I loved Great-Grandma's tea towels. I've never seen any like them. She had a set of stencils she used to paint with adorable African-American scenes on them. I almost hated to use them, they were so pretty.
As a young homemaker, I learned quickly that the themed days of the week are a really good idea. Some days I didn't know where to start. I know some people do all their housekeeping (or most of it) on the weekend but that always left me so tired. I do laundry and dishes daily, but other things I tend to do one day a week. I prefer to have my weekends for rest and visits, so I want the house clean and laundry caught up.
- Sunbonnet Girls for Days of the Week Towels PDF Instant Downloads of Vintage Embroidery 60s
- African American Woman in Cross Stitch Embroidery for Days of the Week dish Towels 1940s Walker 66 PDF instant download
- Vintage Hand Embroidery PATTERN 228 African American Woman Week Days 1940s PDF Instant Download
- Vintage Hand Embroidery Pattern PDF file Instant Download 7280 Birds for Days of the Week Kitchen Towels 1960s
Isn't that an interesting quote? Imagine someone in the early 1800's writing something like that! It amazes me. What would they think of women today I wonder? Here are a few other old homemaking books available free from Gutenburg.org. I think these are so much fun to read. The ideas, suggestions, and sometimes the totally different way of living is just fascinating to me!
The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book by William F. Bigelow
The Easiest Way in Housekeeping and Cooking by Helen Campbell
The New England Cook Book, or Young Housekeeper's Guide by Anonymous
Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers by Lea
A Treatise on Domestic Economy; For the Use of Young Ladies at Home and at School
- American Woman's Home: Or, Principles of Domestic Science; by Beecher and Stowe
Last week's favorite:
After my Coffee! Opens at 11 am CST on Thursdays. I've tried to make the Rules simple: