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Design and Build Your Own Doll's Houses by Beryl Armstrong (£24.00)Publisher: Apple Press — 1995Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1850766401]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight rubbing to the head of both the dust wrapper and the boards. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice, tight copy.Description: Reprint. [First: 1993] Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The world of doll’s houses is an exciting and magical one and when you build your own house you are limited only by your imagination. You can create in miniature whatever you want — a palatial mansion, an old farmhouse, a country cottage or a shop. Design and Build Your Own Doll’s Houses gives you all the information you need to achieve this. There is one simple principle upon which the construction of a whole house is based and that is building a box. It is clearly explained at the beginning of the book and once you have grasped this you can go on to create a house as simple or elaborate as you wish. Design and Build Your Own Doll’s Houses guides you through the whole building process — making the basic box structure, adding the internal walls, floors and ceilings and putting on the roof and front. It includes detailed information on how to build staircases, doors, windows, fireplaces and how to wire and decorate your house. Techniques for every conceivable feature are explained with the aid of step-by-step photographs, and as many alternative methods are given as possible so that you can adapt them to suit your own requirements. This book is full of inspiring and useful ideas and advice on how to avoid common pitfalls. There is a suggested work schedule to help you organise and order the construction, and at the end you will have your own unique house, awaiting only furniture and inhabitants.”Notes: Size: 9" x 11¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 96 pages. Tags: and architrave assembling attic banisters barge barn bars baseboard basement basic bathroom bay birch blinds block boards box breast brickwork bulbs carpet ceiling chimney choice circuit clamp clubs connector construction copper covering coving craft cupboard curtains curved cut decorating depth design designing dividers dollhouses dolls doorknobs doors doorways dormer double drill
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Design and Decoration in the Home by Henry Stephenson (£21.50)Publisher: Blandford Press — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Unlaminated DJ edgeworn, faded with loss at head and tail and a small scuff at the top corner of the upper wrap. Previous owners inscription and name stamp to the ffep, complimented by a pasted on BP Oil "Stop, Look & Listen" sticker.Description: This useful handbook shows how to design and decorate the interior of a house or flat, whether it is a new one or already lived in. In clear and explicit text, aided by black and white drawings, takes the reader through the stages of developing a scheme for a bedroom, lounge, dining room, hall, kitchen, bathroom, and nursery. The final effect in each case is shown in a stimulating colour illustration.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". 80 pages. Tags: decorate design interiors wall paper decorating painting trims accessories furniture make overs
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Sewing Fun Stuff!: Soft Sculpture Shortcuts by Lynne Farris (£21.50)Publisher: Sterling — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9780806961644]Condition: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.Description: Learn the sewing techniques by tackling any or all of these thirteen wonderful projects. Then let your imagination run wild with ideas of your own. Here are just some of the fun and fuzzy designs you can make: fabric cacti in decorative pots; a family of funny-looking frogs; an autumn harvest of soft-sculptured vegetables; an angel tree topper for the holidays; Add a gentle touch to your art and new dimension to your craft and see how fun 3 sewing soft sculpture can be!Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8¼". 160 pages. Tags: machine-attaching crease-resistant heat-sensitive blindstitching edge-finishing staystitching self-styling mothproofing topstitching organization waistbanding interfacings computerized convertible interfacing adjustments stockpiling dissolvable elasticized accessories furnishings timesaving lampshades 4/3-thread techniques 4/2-thread waistbands continuous decorating microwaved drawstring shortcuts placemats draperies shrinking finishing allowance appliques ravelling stitching playhouse technique 3-thread moisture valances pressing taylor’s smocking raveling closures shutters
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Painting and Enamelling by C. S. Johnson (£16.00)Publisher: London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. — 1930Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded, now protected in a removable mylar sleeve. Edges of the text block lightly tanned.Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Colour frontispiece; Advertisements;Notes: Size: 7½ x 5". Brown / Green Spine Strip boards with Black titling to the Upper Board. In the Pitman's Crafts-For-All series. [VIII] 104 [16] pages. Tags: art varnishing, art gilding, painting glass and china, painting and decorating childrens toys, decorating whitewood, first edition books, books written johnson
