Vol. 4 No. 3 - The Country Of the Pointed Firs

Vol. 4 No. 3 - The Country Of the Pointed Firs

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21st issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Features The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett. Full color issue containing 24 pages with 93 illustrations. 12 articles. 8.5 in. x 11 in. booklet. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Magazine, Nancy Young, Sarah Orne Jewett & The Country of the Pointed Firs

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Vol. 4 No. 3 of The Storybook Home Journal

The Country Of the Pointed Firs


What's in this issue?

Prettily Provisioned the Decorating article

Ideas for celebrating storage instead of concealing it. Creative containers for flour and other ingredients. Uses a country pantry as the theme.

An Elegant Ingenuity the Hearth article

Patterns and instructions for creating a beehive as well as bird-shaped cookie cutters.

Like A Child Of France the Kitchen article

Recipes for French omelets, spruce drink, and blackberry preserves. Ideas and instructions for creating cookies shaped like shore birds, song birds, and ground birds.

One Could Have Listened Forever the Music article

William's Song, an original composition for piano.

A Rustic Pharmacopoeia the Garden article

Describes the uses, planting instructions and care of bee balm, catnip, chamomile, cone flower, lemon balm, mint, penny royal, and southern wood. Includes three reproducible jar labels, and an herbal tea recipe.

A Green Island Pantry the Workshop article

Shelving, box-bottom settle, and broom closet storage area added as part of remodeling a pantry.

[Sarah Orne Jewett] the Bookshelf article

Biographical sketch and reading list for Sarah Orne Jewett.

The Course Of The Sun the Lead article

Enriching daily life by being present to the moment.

Living Richly Without Being Rich the Attic article

Reproducible pantry-storage label. Ideas for herb and preserves storage. Painted eggs and miniature containers for displaying early spring flowers.

[A Love Of Family And Farm Life] the Veranda article

Reminiscences of childhood visits to her Grandmother's home.

Driggs Defined the Writer's Garret article

Neither destination nor comfort necessarily makes the best vacations or memories.

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Spectacular speculaas

By Al R. Young "If you would live a beautiful life have a beautiful farm," though not a precise quote from the Shakers, is certainly a concept they would have empathized with.  It is just as certainly a description of the world Carol Cordiale shares with her husband in their country acreage in historic upstate New York--as Carol describes it, situated "on a rise nestled between two hills with a brook flowing from East to West."  Together they have long cultivated an herb and cottage flower garden, raised sheep and goats, and even opened a little wool shop where, for a few years, Carol could sell the yarns she spun from the wool she gathered from her Nubian and Angora goats, and her llama, "Tommy-Hawk... Read more »

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The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Sarah Orne Jewett's The Country of the Pointed Firs is spellbinding notwithstanding the fact that it is the gentlest of novels. Its plot is hardly discernible, and yet it is almost as difficult to put down as a whodunit.
Jewett captures with enrapturing detail the book's warm and humane characters in a first-person narrative that relates the story of small town, coastal Maine with its beauty, grace, and eccentricities intact. As we see through the narrator's keen eye and feel with her sensitive soul, we make steadfast friends and encounter quiet people of remarkable strength... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - The Country Of the Pointed Firs

By Al R. Young The The Country Of the Pointed Firs issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Prettily Provisioned (1 page)Hearth - An Elegant Ingenuity (1 page)Kitchen - Like A Child Of France (3 pages)Music - One Could Have Listened Forever (2 pages)Garden - A Rustic Pharmacopoeia (1 page)Workshops - A Green Island Pantry (4 pages)Bookshelf - [Sarah Orne Jewett] (1 page)Lead - The Course Of The Sun (3 pages)Attic - Living Richly Without Being Rich (3 pages)Veranda - [A Love Of Family And Farm Life] (2 pages)Garret - Driggs Defined (2 pages)The Country Of the Pointed Firs is the 27th issue of the Journal, published bi-monthly since November 2000... Read more »

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