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A Scented Christmas
Cusick
1990

This book, and another I weeded recently, suffered from a vomit/rot stink. I thought since this book was about scent, it was kind of poetic. The book itself was okay and circulated pretty well. It is an appropriate choice for any craft or holiday section. However, I am going get a newer book that doesn’t have that old book/death smell.

Mary

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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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