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

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

Antique Malls and Flea Markets near Chicago

The art of the hunt… I love a day of antiquing…or maybe more correctly, the term would be vintage shopping. I don’t often buy things that have reached the 100-yr mark (that deem them a true antique)- with the exception … Continued

70s Afternoon Tea Party with The Silver Palate Cookbook

A 70s Tea Party with recipes from the classic Silver Palate Cookbook The Silver Palate cookbook came out in 1979, based on Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins’ iconic NYC gourmet shop. It was one of the first books I remember … Continued

Teacup Tuesday: Blue Ridge Pottery Mountain Glory

Vintage American Pottery Blue Ridge Southern Potteries produced hand-painted pottery wares from the 1930s-50s from Tennessee.There’s a certain charm to all of the Blue Ridge pieces that comes from the imprecise brushstrokes. The company recruited women from the surrounding Appalachian … Continued

The Vintage Pimento Cheese Sandwich

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Tea inspiration with an artistic bent. Let’s just call this Tea in the Studio. Imagine yourself an artist, working by yourself in your studio. The smell of paint thinner…well, thins the air. It’s lunch time.And yes, you could have that … Continued

Vera Neumann 1970s Design Inspiration

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Vera, The Art and Life of an Icon, by Susan Seid is a biography/scrapbook of the famed designer Vera Neumann’s creative life. It allows the reader a glimpse into her inspiring life. Iconic from the 60s to the 80s, Designer … Continued