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January 22, 2009



what a cool book!
I love FLW too.
How I would love to live in a Usonian house.
My husband and I have taken trips to both Taliesin and Taliesin West and they were both worth every penny.


You're kitchen is wonderful, I am the same about Charles Rennie Macintosh, i love his stuff, you have inspired me to think of ways i can bring some of his designs into my home...


Wow, wow, wow. Love the pics of those buildings, really love the cupboard doors, and splashback. What a talented lady you are. I'm so jealous. I have a falling down retro 70's kitchen (think orange and brown lino). Yuk. Maybe I will get a new kitchen next year. Wish it were going to be as nice as yours!

PS. I don't suppose your FLW quilts book would like to caome for a small holiday?


Great job on your kitchen re-do. You have to come out here to the midwest to see some of FLW's houses. That first photo is a house he did in Grand Rapids which has these very uncomfortable but stylish straight-backed dining chairs. If I remember correctly from the tour we took of it, the owner of that house was short so things are scaled down to suit his stature.

You can also rent a FLW designed cottage in a Wisconsin State Park. It's called the Seth Petersen House and is really small but lovely. FLW didn't believe in kitchens so it was hard to make a meal for our family when we stayed overnight in the cottage!


Those look amazing. And don't listen to me when I tell you stained glass is pretty easy to learn........

Amy @ parkcitygirl

love that piece over your stove! I tend to drool over the jewelry pieces in the catalog with his name on it :) clean lines are so pleasing to the eye!

Heidi Elliott

That is a very lovely kitchen. I have always liked FLW too. The clean lines and forms are lovely. I visited a college in southern Florida that had at least 4 buildings designed by FLW. I was wonderful to see them in person. I hope you get a chance to do so. Falling Water is worth the trip is you are ever near Pittsburgh.

sandi a.

Oh, the stained glass cabinet doors are beautiful. Can't wait to see the entire kitchen. Your backsplash behind your stove is divine!! When we built our house two years ago, there was to be backsplash behind the stove but our tile person who was also our contractor didn't budget right and we axed that part til a later day. Which was good, because his tile work turned out to be not quite "divine" and I know that my husband and I can do something together that will look great. He bought a wet saw so that he can tile the basement bath (he started finishing off our basement in December)so if he succeeds at that, then he can do the backsplash. I'm going to show him the picture of what you did because it is excellent work. I know. I spent hours and hours study tile, patterns and workmanship as we prepared to build this house!!


Your cabinets are GORGEOUS!!!
and I looooove the windows.....



You can get reproduction FLW tiles from this company.


If you get around to visiting a FLW house, I would suggest going to Oak Park and seeing a whole handful of them in one day. Unity Temple was also wonderful. FLW was short and he scaled most of his houses to his proportions.

Paper Dolls for Boys

WOW! Wet saw and ballroom dancing?!!! You gotta rest, let some of us catch up! :)

I have that same quilting book and I've had it for a looooong time, have not made anything yet but they are beautiful! I'll be inspired when you make yours.


Okay, first, I love that FLW house. Wouldn't that be the neatest house to live in?? And next, you did a wonderful job capturing his look in your kitchen. Even the knobs are fab!


Hi, new to your blog, came over from Ross blog, to film in the fridge to you, haha but love it!
Can i ask what brand is the vent over ur stove, i so want to order this for my kitchen, thanks!

properties philippines

What a fantastic kitchen. It looks super functional without looking industrial or sterile. The countertops are amazing and I love the cabinet paint color. Great job!

Deirdre G

Frank Dodd

The FLW tile behind the Stove is a great idea and looks great too. Will have to steal that idea for my next kitchen remodel or maybe even my entryway. I'm also a big FLW (and Greene&Greene) fan.

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