Vol. 4 No. 4 - Emily of Deep Valley

Vol. 4 No. 4 - Emily of Deep Valley

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22nd issue of The Storybook Home Journal™. Features Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace Full color issue containing 24 pages with 81 illustrations. 12 articles. 8.5 in. x 11 in. booklet. Made & Printed in the USA. Categories: Betsy-Tacy series, Emily of Deep Valley, Magazine, Maud Hart Lovelace & Nancy Young

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Vol. 4 No. 4 of The Storybook Home Journal

Emily of Deep Valley


What's in this issue?

Filling The House With Haviland the Decorating article

Decorating with Haviland (Limoges) dishes, as well as using Haviland motifs in decorative painting on furniture.

A Recipe Memory Book the Hearth article

Ideas for creating theme-based and vintage-style scrapbook pages.

Sweet Little Syria the Kitchen article

Recipes for three Syrian specialties: Baklava, Mahleb (Kahika) cookies, and citrus cake.

The Songs Of Decoration Day the Music article

Listening list of patriotic melodies. Includes sheet music of excerpts from patriotic songs mentioned in Emily of Deep Valley.

Decoration Day the Garden article

Instructions, suggested containers, and cut flowers for making longer-lasting flower arrangements for graves.

A Scrap And Wrap Workstation the Workshop article

How to create a wrapping workstation with a small countertop. Includes shelves and storage trays, as well as dowels for storing wrapping paper and ribbon.

I Remember Mankato the Bookshelf article

Excerpts from I Remember Mankato, a newspaper article by Maud Hart Lovelace. Also includes a reading list of some of the author's short stories and books.

Outgiving: Mrs. Gray's Violets the Lead article

Simple acts of thoughtfulness reach out in an ever widening circle of influence.

"Hair Up": The Psyche Knot the Looking Glass article

Instructions for re-creating the Edwardian hairstyle known as the Psyche Knot.

Living Richly Without Being Rich the Attic article

Collecting Haviland dishes, old hat boxes, vintage sheet music, and vintage photo albums.

[Memories Maud Hart Lovelace Brings Back To Me] the Veranda article

Memories of Decoration Day in Minnesota.

Barefoot Summers the Writer's Garret article

Reminiscences of inspiring school teachers and the anticipation of summer vacation.

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Memorial Day and summer picnics

By Al R. Young
" Putting down her pail, Emily thinned out the too lavish lilies of the valley.  She raked the dead leaves, clipped the long grass, and dug a hole on each mound, into which she sank an empty jar.  Taking her pail, she went to a nearby pump for water.  She filled the jars and inserted the still dewy bouquets."  Emily of Deep Valley

There are few books that capture the essence of Decoration Day (now Memorial Day) as endearingly as Maud Hart Lovelace's Emily of Deep Valley, which commences and ends with the sweet small town celebrations of the holiday... Read more »

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Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Inasmuch as Emily of Deep Valley, by Maud Hart Lovelace, begins at Memorial Day (Decoration Day as it was then), we like to take it on in late spring.
Of the three Maud Hart Lovelace books that include, but do not feature Betsy Ray (of the Betsy-Tacy series), Emily of Deep Valley probably stands best as an independent read. While members of "the crowd" periodically appear as comfortably familiar landmarks within Emily's world, this is definitely Emily's book... Read more »

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The Betsy-Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace

By Al R. Young Reviewed by Nancy Young

Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books are like perpetual summer. They are innocent, tender, and delightful. Difficulties arise, but never overpower the residents of Deep Valley, Minnesota. Particularly not the Ray family, one of childhood literature's few intact and fully functional families.
Based loosely on Maud Hart Lovelace's own childhood in Mankato, Minnesota, the series follows Betsy Ray (Maud), Tacy Kelly, and, later, Tib Mueller, from kindergarten through marriage, and grows delightfully with both the characters and the reader... Read more »

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New Issue of the Storybook Home Shipped - Emily of Deep Valley

By Al R. Young The Emily of Deep Valley issue of The Storybook Home Journal is now available from Al Young Studios.  This issue features these regular sections:Decorating - Filling The House With Haviland (1 page)Hearth - A Recipe Memory Book (2 pages)Kitchen - Sweet Little Syria (2 pages)Music - The Songs Of Decoration Day (1 page)Garden - Decoration Day (1 page)Workshops - A Scrap And Wrap Workstation (2 pages)Bookshelf - I Remember Mankato (1 page)Lead - Outgiving: Mrs... Read more »

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