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Just in time for holiday parties!

Better Homes & Gardens Guide to Entertaining
1969

Submitter: I am attaching a cover scan of one of my favorites, copyright 1969. People this groovy can only be doing one thing. Look closely at the center of the photo….that’s right…it’s a fondue party!

Holly: Everyone seems to love these old books about entertaining. The decor and fashion are always…entertaining! This one has got to come off public library shelves. Put it in the book sale, folks!

Tis the Holiday Season

Better Homes & Gardens
Treasury of Christmas Crafts & Foods
1980

Submitter: This is one tacky Christmas book from 1980. Yes, it has the “Better Homes and Gardens” cred, but open it up….yikes. 382 pages of a whole lot of needlepoint, quilting, homemade crap (er, crafts) and the gaudiest tablescapes that would horrify even Sandra Lee.   The “Beautiful Creche Figures” will give you nightmares. Check out the face of the little boy who is sitting among the plush dinosaurs- priceless!

Holly: Okay, I usually am the designated Scrooge, but I think even the most enthusiastic crafter would probably have issues living in this insane Christmas world.    Check out the mother daughter tea party.

Mary:  The needlepoint Holy Family is just plain scary.  (At least I think that is the Holy Family…)

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