Feminine Pursuits

A Listmania! list by Meg North "born again Victorian" (Portland, ME)
 
The Good Housekeeping Hostess: An Old-Fashioned Guide to Gracious Living
1.  The Good Housekeeping Hostess: An Old-Fashioned Guide to Gracious Living by Good Housekeeping
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  "For you cannot begin to sink your pretty head into the Belle Epoque without glancing first upon these delightful pages. Printed first in 1904, it is the geniune article."
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Restoring American Gardens: An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants, 1640-1940
2.  Restoring American Gardens: An Encyclopedia of Heirloom Ornamental Plants, 1640-1940 by Denise W. Adams
The list author says:
  "Everything one ever wanted to know of antique bulbs, trees, shrubs, and all manner of botanicals. A woman needs a place to dig in the dirt."
Used & New from: $6.87
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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The Country Flowers of a Victorian Lady
3.  The Country Flowers of a Victorian Lady by Fanny Robinson
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  "The text of one's life should not be so dull that it dismisses the importance of a blossom."
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Taking Tea with Alice: Looking-Glass Tea Parties and Fanciful Victorian Teas
4.  Taking Tea with Alice: Looking-Glass Tea Parties and Fanciful Victorian Teas by Dawn Hylton Gottlieb
The list author says:
  "A spot of tea with literature's most beloved little girl. Invite a friend to brew a cup and nibble a morsel."
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Buttercup Bake Shop Cookbook
5.  Buttercup Bake Shop Cookbook by Jennifer Appel
The list author says:
  "A little sweetness while you putter in the kitchen. Not one whiff of nutritional facts in this little tome, and that's the way I like it!"
$20.66   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

America's All-Time Favorites Canning & Preserving Recipes (Better Homes & Gardens)
6.  America's All-Time Favorites Canning & Preserving Recipes (Better Homes & Gardens) by Better Homes and Gardens
The list author says:
  "I remember once I made my bed every day for a whole month and was rewarded with a jar of Grandma's home-canned peaches. Bliss."
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Laundry: The Spirit of Keeping Home
7.  Laundry: The Spirit of Keeping Home by Monica Nassif
The list author says:
  "A book I've had the utmost pleasure in browsing and using. The smell of clean cotton in the breeze is universally intoxicating."
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Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words
8.  Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words by Susan Wooldridge
The list author says:
  "I am a novelist struggling for a more poetic voice, and this book is my mentor. Cannot recommend highly enough."
$10.38   Used & New from: $0.58
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

The Victoria Reader: A Treasury of Timeless Stories
9.  The Victoria Reader: A Treasury of Timeless Stories by Victoria Magazine
The list author says:
  "Beautiful book, lovely stories. A life is never complete without literature."
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Writing Personal Notes & Letters
10.  Writing Personal Notes & Letters by Jennifer Williams
The list author says:
  "Email is convenient, but sometimes it will not do. Always have some lush stationery and pens around."
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Closer
11.  Closer by Josh Groban
The list author says:
  "I cannot live without this young man's voice. Victorian or not, this is the essence of timeless beauty. Indulge thyself."
Used & New from: $7.14
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Victorian Painting
12.  Victorian Painting by Lionel Lambourne
The list author says:
  "Sargent, Waterhouse, Tissot. Pre-Raphaelite, Impressionist. Can you imagine a world without art?"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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A Natural History of the Senses
13.  A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
The list author says:
  "Open your senses with this marvelous nod to full-body living."
$11.18   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

Vintage Face: Period Looks from the 20s, 30s, 40s, & 50s
14.  Vintage Face: Period Looks from the 20s, 30s, 40s, & 50s by Angela Bjork
The list author says:
  "Last, though not the least beloved. Recapture your essence with Hollywood glamour."
Used & New from: $128.72
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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