At Home in Upper Canada

By: Minhinnick, Jeanne

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0772001065 228 pages including index and glossary.. Profusely illustrated. Author has researched and reassembled furnishings and equipment in pioneer houses in Ontario to create a picture of early domesticity for the interest and pleasure of new generations of Canadians. The knowledge which informed such projects is contained in this book. "While describing domestic life from 1783 to 1867, I have included many of my own later memories. The years from 1903 to 1970 cover a period of such extraordinary change in family life that I have felt a desire to record scenes which may soon be forgotten." - from introduction. Chapters include: Gardens, Dooryards and Verandahs; Parlours and Sitting Rooms; Dining Rooms; Kitchens; Bedrooms; Cooking and Heating; Keeping Clean; Keeping Tidy; Painting and Decorating; Pictures on the Wall; The Lights of Home; Children's Furniture and Playthings; Chairmaking; Cabinetmaking; Plants of Upper Canada. Well-worn copy with front endpaper removed. Binding intact. Usual library markings.