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

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

Lilac Simple Syrup Recipe

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Floral fragrance I’m not sure when simple syrup came about, but floral simple syrup is the sort of thing I imagine the Victorians would have loved to add to lemonade or gin. It’s slightly fancy with it’s color – a … Continued

Modern Victorian Pottery, Emma Bridgewater Style

Emma Bridgewater designs are perfect examples of Modern Victorian Pottery. They have a sense of vintage about them even though they’re made by a contemporary designer and pottery company in the Victorian village of Stoke on Trent, in England. Each … Continued

Infusing Honey with Herbs & Spices

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Bees and the all the buzz… Honey, and especially bees, are a thing these days.With a spotlight being placed on the buzzy fliers due to their diminishing numbers, more and more people are paying special attention to them. And not … Continued

Teacup Tuesday: Tiger Raj by Lynn Chase

From artist to designer This colorful and exotic teacup pattern, Tiger Raj, by artist Lynn Chase, exemplifies her whimsical take on the animal kingdom. Having traveled extensively throughout Africa, South America and the States, Chase turned her creative talent towards … Continued

Visiting Stratford Ontario for the Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare and the other Stratford… Last week we drove up to Stratford in Ontario, Canada to enjoy their Shakespeare Festival. Although I have been to Canada a number of times, it’s always been at the other end of the country … Continued