What do Asian-style parasols have to do with a well-mannered home? While I was without Internet access and unable to get much real work done, I tackled the domestic section in Vogue's Book of Etiquette and Good Manners, 1969. Most of the advice is incredibly timeless; some a bit dated. I'll be back shortly to explain.
Shown at top, a summer display in the windows of Mitzi & Romano on North Highland Avenue in Atlanta.