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Pottery by J. H. Eppens-Van Veen (£14.50)Publisher: Merlin Press — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, slight loss at head of the spine, corners of the upper panel and a little faded.Description: This book gives a concise introduction to the history of the art, from the earliest use of clay, through the development of glazes, of porcelain and majolica, to the work of contemporary potters. The chemical processes involved in the firing of days and glazes are explained. Photos in colour as well as black-and-white illustrate a wide range of pottery, ancient, medieval and range of pottery, ancient, and modern.Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¼". 79 pages. Tags: antimoniate applying basic bats biscuit bowls china chuck clay cobalt coiling cooking copper cups decorating decoration developing earthenware equipment execute firing fritt glaze glazing grammar handles ideas jugs kilns knobs lids making manganese oxide plates porcelain pots premises preparation profession purpose resist saucers sgraffito slip spouts stack stoneware technique throwing thrown tin turned turning uses vases ware wax wedging
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Autumn Kitchen by Edited by Julia Canning (£14.00)Publisher: London: Ebury Press — 1997Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0091853699]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the introduction: “The book includes a wide range of delicious recipes, from Parsnip and Apple Soup to Braised Pork Chops with Plums and Ginger, as well as recipes for special occasions such as French roast Pheasant with Grapes and Nuts, Almond Tarte Tatin and preserves such as Marrow and Apricot Jam. In addition, the book's step-by-step decorating and entertaining ideas show how to make the most of seasonally available produce to decorate the table and home.”Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. In the Good Housekeeping Cook's Year series. 80 pages. Tags: good housekeeping cook year soups starters fish shellfish poultry game meat cheese eggs pasta noodles vegetarian dishes vegetables salads desserts baking preserves basic recipes tips freezing seasonally available produce cooking times calorie counts instructions variations seasonal foods
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Salvage Style in Your Home: Inspirational Ideas and Over 30 Projects for Using Rescued and Recycled Materials in the Home by Moira & Nicholas Hankinson (£13.50)Publisher: London: Kyle Cathie — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1856263746]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Whimsical waisted cupboards, colourful baskets and bowls, gutsy armchairs and fantasy picture frames have all been created from reclaimed materials; something that has already had one life but has been rescued, recycled and recreated into something new and original. This book looks at salvage, ransacks the reclamation yards and gets insights from architects, designers, and enthusiasts on the practical use of recycled materials.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 10". Red boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 143 pages. Tags: interior decoration accessories salvage waste scrap materials found objects art home furnishing management house decorating design nature natural resources environmental
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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Autumn Kitchen by Julia Canning (£13.00)Publisher: Ebury Press — 1997Binding: Hardback (Laminated Boards) First Edition. [ISBN: 0091853699]Condition: Very Good+.Description: From the introduction: “The book includes a wide range of delicious recipes, from Parsnip and Apple Soup to Braised Pork Chops with Plums and Ginger, as well as recipes for special occasions such as French roast Pheasant with Grapes and Nuts, Almond Tarte Tatin and preserves such as Marrow and Apricot Jam. In addition, the book's step-by-step decorating and entertaining ideas show how to make the most of seasonally available produce to decorate the table and home.”Notes: Size: 11¾" x 8½". In the Good Housekeeping Cook's Year series. 80 pages. Tags: imaginative decorations vegetables decorating vegetarian approaches preserving gatherings preserves shellfish halloween inspiring delicious abundance starters glorious desserts freezing flavours seasonal kitchen cooking recipes savoury poultry bonfire noodles salads casual dishes subtle autumn baking hearty superb cheese style fruit sweet fresh guide table pasta basic night soups ideas takes both game eggs tips meat fish and for the
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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50 Painting and Decorating Ideas by David Fisher (£12.50)Publisher: Cavendish House — 1982Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Pages gently age-tanned.Description: book will give you not only the ideas, but also the know-how to enable you to obtain professional-looking results with the decorating materials of your choice. Begin with paints, learn how to use wood stains, try your hand at wall-papering or perhaps use fabric instead of paper, see the beautiful effects you can create with tiles. As an extra aid, instructions are accompanied by step-by-step drawings.Notes: Size: 4to Medium (29 x 23cm Approx.). 64 pages. Tags: painting paint effects decorating wall papers wall hangings interior design home decor ideal home exhibition decorate ideas
