Monday, November 23, 2009

An American Classic

"Winter Bouquet" By Mary Maki Rae - 2014 (c) - Sauce By Robert Rae


1 Cup Frozen Cranberry Juice Cocktail Concentrate, thawed

or Regular Cranberry Juice
1 Cup Sugar

1 12-oz. Pkg. Fresh or Frozen Cranberries, rinsed & drained
1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
3 Tablespoons Orange Marmalade
2 Tablespoons Fresh Orange Juice
2 Teaspoons Minced Orange Peel
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Allspice

Combine Cranberry Juice Concentrate & Sugar in Saucepan.
Bring to a Boil, Stirring until Sugar Dissolves.

Add Fresh & Dried Cranberries, Cook until Dried Berries
begin to soften, & Fresh Berries begin to Pop.
(about Seven Minutes)

Remove from Heat, & Stir in remaining Ingredients
Chill for about Two Hours.

We make this Cranberry Sauce every year for Thanksgiving
and Christmas - It's Really Good-!
This Recipe makes about 4 Jars of Sauce to Keep or Give as Gifts
Or One Large Bowl to Serve with Your Holiday Dinner-!


Art by Mary Maki Rae & Robert Rae - 2009(c)
Wishing You & Yours All the Best this 
 Holiday Season-!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Spendid Stencils

So Stunning is Henry Wilson's Kitchen - with His Hand-Stenciled Designs that are Beautifully applied to the Ceiling - Bordered on the Walls - and even the Floor.
I'm impressed with Henry Wilson's "Full Emersion" into All things East Indian - and His Bold, relentless Stenciling-! Inspired and Enchanted by the subcontinent for Thirty years - He discovered the richest and noblest of Indian resources: It's Tradition of Handicrafts.
It's from close observation of these Treasures and from His travels that All of His Inspiration for His own designs were derived.
All of the Wallpapers used in the Decoration of His Home in London - have been stenciled on his kitchen table with his own Hands - in spite of calloused palms and blisters on his index finger-!
And all done at night - as His job as photographer and Book Designer fill up His days.
An Extensive Collection of Henry Wilson's Designs in many Colorways are now Available at:
Osborne & Little.

The Wall of Henry Wilson's Study is Collaged with a Myriad of His Stencil Designs
Read about Henry Wison's Fantastic Stenciled Art - His Decorating Style - and View His Vast Collection of Treasures from India - in this Months "World of Interiors" - December-2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Little Romance

"A Romantic Evening" 16"x16" Acrylic on Canvas -
Painting and Evening Purse By Mary Maki Rae - 2009 (c)
Blue Evening Purse - Open and lined with striped Silk - MMR - 2009(c)

Love this Vintage Rose Fabric - Accented with iridescent Mother of Pearl Vintage Buttons - (the background photo is from NoaNoa Catalog - I find their Line of Clothing Refreshingly Romantic -! And the Miniature Collection absolutely Enchanting-!) Find NoaNoa Here.

Background Art & "Bohemian Beret" By Mary Maki Rae
Sculptured Mannequin By Robert Rae - 2009 (c)

I've been experimenting with Fabric Collage Totes and Purses - why not Hats too-! Although Silk is touchy to work with - I love the way it catches the light and how lovely it drapes into soft folds - I don't know of any other fine cloth that possesses this beguiling feature - so it's worth the fuss-!