Thursday, January 6, 2011

Housekeeping and Etiquette Bibliography

Dearest friends,

I am feeling a lot better than I was.  Thank you for all your well wishes and prayers for a speedy return to health.  I am still a bit sniffly but that is about it.  I hope to get to bed soon.  Yes, momma is feeling much better--I made a lovely dinner of baked salmon; a variety salad, which is a collection of shredded carrots, julienne red peppers, sliced cucumbers, and shredded cabbage all mixed with some homemade dressing; green beans; and gingerbread.  I have never made or eaten gingerbread before, and it was just so yummy!  (And of course how I am, I made it so it was very healthful as well.)  I also made beef meatballs over spinach instead of spaghetti for my husband.  He and our eldest are on a candida diet (but that is another post for another time).  They will hopefully be done in April and we will all be happy about that!

 I just wanted to share with you quickly that I found a list of old antique books on Housewifery and Household Management topics.  I do not know if you can find the actual books anywhere--either in the public domain, libraries, amazon, or ebay, but let me know if you do find them anywhere.  I thought some of you would find the list of titles quite interesting.  It seems most (or all?) of them are from the 1800's.  Have fun!

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  1. Thanks be to God that you are feeling better!! I truly love the homemaking and etiquette books from the 1800s. I have collected a few reprints, but they are so hard to come by.

    I am very happy to hear that you are doing better. I hate to leave your lovely blog (I just love your beautiful template) but I really must get to bed. It is 12:30 a.m. and I have to be up in four more hours!

  2. I can't open your link for the list :-(

  3. Wow!
    I think I'd like to read every one of them! How interesting Mrs Q.
    I wonder what being frugal was like for the housewife in 1840!!
    We'd probably call it poverty by today's standards.
    I have a Girls Own Annual from 1889 and I love reading about the social mores of that era.
    Thanks for the link.

  4. You are really so sweet, Miss Linda. I hope you got some rest! I have seen some of the old books like this on Amazon before. I do not own any of them.

    I am sure it was so different then, Trish. What is your very old book about?

    Mrs. Stam did you click on the word "list"? If you still can't get it, here is the direct link.


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