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  • Written by Jennifer Mcknight Trontz
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Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st-Century Household

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On Sale: May 13, 2014
Pages: 176 | ISBN: 978-1-59474-750-2
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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!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Successful Economical Living
     Domestic Management and Systems
     Be a Wise Consumer
     Your Body, Your House
     Know Your Neighborhood
     The Art of Making Friends
     The Happy Way of Doing Things
     Being Part of a Family
     Bedside Manners
Kitchen Arts and Sciences
     Food and Its Uses
     Daily Meals
     Economic Shopping
     Avoiding Food Waste
     The Science of Cooking
     The Handling of Meat
     Know Your Meat
     Meat Substitutes
     Fish and Poultry
     Vegetables
     The Beauty and Utility of “Left-Overs”
     Soups and Sauces
     Putting Food By
     The Happy Working Kitchen
     The Serving of Meals
     The Elegant Table
     A Graceful Table Manner
     Carving Techniques
     Measuring with Care
     Home-Baked Bread
     Baking the Perfect Cake
     Quick Breads
     Making Candy
Care of Clothing and Textiles
     The Purchase of Clothing and Shoes
     A Lesson in the Principles of Design
     Care and Storage
     Careful Laundering
     Home Sewing
     The Art of Sewing by Hand
     Seams and Basting
     Hemming
     Reusing Bits of Fabric
     Mending
Mamagement and Furnishing of the Home
     The Joy of Homeownership
      Interior Design
     The Special Little Touches
     Selection of Furnishings
     The Science of Color
     Decorating the Small Apartment
     A Clean House Is Inviting
     Efficiency in Cleaning
     Occasional Cleaning
     Cleaning Tools
     Natural Cleansers
     Cautions in the Home
     Eradicating Household Pests
Leisurely Pursuits
     Making the Most of Time Off
     The Needle Arts
     Flowers and Plants in the Home
     Tending a Garden of Delights
     The Art of Entertaining
     Hostessing a Buffet
     Picnics and Outdoor Fun
Index
Credits
Metric Conversions
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Praise

“From setting an elegant table to the intricacies of ironing a ruffled shirt, this primer delivers wisdom both encyclopedic and utterly charming.”—Country Living

“This new book offers old wisdom.”—GateHouse News Service

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