Hints & tips

How to make pomander balls (1959)

How to make fragrant pomander balls Craft your own clove-studded oranges Pomander balls -- they have a delightful spicy aroma everyone will enjoy. Wrap firm and perfect oranges with narrow cotton tape to ... Read more...

Storybook Christmas party ideas (1969)

A storybook party Is it a party, a parade, or pageant? Actually, it can be all three -- or any one you choose. These storybook characters who crowd the recreation room are going through the most delightful... Read more...

Sensible summer curtains (1902)

The sensible arrangement of summer window hangings Philosophers aver that the window often proclaims the householder. There is a moral in this for window decorators. Perchance the windows that exhibit the... Read more...

How to laugh, just for girls (1955)

Laughter is a serious thing. Hoot if you must, but strict attention should be paid to how you laugh and when. It is the barometer of your emotional state. Precisely put, laughter is a form of behavior.

Hip housekeeping tips from Cosmo (1967)

Hip Housekeeping by Colette Dowling PROTECT THAT PARTY DRESS. If you're cooking a potentially messy dish and are afraid an apron wouldn't be enough protection from splatter and spillage, use a plastic cloth... Read more...

Paper with throw-away chic (1965)

Paper with throw-away chic We propose paper, Madame Chairwoman, when the committee comes to lunch in your garden. Set out the tables under huge oiled-paper parasols from Japan; ours are dotted to match plate... Read more...

Trash recycled as party props! (1972)

Pans, cans, jars and tops: Recycled as party props! Stop! Before you toss that string, will it make a napkin ring? And that strange jar over there... might look great with yarn for hair. We've gathered l... Read more...

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