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Mrs. Beeton's Traditional Cake Decorating by Isabella Beeton (£11.50)Publisher: Ward Lock — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0706371739]Condition: Near Fine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Mrs Beeton’s complete guide to the creative art of cake decorating. Essential techniques clearly illustrated with step-by-step line drawings. Traditional recipes for sponge and fruit cakes, fillings and icings. Design ideas and templates for cakes for every occasion.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". 160 pages. Tags: almonds american anniversary asparagus bag baskets battenburg beur biscuits blossom boiled border bows brittle butter cakes caramel caramella catkins children's chocolate chrysanthemums coat coating collar confectioners coverlet cracker cradle cream crème crinoline curd custard decorated decorating decorations dishes dougal drum easter egg equipment european feather feather-iced fern fillings floral florentines
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Sewing by Jean Kinmond (£11.50)Publisher: Brockhampton — 1971Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0340104449]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, several notable nicks and tears with some loss. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Small date-stamp to the ffep.Description: Contents: Introduction; Equipment; Sewing Stitches; Machine Sewing; Fabrics; Sewing Techniques; Sewing For The Home; Sewing For Yourself; Easy Clothes For The Beginner; Decorative Finishes; Index; A basic handbook on sewing and sewing techniques, illustrated with over twenty photographs in full colour and black and white, and more than 130 drawings, diagrams and patterns.Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". 89 pages. Tags: machine-attaching crease-resistant heat-sensitive blindstitching edge-finishing staystitching self-styling mothproofing topstitching organization waistbanding interfacings computerized convertible interfacing adjustments stockpiling dissolvable elasticized accessories furnishings timesaving lampshades 4/3-thread techniques 4/2-thread waistbands continuous decorating microwaved drawstring shortcuts placemats draperies shrinking finishing allowance appliques ravelling stitching playhouse technique 3-thread moisture valances pressing taylor’s smocking raveling closures shutters
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
Stencilling and 3-D Work by Sarah Gleave (£11.50)Publisher: Letts — 1991Binding: Hardback Condition: Near Fine.Description: Sarah Gleave, a cake decorator with a range of designs, shows how stencilling can achieve professional results. 89pp. Index. Size: 21 x 22cmTags: three-dimensional architectural incorporating multicoloured mexican-style heat-sealing professional self-healing polyurethane fleur-de-lis masterpieces alstroemeria transferring horizontals christening parachuting celebration introducing proportions backgrounds positioning preparation monogrammed stencilling sugarcraft enthusiast three-tier decorating mackintosh decorative decoration decorators children’s stencilled techniques furnishing dado-rails ready-made commercial irregular designing wonderful essential butterfly preparing templates improvers repairing repeating furniture aeroplane
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Cakes and Cake Decorating by Wendy James & Gill Edden (£10.50)Publisher: Orbis — 1984Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0861368614]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of DJ slightly worn, front fold-in creased, otherwise bright and clean. Internally bright and clean. A nice copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. In this book a glossary of baking terms introduces you to a host of mouth-watering recipes, from traditional tea-time treats to cakes for special occasions.Notes: Size: 11½" x 8¾". In the All-Colour Cookery series. 72 pages. Tags: almonds american anniversary asparagus bag baskets battenburg beur biscuits blossom boiled border bows brittle butter cakes caramel caramella catkins children's chocolate chrysanthemums coat coating collar confectioners coverlet cracker cradle cream crème crinoline curd custard decorated decorating decorations dishes dougal drum easter egg equipment european feather feather-iced fern fillings floral florentines
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Decoupage by Josephine Whitfield (£10.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1859674313]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ. Top edges of DJ a little ruffled, small nick at the bottom corner of the upper panel. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover; “Over 20 decorative projects for the home. Original inspirational ideas using one of the most popular craft techniques. Transform your home with over 20 stylish and economical effects: create a seashell frame, a mosaic-look stool, a classical wooden box, an architectural frieze for a room or a wildlife-theme hat box. Step-by-step instructions for every project, from individual accessories to decorating ideas for walls and tables.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 8¼". 96 pages. Tags: acrylic primer ageing techniques animal motifs antiquing paint technique wax glass plate lacquerwork colourwash method for picture frame natural pigment sanding reveal wood grain balloons barge ware black and white print applying blanket box bookends borders crackle varnish heart shaped oriental style shaker butterflies candle sticks cutting card reducing thickness
