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July Fourth

Félix Vallotton (French, 1865–1925), Fireworks (plate VI) from The World's Fair (L'Exposition Universelle) , 1901, Woodcut

Félix Vallotton (French, 1865–1925), Fireworks (plate VI) from The World’s Fair (L’Exposition Universelle) , 1901, Woodcut

Happy Fourth of July all! I’m on a major Félix Vallotton kick lately, and love his woodcut, Fireworks, from L’Exposition Universelle, held in Paris in 1900. Our apartment completed a brand new rooftop deck yesterday, just in time for Milwaukee’s fireworks display last night. Now heading to my hometown for some nostalgic parade watching, and backyard BBQ.


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The Art of Giving

Christmas has snuck up as always! The husband and I both took Monday
off this week for some intensive holiday shopping, but there is still plenty
of wrapping and baking left to do before Christmas arrives. We have a
friend’s holiday party tonight, and are ready to get into the holiday spirit!
—Some last minute gift ideas for the artist or art lover in each of us—


The Art of Giving

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First Snow

We finally saw our first flurries of snow, on our ride home from the husband’s office Holiday party last night. It is officially beginning to feel like the holidays!

Rockwell Kent, Snow laden pines, 1950, Gouache on board

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Thanksgiving Menu

This year we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with the husband’s family, and I cannot wait for the delicious spread that’s sure to come, and the wonderful company of both my parents and my new extended family. This year is definitely going to bring some changes in our holiday traditions, as we navigate married life, and the combining of each of our family traditions, with those of our own.

We all have that one dish that makes Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving. Our annual family staple is known as ‘Pineapple Stuff,’ basically a sweet pineapple stuffing, and it looks like it’s my job to make it this year! I’m absolutely taken with these early 20th century menus, and the traditions that emerge! Consomme? Assorted candy, nuts and cigarettes? Love it.

What is your favorite it-isn’t-Thanksgiving-without-it dish?

George Elbert Burr
Thanksgiving Menu, 1905
Pen and ink and watercolor on paper

Thanksgiving Menu, Company 1968, 1933
Ink on paper

Some of my favorite Thanksgiving Day guides and menu ideas from around blog land (definitely keeping these filed away, for when the day comes that I have to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal):

Style Me Pretty Thanksgiving

Spoon Fork Bacon Thanksgiving Round Up

The Glitter Guide: The Perfect Pair

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