Monday, March 08, 2010

Second Time Around Tuesday - Vintage Recipes



It's time for Second Time Around Tuesday sponsored by Diane at A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words. Be sure and visit her blog for the list of this week's participants.

I enjoy collecting vintage recipes in boxes or books. I find plenty of recipe boxes and books on my travels, but most are empty. I like the ones that still have the original owner's recipe collection. I never spend more than $5 or $6. Any more than that and I pass.

The long wooden box in the front is my one exception. I don't recall what I paid for it, but there were no recipes inside. I just liked the box and it now stores my recipes.




And I like these books...especially the ones with the pockets stuffed with recipes. The one in the back on the right hand side was my mother's. The rest I purchased at either a resale shop, estate sale, or antique mall.




Pretend you don't see Zoom on the kitchen table. She just wanted to see what I was doing.

8 comments:

  1. That's a great collection. I enjoy those old recipes where it tells you to go out and pick a tomato off the vine, etc, etc. No prepacked ingredients.

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  2. Oh I LOVE old vintage cookbooks! They are like these are fun ones!

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  3. Those are so cool! I love the old wooden recipe boxes! I want to find one too! Now I will be on the lookout in all the secondhand stores!

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  4. What a great thing to collect. I love to read cookbooks, my husband thinks that is nuts! Because cooking is not my favorite thing to do. Thank you for sharing and your kitty looks just like mine.

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  5. I love finding recipe boxes with old recipes inside too! So fun to look thru them. Fantastic collection you have.
    *hugs*deb

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  6. You and I have almost the same vintage collection of recipes/boxes and books. I love these/all of them. My mom and grandmothers old recipes mean the most!
    I will go to bed at night and read from cook books MR B always thought this a bit strange but then appreciated a new recipe on the table for dinner! :)

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  7. PS: Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. I am starting a Favorite Things Friday party on the 19th - come and join in if you are interested!

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