I love my new little stool! I had one just like this when I was a little kid and when I saw this over the weekend at a little antique shop, I just couldn't resist. My parents didn't use a stool for "time out" (they used a paddle), it was used for a multitude of practical things like a boost up to the sink to wash our hands and brush our teeth. We might have watched a little tv too but always as a family.
|I think it looks so cute on the fireplace in our den.|
|I adore "old" homemaking books. This "Homemaking Guide" was published in 1937. My mother was a year old just to put things into perspective.|
I added this one to my collection for under $5.00
|It has tabs for sections that include Etiquette, Setting A Table, Exercising, Caring For Sick Children. I love how old-fashioned it is yet so practical.|
|The instructions for wash day give detailed directions in the sorting of laundry, water temperature and how to treat stains depending on fabric type. The chapter begins by stating "Rules for sorting clothes are the same for non-automatic, automatic, or hand-operated washing machines". Wow, we have come a long way havent we?|
|I love my little "baker girl". She was on a wee little shelf at the Goodwill and begged me to take her home.|
|I have loved to bake since I was a young girl of maybe 12 or 13. My mom always let me go in the kitchen and make whatever my imagination (and recipe) called for.|
Hope your weekend has been good.
Mine sure has.