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Easy Cake Decorating: Simple Techniques For Beautiful Results by Joanna Farrow (£10.50)Publisher: England, Bath: Love Food — 2011Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781445422947]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has a short, closed, tear to the top corner of the upper panel. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Are you an enthusiastic baker who would like to take your cake-making skills to the next level? If you want to learn how to craft beautifully decorated creations that will wow friends and family then this is your easy and accessible guide. Covering a wide range of skills, from decorating a cake with icing to creating a chocolate collar and sugar flowers, this book will take you through all the decorating stages in clear and simple steps. Easy Cake Decorating is packed with inspirational ideas for any occasion, including weddings, birthdays and Christmas.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 96 pages. Tags: farrow 9781445422947 cake decorating birthday cakes bow wedding boards chocolate caraque gingerbread party confectioners’ glaze cupcakes baking ready roll icing marzipan piping techniques templates decoration
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Furniture and Furnishings: Practical Decoration and Design Ideas by Melanie Paine (£10.50)Publisher: London: Conran Octopus — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1840910011]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: First in this edition. [First: 1996] Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “The furnishings of a room give it its distinctive character, providing the decorator with the opportunity to transform a home through imaginative consideration of shape, coverings and surface decoration. Written by an interior-design expert, this sourcebook guides you through the practicalities of making and decorating all sorts of furnishings — both customizing fabrics and existing furniture, and creating individual items from slip-covers to table-linen and cushions, and including ideas for fastenings and trimmings. Illustrated product directories set out over 40 kinds of furnishing fabric, and along with options for embellishing textiles through sewing, dyeing, printing or painting reveal the full potential of soft furnishing coverings. Decorative ideas for reviving existing furniture pieces include varnishing wood, staining and creating texture with paint; achieving a verdigris effect on metal; mosaic work; applying decoupage; and suggestions for working with plastic and glass.”Notes: Size: 10" x 8¾". Black boards with White titling to the Spine. 80 pages. Tags: house furnishings interior decoration amateurs manuals design home furnishing decorating
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Stencilling by VARIOUS (£10.50)Publisher: Macdonald Orbis — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0356153223]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.Description: From the flap: “Practical advice and inspirational ideas for stencilling. The clear, straightforward instructions enable the reader to tackle every surface with confidence. Floors, walls, ceilings, doors, windows and fabrics are covered, as well as furniture and small objects such as china, writing paper and clocks. Directions for drawing and cutting original designs are given, and tips for making the best use of commercial stencils are included.”Notes: Jacket designed by Jerry Tubby. Illustrated by Val Hill. Size: 10" x 7½". 128 pages. Tags: multicoloured architectural mexican-style fleur-de-lis transferring polyurethane self-healing heat-sealing professional stencilling proportions horizontals backgrounds preparation monogrammed dado-rails decorating children’s furnishing decoration decorative decorators stencilled techniques enlarging templates geometric repairing combining irregular butterfly stripping furniture paintwork aeroplane adhesives repeating finishing improvers technique preparing aerosols position solvents resizing contrast sticking repeated scalpels removing interior
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22
The Creative Guide To Dried Flowers by Carol Petelin (£10.50)Publisher: Webb & Bower — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0863501931]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.Description: From the flap: “This book gives step-by-step instruction to those who wish to create their own floral displays without being to technical or confusing the issue with rules and regulations.”Notes: Illustrated by Simon McBride (Photos.). Size: 11¼" x 9". Green boards with Yellow titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: dried-flower pot-et-fleur arrangements trouble-free traditional arrangement longlasting artificial potpourris hydrangeas 0718133927 desiccants sb449.3.d7 techniques containers decorating harvesting 0863501931 horseshoe preserves glycerine shrinkage splendour pomanders colouring microwave arranging meanings seasonal pressing blooming garlands fragrant perfumed bouquets dramatic language mixtures displays foliage display elegant bedside hanging flowers bouquet schemes manuals pyramid candles wreaths
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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The Curtain Sketchbook 2 by Wendy Baker (£10.50)Publisher: Marlborough: Shoestring Book Company — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0953293920]Condition: Very Good. Description: Contains: Black & white drawings;Notes: Illustrated by Chrissie Carriere. Size: 11¾" x 8¼". 168 pages. Tags: baker chrissie carriere home furnishing decoration house decorating draperies interior art techniques drawing 0953293920
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Changing Rooms by Linda Barker (£9.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0563383828]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper slightly frayed at the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Do you hanker after an exciting, professional new look for one of your rooms? Would you like to transform your surroundings in just a couple of days? If the answer is ‘yes’ then Changing Rooms is the book for you.

In the popular BBC series, neighbours from all over the country have been revamping rooms in each other’s houses. With the help of professional interior designers and DIY expert Handy Andy, the teams achieve fantastic results with a budget of just £500.

This book looks at 16 rooms from the series, all beautifully styled and photographed in full colour. Each room is examined in detail, and easy-to-follow instructions are provided so that you can achieve the same stunning results in your own home, including:

  • advice from top design professionals on overcoming problem rooms

  • handy checklists of materials and equipment needed

  • practical advice on the use of colour and lighting

  • trade secrets from the professional interior designers on the show

  • step-by-step decorating and construction techniques with clear illustrations

  • great ideas and solutions for storage and awkward spaces

  • glossary of DIY terminology


If you thought decorating and DIY were too difficult or time-consuming, then think again. Let Changing Rooms loose in your home, and give your room the makeover it has been waiting for.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Pictorial boards. 129 pages. Tags: adhesion attachment back batten beading before bevel board broken butt calico carpet chalkline colour cord cornice countersink dado decorating decorative decoupage designer details diy downlighters drapery edging effect fabric fibreboard finial finish fitted flat fretwork furnish furnishings furniture gilding gold grouting highlighting interior joint laminate level line mdf medium-density melamine mitre moire moiré moulding paint painting paintwork patterned pelmet piping plug plumb rail rawlplug re-decorate re-design refurnish room roughen roundel sanding scumbling selecting size spirit strip surface swag techniques terms tie wadding walls window
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Fuchsias by Leo Boullemier (£9.50)Publisher: Ward Lock — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0706367383]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Versatile fuchsias can be grown as bushes, standards, against walls, as pot plants in a cool greenhouse, or for decorating hanging baskets. However you choose to display them, their beauty will ensure an elegant and colourful focal point in any planting arrangement.

This Plantsman’s Guide provides an informative and attractive introduction to the plant family of fuchsia. It begins with a brief history of the genus, its origin and the development of hybrids. From there, it moves on to different planting schemes, showing ways to make the most of these very distinctive plants in a variety of situations; how to contrast colour, shape and texture; and ideas for grouping them with other plants. Another chapter offers tips on selecting the best species and cultivars of fuchsias; and there is advice too on general cultivation (including a year-round programme of care) and propagation.

