Tuesday, January 30, 2007

"The Dining Room"



"There should be an atmosphere of cheerfulness and hospitality about the simplest places in which we eat . . . Sunlight and air should be considered in locating the dining room. If it is not placed where the sunshine reaches it much of the day, the color of the walls and hangings should suggest sunlight--yellow, for example. If the room is sunny, softer tones in grays or greens may be a wise choice."

--Everyday Foods, Harris and Lacey, 1952

4 comments:

EEEEMommy said...

How unlike so many dining rooms in newer houses which are so small, cramped, and dark!

Carmen said...

A Vintage Book Quote... I love them Anne.

Emma said...
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rachel said...

Anne- I have been reading your blog for a long time now. Thank you for the inspiration and encouragement. I am a SAHM and have a wonderful 18 month old who is the spitting image of his daddy. Because of my daily check-ins to your blog, my house is cleaner, I choose my hobbies more thoughtfully and I find more ways to serve my family and others. I've even taken up sewing again! Now, if only I could cook!! ;)Thank you for taking time out of your busy day. I really enjoy my time in the Pleasantview Schoolhouse.
ps- thank you for the introduction to Grace L. Hill. She's a delight!

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