CELEBRATIONS by Becky Stevens Cordello


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Holiday ideas primarily collected from 19th-century magazines like Godey's Lady's Book or Butterick's The Delineator. Those who are drawn to traditional trimmings will find costume patterns (for Halloween and Purim), recipes (Easter egg dishes), keepsakes (for Valentine's Day and the New Year, games, stories, gift projects, plus brief histories of each holiday including minor ones (Arbor Day). Materials needed, step-by-step directions, even stencils for special shapes are provided, and the book's own decorations are also taken from old sources. Lots of lace, doilies, ribbon, and flowery accents, for a warm, old-fashioned look.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1977
Publisher: Butterick