The Kitchen Linens Book: Using, Sharing, and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives [NOOK Book]

Overview

Gather 'round! The endearing follow-up to The Apron Book is now served. EllynAnne Geisel graces us with her new treasure, The Kitchen Linens Book. It's a lovely treat.

Family kitchens are where our days begin and end. And one constant is threaded among the people, the stories, and the moments: America's kitchen linens. If only these prized pieces could talk.

The Kitchen Linens Book invites women of all ages to visit with the past. In this book,...

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The Kitchen Linens Book: Using, Sharing, and Cherishing the Fabrics of Our Daily Lives

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Overview

Gather 'round! The endearing follow-up to The Apron Book is now served. EllynAnne Geisel graces us with her new treasure, The Kitchen Linens Book. It's a lovely treat.

Family kitchens are where our days begin and end. And one constant is threaded among the people, the stories, and the moments: America's kitchen linens. If only these prized pieces could talk.

The Kitchen Linens Book invites women of all ages to visit with the past. In this book, Geisel gives us an up-close look at tablecloths, dishtowels, and napkins with details and histories as fine as the stories themselves. Embroidered or hemstitched, linens or oilcloths--these are the fabrics and the memories of our mothers and grandmothers. And each one has an endearing story and a vivid history.

* Rich photography highlighting every detail accompanies stories passed from generation to generation.

* EllynAnne's passion for finding and saving linens from flea markets, estate sales, and antique stores will inspire you to dig through your own closets and cupboards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780740790775
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing LLC
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Sales rank: 1,299,390
  • File size: 15 MB
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Meet the Author

EllynAnne Geisel, who lives at Pueblo, CO, is the author of The Apron Book and the creator of Apron Chronicles, the traveling exhibit. Her apron designs have appeared in Vogue and have been worn by Bree in Desperate Housewives. She's been a guest on both NPR's All Things Considered and CBS News' Sunday Morning. She continues to make nationwide appearances to promote her books and exhibit.
Online:
apronmemories.blogspot.com

www.apronmemories.com

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  • Posted May 10, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Kitchen linens Book

    This book is wonderful for research and just learning about linens in the depression and how they were used and why. The vintage iron-on in the back is just wonderful and the story of how EllynAnne Geisel found it is just priceless. Anyone who is interested in Table clothes and aprons in todays world should own this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    Wonderful book

    Lots of fun reading, very nostalgic, makes a great gift.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Nostalgia at it's best!

    For those of us that love all things vintage about kitchen linens and a simpler way of life... Wonderfully illustrated, precious stories from the past, family recipes shared, and even a towel pattern is included - it doesn't get any better than that. Enjoy!

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

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    Takes me back to my childhood with Grandma!

    I adored this book. It took me back in time to when I was a little girl and help Grandma dry the dishes after Sunday dinners at her house. Oh, the talks we used to have to pass the time away. Grandma used her linen towels for everyting from keeping the lettuce crisp to covering up the bread dough while it was rising. A tablecover and clothes pin made the most beautiful cape when you got your hair cut. I wish I still had some of her linens but they got lost many years ago. I now scour flea markets and vintage stores for linens belonging to someone elses Grandma. Oh the stories they could tell.

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  • Posted July 4, 2009

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    Great Linens Book!

    I really enjoyed reading the stories behind the purchasing of the various linens which the author owns. There are also snippets of stories and histories written by other people which help the entertainment factor! I was very inspired and decided to use my own "collected" tablecloths more often!
    The patterns included with the book for the iron on transfers really make this a wonderful gift!!! In fact I bought it as a gift originally and then decided to keep it in my personal library. I guess I'll have to buy another one!

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  • Posted May 31, 2009

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    GREAT READ + GREAT GIFT

    Great book. Have given as gift, along with making the dish towels from pattern in back of book. Fantastic reading and recipes! Have bought 3 and will buy again. One of the greatest finds. Given as a gift along with making the dish towels,my firends "Wowed" the book. The coconut cake recipe in the books was the RAVE HIT at the office.

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