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Marriage Advice For The Bride To Be And Newly Weds | Time Honored Tips

Marriage Advice For The Bride To Be And Newly Weds | Time Honored Tips 

Marriage Advice For The Bride To Be And Newly Weds | Time Honored Tips

When a prospect of marriage occurs you cannot do better than consult your mother, aunt, or other discreet relative that has your welfare at heart, from whom you may reasonably expect the best and most disinterested advice; and this it will be well for you to be guided by. 

Women of mature years can judge far better than you whether a man is likely to make a good husband. You should likewise quietly and cautiously make your own observations among your married acquaintances, especially where you believe there is a comfortable and happy home. 

You will doubtless find that to a very great extent this happy home depends on the wife’s management and economy. 

Very often it happens that when two husbands have the same income, with the same number of children, there will be comfort in the one home and discomfort in the other. Now, there must be a reason for this, and you should endeavor to find it out and profit by the lesson. 

It is said “Cleanliness is next to godliness,” and truly the value of cleanliness cannot be overrated. In point of time, it should go before godliness, for where there is not cleanliness there can hardly be godliness; and the health of body and mind are greatly dependent on these two. 

Moreover, where can there be complete happiness without health?

One of the most prolific sources of matrimonial difficulties is the lack of knowledge on the part of wives of the duties of housekeeping. In these days there are a hundred young ladies who can drum on the piano to one who can make a good loaf of bread.

Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information.

The Art Of Bronzing And Casting | Floral Basket Sculpture | Green Bronze Statue | Copper Bronze Statue

The Art Of Bronzing And Casting | Floral Basket Sculpture | Green Bronze Statue | Copper Bronze Statue

The Art Of Bronzing And Casting | Floral Basket Sculpture | Green Bronze Statue | Copper Bronze Statue

Floral Basket Sculpture:

Take a medium-sized basket (chip or any solid substance), brush it with glue on the inside, fill it with moss, and set it away to dry till the moss is stuck to the basket.

The moss should be raised in the center in the form of a mound. Have the wax sheeted in carmine.

Make the center of the basket in roses, rosebuds, and carnations, as they are the most durable. Mold the petals over the embossed muslin petals and bronze them with fire bronze—Nos. 4000 and 6000—as previously directed.

Drape the basket and the handle in smilax, having the wax for the smilax sheeted in chrome green; then mold over the embossed muslin leaves, bronze in green bronze, and drape loosely. Such a basket makes a pretty table ornament.

Directions For Bronzing 

All kinds of ornaments may be made in bronze—small animals, fish, shells, birds, statuary, etc. The mixture for casts should be the same shade as the bronze used.

Fish may be bronzed in silver, gold, and copper bronze; shells in silver, copper, gold, and some may be tinted with fire bronze on the exterior of the shell, but the interior of almost all shells must be tinted with paint; dogs in zinc, silver, and copper; birds in almost any shade.

Green Bronze Statuary: 

Prepare the mixture in chrome green No. 1. A little rosin may be added and a thick sprinkling of cut wire. Trim the object and rub with spirits of turpentine, then apply the green bronze—the two numbers, as directed.

Copper Bronze Statuary: 

Prepare the mixture in burnt umber and proceed as directed.

Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information.

Waxing And Tinting | Geranium Leaves - Rose Geranium

Waxing And Tinting | Geranium Leaves - Rose Geranium.

Waxing And Tinting | Geranium Leaves - Rose Geranium

This leaf is of a dark chrome green. Prepare the wax in two shades, dark chrome green and light; immerse the leaves in soapsuds for six hours; take out of the soapsuds and lay it on the marble slab.

As there is neither shading nor marking on the leaf, all that is required is to give it a coat of dark chrome green, thick enough to prevent the wires from showing; then lay the wires over the veins and coat them over with a light shade of green.

Remove the natural leaf, and as the texture of the rose geranium leaf is rather rough, rub it over with green flock mixed with hair powder. The stems may be left in different lengths.

The best directions that we can give for the tinting and marking of leaves is to copy from nature. The cyclamen leaf is well adapted for the practice of marking and tinting.

The leaf of the pond lily, lotus, canna, maranta, rubber tree, magnolia, camellia, orange, and all leaves which have a waxy surface, should either be varnished or bronzed.

All kinds of leaves may be made by the foregoing directions.—Popular Art Instructor.

Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information.

