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Halloween 2020 – 21 in a series – Saturday Evening Post (1912)

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Halloween 2020 - 21 in a series - Saturday Evening Post (1912)

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Halloween 2020 – 20 in a series – Comfort Magazine 1934

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Halloween 2020 - 20 in a series - Comfort Magazine 1934

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Vintage Cherries Botanical Print (1933) Pillows, Clocks, Aprons and More from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

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Halloween 2020 – 18 in a series – Halloween Greetings

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Halloween 2020 – 17 in a series – Don’t be scared on Halloween…

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People Are Transforming Vintage TVs Into Cozy Beds for Their Feline Friends via My Modern Met

September 19th, 2020 No comments
People Are Transforming Vintage TVs Into Cozy Beds for Their Feline Friends via My Modern Met

Cats enjoy sleeping in enclosed spaces—it’s why they love to snuggle in a good box. But while cozy, the cardboard containers are lacking in style. If you’re looking for something that’s more quirky than the conventional shipping package, tune into this quirky trend in feline bedding. People are upcycling retro television sets—think from the 1960s–and removing their components to replace them with all the cushy comforts of a cat bed. The result is a comfy spot for a feline to nap in that doubles as a playful piece of home decor.

This is one kitty creation that’s easy to DIY, and you can find directions online via the Instructables website. There, user davee930 shares how he made a TV cat bed. The first step is to find the television you’ll want to use. Scour your favorite places to find vintage furniture (like Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace), or visit a local antique shop. Once you have a television set, you can then disassemble it—making sure that you discharge its electricity first. (One simple tool will help you do that.) After the TV is hollow, you can decorate it with paint, wallpaper, or a patterned fabric to fit your style.

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New Design: Vintage Garden Seed Catalog Cover Tees and More from Douglas E. Welch Design and Photography [For Sale]

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Halloween 2020 – 16 in a series – Be My Witching Queen

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Halloween 2020 - 16 in a series - Be My Witching Queen

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Historical Cooking Books – 68 in a series – Modern cookery, in all its branches (1884) by Eliza Acton

September 13th, 2020 No comments

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Historical Cooking Books – 68 in a series – Modern cookery, in all its branches (1884) by Eliza Acton

Historical Cooking Books - 68 in a series - Modern cookery, in all its branches (1884) by Eliza Acton

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PREFACE.

It cannot be denied that an improved system of practical domestic cookery, and a better knowledge of its first prin ciples, are still much needed in this country ; where, from ignorance, or from mismanagement in their preparation, the daily waste of excellent provisions almost exceeds belief. This waste is in itself a very serious evil where so large a portion of the community often procure — as they do in England — with painful difficulty, and with the heaviest labour, even sufficient bread to sustain existence; but the amount of positive disease which is caused amongst us by improper food, or by food rendered unwholesome by a bad mode of cooking it, seems a greater evil still. The influence of diet upon health is indeed a subject of far deeper importance than it would usually appear to be considered, if we may judge by the profound indifference with which it is commonly treated. It has occupied, it is true, the earnest attention of many eminent men of science, several of whom have recently investigated it with the most patient and laborious research, the results of which they have made known to the world in their writings, accompanied, in some instances, by information of the highest value as to the most profitable and nutritious modes of preparing various kinds of viands. In arranging the present enlarged edition of this volume for publication, I have gladly taken advantage of such of their instructions (those of Baron Liebig especially) as have seemed to me adapted to its character, and likely to increase its real utility.

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Publication date 1884
Topics Cooking
Publisher [London : s.n.]
Collection leedsuniversitylibraryukmhlmedicalheritagelibraryeuropeanlibraries
Digitizing sponsor Jisc and Wellcome Library
Contributor University of Leeds Library
Language English

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