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.


  1. Anonymous11:01 PM

    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.

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

  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!

  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.

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

  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! :)

  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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