Simple And Useful Techniques, Advice For Cooking And Preparing Great Food | Time Honored Tips

Simple And Useful Techniques, Advice For Cooking And Preparing Great Food | Time Honored Tips

Simple And Useful Techniques, Advice For Cooking And Preparing Great Food | Time Honored Tips

The cook must remember it is not enough to have ascertained the ingredients and quantities requisite, but great care and attention must be paid to the manner of mixing them, and in watching their progress when mixed and submitted to the fire.

The management of the oven and the fire deserve attention, and cannot be regulated properly without practice and observation.

The art of seasoning is difficult and important.

Great judgment is required in blending the different spices or other condiments, so that a fine flavor is produced without the undue preponderance of either.

It is only in coarse cooking that the flavor of onions, pepper, garlic, nutmeg, and eschalot is permitted to prevail. As a general rule, salt should be used in moderation.

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Sugar is an improvement in nearly all soups, sauces, and gravies; also with stewed vegetables, but of course must be used with discretion.

Ketchups, Soy, Harvey’s sauce, etc are used too indiscriminately by inferior cooks; it is better to leave them to be added at table by those who approve of their flavor.

Any thing that is required to be warmed up a second time, should be set in a basin placed in a bain-marie, or saucepan, filled with boiling water, but which must not be allowed to boil; or the article will become hardened and the sauce dried up.

To remove every particle of fat from the gravies of stews, etc a piece of white blotting-paper should be laid on the surface, and the fat will adhere to it; this should be repeated two or three times.

It is important to keep saucepans well skimmed; the best prepared dish will be spoiled by neglect on this point.

The difference between good and bad cookery is particularly discernible in the preparation of force meats.

A common cook is satisfied if she chops or minces the ingredients and moistens them with an egg scarcely beaten, but this is a very crude and imperfect method; they should be pounded together in a mortar until not a lump or fibre is perceptible. Further directions will be given in the proper place, but this is a rule which must be strictly attended to by those who wish to attain any excellence in this branch of their art.

Eggs for force meats, and for every description of sweet dishes, should be thoroughly beaten, and for the finer kinds should be passed through a sieve.

A trustworthy zealous servant must keep in mind, that waste and extravagance are no proofs of skill. On the contrary, GOOD COOKERY is by no means expensive, as it makes the most of every thing, and furnishes out of simple and economical materials, dishes which are at once palatable and elegant.

Excerpt From –  The Jewish Manual Practical Information In Jewish And Modern Cookery With A Collection Of Valuable Recipes And Hints Relating To The Toilette By Judith Cohen Montefiore 

Are Mushrooms Clean Or Unclean Food | Kosher Diets

Are Mushrooms Clean Or Unclean Food | Kosher Diets

Mushrooms are unclean foods and they are not suitable to be consumed as Kosher food.

"G-d also said, “Look, I have given you every seed-bearing plant on the surface of the entire earth and every tree whose fruit contains seed. This food will be for you, 30 for all the wildlife of the earth, for every bird of the sky, and for every creature that crawls on the earth — everything having the breath of life in it. I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. 31 God saw all that He had made, and it was very good." Genesis 1:29-31

What makes Mushrooms unclean?

Mushrooms Are Seedless Organisms 

Mushrooms, unlike plants that produce visible seeds, reproduce through budding and scattering microscopic spores. It can be argued that spores are the mushroom’s seeds, just as man’s sperm is his seed, but microscopic spores are not plant-like visible seeds. Scripturetruthministries.

Mushrooms Are Parasites And Scavengers 

Mushrooms are parasitic saprophyte scavengers. Mushrooms obtain their nutrition from metabolizing energy from dead or living plants and trees. As parasites, mushrooms feed off living plants and trees. Scripturetruthministries

Chlorophyll Free Organisms 

Mushrooms are growing fungi organisms with no chlorophyll, flowers, or leaves. Fungi get their nourishment from dead or living organic matter. Mushrooms are not chlorophyll-pigmented green vegetation herbs. Green herbs receive their life-sustaining energy by photosynthesizing energy from carbon dioxide, sunlight, and water. Scripturetruthministries

Mushrooms Are Fungi 

Blight and mildew, like mushrooms, are fungi. When the nation of Israel rebelled against God, He cursed their crops with blight and mildew fungi. Blight and mildew are fungi plant diseases. Fungi are referred to as a curse in Scripture, not a blessing. Scripturetruthministries

Many Inedible Varieties 

There are many inedible and poisonous species of mushrooms. People often get sick by having a negative digestive reaction after eating ‘edible’ mushrooms. Some people are highly allergic to all types of ‘edible’ mushrooms as well as all other types of fungi. Scripturetruthministries

Poisonous and Toxic Properties 

Mushroom poisoning (also known as mycetism or mycetismus) refers to the harmful effects from the ingesting of toxic substances present in mushrooms. Symptoms can vary from slight stomach discomfort to death. Scripturetruthministries

Mushrooms are not vegetables

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Decalcomania | Decal | Transferring Designs To Wood

Decalcomania | Decal | Transferring Designs To Wood 

Decalcomania | Decal | Transferring Designs To Wood

Dissolve some salt in soft water, float your engraving on the surface—picture side uppermost—and let it remain about an hour.

