Become an Insider Log In

Pages in Issue:
76
Original Cost:
$0.10 (US)
Dimensions:
8.0w X 11.875h
Articles:
29
Recipes:
2
Advertisements:
57
Read This Issue
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article:

Page: 3

Article

"Little Fires of Contentment"

THE other night at our house the family was strangely restless. It had been cloudy and gloomy for weeks and the grim uncertainty of the weather seemed to have entered the veins of everyone. The youngsters were teasing for something "to do" --even Waggles, the dog, had forgotten his usual mischievous ways and was restlessly thumping the floor with his tail.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Quiet Pools and Tinkling Fountains

Pages: 5, 6, 7, 27

Article

Quiet Pools and Tinkling Fountains

SOMEHOW we have come to think that decorative waters are for expensively landscaped estates only. Why, an apartment's "square-foot" of cement backyard may have its wall fountain or its pedestaled birdbath! Indeed, we have personally seen a real lily pool, sunk in a hard cement corner, by the front steps of a little house that is completely yardless.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Achieving a Better Home by Remodeling

Pages: 8, 9

Article

Achieving a Better Home by Remodeling

A GROUP of prosperous business men at a club in one of our southern states were discussing their financial problems. Several of them related how they had made thousands of dollars thru real estate transactions. One member, a silent listener to their boasting, ventured to tell of his investments and began by exhibiting two pictures, saying, "This is the result of my investments."

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Suggestions for Bulb Culture Indoors

Pages: 10, 38, 39

Article

Suggestions for Bulb Culture Indoors

RECENTLY I heard an interesting lecture in Portland, Oregon, on the subject of "Bulb Culture Indoors," given by Mrs. John Carroll Perkins, of Seattle, Washington. Mrs. Perkins was awarded the accomplishment medal last June by the Garden Club of America for her services in horticulture.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Making Home Interesting to the Boy

Pages: 11, 31, 32

Article

Making Home Interesting to the Boy

SENATOR WOODBRIDGE N. FERRIS of Michigan told some of his friends that when he was about eight years old he asked his father for some toys. One time he said, "I want a top. Will you buy me one?"

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Homes of Famous Americans

Pages: 12, 13, 68

Article

Homes of Famous Americans

ONE goes to the home of Joel Chandler Harris in West End, Atlanta, with a delightful sense of vast relief. Not that there is anything so very unusual about this quaint and commodious old house, but because there lived there one of the rarest natures we have yet seen.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: To Help You in Selecting China

Pages: 14, 15, 52

Article

To Help You in Selecting China

THESE are the days when the proud turkey gobbler is more than ever king of the barnyard, his hauteur toward the commoner fowl increasing steadily in direct ratio to the somewhat surprising but highly gratifying increase in his daily rations. How blissfully ignorant he is of the sinister motives behind this singling out of aim for such particular attention!

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: How's Your Soil?

Pages: 16, 36, 37

Article

How's Your Soil?

IT is rather amazing, if you pause to think of it, how many varieties of soil the readers of this publication are gardening, all at the same time. They must range from clay that is so hard it has to be loosened with an adze to irrigated desert sand that will run thru a sieve without being jolted.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: An English Cottage of Good Design

Pages: 17, 38

Article

An English Cottage of Good Design

THE little house shown in the above illustration, which is designed after the English cottage style, aside from being delightfully attractive in structural lines and color scheme, has an atmosphere of hospitality that makes it especially pleasing, as viewed from the outside.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: A Plot Plan for Unit House No. 15

Page: 19

Article

A Plot Plan for Unit House No. 15

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Nature Lore for Youthful Readers

Pages: 20, 33

Article

Nature Lore for Youthful Readers

INDIANS of long ago are always thought of as having been courageous and daring and stern. You would add alertness and probably dignity, also, as some of their special traits. Very likely, however, you would never think of daintiness as a characteristic of the red folk, either women or men.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Under the Library Lamp

Pages: 22, 40, 41

Article

Under the Library Lamp

OF all the varieties of books on our shelves, there is nothing, I contend, to equal a really good biography or autobiography. "And nothing," I can hear some of my readers retort, "can be so dull and lifeless as a poor one."

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Tips From Garden Notebooks

Page: 24

Article

Tips From Garden Notebooks

DID you know that your delphiniums will go right on blooming for you all summer if you feed them wood ashes?" writes a Connecticut reader. "Keep cutting off the seed pods and scratching in wood ashes around the roots if you want their heavenly blue to linger in your garden beds.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: The Advantages of Automatic Heat Regulation

Pages: 28, 29, 30

Article

The Advantages of Automatic Heat Regulation

A WAY back in the days before history began, mankind learned the use of fire. Ever since, the family fire has been the symbol of home. In fact, the very existence of our civilization would have been impossible without comfortable home heating, for none of the arts of civilization could have been developed except under conditions of physical comfort.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Dad's Practical Pointers

