Publisher description for 1, 001 old-time household hints : timeless bits of household wisdom for today's home and garden / by the editors of Yankee Magazine.
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An irresistible compendium of tips, recipes, and sage advice on all aspects of everyday living, rediscovered from an earlier age—a glorious celebration of our heritage of ingenuity!
The editors of Yankee magazine scoured scores of vintage books, magazines, journals, and memoirs to find the very best old-time secrets for preparing meals, cleaning, doing laundry, decorating, repairing the home, treating common ailments, caring for pets, celebrating the holidays, and gardening outdoors and indoors. Throughout this treasury the editors suggest ways to adapt yesteryear’s methods using today’s technology and materials, giving readers the best of both the old and the new. As readers explore these pages, they’ll discover:
• how to mix a stain for wood furniture from coffee and salt
• how to make real sourdough bread the way the pioneers did
• how to air condition a hot, stale room without relying on electricity
• how to fashion a beautiful garden trellis from twigs
With this book by their side, readers will always be in the good company of an old-timer who is set to dispense a helpful hint, encouraging word, or sage secret at the turn of a page.
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