11.25.2010


Join us Friday Nov 12 at 7:00pm
for our furniture and home goods Swap 
in the historic Mesa Fraser Fields neighborhood.

So make plans, 
save the date and...

                be sure to dress in your most tweedy elegance (TWEED not tweet or twitter or anything to do with the internet).

                            Think Amelia Earhart and Agatha Christie
  Don your snappy outfits of herringbone, tweed, wool, felt, argyle, hounds tooth, plaid and more...
boots, knickers, caps, capes, culottes, jackets, vests, ties, mustaches and pipes (well maybe not)
the works!
It's going to be Splendid!

You know the swap drill...
(and if you don't, read all about it here What is a Swap and here Approved Swapping Items).




Are you excited yet? 
 Do you feel the need for tweed and tweediness?
I do!!

So, clean out your rooms, garages and excess decor, 
trade that something that you're tired of 
for something new to you...and don't forget to wear your tweed!
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When:
Friday Nov 12th 
Preview begins at 7 pm or earlier
Swap begins at 7:30 pm

Where:
Fraser Fields Historic Neighborhood

Bike, drive or bring your wagon but please remember, this is our beloved neighborhood and respect our lawns and driveways.

A light dinner will be served:  Warm soup and bread, hot chocolate and cider.

$10 Participation Fee or $15 at the door:
Click the PayPal button to pay your Participation Fee and secure your spot at the Swap.



Once your fee has been paid you will receive your Participation Number.  This number is important because it determines where you are in line to enter the Swap and choose your items.  Be number 1 and you're the first to enter the swap.  Be number 27 and your the twenty-seventh to enter the swap.  To learn more about the swapping process click here.  You can either pay via PayPal, make arrangements to drop the fee by my house or pay the day of the Swap. When you pay the day of the Swap the fee is a $15 instead of $10.

As always, if you decide not to Swap your fee will be refunded and your items returned.  

This is a little different than before.  But, we've had to change so we can better prepare for the hoards of swappers!! 
 Any questions, please call, text or email.

** Your consent to the swap and all terms and conditions implied or otherwise is acknowledged and agreed upon by yourself once your Participation Fee has been received.

If you want to join our mailing list please email
fraserfields at gmail dot com
requesting you be added

11.22.2010

Soup Recipes

Some of you have asked...so here they are.

White Chili
This recipe originally came from a friend of mine and many of you know her,  Jamie Carling.  So if you see her, give her a high five cause her soup was delicious!

1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
1 T olive oil
1 1/2 t garlic salt
4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced (the last time we made this soup at our house we grilled the chicken on the bbq, it added an amazing flavor!)
2 cans northern 
white beans, rinsed and drained
2 small cans of diced green chiles
1 t cumin
1 t oregano
1 t salt
1/2 t white pepper
1 cup chicken broth
1 can of corn, drained

1 C sour cream
1/2 C heavy cream

Brown onions and fresh garlic in olive oil until clear then pour into a crock pot.  In the crock pot combine all ingredients except the sour cream and heavy cream.  Stir together then heat on low for 4-6 hours.  Right before serving add the creams and stir until heated through (they will curdle if you add them too early or cook them too long).  Serves 8.



Tomato Basil

This recipe was found by my friend Lindsay on All Recipes.com.  Another delicious soup, Thanks Lindsay!

  • 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can broth (chicken or vegetable)
  • 18 fresh basil leaves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine

  • In a large saucepan, bring the tomatoes and broth to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add basil and sugar. Reduce heat to low; stir in cream and butter. Cook until butter is melted. Serves 9

10.26.2010

Swapping 101

1. Sign up.  Pay your participation fee and secure your participation number, this number is important because it determines in which order you enter the Swap to choose your new items.  Use Pay Pal to the left and secure your place in line or you can pay the day of the Swap.  Please contact me if you want to make other arrangements. Remember, the participation fee is $10 if you pre-pay or $15 the day of the Swap.




2. Turn in your furniture and home decor Swap items. I have already received some Swap items.  Feel free to call or text me when you are ready to drop off your contributions or you can bring them the day of the Swap.  If you choose to bring your items the day of the Swap please come early.  Jeni at 480.570.8923. Remember, bring one item trade for one item, bring 3 items, trade 3 items. At a loss for what to bring to the Swap?  Click here 


3.  Finalize your Tweed inspired outfit.  Some of you have asked, "Do we have to dress up?"  No, it's not required to dress the part, but it sure is fun!  So don't be shy, pull that tweed skirt and argyle socks out of your closet, don your snappiest of tweed inspired duds.


3.  Dinner, Shopping and 
the Swap Preview
Come early to the Swap Friday Nov 12th. 
Preview begins 7pm or earlier
Don't be late, you will be sad.
Fraser Fields Historic Neighborhood
Eat soup, preview Swap items, shop our fantastic vendors and mingle with friends.  Support our sponsors/vendors, who are local small business owners, with a little holiday shopping.  All the Swap items will be displayed in a roped off area, you'll be able to preview what items are up for Swap and make your swapping strategy!


