Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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Corner of the dining-room walls in delft blue and upper portion white, with border oftiling showing quaint little Dutch motifs in blue and white. All the furnishings are white even tothe icebox, which allows the ice to be putin from outside entrance, and the kitchenutensils are all of fine white porcelainwith picturesque little Dutch scenespainted on each piece in delft blue. I am sure to the eye of a housewifethis kitchen is the most attractive roomof the house, and brings out the artistsidea that it should be and is entirely prac-tical to be made so at a very small out-lay of money combined with skill andoriginality. The name, Wendelloaks, which A corner of
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View of the dining-room seems just to suit this charming home bowered with woodsand flowers, was bestowed in honor of the owners favor-ite writer and poet, Oliver WendellHolmes, and because of the prevailingtree, the tall, giant oak. The entire cost of this artistic littledwelling with its six rooms and bath, andlarge living-porches, including the va-rious improvements made on lawns andravines and in the way of paths, walks,etc., was slightly under $6,000. Thus it will be seen how the judiciousexpenditure of a limited amount for acarefully planned purpose can be made toproduce results highly satisfactory inthe kitchen evolving an artistic and comfortable home.
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