The Familiar Background Was There the Decorating article
Ideas for incorporating heirlooms and hand-me-downs into home interiors. Includes details of paintings by Carl Larsson, Michael Ancher, Anna Ancher, E. Stenberg, and Kitty Kielland.
I Set My Heart Upon It the Hearth article
Illustrated step-by-step rosemalling techniques instructions for making a rose motif, scroll, stem and leaf, as well as instructions for finishing.
Warm And Comfortable the Kitchen article
Recipes for creating these traditional Norwegian foods: Yule kage (sweet bread), blomkal suppe (cauliflour soup), Norske kroner (cookies), oransje kakao (orange flavored hot chocolate), kjodboller (Swedish meatballs). Includes details from paintings by Hans Dahl, Albert Anker, and Anne Vallayer-Coster.
Her Polish Lullabies the Music article
Sheet music arrangement for piano solo of the Polish lullaby, Na Wojtusia z popielnika. Includes detail from a painting by Hans Dahl.
Gif Dem More Oranges! the Garden article
Tips and techniques for growing citrus plants indoors, and ideas for using cirtus in cooking and cleaning to bring the scent of citrus indoors. Includes detail from painting by Anne Vallayer-Coster.
Putting Up The Shelves the Workshop article
Instructions for making a Scandinavian style plate rail.
Kathryn Forbes the Bookshelf article
Brief biographical sketch of Kathryn Forbes, with detail about publications, film, and television productions surrounding Mama's Bank Account.
It Was Your Grandmother's the Looking Glass article
Illustrations and a brief discussion of traditional Norwegian costume for women. Includes details from paintings by Hans Dahl, E. Stenberg, and Peder Sevrin Kroyer.
What About These Dishes? the Attic article
Simple instructions for making a small placard to indicate whether or not the dishes in a dishwasher are ready for use. Includes detail of a painting by ALbert Anker and a painting by Anne Vallayer-Coster.
Solway Keep the Writer's Garret article
At the home of Foliaceous Gatherum, Seymore learned that "children need the best of friends, and time and seclusion in which to be alone with them. Good books are friends for life, a good life, and home is the best place for both."