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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: How-to for the handy man

Pages: 6, 9, 157, 185

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How-to for the handy man

Handle for table radio. It is a simple matter to equip a small table radio with a convenient carrying handle. Use a plastic drawer pull-- you can buy one at the dime store.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Veneer or solid?

Pages: 13, 200, 201, 261

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Veneer or solid?

WHEN you buy furniture, one of the first questions you'll have is whether to buy veneer or solid wood. Is one better than the other? Or more durable? Or worth more for the money?

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Garage with 6 uses

Pages: 18, 20, 22, 25

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Garage with 6 uses

IT'S nothing new to toss into the garage everything you don't want, or have no place for, in the house. But it is new to find a garage that's deliberately and painstakingly planned to take it.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Staffordshire lamp base

Page: 25

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Staffordshire lamp base

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Peasant designs add sparkle to your Christmas gifts

Pages: 29, 30

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Peasant designs add sparkle to your Christmas gifts

PEASANT designs have a lot of gift appeal-- and they're fun to paint. So dress up an old doll trunk, an unfinished record cabinet, or a simple wooden chair as a Christmas present for your home or for a hard-to-please friend. You can use any (or every) color in the rainbow and make the design as simple or fancy as you like.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Peasant designs

Pages: 30, 152

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Peasant designs

Mix antiquing or glaze. Mix your own glazing (or antiquing) base with two parts turpentine to one part clear varnish. Add one tablespoon purified linseed oil to each half pint of the turpentine- varnish mixture. Then add the tube oil color you want to tint your glaze.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: What? No basement?

Pages: 37, 162, 163, 164

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What? No basement?

MY HOUSE is 8 years old. Neighbors have long since stopped looking in this direction, but strangers still come to wander about and occasionally ask to be shown the works. I am only too happy to show. I like to point out the laborsaving convenience, the homelike warmth, the expanse of sunny windows, the combination of beauty and functional design.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: They did it over with chintz and color

Pages: 38, 39, 40, 41, 124, 125, 126, 128

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They did it over with chintz and color

THERE are a lot of people who tell you they did it for $236 or $359. Then you read about it and find they got their new furniture out of an attic and their wallpaper out of a box that fell off a truck in Maine. Highway 2, between Mercer and Skowhegan.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Baths and closets

Pages: 42, 43, 145, 232

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Baths and closets

HOW well your bathroom handles those busy hours in the early morning and late evening depends on how well you've arranged it. Five by seven feet is the minimum space for a bathroom with toilet, washbasin, and five-foot tub-- plus storage. Every inch more than that five by seven gives you more potential space for a shower stall, built-in linen cupboards, or extra towel racks.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: A good house all the way thru

Pages: 46, 47, 146, 147

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A good house all the way thru

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Something old something new

Pages: 48, 49

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Something old something new

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Spring bulbs you can flower indoors

Pages: 50, 122

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Spring bulbs you can flower indoors

IF YOU plan now, you can cut winter short. You can order spring to come to your house 8 to 12 weeks early. You can insure now that you'll be able to sit down to breakfast with jaunty red tulips and king-size daffodils in the window, while outside it's still the tail end of winter.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Striking new colors--easy to blend!

Pages: 51, 52, 53, 128

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Striking new colors--easy to blend!

WANT a color scheme like one of these for your living room? It's yours for the taking. You don't have to stick to furnishing in safe beige and gray any longer. These crisp greens and lush pinks are part of a palette of 20 Grand Rapids Furniture Guild colors which you can mix and mate with decorator's daring in your own home.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Its four rooms do the work of seven

Pages: 54, 55, 166, 167, 168

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Its four rooms do the work of seven

SMALL rooms, each with one purpose, are on their way out. High building costs have forced the issue. Today, no matter how much space your family needs, you will be wiser to divide that space into several big rooms than into a lot of cubbyholes.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Let's help them hear

Pages: 58, 236, 237, 239, 241, 245

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Let's help them hear

ON A single day not long ago, these are the things that happened to a little 8-year-old named Jimmy. He was late for school because he didn't want to be with the other children, and he loitered and didn't hear the bell. In class, he didn't know the answer to a simple question and the other kids, as usual, muttered "Jimmy's a dope."

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: 11 tips from a mother of 3

Page: 88

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11 tips from a mother of 3

ARE you a new mother so baby-bound you haven't time for anything but washing diapers and making formula? That was my problem when I had my first baby. Now that I have three, I've learned some tricks in timesaving.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Prizes for your recipes

Pages: 108, 109

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Prizes for your recipes

NEW contest calls for recipes to publish in the Cooks' Round Table next June. We have prize money for your best spring salads and berry or cherry pies. It takes just a minute to write down your favorite recipe, but you'll win $10 for that minute if you're chosen Cook-of-the-Month.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: How to double your shelf space

Pages: 112, 113, 118, 120

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How to double your shelf space

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Bye, bye, blackboard!

Pages: 130, 131, 132, 156

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Bye, bye, blackboard!

WHAT happens when you tell Johnny to sit up straight? If your experience is like that of most parents-- very little.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: How to be comfortable in an old kitchen

Pages: 134, 136

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How to be comfortable in an old kitchen

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: how-to helps

Page: 138

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how-to helps

Christmas is coming-- and, if you're like the rest of us, your spirit is singing, but your pocketbook is flat.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Do you say it correctly?

