Home Decoration: How to Get Beauty in House and Furnishings at a Reasonable Cost

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Penn, 1915 - Interior decoration - 208 pages
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Page 54 - One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good Than all the sages can.
Page 53 - s woven through organic rock and grass, And that which thrills man's heart in every line, As o'er its web God's weaving fingers pass. The timid flower that decks the fragrant field, The daring star that tints the solemn dome, From one propulsive force to being reeled ; Both keep one law and have a single home.
Page 66 - This is the true nature of home — it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from all injury, but from all terror, doubt, and division. In so far as it is not this, it is not home: so far as the anxieties of the outer life penetrate into it...
Page 21 - Who creates a home, creates a potent spirit, which in turn doth fashion him that fashioned.
Page 129 - We may see how all things are, Seas and cities, near and far, And the flying fairies' looks, In the picture storybooks. How am I to sing your praise, Happy chimney-corner days, Sitting safe in nursery nooks, Reading picture storybooks ? — ROBERT Louis STEVENSON.
Page 176 - The Amateur, formed the foundation of household existence. With a sufficient supply of egg-boxes, and what The Amateur termed a " natural deftness," no young couple need hesitate to face the furnishing problem.
Page 142 - ... the cooking side." Here are arranged boilers, saucepans, broilers, and all implements, large or small, needed for cooking. The south side is filled by the door leading into the refrigerator-closet, the baking-table, and the door leading into the butler's pantry. This we call the "baking side...
Page 195 - It is applied to the board with a brush, care being taken to keep the paint well stirred, so that the pumice will not settle. Two coats are usually necessary. The first should be allowed to dry thoroughly before the second is put on, the latter being applied so as not to disturb or rub off any portion of the first. One gallon of this paint will ordinarily furnish 2 coats fpr 60 sq.
Page 84 - ... present age, when the machinery of celebrity was so cunningly contrived that almost anybody who would drop in his penny might set the model to working, privacy rose to dignity, and might, indeed, rank as a virtue. At this point the harassed Occident brusquely declared that in Shelbyville nothing was more public than privacy, nothing more ostentatious than reticence, nothing more calculated to draw the unfavorable notice of the community than any attempt at seclusion...
Page 153 - There should be shelves of some sort where the lad can stow away some treasures as his stamp album, his butterflies, his postal collection or whatever happens to be his hobby, for hobbies in a boy should be encouraged, as they help to bring out his manly traits. The athletic boy should have his weapons about, his fencing foils crossed above the...

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