Thursday, February 5, 2009

Pears Cyclopaedia Vocabulary B

Blackguard- (n)-vulgar fellow
Bumptious-(adj)-boastful, self assertive

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Home Decor

Lets start with 1966 Aust. Better Homes & Gardens. Take away the carnations and you could be looking at a Modern lounge! 

Here's a page from 1959 Aust Home Journal

Don't you just love the Horse on the

And I would repaint my china cabinet Red, if I had one.

This is from a doorstop of a Book from the mid fifties called Newnes Better Home Making- oh what a treasure trove for so many things but the decor sections are STUNNING!

 On a different Colour ideal here is a room displayed in the Aust Women's Weekly 1969.
                                     Part of me is revolted by this room and the                                           other half of me loves it.

This is a from a book from the 50's attached to a Sunday news paper. The Australian Home Decorator and Painter. It's chock full of goodness with perfect colour charts and furniture tips. I will use this as soon as I'm able to repaint

Vocabulary early 20 century style

Well hello!

I have a Pears' Cyclopaedia with many fabulous sections such as the Ready Reckoner, wireless, office compendium and many others. However the dictionary is something else.
So lets start at the beginning shall we...

Acephalous-  (adj) headless
Agglomerate- (v) to mass together

Now try to use these in a sentence