4. The main event: 
Swapping begins 7:30pm sharp!  
Form a line according to your Participation Number (you received this # when you signed up and paid).  This is the order in which you will enter the Swap.  We have a few door prizes and giveaways that will take place before the Swap begins and then at 7:25pm a final call will be made.  If you have cold feet about swapping, this is where you can retract your Swap items and receive your refund.  After the final call, all Swap items are up for Swapping.  Don't worry if you're last in line, you won't be left to choose between a dirty old fork and a dirty old knife.  The Swap is organized in such a way that everyone gets a chance at the coolest stuff.  I promise, you will be happy!


5.  Enjoy your Swap booty (kinda like Pirates Booty).

Still have more questions?  Click here or here
If you have a burning question that still isn't answered please call, text or email.


Spread the word, click here for a printable flier.

3.04.2010

Swapping Around the World

Hello Swappers!


Do you want to Swap in your neighborhood?
If you want to host a Swap in your neck of the woods contact us here.  
Swaps are not limited to just the Phoenix area so contact us soon!

2.16.2010

Fraser Fields Semi-annual Swap
Always the last Saturday in February and the first Saturday in November

Let's Swap!
Saturday Feb 27th


Bring at least 3 items you no longer use 
  • Home Decor, Furniture
  • Ladies clothing, Accessories
  • Beautiful things
and choose 3 new items. 
Swapping is simple and fun!
See all the details below.

We had so much fun last time
... we're doing it again!


Fraser Fields Swap 
is a great way to exchange something old for something new.  It's light on your checkbook and it's the green way to add a few new pieces to your home or wardrobe.  So, whether you're looking to dejunk closets or you're searching for that one of a kind item, join us
Saturday Feb 27th

Hooray!
Breakfast snacks and drinks will be served.
Before and after the Swap our lovely sponsors will have booths displaying their handmade and vintage inspired goods.  Click their links on the right.  In the spirit of shopping local please support our sponsors.

Also, our Sponsors will be featured on the popular local blogs
Our Daze in the Desert 
My Dear Trash 
with a giveaway! 
Log on today and win!!!

Be prepared to act giddy and giggle over all your wonderful new
swap goodies!

Swap Details

Swap Theme: Vintage 50's Glam
Let's get dressed up!
We can glam this Swap up with ribbons in our hair and pearls around our necks,
adorable vintage dresses, hats and shoes.  
Have fun!
Location:
Fraser Fields Historic District
Mesa Arizona
(this is also the drop-off location)

Cost: There is a 3-item minimum to participate and a $10 participation fee.
Drop off your items Thursday thru Saturday before 9am
Please RSVP either by emailing fraserfields@gmail.com 
or
with Pay Pal by clicking the link below

Time: Saturday, Feb 27th
The Swap begins at 9:30 am and will last about 30 minutes
 but come early, first come first serve.
We'll have breakfast and our sponsors booths will be up.
Check out our sponsors links on the right! 
They have such adorable things to purchase.

Remember to log onto Our Daze in the Desert and
My Dear Trash  to win one of our sponsors' giveaways!!!
Parking:   Bikes and wagons are welcome, there's plenty of street parking available.  Please remember this is our beloved historic neighborhood ...
respect our neighbors lawns and driveways.
Acceptable Items for Swapping:
All items are clean and in good repair (Remember, everything's negotiable so, if you have something unique, let's see it!)

Mirrors, Artwork, Frames
Gently used clothing, dresses, pants, tops
Purses, belts, hats, accessories
Jewelry, shoes
Dishes, flatware sets, trays, serving or decorative dishware
Pillow sets, cushions, floor pillow
Ottomans, side tables, chests, coffee table
Rugs, window dressings, table linens
Dressers, chairs, benches
Fabric, upholstry
Unique Light fixtures, lamps
Unique household hardware (like doorknobs, vent covers)
Clocks, accessories, ironwork
Candles and holders
Bed frames, bedroom furniture
Garden accessories, plants, unique planters
Home decor and other decorations

Not Acceptable for Swapping:
Any items that are dirty, stained, wet, broken, damaged
Toys, games, reading books
Kitchen gadgets
Electronics
Used bedding, towels
Tools
Knick-naks
Exercise, sports equipment
General household hardware
No children's clothing or shoes
Especially no plastic or real wall mounted Bass allowed


We'll see you Saturday!  


Call, text or email Jeni with questions
480.570.8923

11.14.2008

Nov.14th Swap Pictures


Pre-Swap set up

An unknown pirate bandit sporting a vintage sky-blue and gold iceskaters tunic---
Don't let him get our loot!

Swappers enjoying breakfast

Hot chocolate and Bella Be-Jeweled's rings...what could be better!

Thanks to all who joined in the fun.
Get ready for our next swap in February.