. Fascinating insight into how babies were raised in the 1950sfrom how to dress baby matinee coats and bonnets to how to administer feeds strictly four-hourly if following the Truby King method, the child-rearing methods of the 1950s are a fascinating insight into the lives of women in that decade. Here author, many now in their eighties, and grandmother Sheila Hardy collects heartwarming personal anecdotes from those women, mother, who became mothers during this fascinating postwar period.
1950s Housewife: Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950sThe History Press #ad - From the perils of "courting" to the inevitable list of wedding gifts to the household tips that any self-respecting new wife should know, this book collects heartwarming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s.
1950s Housewife: Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s #ad - Women were expected to create a spotless home, delicious meals, and an inviting bedroom. A nostalgic look at what it was like to be a housewife in the 1950sBeing a housewife in the 1950s was quite different than today.
Classic Household Hints: Over 500 Old and New Tips for a Happier HomeABRAMS #ad - An illustrated, organized, nostalgic how-to guide to achieving a clean, and happy home—with over 500 retro tips and tricks! Return your household to the simpler times of yesteryear with this delightful guide full of time- and money-saving tips on everything from cleaning and organizing your home to buying and handling food.
Classic Household Hints: Over 500 Old and New Tips for a Happier Home #ad - Even in an age of endless new household products and devices, tried-and-true methods can help any homeowner keep a cleaner, these old-fashioned, happier home. A thoroughly researched compendium of the best american home life tips from the 1920s through the ’60s, full-color illustrations, fascinating sidebars, Classic Household Hints is filled with useful information, and quotes—providing practical help as well as fun for housekeepers and neat freaks everywhere.
Return of the Old Fashioned Housewife: Advice on homemaking, urban homesteading, and a simpler life#ad - Return of the Old Fashioned Housewife: Advice on homemaking, urban homesteading, and a simpler life #ad - Revised and updated. It is about mixing the delights of the modern life with the slower pace of the old fashioned to create balance and heart in the home and with the family. It is from a blog that was created to inspire and share life as a housewife and mother and ways to do it all in the easiest and most enjoyable way possible.
This book is a compilation of over a year of writing on homemaking, buying a home on one income, creating household budgets, and the very beginnings of backyard farming in a small city.
The 1950s American Home Shire Library USA Book 740Shire Publications #ad - So why was this change so radical? in what ways did life change for people moving into these swanky new homes, and why has the legacy of the 1950s home endured for so long? Diane Boucher answers these questions and more in this colorful introduction to the homes that embody the golden age of modern design.
The 1950s American Home Shire Library USA Book 740 #ad - Modern living began with the homes of the 1950s. Casting aside the privations of the second world war, gave televisions pride of place in the living room, American architects embraced the must-have mod-cons: they wrapped fitted kitchens around fridges, washing machines, dishwashers and electric ovens, and built integrated garages for enormous space-age cars.
The Homemade Housewife: The last book you will ever need on homemaking and frugal living#ad - How about buying a home and fixing it up on a budget? She has done it all and raised a family on one small income and managed to keep her homemaking position for years. She would even show you how to decorate a home from garage sales and dress well from thrift stores. Let her share all this good stuff with you.
Revised and Updated. What if you had a friend that had all sorts of advice on homemaking, budgeting, being frugal but wanting for nothing and homeschooling? What if this friend could show you how to create a household budget from A to Z that would cut your bills in half. Or almost? she could give you some advice on Urban farming with super easy ways to compost and how to travel, have the guest stay over, throw all sorts of parties and really celebrate the holidays on pennies.
The Homemade Housewife: The last book you will ever need on homemaking and frugal living #ad - . There is even advice for getting out of debt and building a savings fast and ideas on making some money from home. No matter what budget you are working with, disability, fixed income, a military salary, one income family. There is so much advice here. This is a homemaker that knows her stuff and wants to help you live a wonderful lifestyle in a sustainable and inexpensive way.
The Good Wife Guide: 19 Rules for Keeping a Happy HusbandCider Mill Press #ad - A man’s home is his castle, and as such, he should be treated like a king. And this fun, retro volume shows wives how to keep his royal highness happy. When he returns home from his demanding job, a man rightfully deserves a bit of pampering. A happy smile, a warm kiss, and a pair of cozy slippers are just the start.
Here are all the secrets for helping him feel comfortable and content: advice on cooking from scratch, the lowdown on why a clean home makes hubby feel better, and valuable hints on making yourself more attractive to him. It's a great and humorous gift for brides-to-be or happily married wives, for Valentine’s Day, and bridal showers and bachelorette parties.
Cocoa at Midnight: The real life story of my time as a housekeeperCoronet #ad - Her family lived in a tiny flat near Paddington Station and her earliest memories were of the smell of horses and the shrill whistle of steam trains. But despite long hours, amorous butlers and mad employers, Kathleen always kept her sense of humour and knew how to have fun. Here she heard tales of the earl's propensity for setting fire to himself, as well as enjoying the servant's gossip about who was sleeping with whom.
The spencers were just the first in a line of eccentric families for whom she worked during a career that lasted more than thirty earrs and took her from a London palace to remote medieval estates. On one occasion she was almost caught in bed with her boyfriend who had to jump out of the window and run down the drive in his underwear to escape the local bobby.
Cocoa at Midnight: The real life story of my time as a housekeeper #ad - Kathleen clifford was born in 1909. She started work on 1925 as a lowly kitchen maid in the London home of Lady Diana Spencer's family. For a girl from the slums there was only really one option once school was over - a life in service.