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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: News not pictured

Page: 7

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News not pictured

Glass curtains now may really be glass; Fiberglas yarns are woven into fine marquisette to give you stretchproof and shrinkproof curtains that resist wrinkling, repel water and soil, and launder like magic. Rehang curtains while they're damp and they need no stretching or ironing, but fall into place crisply.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Help yourself to better-looking bookshelves

Page: 8

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Help yourself to better-looking bookshelves

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: HOW NOT TO WORRY

Pages: 16, 17, 131, 136, 137, 139

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HOW NOT TO WORRY

SO YOU'RE a worrier? Well, why do you worry? You may think it is because of your problems and troubles. Actually, psychological studies show that nothing could be farther from the fact. Your problems have little if anything to do with your worrying.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: 10 ways to worry less and accomplish more

Pages: 16, 17

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10 ways to worry less and accomplish more

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Desk-table-cabinet

Pages: 18, 20, 23, 140

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Desk-table-cabinet

HERE is a home woodworking project for the man who has never hammered anything but his left thumb, and never made anything tougher than his point in an argument.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Garden clinic

Pages: 29, 30, 126, 127, 128, 130, 137, 138, 141

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Garden clinic

Here's an ideal solution for slopes hard to mow and quick to wash away-- evergreen groundcovers which are attractive winter and summer. Select one of the three hardy groundcovers below or-- just as effective-- vinca, pachistima, bearberry, or winterberry.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: You can remodel without raising the roof

Pages: 32, 33

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You can remodel without raising the roof

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: How to slipcover a sofa bed

Page: 34

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How to slipcover a sofa bed

COVERING a sofa bed doesn't involve much more work than covering an upholstered couch. All you need to do is plan plackets and openings so the sofa bed's mechanism will work correctly without collapsing the whole slipcover. Here are instructions for covers for the most common kinds of sofa beds.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Building costs

Pages: 37, 150, 151

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Building costs

HOME-BUILDING costs reached an all-time high in 1948. Thousands of you Better Homes & Gardens families have held off buying or building new homes, waiting for the price situation to clarify itself. To you, the question is: Where do costs go from here?

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: How to have quick bloom this summer

Page: 38

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How to have quick bloom this summer

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Well planned for a narrow lot

Pages: 39, 40, 41, 86, 87

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Well planned for a narrow lot

YOU can plan a house before you buy your lot. You can plan a house without considering the furnishings you have available for it. But it's not smart.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Fresh charm for your windows

Pages: 42, 43

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Fresh charm for your windows

ANY window can be a picture window: pretty as a picture. It all depends on how you treat it. Sparkling, original window dress-ups can give a whole room new charm, so look around and find just the right window treatments for your rooms.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: The most house for your money

Pages: 44, 45, 107, 115

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The most house for your money

YOUR house must be built of materials that will keep maintenance costs at a minimum. It must be easy to keep clean.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: You can nail down building costs with your own hammer

Pages: 46, 47, 48, 49, 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106

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You can nail down building costs with your own hammer

BEFORE this story begins, Julia and Wallace Stege were like thousands of other couples who are living on a day-to-day basis until they can buy or build, or even rent, their first home. For months the Steges lived in a series of motels around Los Angeles.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: What kind of Success do we want for our children?

Pages: 50, 78, 88, 89

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What kind of Success do we want for our children?

IF YOU are a normally proud parent, you dream grandly for your children as a matter of course. When my first was born, I spent a year anticipating the time when she would-- surely-- be a great musician, a great authoress, a great humanitarian, preferably all three. She couldn't miss. She was too beautiful, and obviously destined. Even my smart young wife agreed.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: We give you the first look

Pages: 51, 52, 53, 136

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We give you the first look

YOU see here and on the following two pages some of the outstanding things in the garden field available for the first time in 1949.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: What color can do for your dining room

Pages: 54, 55

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What color can do for your dining room

COLORS make the best food more attractive. And those same crisp greens, ripe reds, and sunny yellows can make your dining room brighter and more inviting, too.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: New colors for your kitchen

Pages: 56, 57, 58

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New colors for your kitchen

WARM new colors-- colors used daringly-- have come to the kitchen. Now available in new colors are steel cabinets, floor coverings, work-counter tops, curtains, and flower boxes.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: What a steam iron ran do for you

Pages: 64, 65, 81

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What a steam iron ran do for you

