Lost Arts studio

A lot of the fiber arts I enjoy are things like tatting, netmaking, chair caning, and even weaving, where people will come up to me when I demonstrate and solemnly tell me, "That's a lost art."

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19 December 2005

Old Etiquette Books and so on

I confess, I love my old etiquette books. I have two Emily Posts, a 1927 and a 1945 edition. Reading them is as good as science fiction. Take a little time trip with me:

Card for Whole Family

When a [Christmas] card is intended for the whole family and one dislikes the ambiguousness of Mr. and Mrs. Brightmeadow and Family, it is best to address the envelope Mr. and Mrs. and then on the card itself and below the wording of the message write in ink "Love to the children too" or "We all in our house send best Christmas wishes to all of you in your house," or whatever message is suitable.

"We all in our house send best Christmas wishes to all of you in your house"?

Wow. Did anyone ever seriously write that? If I wrote that in a card to my mother, I think she would be calling me up to see if I was feeling all right!

I looked to see what Emily had to say on knitting or tatting, and couldn't find a thing!


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