For anyone wishing to make the most of fuchsias in his or her garden, the Plantsman’s Guide is an ideal handbook with all the tips needed, and all set out clearly and concisely with the help of 20 line drawings and 40 colour photographs..”
Notes: Size: 9" x 7". Yellow boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Plantsman's Guide series. 128 pages. Tags: 0706367383 0706372611 0715385925 best boullemier choosing cultivation fuchsia fuchsias gardening gardens guide ideas leo planting plants plantsman showing the
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Off-Ramp: Adventures And Heartache In The American Elsewhere by Hank Stuever (£9.50)Publisher: Henry Holt — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0805075739]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy.Description: From the cover: “Hank Stuever’s funny, touching reports take us to everyday places where the increasingly unusual realities of today’s world run rampant. He finds it by bypassing Big News and taking off ramps to places where seemingly ordinary people lead lives just slightly off-kilter. Stuever’s Elsewhere extends through trailer parks, roller rinks, malls no longer sparkling, and suburbs where robot dogs growl and bored children jump off rooftops using Hefty-bag parachutes. From Star Wars conventions to credit disasters, from snipers to missing persons, there is always something happening in Elsewhere — and Hank Stuever never misses a scintilla of the action. In Off Ramp, his destinations include Piano, Texas, home of two friends both named Angie (“Piano princesses”) who turn home-decor disasters over to a TV decorating show and wind up at war against orange carpet. In Washington, D.C., we meet a ponytailed "sofa surgeon" who confronts the mysteries of the universe and couches that won’t go through doorways. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, a spiral-permed secretary begins an odyssey toward marriage that takes her from anxiety dreams (“‘I’m walking down the aisle and nobody is looking at me or anything’”) to anxiety that is no dream. And we are there. We visit discount funeral homes (“Let’s say you’re dead”), campgrounds where international bonds are formed (“‘We are from the Netherlands, and we are for two days wonderink who it is you are’”), and storage facilities where America keeps its strangest secrets. We meet the men who drew the comic-book characters (including Wonder Woman) Stuever loved as a child, professional bowlers, waterbed aficionados, and some Texans on “debris drives” in search of pieces of the fallen Columbia shuttle. Finally, we travel to Stuever’s hometown of Oklahoma City, where the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building has created a kind of Elsewhere he has never seen before.”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black & Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 293 pages. Tags: airplane biggest blonder bridal bride chandra chimayo concerts couch crazy credit customs description dreams due elsewhere evil exit fair faiths faster floated gets guy hank happen having heads i'm invisible josie journalists kamp lands lane layaway living lollapalooza mexico missing monster needed nine-ish notes panic people's pieces powers preface prequel prevailed queens ramps recallifornia rooms sci-fido scooch service shot snipers social somebody spaces space-time spirits states stuever stuff things traded trailer tuesdays unassigned united warped woman's world's xanadu
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Paint Effects by Maggie Philo (£9.50)Publisher: Lorenz — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1859676022]Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good+ DJ.Description: 25 Decorative Projects for the Home. Later printing — reprinted [2001] as ‘Paintwork’.Notes: Size: 9½" x 8¼". Pictorial boards. In the Inspirations series. 96 pages. Tags: diamond-stencilled vinegar-glazed crackle-glaze colour-washed eye-catching scandinavian red-panelled blue-spotted dry-brushed accessories distressing tile-effect colourwash limewashed techniques decorating decorative wax-resist distressed craquelure floorcloth furniture interiors technique imitation varnishes aluminium catalogue harlequin effective classical preparing different antiquing stippling dragging limewash two-tone approach shutters brushing quickest graining tabletop cheapest marbling projects sponging original rollered surfaces
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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Paint Finishes Handbook: How To Rag-Roll, Sponge, Marble, Stipple, Wood Grain and Create Other Special Paint Effects by Charles Hemming (£9.50)Publisher: Macdonald — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780356107936]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges.Description: From the cover: “Paint Finishes opens up a vast range of visual possibilities to the home decorator — from dragging and combing to wood graining and trompe l’oeil. Whether you want to bring an old table back to life or jazz up a wall, pick out a cornice or make your staircase look like marble, this practical handbook shows you how to achieve intriguing and dramatic effects on a wide variety of surfaces. Many of these techniques have traditionally been the preserve of the professionals, but this book demonstrates that they are easily accessible to the careful amateur. Clear, down-to-earth instructions on planning — choosing a colour scheme, buying tools and materials and preparing the surface — and execution — a wide range of techniques ranging from basic broken colour methods to advanced representational and fantasy effects — ensure results. Tricks of the trade and hints on using particular effects to mask problem surfaces complete the picture. Lavishly illustrated, this book will open your eyes to the wealth of opportunities for using paint to great effect.”Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 143 pages. Tags: accessories acrylics aerosols ageing alkaline aluminium amber antiquing application approach artists aspect auburn bamboo basic beer bird's-eye blowers blow-lamps blow-torches blue-spotted brushes brushing canvas catalogue ceilings chair cheapest chemical choosing chrome cinnamon cissing classical cleaning clothing cloths cloudy coat colours colourwash colour-washed colour-work combed combing complementary copper crackle crackle-glaze craquelure cutting
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Cake Decorator's Companion by Felicity Clare (£9.50)Publisher: Felicity Clare — 1985Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0951016202]Condition: Very Good. Front hinge weakening although secure. Internally bright and clean.Description: Includes contemporaneous Felicity Clare catalogue. Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: 112 pages. Tags: almonds american anniversary asparagus bag baskets battenburg beur biscuits blossom boiled border bows brittle butter cakes caramel caramella catkins children's chocolate chrysanthemums coat coating collar confectioners coverlet cracker cradle cream crème crinoline curd custard decorated decorating decorations dishes dougal drum easter egg equipment european feather feather-iced fern fillings floral florentines
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The Liberty Home: Distinctive Sewing Projects from Classic Liberty Fabrics by Ljiljana Baird (£9.50)Publisher: London: MQ Publications — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0809229889]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Patterns;

