The book is called How to Improve Your House and Grounds. It also says on the cover: How to Make Your Home an Estate! 1953 Popular Science Publishing. I want to make my home into an estate, who wouldnt want to?? I ended up with this after buying a pile of stuff at the auction house. Now I need to get cracking to make my home an estate.
The painting is from an auction. I thought it had a 1950s look to it. Reminded me of old barkcloth.