Household Wisdom: Traditional Homemaking Tips for Modern Living
For anyone who has despaired of maintaining house and home in our chaotic, modern world, Household Wisdom provides refreshing and practical relief. A selection of Book-of-the-Month Club's Country Homes and Garden Book Club, this useful guide contains the homemaking secrets that your grandmother learned from her grandmother. Learn how to keep a well-ordered linen closet, care for your cutlery, polish silver, brass, and bronze, remove stubborn stains, and save seeds from the garden. The myriad tips and techniques make it easy to keep every room clean, pleasant, and pest-free. Illustrated with 150 color photos and drawings, this handsome volume will prove to be a handy reference to use as the need arises. Household Wisdom helps you instantly create old-fashioned order which never goes out of style.
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