Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Molly Dye's pineapple edging

Molly Dye’s Ideas Book: the things you’ll want to remember, Sydney 1960s

Although I couldn’t find a single recipe or household hint in this booklet that mentioned pineapple I did discover a “pretty” crochet “towel edging” of pineapples and some lovely illustrations which qualifies Molly Dye to appear in the blog!

And, the "new ABC" did include D – dried fruit; J – jam and M – marshmallows which the Pineapple Princesses frequently feature.

You can’t go past Molly Dye for advice on restoring a yellowed panama hat or suggestions for fete best-sellers but most of all I love the advice for housewives.

I wonder if it’s too late for me to start starching Les’s shirts? Anne.


  1. I wonder what exact fragrance once should add to the 'economical hair cream'. Perhaps the money saved on buying hair cream allows the purchase of a decent perfume for the housewife. ;-)

  2. Old Spice of course! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE