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Vol. 11 No. 1 of The Storybook Home Journal
The Complete Dickens Christmas
What's in this issue?
A Surprising Transformation the Decorating article
Ways to preserve the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future for a Dickensian Christmas. Includes illustrations by Frank Bernard Dicksee, Sophie Anderson, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Masolino da Panicale, and Luis Eugenio Melendez.
Blazing Out Upon The Night the Hearth article
Step-by-step instructions for painting Christmas candles. Includes illustrations by Charles Edward Perugini, Arthur Rackham, and John Atkinson Grimshaw.
The Repast Was Set Forth the Kitchen article
Recreating the Peerybingle's delightful holiday supper from The Cricket on the Hearth and a non-alcoholic version of Victorian "flip" from The Chimes. Includes illustrations by Thomas Benjamin Kennington and Thomas Smythe.
A Christmas Carol the Music article
Vocal and piano sheet music arrangement of Medieval carol, "A Babe Is Born." Includes illustrations by William Adolphe Bouguereau and Henry Reynolds Steer.
Keep My Memory Green the Garden article
Spreading the delights of rich holiday remembrance throughout the house with holly. Includes illustrations by Frank Stone, Sophie Anderson, and Herbert Johnson Harvey.
A Tray Of Knives And Forks the Workshop article
Directions for creating a unique, serviceable and beautiful cutlery tray for keeping silverware ready-to-hand. Includes illustrations by Mortimer Menpes and Ashton Young.
Round The Christmas Fire the Bookshelf article
A brief history of Dickens' Christmas tomes and two different advent calendars for enjoying them throughout the holiday season. Includes illustrations by Frank Stone, William Powell Firth, John Ritchie, and Albert Chevallier Tayler.
Living Richly Without Being Rich the Attic article
Sources and ideas to make a Dickens Christmas truly "complete." Includes illustrations by Arthur Rackham, Norman Rockwell, John Leech, A. C. Michaels, and Lisbeth Zwerger.
The Cottage the Writer's Garret article
As newlyweds, Seymore and Bryhta had the unexpected opportunity of living in what had been the home of Bryhta's grandparents. Walking in Linnaed's footsteps, Seymore learned important lessons about providing a handmade home for a wife and family.
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By Al R. Young The The Complete Dickens Christmas issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios. This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - A Surprising Transformation (3 pages)Hearth - Blazing Out Upon The Night (2 pages)Kitchen - The Repast Was Set Forth (4 pages)Music - A Christmas Carol (2 pages)Garden - Keep My Memory Green (2 pages)Workshops - A Tray Of Knives And Forks (2 pages)Bookshelf - Round The Christmas Fire (2 pages)Attic - Living Richly Without Being Rich (1 page)Garret - The Cottage (4 pages)The Complete Dickens Christmas is the 67th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »