How to Be a Successful Hostess What Every Woman Should Know about Entertaining and Etiquette by Charlotte Clarke 1930 Kenmor Company

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Hello, readers.  Today, I want to share with you an extraordinary find: "How to Be a Successful Hostess" by Charlotte Clarke. Published in 1930 by Kenmor Company, this book is a classic guide to entertaining and etiquette that every woman should have in her collection.

Key Features

This book comes in a sturdy hardcover format that not only adds to its vintage appeal but also ensures it will last for years to come.


Inside, you'll find:

  • 224 pages dedicated to the art of entertaining.
  • Timeless tips on how to be the ultimate hostess.
  • Essential etiquette rules, many of which still apply today.

Charlotte Clarke was an authority on etiquette during the early 20th century—a time when social gatherings were a staple of high society. Her insights continue to be relevant today!

This is a classic piece of literature that not only serves as an instructional manual but also provides a window into the social norms and behaviors of the past.


  • Title: How to Be a Successful Hostess: What Every Woman Should Know about Entertaining and Etiquette
  • Publication Date: 1930
  • Publisher: Kenmor Company
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 224
  • Dimensions: 8x5x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: Light wear on the cover, as shown in the photos. 


Whether you're a novice hostess or an entertaining pro, this book has a wealth of information and insights to offer. You'll not only learn how to throw a successful gathering but also get to enjoy the added bonus of owning a classic piece of vintage literature.


The vintage items I share with you have been previously owned and loved. They may show some wear, which is typical for vintage pieces. Please use pictures as a guide. If you have any questions or need more photos, feel free to ask!

Collections: Vintage How To Books

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