28 February 2010

Modern Homemaking

My latest Trade Me bargain is a handy guide to Modern Homemaking, dated 1967. I love old how-to-books, they are great for just browsing through finding pearls of wisdom. For example - "The modern washing machine is very useful for freeing the housewife to be available to complete other tasks." Like sitting in the sun with her feet up I hope.
There are some interesting colour plates with decorating suggestions. Notice the pine cladding in the above picture and the weather boards on the side of the bath below.

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