YOU can't beat a steam iron for pressing. But that's only one of the jobs it can do for you. A steam iron will cut your weekly ironing time; freshen felts, velvets, and suedes; simplify sewing-- all with surprising ease. For today's steam irons are built for easy filling and emptying, streamlined for easy handling, and are surprisingly lightweight.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: New trims for one-crust pies

Page: 70

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New trims for one-crust pies

FOR a single-crust pastry recipe, see page 78. Here's how to put the pastry in the pan: Fold rolled pastry in half, transfer it to pan, unfold, and fit it into pan.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: How to get more living from one room

Page: 82

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How to get more living from one room

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: at your service

Page: 83

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at your service

THIS column is devoted each month to answering your questions about the homemaking problems which at some time face every family. The responses below are taken direct from the pages of Better Homes & Gardens books.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: How long

Page: 88

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How long

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: We furnish the most popular Five Star home

Pages: 90, 91, 92

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We furnish the most popular Five Star home

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: How to fasten two boards together

Pages: 94, 142, 143, 144, 145

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How to fasten two boards together

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: What you should know... about glass curtains

Pages: 96, 97

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What you should know... about glass curtains

SHEER glass curtains, flouncy sash curtains, or tailored casement curtains play an important role in giving your home a well-furnished look. Glass curtains alone will soften sunlight in a too-bright room. Curtains plus draperies give a dressy look to your rooms.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: What yon should know about draperies

Pages: 98, 99

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What yon should know about draperies

DRAPERIES give you a chance to bring color-- and brightness-- into your rooms. If your walls and floor covering are plain, be bold with pattern in your draperies. If you already have plenty of pattern in upholstery and wallpaper, choose a plain, textured drapery that will highlight the background color of the paper.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: New plan, new equipment

Pages: 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114

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New plan, new equipment

THE Raymond Terhaars, of Mount Angel, Oregon, entered a nationwide contest-- one of those in which you write the last line to a verse. The grand prize awarded by Swift and Company was a $5,000 kitchen to be installed by General Electric Company. The kitchen's plan was to be drawn by experts and executed with no fuss, muss, or bother on the part of the winner.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: JANUARY GARDEN GUIDE

Page: 116

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JANUARY GARDEN GUIDE

Plant bulbs in the Lower South: Easter lilies, Guernsey lilies, hemerocallis, rain lily, and zephyranthes. In south Florida plant gladioli.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Use cups and mugs for your house plants

Pages: 118, 119, 120

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Use cups and mugs for your house plants

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: The most from a tiny yard

Pages: 122, 123

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The most from a tiny yard

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Garden on the cover

Page: 124

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Garden on the cover

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Where to get it

Pages: 129, 131

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Where to get it

Most items shown in this issue should be available in your local stores. If, however, they are not, for your store's convenience in ordering, we list the names of the companies making the items.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: The diary of a Plain dirt gardener

Pages: 132, 133, 134, 135

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The diary of a Plain dirt gardener

Jan. 1 For one day in this new year, I aim to be happy. I've just been figurin' up my gross income for last year. Why bless my soul. I had taken in a bit more than the year before last. So today I go about with a smile.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: The handy man

Page: 145

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The handy man

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Win a prize with your best recipe

Page: 146

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Win a prize with your best recipe

RECIPE contest this month asks for tomato recipes or ice creams and sherbets. If yours is the best recipe, you will earn $10 and Cook-of-the-Month honors. And there are 20 additional prizes of $3 each.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Leftovers can save food and money

Page: 147

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Leftovers can save food and money

FOOD saving means dollar saving these days. So if your food budget is looking forlorn, make second-day meat, vegetables, or cereals work for you. Check the table below. When you have these leftovers, here is what to do with them:

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Article

Page: 147

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Your dog and mine

Pages: 148, 149

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Your dog and mine

English Setter mothers have between 6 and 10 puppies in an average litter. With only eight places at the table, big litters may call for bottle feeding of a formula (as you'd care for a baby). Unless you help her out, too many pups penalize the entire litter and put a handicap on the good condition of the mother.

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: Tell Better Homes & Gardens readers about your project

Page: 149

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Tell Better Homes & Gardens readers about your project

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Better Homes & Gardens January 1949 Magazine Article: THE MAN NEXT DOOR

Page: 156

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THE MAN NEXT DOOR

My friends like to brag mournfully how much it costs to send their sons and daughters off to college. They forget to mention that it cuts the grocery bill in half, and makes possible an extra hour of sleep, four nights out of five.

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