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A Well-Kept Home

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Publisher Comments:

A Well-Kept Home re-creates the natural rhythms used by earlier generations to manage their homes, offering a wide range of practical advice with over 120 traditional recipes and tips that are still highly appropriate in a modern setting.

The frantic quality of modern life and our increasing reliance on technology and on manufactured goods to ensure the smooth running of our homes has submerged our awareness of the inherited and seasonal patterns of effective domestic household management. A Well-Kept Home revives the more natural methods used by our forebears to run their homes, reflecting on the traditional way that earlier generations cooked, cleaned, decorated, groomed and gardened.

In this exquisitely illustrated book, Laura Fronty draws on her own grandmother's life experiences in the home and the garden, providing helpful tips and natural solutions for effective food preparation, cleaning methods for clothes and the interior, restorative beauty treatments and basic approaches to gardening. She emphasises the satisfaction gained from even the most mundane of tasks and offers indispensable tips for activities that cover a variety of domestic themes. They range from making bitter orange marmalade or instant shortcrust pastry, lighting a wood fire, treating wooden floors with wax, protecting clothes from mothballs, mixing ivy water for cleaning delicate fabrics, pruning rose bushes, to preparing lily oil as a face moisturiser.

A Well-Kept Home transforms our approach to the daily chores surrounding the upkeep of our home. The practical advice and natural recipes make it possible to take real pleasure in those essential household duties, while at the same time evoking the atmosphere and spirit of a time gone by.

Synopsis:

In this exquisitely illustrated book, Fronty draws on her own grandmother's life in Provence, providing helpful French secrets and natural solutions for decorating and maintaining the house and for achieving a beautiful garden. 120 full-color illustrations.

About the Author

Laura Fronty is a journalist and stylist based in Paris. She has contributed to a number of interior and lifestyle magazines and her books include Flowers and Colors, Aromatic Plants and Herbal Teas and Infusions.

Yves Duronsoy is a photographer who has worked regularly for international fashion and lifestyle magazines. He is co-author (with Laura Fronty) of Flowers and Colors and Herbal Teas and Infusions.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789305282
Author:
Duronsoy, Yves
Author:
Duronsoy, Yves
Author:
Fronty, Laura
Publisher:
Universe Publishing(NY)
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Interior decoration
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking
Subject:
Cleaning & Caretaking - Household Hints
Subject:
Interior Design
Subject:
Home Construction-General
Series Volume:
v. 2, no. 2
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11.3 x 8.9 x 0.7 in 2.45 lb

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