Historical Housekeeping
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The Model Cottage: 1840

I have decided to dedicate this week to the 1840’s, with all blog posts relating in some way to this wonderful decade!

To start?……Constructing the ideal 1840’s cottage.  I found these examples from several 1840’s Godey’s Books and am pleasantly surprised at how our decorating magazines of today create this same setup on their pages.  What I especially enjoy about these examples are the extra rooms described and the assumption of the author that the majority of their readers could afford such a home!  Pay close attention to any descriptions of bathrooms…..:-)

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