Today we wanted to share a little gem of a book that we have run across on homemaking that we know you will enjoy–it is Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping.
It is old-fashioned and has these cute pictures on the inside that will make you want to keep reading. And Mrs. Dunwoody is a character based on the author’s great-grandmother and other traditional Southern women who believe in the importance of making a house a home.
The helpful chapters include:
The Art of Homekeeping
The Cares of House and Home
Miss Sallie Anne’s Splendid Directions for Laundry
Notes and Recipes from the Kitchen
The Art of Entertaining
Matters of Formality
Health and Beauty
Marriage and Family
A Treasury of Memories
“This book is great! Fun for browsing through. It has a little of everything and would make a great gift for a bride or new home owner, or anyone who enjoys making home a cozy place. Based on Southern “receipt books” that Southern women kept after the civil war, this book covers everything from homemade, safe cleaning solutions to letter writing and etiquette. Some of my favorite sections include “Mrs. Dunwoody’s Essential Guide to Absolutely Delightful Parties”, “Mrs. Dunwoody’s List of Requirements for an Exceptional Spouse” and some great Southern recipes including “Captain Clementine’s Mint Julip” and “The Robert E. Lee Cake”… I think my favorite thing about this book is the space at the end of each chapter for making your own notes. There’s even a family tree to fill out, and a place to record births, deaths, marriages, etc., just like the old Bibles used to have. Lot’s of cute, funny quotes too. For the price -you can’t go wrong with this one!” ~From a happy customer
If you have been looking for some fresh inspiration in your homemaking, you will definitely want to check out this book!
You can find it HERE !
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