Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Falling Water is Calling My Name

It's been a few years since I visited Falling Water. Is it to soon to start planning a vacation?

In this video you'll get a little history and biographical information about Frank Lloyd Wright and Falling Water.

In this video you'll get to view more interior shots as well!

Bumming Around The Midwest via Craigslist for Midcentury

Winter is not a time to slow down when creating the perfect look. Here are a couple of great finds on Craigslist! This blue and ivory mid-century lamp hails from Indianapolis, Indiana! They are asking $115.00 for this 3 tiered beauty and I'd say
it's well worth it.

This gorgeous white leather Ikea sofa is not to far from Indianapolis in Columbus, Ohio. They are asking 600.00.

After you finish in Columbus take a drive to Loveland, Ohio near Cincinnati and pick up this timeless wicker chair and ottoman for $150.00.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Thrifty Elegant Christmas Garage Sale Style

Christmas time doesn't need to be costly or stressful if you plan ahead, after all Christmas arrives on December 25th every year! So lets take a quick garage sale recap in room number one. The Hitchcock Limited Edition Christmas chair was purchased at a garage sale last spring for $20.00, the decanter set was purchased at a flea market for $25.00, the coffee table was $25.00 from a second hand furniture store, the leather sofa for $100.00 from Craigslist, the rug was $15.00 from a garage sale.

In the kitchen the maple table was $5.00 at a church rummage sale, the lamp was $10.00 from a summer garage sale, the white linen table cloth was purchased at an estate sale for $10.00 and the large silver punch bowl was bought at an outdoor flea market for $20.00 and was complete with silver cups! I made the Christmas tree centerpiece out of construction paper and crayons.

In the dining room this beautiful maple Hitchcock dining room set complete with 6 chairs and a large hutch was purchased for $250.00, the cake plate is made by M.Z. Austria and was about $25.00, the small green glass bowl was .50 from a garage sale, the gorgeous hand tatted linen was $5.00 from a local antique shop, the sculpture and watering can in the background were also garage sale items. The Lemon Cake was made by my son and it's priceless.

So don't break the bank but do celebrate this blessed day with ease! Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hungarian Poppy Seed Cake

My family has passed down recipes from one generation to the next, I am sharing a poppy seed cake recipe from my aunt.

Poppy Seed Cake 1 1/2 c poppy seeds, 1 1/2 c milk, 3/4 c butter, 1 1/2 c sugar, 3 eggs seperated, 2 5/8 c flour, 1 1/2 tsp vanilla, 1 1/2 baking powder Soak poppy seed in milk overnight. Cream butter & sugar. Add beaten egg yolks. Then alternately add flour and baking powder, sifted together and milk with poppy seed. Fold in beaten egg whites. Add 1 tsp vanilla. Bake in layers. Serve with cream custard icing. (If you can't purchase fresh poppy seed replace with canned) Icing: Cook 1 pkg vanilla pudding in 1 c milk. Cream 1/4 c sweet butter, 5 TBSP conf. sugar. Add 1 TBSP pudding at a time. Let pudding cool before adding butter mixture.