The screen, box or table on which you wish to transfer the design should be of bird’s-eye maple or other light-colored hardwood, varnished with the best copal or transfer varnish.

Take the picture from the water, dry a little between blotters, place the engraving—picture side downwards—on the varnished wood and smooth it nicely.

If the picture entirely covers the wood after the margin has been cut off so that no varnish is exposed, lay over it a thin board, on which place a heavy weight, and leave it for twenty-four hours.

If you wish but a small picture in the center of the surface of the wood, apply the varnish only to a space the size of the picture.

Dip your finger in the solution of salt and water and commence rubbing off the paper; the nearer you come to the engraving the more careful you must be, as a hole in it will spoil your work.

Rub slowly and patiently until you have taken off every bit of the paper and left only the black lines and touches of your picture on the wood, in an inverted direction. Finish up with two or three coats of copal varnish.

Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information

Making Essence Of Roses Scent At Home | Time Honored Tips

Making Essence Of Roses Scent At Home | Time Honored Tips

Making Essence Of Roses Scent At Home | Time Honored Tips

Put into a bottle the petals of the common rose, and pour upon them spirits of wine, cork the bottle closely, and let it stand for three months, it will then be little inferior to otto of roses.

Excerpt From –  The Jewish Manual Practical Information In Jewish And Modern Cookery With A Collection Of Valuable Recipes And Hints Relating To The Toilette By Judith Cohen Montefiore

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Waxing And Tinting | The Art Of Making Exotic Leaves

Waxing And Tinting | The Art Of Making Exotic Leaves

Waxing And Tinting | The Art Of Making Exotic Leaves

The begonia rex makes a beautiful parlor plant.

Five or seven leaves make a nice-sized plant: Select five or seven healthy begonia leaves of different sizes, as no two leaves of the rex are of one size on the same plant.

Cut the leaves closely off the stem and immerse them in a solution of cold water and castile soap.

Leave them in this twelve hours before using. Melt the wax to the consistency of cream, in chrome green, permanent green, dark olive-green, and verdigris-green.

Now take a leaf out of the soapsuds and lay it on a marble slab, keeping the under surface or veined side uppermost; then with a camel’s-hair brush lay on the melted wax in different shades, following the shades of the natural leaf.

The soapsuds having made the leaf transparent, all the shades and spots can be plainly seen on the veined side, which is the side the waxen leaf has to be formed on.

The belt of light green over the silvery markings of the leaf should be put on with verdigris-green.

Begin the leaf in the center and continue on each side of the midrib till the edge is reached and the leaf has a thick coating of wax.

Then lay a wire along the midrib or center of the leaf, fasten it in the wax by pressing, care being taken to leave it long enough for eight or nine inches of stem.

Wire must also be laid on all the side ribs or veins leading to the midrib.

These small wires are all brought to the center wire and laid evenly by its side till they all come to the stem, where they are all twisted around it to form one long, thick stem.

Give the leaf another coating of dark olive-green wax (this covers the wires), then finish with a thin coating of burnt umber tinted with Vandyke brown, and the under surface of the leaf is finished.

Remove the natural leaf from the waxen and tint the veins lightly with carmine.

Brush a little carmine loosely on the darkest shade in the center of the leaf, and before it sticks blow off as much as possible, when enough will be left to give it that reddish-green tint peculiar to the begonia rex leaf.

The next is to finish the silver belt or silvery leaf-markings midway between the center and the edge of the leaf.

This strip must be rubbed with spirits of turpentine; then with the tinting brush apply a coating of silver bronze (Nos. 4000 and 6000), care being taken that the bronze does not scatter over the leaf. Now the leaf is finished.

If the work is done according to directions, the waxen leaf will be a true copy of the original.

Continue in the same way till all the leaves are made, then wax the stems and run them through the begonia stemming, when they may be arranged in their natural growing manner in a flowerpot filled with moss; or, if preferred, the flowerpot may be filled with wax, in terre-verte green, and the stems must be placed in it before the wax gets hard.

Excerpt From The Ladies Book Of Useful Information

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