Forgotten Ways for Modern Days: Kitchen cures and household lore for a natural home and garden Hardcover – 4 Jun 2015
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'Forgotten Ways for Modern Days is the book your grandmother wished she'd written. A beautifully presented homemaker's bible, this little book is a goldmine of great ideas for looking after your home [...] Each page will teach you something you didn't know before [...] this book is a fantastic read that you'll want to devour in one sitting and keep referring back to.' --Making magazine
'The author of Granny Chic returns to draw on the wisdom of the homemakers, gardeners, crafters and kitchen alchemists of the past who used natural, low-cost remedies and solutions for cleaning and caring for the home. I was particularly impressed by the list of uses for eggshells.' --The Bookseller
'Offering 'kitchen cures and household lore for a natural home and garden', this book includes many useful tips, designed to appeal to those 'on the path to finding a slower and simpler way of living.'' The Good Book Guide
'Want to cut down how much you splurge on beauty products? Then pick up a copy of Forgotten Ways for Modern Days by Rachelle Blondel. It contains a Natural Beauty chapter, with instructions on how to create treats including Solid Beeswax Perfume, a Sunny Sunflower Seed Mask and Almond and Rosewater Cleansing Cream.' The Scotsman
'It's a lovely looking book reminiscent of days gone by, with a fabric cover, printed end papers and tirelessly beautiful images [...] might actually slow down our busy, urban lives, green our daily household and garden tasks and make our homes 'a little bit nicer' than they were before.' --Gardens Illustrated
About the Author
Rachelle Blondel (of ted & agnes) lives in Yorkshire, where she creates 'handmade accessories and vintage whatnot'. Her passion for sewing, painting and faffing has filled her house, two barns and a caravan with untold treasure. She is the co-author of granny chic, which she wrote with Tif Fussell (Kyle Books 2012). Rachelle's work has appeared in Living etc and Prima Magazine.
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