Style Periods, from Past to Present

From Gothic to Eclectic…Style Periods There many style periodsAnd within those periods, are smaller style periods. Here’s a brief starting point from which to glean insight for some of the major style eras since the middle ages. Gothic Style, 12th-16th … Continued

Medieval to Victorian, Savory Pies

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Raised Pies Although dessert pies are more common today – at least in the States – Savory Pies have been around for centuries and began as a way to transport food without the benefit of modern day tupperware. Early raised … Continued

How to Make an Antique Monogram Stationery Set

Designing your Antique Monogram Creating an Antique Monogram and Stationery: You will need to have access to a computer and printer, along with nice quality paper and envelopes. You may also need a scanner, depending upon your method. To create … Continued

How to use Water Slide Decals for Easy DIY Gifts

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One Day Project with Water Slide Decals Water Slide Decals are easy to use and give a real sense of satisfaction!Not including the three hours drying time, a Waterslide Decal project should take you about 45 minutes to an hour … Continued

How to Make a Homemade Wine Aroma Kit

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DIY Wine Aroma Kit A little over a year ago I decided to put together a Homemade Wine Aroma Kit. After consulting a myriad of websites, blogs and YouTube, I went with a wine aroma kit that has the scents … Continued

The Original Fettucine Alfredo Recipe

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The Original Fettucine Alfredo Recipe According to the cookbook, Cooking the Roman Way, by David Downie, the original Fettucine Alfredo recipe had just 4 ingredients. Namely, Fettucine noodles, butter, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheeese and salt. I remember Fettucine Alfredo being the one … Continued

A Blue and White Afternoon Tea

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You’re Invited to a Blue and White Party… Blue and White is such a classic color palette. Be it for a lunch gathering, bridal shower, or an Afternoon Tea. It’s timeless when paired with a floral or Chinoiserie motif. What … Continued

A Short History of Bookplates

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One of the first bookplates, wood-cut, hand-painted from 1480. These were pasted in the books of the Carthusian monastery of Buxheim by Brother Hildebrand Brandenburg. The History of the Bookplate Bookplates as we know them came into being in 15th century … Continued

17th C Hot Chocolate vs 18th C Hot Chocolate

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Historical Hot Chocolate Although the Mayans began drinking chocolate almost 3,000 years ago, it wasn’t until Cortés brought cacao beans to Spain in the 16th century, that chocolate was introduced to Europe. At this point it was still in its … Continued