which is the adjoining lounge. You can finish your meal with a slice of the best ever piece of to-die-for cheesecake from Calico Cheesecake which is also adjoined to the other two restaurants. Come spend the day and evening in downtown Renton!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Our First Flea Market Coming in February

With the ho-hum days of winter we've decided to add a fun Flea Market set for February 21 and 22, 2009 located at 228 Main Avenue South, Renton, WA just around the corner from our shop Feathered Nest (914 S. 3rd St. Renton, WA). We will be updating information as we get closer to the Market day so check back often as we plan to have alot of wonderful finds! Mark your calendars.....we look forward to seeing you! In the meantime you can stop and see us at our shop or visit us online at Sue and Melanie

Friday, January 23, 2009

Another Great Roving Renton

As you can tell we can't enough of Roving Renton. We went again last Tuesday and had another fun time! This next week some of my high school friends and I are going to Rove Renton. It starts at Armondo's this week. Definitely worth checking out! If you get into town before 5:30 stop in to our shop Feathered Nest located at 914 S. 3rd St. Renton WA 98057 425-430-5411 Sue and Melanie

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


It's Tuesday and that means it's Roving Renton. If you haven't participated yet, I highly recommend it. It's a great deal for $20 and a really good way to visit the four restaurants: Armondo's, Melrose, Red House and Blossom. My friends and I are headed there tonight. Roving Renton starts at 5:00 pm and goes to 9:00. Just make sure you're at the last stop by 8:30 pm. See you there!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Recipe of the Week - Chicken Tortilla Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken 1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, mashed 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce 1 medium onion, chopped 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups water 1 (14.5 ounce) can chicken broth 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 bay leaf 1 (10 ounce) package frozen corn 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 7 corn tortillas vegetable oil Place chicken, tomatoes, enchilada sauce, onion, green chiles, and garlic into a slow cooker. Pour in water and chicken broth, and season with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir in corn and cilantro. Cover, and cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours or on High setting for 3 to 4 hours. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with oil. Cut tortillas into strips, then spread on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until crisp, about 10 to 15 minutes. To serve, sprinkle tortilla strips over soup.

Friday, January 9, 2009

I just had to show you more of these lovely vases from Fringe Studio. The two that I have photographed are Botanique and Elizabeth. They are both a tall rectangular style also called “Tiffany”. These are really like works of art because they look great whether they are empty or filled with flowers. The Botanique vase has gorgeous florals and the words “petit Cours Botanique” and a little French label that has “Paris ” on it. The “Elizabeth” vase has a black and white or sepia toned picture of a girl on one side and the other side of the vase has a stem with blue flowers and the words “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” . The side has the words from “ Song of the Fairy”.
These along with other Fringe Studio items can be found in our store or at

Drinks Well With Others Bottle Stopper

Just In - these hilarious bottle stoppers from Design Design. Would be great for that wine lover! Retails for only $8.95 and comes in a box. You can find this at:

Roving Renton

Melanie and I did Roving Renton last night and highly recommend it! What is Roving Renton? Well it just happens to include four of my favorite Renton restaurants…..Armondo’s, Melrose, Red House and Blossom Asian Bistro It’s on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-9:00PM. Here’s what we did….we started at Armondo’s where we paid our $20.00 (plus tax) and received our punch card. We had a delicious appetizer and glass of red wine and walked to the next stop which was Melrose for us. Again, another glass of red wine, and a risotto and duck appetizer which was to die for! Then on to The Red House for a pita and feta cheese appetizer and another glass of wine. The final stop was Blossom’s where we enjoyed a glass of reisling along with creme brule’. So all that for $20.00 and the other nice thing is that after you get your card punched at all 4 stops you can use the card for your next visit to any of the 4 restaurants for 10% off your bill. It was alot of fun and was able to try some great wines and appetizers. I will definitely Rove Renton again! - Sue

Fringe Studio Owl Vase

Fringe Studio Owl Vase - a great present
If you still have that someone that you are looking for an unusual present for, this could be it!!!. This is another beautiful piece from Fringe Studios. These are so nice because they look with flowers or twigs or great as a stand alone piece. The owl has such a realistic look to it. You can find this and other great pieces at

Recipe of the Week - Beef Stew

With the weather at records low, I thought this would be a great meal for a cold night. Loved the recipe. BEEF STEW 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces 3 1/2 cups halved mushrooms (about 8 ounces) 2 cups diagonally cut carrot 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped onion 1 1/2 cups sliced celery 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 cups water 1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon or other dry red wine 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1 1/4 teaspoons kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 2 (14.5-ounce) cans no-salt-added stewed tomatoes, undrained 2 bay leaves 1 (2 1/4-ounce) can sliced ripe olives, drained 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove from pan. Add mushrooms and next 4 ingredients (mushrooms through garlic) to pan; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Return beef to pan. Stir in water and next 6 ingredients (water through bay leaves); bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour. Stir in olives, and cook for 30 minutes or until beef is tender. Discard bay leaves. Stir in vinegar. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups) CALORIES 288 (32% from fat); FAT 10.3g (sat 3.3g,mono 5g,poly 0.6g); IRON 5.5mg; CHOLESTEROL 71mg; CALCIUM 100mg; CARBOHYDRATE 20.1g; SODIUM 584mg; PROTEIN 25.2g; FIBER 5.7g

We Just Received A New Shipment of Fringe Studio Items!

We just received a new shipment of Fringe Studio items. We have a variety of products from the popular vases and candles to coasters and trays. To view these items, please visit our website at