Sunday, January 14, 2007

Our House - Part II

Here's the view from the living room. The bookcases are located just outside Hubby's office. It's not much of a view, but at least the carpet clean!! The next picture shows a few of my collections on display, everything vintage: Children's books of all kinds, Little Golden Books, just a few children's toys, textbooks (one-room school house era), Bibles, curious books.
A few examples of my curious books. Handy Helps or How to do Things, published compliments of the Calumet Baking Power Co, no date available. The title page describes this book as "a collection of useful hints and suggestions for the housewife...valuable alike to the young bride and the gray haired matron." Hmmm...I should fall in there somewhere. Housekeeping Hints by Duraclean: 137 ways to make housecleaning a b-r-e-e-z-e, published in 1964 by Duraclean Company known for "flower fresh" cleaning for rugs, wall-to-wall carpeting and upholstering. I have not read either book. Maybe one day I'll post some helpful household hints. We'll both learn something!!

4 comments:

Blue the Spa Girl said...

The old books on housecleaning are fantastic! What a nice collection of books on that shelf...that with all of the snow you have pictured on your blog would pair well with a nice mug of hot chocolate and a good read!
Thanks for your visit to my photo blog.
Lovely pictures!

Libbys Blog said...

What a fantastic house you have! Books/war your husband and mine would get on like a house on fire!! I look forward to hearing some of those helpful tips! Some should be hilarious!!!

Allotment Lady said...

Brilliant - what a great home and locations

dot said...

You have a beautiful home!