Showers for All Occasions
I have a wedding coming up in my family and of course this led me to some catalog searches at my library. I found this one on planning showers and of course the date alone made me grab it! Old fashioned etiquette rules make this an interesting read as well as something appropriate for an archive. This particular copy looked liked it had been through a war with some stains (I hope to God that is a coffee stain on those pages!) and a partially broken binding. Condition aside, this charming book has everything MY MOTHER would have needed to know about HER wedding in 1958! Here are some sample pages for a glimpse into yesteryear. One of the glaring things I noticed is that a wedding shower was about small inexpensive gifts and not the big expensive affairs I have been involved with over the years. A typical gift would be a single potato peeler or a vegetable brush. I kind of like the less is more idea!
Here is the author’s picture and inside flap:
Here is a radical idea!
If you liked the old fashioned party books try these old posts: