This antique book page, titled Practice Work in Home Decoration, features three illustrations of vintage home decorating ideas.
The first illustration of a kitchen shows a black wood cook stove on the far wall, with a few items, including pots and pans and a rolling pin, hanging from a narrow shelf that runs along the three walls included in the illustration. A coffee pot and other small items are on the shelf. A sink is on the left wall, under a small window. There are two potted plants on the windowsill. A chair sits below a small window on the right side of the room. The door to the room is on the same wall. A checkered, two-tone blue area rug is on the floor in the center of the room.
The second illustration is of a bedroom. It includes a small, mirrored dresser in the center of the far wall. A small lamp attached to the wall, and curtains closed over a narrow window is on both sides of the small dresser. A chair, a small picture, and a taller mirrored dresser is on the left wall. A curtain is closed over a closet or doorway on the right wall. A yellow and two-toned blue area rug is on the floor in the center of the room.
The third illustration is of a dining room. A large window, with a chair on either side, is on the far wall. A small shelf, with items, including vases, plates, and a tea pot placed on it, runs along the three walls that are included in the illustration. A sideboard, or china cabinet, is on the wall to the left. A closed curtain covers a doorway on the wall to the right. A pale yellow, green, and blue area rug is on the floor in the center of the room.
The artist of these illustrations of vintage home decorating ideas was Kate Abelmann. Her signature is on the lower right hand side of the page.
You can download the full size image here.
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Some of you (if you follow me on Instagram) may already know that I moved in July. It’s so much work to move and I made a big change, moving from a city of 1.5 million people where I lived for almost 35 years, to a small village of approximately 600 people. In my younger years, I lived on a farm and in small towns so small-town living is not completely foreign to me, but it’s been a long time. Small town living is much different than living in a city but I’m loving it and happy to have made the move.
I’ve been busy with the move but I’m getting settled into routine. I have some free images planned to share with you in the near future and have a few new items in my Etsy shop. They are:
Printable Book Page Vintage Railway Accounting Forms
Shabby and Aged Printable Book Page Tags
Printable Fishing Flashcards
Printable Move Moving Flashcards
Printable 1.5 Inch Circles Vintage Farm Animals
Preview images are linked to my shop.