Pages: 42, 43

Article

Dad's Practical Pointers

PLEASANT news has come in. Many letters tell of the use of Better Homes and Gardens in certain public schools. Some manual training instructors have found ideas in this department worth using in their courses of instruction. We feel flattered and so must strive all the more to please you.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: A Tray for Service

Pages: 44, 45

Article

A Tray for Service

HERE is a tray that anyone will enjoy making. It is designed for the breakfast room but its simple lines give it dignity for the more elaborate service of the dining room.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: How Keep Cut Flowers

Page: 45

Article

How Keep Cut Flowers

DO you have any difficulty keeping cut flowers?" I asked a florist as he boxed some carnations.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Fifteen Hens Pay Their Way

Pages: 46, 47

Article

Fifteen Hens Pay Their Way

WE have only fifteen white leghorn pullets, just the common stock. They were hatched late and started to lay about the middle of November and have never stopped. (It is February as I write this.) We have been getting 69 to 76 eggs every week. Of course, at first not so many but the number has kept gaining.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: The Control of Chicken Pests

Pages: 47, 48

Article

The Control of Chicken Pests

IN my experience as a boys' and girls' club leader I found more city poultry keepers failing to succeed because of a losing fight with chicken lice and mites than thru any other cause, and yet these two pests present no great difficulty if properly handled.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Learn A Wildflower Each Month

Pages: 48, 49

Article

Learn A Wildflower Each Month

AS an anti-climax to the vivid display of asters, goldenrods and autumn- colored leaves, come the gentians, the season's last offering of nectar and pollen for the hungry bees. As the poet Bryant expressed it:

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Thrift in the Home

Page: 50

Article

Thrift in the Home

YOUR articles on "Own Your Home" have always been of great interest to me and by way of encouragement to others, who may be timid about going into debt, I want to tell them of one instance that may help them.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Order and Thrift

Page: 50

Article

Order and Thrift

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Instruments of the Orchestra

Pages: 53, 72

Article

Instruments of the Orchestra

WHATEVER origin may be assigned to music, whether it be imitation of natural sound or merely the natural expression of human feelings, there can be no doubt that musical instruments in their primitive forms were derived directly from Nature.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Getting on a Life-Time Habit Basis

Pages: 54, 55, 70, 71

Article

Getting on a Life-Time Habit Basis

SURELY all the children of our better fathers and mothers are now eating, playing and sleeping as they should. (If some are not, get out your Better Homes and Gardens for last month and follow the suggestions in the article, "Building Healthy Bodies.")

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Entertaining At Home

Pages: 56, 60, 61, 73

Article

Entertaining At Home

GOOD food does not make the company meal a success. It plays its part, a very important one, and no repast can score highly if it is lacking. Yet excellent viands need accompaniments in the same manner that the violin needs the piano. Fine, jovial conversation, the kind that stimulates imagination and interest, making one forget petty cares, is required.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Tea for Two or More

Pages: 62, 63

Article

Tea for Two or More

IF you are looking for a delightful way to entertain a few friends, there is nothing so thoroly enjoyable as a Tea Party. That may call to your mind a room full of people who are invited for an hour, a brief greeting, a bite to eat and then away. Or the Boston Tea Party which, tho probably the most important of all, was not what might be called "a pleasant social affair."

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Needlework for Spare Moments

Page: 66

Article

Needlework for Spare Moments

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: Needlework Directions

Pages: 67, 71

Article

Needlework Directions

AMONG the most popular forms of embroidery now is darned net, reminiscent of the intriguing darned nets of grandmother's day, yet even more beautiful. The cushion, scarf and curtain panel shown this month are quite as simple of execution as they are pretty and are equally appropriate for living rooms, bedroom or sun parlor.

Read Article
Better Homes & Gardens November 1926 Magazine Article: ACROSS THE EDITOR'S DESK

Page: 74

Article

ACROSS THE EDITOR'S DESK

IT is natural at this season of the year, to give some thought, however perfunctory it may be, to the blessings received and the advantages enjoyed in the year behind. As we run over the things that stand out in our own experience, upon what are we going to place the emphasis? Let us consider a moment where President Coolidge placed it, in a recent interview:

Read Article
Cover
Page: 2 - 3
Page: 4 - 5
Page: 6 - 7
Page: 8 - 9
Page: 10 - 11
Page: 12 - 13
Page: 14 - 15
Page: 16 - 17
Page: 18 - 19
Page: 20 - 21
Page: 22 - 23
Page: 24 - 25
Page: 26 - 27
Page: 28 - 29
Page: 30 - 31
Page: 32 - 33
Page: 34 - 35
Page: 36 - 37
Page: 38 - 39
Page: 40 - 41
Page: 42 - 43
Page: 44 - 45
Page: 46 - 47
Page: 48 - 49
Page: 50 - 51
Page: 52 - 53
Page: 54 - 55
Page: 56 - 57
Page: 58 - 59
Page: 60 - 61
Page: 62 - 63
Page: 64 - 65
Page: 66 - 67
Page: 68 - 69
Page: 70 - 71
Page: 72 - 73
Page: 74 - 75
Page: 76

View the next article from your search or return to your search results.

view the complete issue