It’s time for falling temps, falling leaves, and clocks that will be falling back soon.
We thought it was also the perfect time to tell the story of Fallingwater, the home that inspired our latest Mid-Century House card and wall art, “Falling Snow”.
A Note From Diane:
I suppose, once an art student, always an art student. In my case I am constantly amazed at all the creativity that has preceded me, from illustrators and fine artists and especially architects. I study the use of line and space and color, amazed at the vision and talent. Of course, the body of work of Frank Lloyd Wright is one that could take a lifetime to study. I found expressing his creation Fallingwater as a Christmas Card illustration a real challenge, and a delight as well. My imagination took me to a holiday soirée within the hallowed walls of Fallingwater, watching the snow softly fall. Perhaps one day, I will get to actually visit in person.
Why We’ve Fallen For Fallingwater:
Fallingwater was designed in 1935 by Frank Lloyd Wright as a vacation home for the Kaufmann family. The buildings and surrounding land were entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963 and opened as a museum in 1964.
This national treasure had us at hello and we’re thrilled to share it with you today.
A leaf-peeper’s paradise. Fallingwater is located in picturesque southwestern Pennsylvania, nestled within the 5000-acre Bear Run Nature Reserve which is ablaze with color this time of year.
Astonishing architecture. How does this 9300 sq. ft. stone masterpiece appear to rise effortlessly above the 30 ft. waterfall upon which it was built?
The real deal. Completed in 1939, this Frank Lloyd Wright wonderland is his only major public work to have retained its original setting, artwork and authentic Wright-designed furnishings.
No artificial ingredients. Built from native materials, including sandstone quarried on-site, this modern yet natural beauty lives in perfect harmony with its surroundings.
Hands-on history. Voted the “best all-time work of American architecture,” Fallingwater, a National Historic Landmark, offers a rare opportunity to visit a UNESCO World Heritage List site.
Tours for every taste. Fallingwater’s keepers have perfected the art of presentations including brunch, dinner and sunset receptions, family field trips and in-depth architectural tours.
A virtual vacation. Fallingwater fans have the opportunity to visit from home thanks to an array of webinars, workshops and summer camps. There’s a webcam, too! See it here.
Written by Pam,
with a note from Diane Dempsey
Merry Maker’s Tip: Did you know our Falling Snow card is also available as wall art? Created by Diane Dempsey, the artist of RetroChristmasCardCompany. Find a print or framed canvas at our year round fine art site: Diane-Dempsey-Design-Studio.com