The illustrations "take the cake" in this article on royal wedding cakes, including the one for Princess Louise, which weighed about 2000 pounds!
Old Notions Concerning Bridesmaids(CFM, 1884)
Some of the lore and ancient customs surrounding bridesmaids.
The Bride's First Dinner Party(GOP, 1887)
How to arrange it and what to serve.
On Some Minor Points of Etiquette(CFM, 1876)
A look at the etiquette issues faced by the new bride or "young matron."
Seasonable Fare(GOP, 1897)
Soups, salads and sandwiches feature large in summer fare!
My Trials as a Housekeeper(CFM, 1895)
Managing a friend's home, and "breaking in" a new staff of servants, turns out to be more difficult than the author imagined...
Fifteen Rules for the Preservation of Health(Godey's, 1860)
Fresh air, exercise, and proper hours are just three of the common-sense "rules" provided here.
Feathers in the Scale: A Plea for the Birds(CFM, 1880)
A gardener examines the question of whether birds are destructive, as many farmers claimed, or helpful to have about -- and concludes that every gooseberry gobbled by the blackbird is more than matched by the snails and slugs he destroys.
June Jottings(Ingalls' Home Magazine, 1888)
'Tis the season for strawberries and raspberries, for which this article offers some delicious-sounding recipes.
Found in Uncle Sam's Mails(The Strand, 1898)
A look at oddities found in the museum of the Dead Letter Office, which has received such items as live rattlesnakes, skulls and other body parts, explosives, an alligator with a parasol, and even old boots.
The Forget-Me-Not(GOP, 1882)
Interesting lore of this small but charming flower.
Between Two Waters(CFM, 1893)
A charming tale of travel, and seeking lodgings, in an Essex village.
My Work Basket(GOP, 1880)
Lovely craft and embroidery projects.
Marriage Customs Around the World(ILA, 1846)
A quick look at how marriages are conducted in various countries.
Club Types, by Max Beerbohm (The Strand, 1892)
The celebrated artist's delightful caricatures of the types of fellows one might meet at specific London clubs.
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