Today for Vintage Thingie Thursday I provide for your viewing pleasure the Australian Women's Complete Household Guide. This treasure is unfortunately undated, but fortunately found its way into my home for just $1.00 at a book fair!
Just love the endpapers:
At the front of the book are some colour plates showing the reader what is covered in the book. Some of them are priceless.
This has to be one of my favourite illustrations. Oh how I would love a red polkadot outdoor lounge!
Another of my favourites is the cheery laundry scene:
This book covers everything from home maintenance and decoration,to sewing, childcare, careers for adolescents, letter-writing and fashion.
Here we see the ideal living room plus examples of suitable ornaments for the home (love the deer!)
This title page photo from the pet section is so reminiscent of Dorothy and Toto in the field of poppies!
And here is the ideal suburb - so pretty, and so different from the actual photographs of real suburbs on the following pages!
There are too many goodies in this book for one week. Next Thursday I'll share some more!