Home Economics: Timeless Advice from Vintage Housekeeping Textbooks

Home Economics: Timeless Advice from Vintage Housekeeping Textbooks

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by Jennifer Mcknight Trontz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1594744610

ISBN-13: 9781594744617

Pub. Date: 07/28/2010

Publisher: Quirk Publishing

“Housekeeping is becoming more and more a matter of science, and the laurels are bound to fall to the woman who conducts her household in a business-like way.”
 
Let the thrifty sensibility of yesteryear be your guide as you shop for the most economical foods, choose wall colors scientifically, clean with natural products, look your best

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“Housekeeping is becoming more and more a matter of science, and the laurels are bound to fall to the woman who conducts her household in a business-like way.”
 
Let the thrifty sensibility of yesteryear be your guide as you shop for the most economical foods, choose wall colors scientifically, clean with natural products, look your best without breaking the bank, and budget your way to frugal efficiency. In this amazing collection of clever wisdom and practical advice drawn from vintage home-economics textbooks, you’ll find everything you need to get back to basics and run a healthy and happy household. Home Economics covers all the categories of delightful domesticity:
    
     •  Health & Hygiene
     •  Cookery & Recipes
     •  Manners & Etiquette
     •  Design & Decoration
     •  Cleaning & Safety
     •  Gardening & Crafts
 
Rediscover the art and science of keeping house—economically!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594744617
Publisher:
Quirk Publishing
Publication date:
07/28/2010
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
256,048
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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Home Economics: Timeless Advice from Vintage Housekeeping Textbooks 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whether you just have a curious mind or believe in the teachings, this book offers you the vintage advice lost in the years of our time. It was very hard for me to put down the book for turning each page was new and exciting. I have always dreamed and strived to be the best possible housewife and mother possible but the teachings just are not in schools anymore. This book helped me with the advice I wish I had learned. I am always recommending this book to friends and family as I am sure you will do the same.
Anonymous 8 months ago
All sorts of practical advice that I always wanted and needed to know succinctly and charmingly delivered.
EmilyElizabeth22 More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing little book! I am in my second year of college and after much trial and error, I wanted to start conciously learning about how to live on my own. I wanted a traditional home economics book that could teach me traditional concepts to help me survive on my own. I got that and so much more in this book. This book is beautiful and covers everything. Even down to the craftsmanship of the book itself (a lovely textured cover with clean binding), it is absolute perfection. When I showed it to my mom, she asked me to order one for her too. It is timeless advice for all generations. I would strongly suggest this as a graduation present or present for a young person.