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Vintage book on Painting Patterns for Home Decorators, Ruth Wyeth Spears, 1948, Second Printing, Loads of illustrations (color and b&w) and diagrams. Includes 38 pages of full-sized tracing patterns: colonial, Swedish, roses, hearts and flowers, birds, tulips, strawberries, western, nautical, children’s, and much much more. This covers so much: how to paint furniture, how to paint decorations on walls and on fabric, on glass and on windowshades. 128 pp. blue cloth cover with some wear, text just starting to tan around the edges, but sound and clean. A few pages have a curled corner. Does not affect readability.
The name and address of a former owner is on the endpaper, as well as a light trial stencil pattern. Please check our other listings of vintage sewing and craft books.
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1948 book on Painting Patterns for Home Decorators. Patterns, instructions, and tips. Paint a bird on it.


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: binding boards, paper, ink
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 416 reviews
  • Favorited by: 5 people