Pages: 142, 143, 144

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Do you say it correctly?

IF HOTEL menus tie your tongue, foreign food phrases have you stumped, and even cook books toss around terms outside your vocabulary, this guide is made-to-order for you. In the parentheses after each word you'll find one or more correct pronunciations from which to choose.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Closets and storage

Pages: 145, 152

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Closets and storage

DO YOU need more closet space? Somehow everyone, from Fibber McGee on, always seems to be short on storage. You can't stretch your walls to make room for an extra bedroom or hall closet, but you can make better use of the space you have.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Quick way to make bolsters

Pages: 165, 194

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Quick way to make bolsters

WANT to dress up your bed, sofa, or a mattress-and-springs combination that you use as both sofa and bed? You'll find bolsters are your best bet. Whether it is round or square, the trim lines of a well-made bolster, tightly stuffed with cotton and upholsterer's moss, will add dignity to your bedroom or living room. And bolsters are easy to make, too, when you follow these simple directions.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Spacesaver desks

Pages: 172, 180

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Spacesaver desks

WHATEVER the size of the spot you call home, you'll need a desk where you can write letters, draw checks, and make up your grocery lists.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Card party for a shut-in

Page: 178

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Card party for a shut-in

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Here's how you can Panel a room with plywood

Pages: 186, 188, 189, 191, 192, 193, 211

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Here's how you can Panel a room with plywood

PANELING a room with plywood is one of the most exciting jobs you can do in your home. It is exciting because so much can be done to make a room handsome with so little skill and not too much time.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Where to put it

Pages: 197, 204, 205, 208, 209

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Where to put it

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Floors of concrete

Pages: 198, 199, 250, 251

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Floors of concrete

CONCRETE-SLAB floors have come into the housing picture rather suddenly. Part of the cause was a shortage of hardwood flooring. But there are four other good reasons, and every one of them is important if you are planning a new home or a ground-floor addition to your present home:

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Your dog and mine

Pages: 202, 203

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Your dog and mine

How can we cure our Cocker Spaniel of barking at callers, snapping at children, and generally misbehaving? Because we don't have other pets or children, our dog has become king of the household. What shall we do?-- Mrs. C. H. A., New York.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: How to make Scalloped dressing-table skirt ...and sash curtains to match

Pages: 206, 207

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How to make Scalloped dressing-table skirt ...and sash curtains to match

HERE'S a smooth-looking dressing-table skirt with two big ideas you'll want to copy: a spill-resistant plastic film top and readymade pleats around a scalloped hem. It's an easy skirt to make. Just follow these directions step by step.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Home furnishings answers

Page: 207

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Home furnishings answers

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Your family albums for November

Pages: 216, 217

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Your family albums for November

Moussorgsky: Pictures at an Exposition. Vladimir Horowitz, piano. Eight sides. (RCA Victor)

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: One big bedroom will fit three boys

Page: 218

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One big bedroom will fit three boys

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: New floors for old

Pages: 225, 226, 227

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New floors for old

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: How to make tailored bedspreads

Page: 228

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How to make tailored bedspreads

TAILORED bedspreads like the one below are easy to make. All you do is stitch five 3-yard strips together-- then trim the spread to suit your fancy. And you can make tailored bedspreads out of almost any material-- from sheer dotted swiss to heavy satin.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Everything's under the eaves

Pages: 230, 231, 236

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Everything's under the eaves

IN THE average story-and-a-half house, all space is put to work except that triangular space under the eaves. It's hard space to work with, because it has no set height nor depth. But it is a wonderful place to store things. And if your attic is big enough for a bedroom, you can make the room seem much larger by tucking everything under the eaves.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Stow more in your bathroom

Pages: 240, 242, 243, 244, 258

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Stow more in your bathroom

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: New aprons you can sew

Pages: 246, 247, 248, 249

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New aprons you can sew

HERE'S a fashion show of aprons-- they're different, even dramatic, yet very easy to make. They'll perk up your role as homemaker, or make wonderful gifts.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: Keep troubles small

Page: 251

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Keep troubles small

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: NOVEMBER GARDEN GUIDE

Page: 263

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NOVEMBER GARDEN GUIDE

Dig your tuberoses, tuberous begonias, and gladioli. In the Upper South, dig dahlias. In the Lower South, wait until spring. In the Middle South, you'll have to take a chance on a guess. Adjust your lawn mower to cut high now that your winter lawn of ryegrass is ready for its first cut. You can still sow ryegrass in the Middle and Lower South but don't delay.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: The diary of a plain dirt gardener

Pages: 266, 267

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The diary of a plain dirt gardener

Nov. 2 The calendar tells me that tomorrow is Maggie's birthday. So the boys and I are ready. It was mentioned, mebbe, at the close of last month, that we are to plant a collection of named varieties of narcissus at the edge of the shrubs across the south side of the house-- an ideal location.

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Better Homes & Gardens November 1948 Magazine Article: THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Page: 284

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

When I reflect how much courtship and marriage depend on pure chance, luck, and accident, I marvel that at least two marriages out of three seem to turn out remarkably well.

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