While Christmas shopping online for others (which BTW is the way to go about this whole holiday business!) I found this little bit of awesome. And yes, I purchased it. “Edie! How can you resist?!”
Grey Gardens reference. If you don’t know it, my heart bleeds for you.
Home Economics: Vintage Advice and Practical Science for the 21st Century Household
by Jennifer McKnight-Trontz.
Here is a synopsis from the publisher, Quirk Books:
“The phrase “home ec” recalls fusty visions of baking and sewing classes, but this illustrated guide showcases the movement’s true foundations: applying scientific methods to domestic work. Compiled from a wide range of vintage sources, Home Economics is chock-full of thrifty tips, time-tested advice, informative charts, and tasty recipes that gently teach the art and science of housekeeping. Inside is a wealth of information on health and hygiene, shopping and cookery, furnishings and decor, cleaning and safety, and so much more.
Old-fashioned, yes. But outdated? Never! This is real home economics that everyone will be proud to know.
JENNIFER McKNIGHT TRONTZ is the author of several books, including The Good Citizen’s Handbook and How to Be Popular. She lives in New York City.”
I ask you. How could I resist? This is all that I believe in! It is the argument I have been making about our “Modern Times” (Moonstruck. Really people you’ve got to get watching!) I have been searching for something like this! I am so in love. I can’t wait to get my cleanie meanie hands on it!
Maybe there is a secret society of modern vintage cleanie’s out there? Maybe this is the universe’s way of telling me I’m not alone?
“Bring me to your leader…”
The publisher’s site is really neat too. Check it out!