Vol. 7 No. 1 - An Alcott Christmas

Vol. 7 No. 1 - An Alcott Christmas

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37th issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Features Jack and Jill, Rose in Bloom, Little Men, Little Women, and Country Christmas by Louisa May Alcott. Full color issue containing 24 pages with 100 illustrations. 10 articles. 8.5 in. x 11 in. booklet. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Christmas, Country Christmas, Jack and Jill, Little Men, Little Women, Louisa May Alcott, Magazine, Nancy Young & Rose in Bloom

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Vol. 7 No. 1 of The Storybook Home Journal

An Alcott Christmas


What's in this issue?

Pleasantly Combined the Decorating article

Ideas for creating Christmas tree ornaments, including pomanders, gilded pine cones and nuts, and paper ornaments. Includes Victorian-style paper ornament for copying. Instructions for creating a splendid tree. Illustrations contain an excerpt from a painting by Friedrich Ortlieb.

Mother-Wit the Hearth article

Instructions for creating sugar-plum horns made of paper (also known as cornucopias).

Boiled Dinner the Kitchen article

Recipes for New England boiled dinner, sour cream and mustard sauce, Anadama bread, and Christmas grahams. Includes for creating wreath-shaped bread rolls.

The Dear Old Songs the Music article

Sheet music for unaccompanied, vocal duet of I Saw Three Ships. Also includes a piano solo arrangement of Ay Walkin' O.

What Flowers Shall I Send You? the Garden article

Ideas for floral Christmas gifts, including bulbs and bouquets. Illustrations include a painting by William Jabez Muckley.

A Liking For Pretty Things the Workshop article

Ideas for creating a built-in, kitchen counter space for such uses as baking. Includes a trompe l'eoil floral painting.

An Alcott Advent the Bookshelf article

Creating an Alcott Christmas: Christmas reading advent from Alcott books, a Christmas reader's theater, and lyrics to O The Beautiful Old Story. Presents full-color excerpts from five of Clara M. Burd's illustrations for a 1928 edition of An Old Fashioned Girl.

Living Richly Without Being Rich the Attic article

Three reproducible gift tags. An Austrian bone china tureen. Victorian paper ornaments. Cookie stamps.

My Own Little Orchard House the Veranda article

Reader Carol Cordiale describes her Orchard House doll house.

To The End Of His Days the Writer's Garret article

Seymore Wainscott's biography of his father, part 6.

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