From the cover: “Since it opened its doors in 1875, the House of Liberty has been synonymous with upscale living. The Liberty Home invites you to celebrate the unique heritage of the world’s finest fabrics by creating distinctive home-decorating projects and gifts.

This stunning book takes you around the Liberty home, demonstrating projects that can be made with a little skill, a free imagination, and your choice of sensational Liberty fabrics. Decorate your living room with a beautiful Tree of Life lap quilt, pillows in the deep rich colors and designs so characteristic of Liberty, and elegant lampshades and accessories. Or brighten up the kitchen with lovely floral tablecloths and colorful blinds and wall hangings. From the dining room to the bedroom to the nursery, Liberty fabrics will help you create this classic and enduring style.

The fascinating introduction describes how Liberty, under the guidance of its founder, Sir Arthur Lasenby Liberty, grew from a small retailer of exotic Oriental fabrics into the world’s finest fabric house, setting new standards of quality in home refinement.”
Notes: Illustrated by Penny Brown. Size: 11½" x 9¾. Cream boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 144 pages. Tags: liberty house furnishings company household linens draperies interior decoration home furnishing needlework fabric crafts decorating design hobbies textile fabrics england 0809229889
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Pottery and Porcelain by L. M. Angus-Butterworth (£8.50)Publisher: Collins — 1964Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with with several scuffs, nicks and short tears. Gently bruised at head & tail of spine and corners. Price Clipped.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs.Notes: Size: 6¼" x 4¼". Decorative boards with Red titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Nutshell Books series. 160 pages. Tags: blanc-de-chine pate-sur-pate tortoiseshell pot-walloping under-glaze earthenware caffaggiola feldspathic collectors’ decoration bellarmine nottingham pastillage diminutive pot-waller terracotta chervettes collecting decorating chinastone quodlibetz greybeard encaustic ironstone porcelain decorated stoneware boccaleri stippling honorific sprigging tradition barbotine angouleme suspended crockery feldspar practice figuline painting european eggshell oriental buccaros unglazed costrels ceramics pharmacy canettes metallic wedgwood
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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Ronnie Corbett's Small Man's Guide by Edited & Compiled by Spike Mullins (£8.50)Publisher: Michael Joseph / M & J Hobbs — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0718115589]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Gently faded at the spine. .Description: Advice to the small man from Ronnie Corbett.Notes: Jacket designed by Lawrence Edwards. Illustrated by Bill Tidy. Size: 8" x 5¼". Red boards with Black titling to the Spine. 108 pages. Tags: and decorating english get hobbies home humor humorous humour man older pastimes people prose pygmy romance self-defence shorty small smaller texts wit
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72
Kid's Party Idea's: Exciting Party Themes Your Kids Will Love by Marion Haslam & Carol Deacon (£7.50)Publisher: Parragon — 2005Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1405462248]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Size: 10¾" x 8½". 128 pages. Tags: fancy dress activity parties guests celebration wild west hoe-downs cakes children birthday tea invitation exciting goody bags costumes fabulous cakes cake decorating party themes princess sleepovers
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

 
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