1/21/10

Someday I Shall Learn To Sew...



Then maybe all these sewing books and magazines I seemed to have scooped up over the past few years will actually be used.

Or put them on Etsy!

I am also trying to mindfully be aware of my vintage cookbook obsessions (as I know so many of you adore as well!) and have been walking away from many different kinds. These, however, stuck out:



The graphics inside are simply fab!


I am a sucker for Holiday recipe books:


All Meat, All The Time:


And as hard as I try, when I see these hardcover recipe books that hold old newspaper clippings, I can't walk away. It is like I am on a one-woman mission to save a cook's culinary dreams!

11 comments:

Sue said...

I had the good fortune to inherit my mother's 1940s era Betty Crocker cookbook. I have a 70s version of my own, and gave my sons their own new Betty Crocker cookbooks when they moved into their first apartments! I also have cooksbooks that belonged to my grandmother and great aunt, which are very old. I doubt they used them much, since my mother learned from her mother to cook without using recipes. Those old books you're finding bring back memories.

So what's for dinner, Sonya??

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

I can't walk away from cookbooks!
Love your new finds.
~Amy

Linda said...

I love vintage cookbooks. Found some great one's the other day!

Wanda @ Just Vintage said...

May I join the cookbook club? It nearly killed me to have to get rid of my mother's collection of several hundred, but there just wasn't room to keep them all - because I had just about as many! But I prefer older ones. She preferred newer. I did keep the ones I liked of hers, though.

And I've collected loose recipes and especially love charity cookbooks. I try to limit those to local places. And I've got so many loose recipes, I sell the ones I find now. When I feel able to part with them.

But I rarely cook. I just love a cookbook to read. Look at the pictures, like the one you showed. Dream of making this dish or that.

I've even started a recipe site and am selling vintage charity cookbooks there, my obsession is so great. It links from my blog, but here it is. In case anyone is interested. ;-) (Rare, shameless plug)
http://www.goodcooksrecipes.com

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

Sue--Old Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup!
Hi Amy and Linda!
Wanda--Love the shameless plug:)

Paige said...

Those are great cookbook graphics. Don't you love how neat and trim the Moms look while serving the perfect meal? Ha! I don't ever look like that when I've been cooking. As a matter of fact, I don't think I look neat and trim most of the time! Thanks for sharing.

Thrifted Treasure said...

I love vintage cookbooks too, I love reading what was "trendy" to eat in the 60s and 70s, food was so much heartier back then, the emphasis was on portions rather than style. I would love to see your collection, I love that recipe folder :-)

The Elegant Thrifter said...

My mother used to get Workbasket. And that Hamburger Hotdog cookbook, well no comment. You need to meet Heidi over at Kitschenfeast.blogspot.com if you haven't already. She writes about vintage cookbooks everyday. And she's a hoot! Stan

heidi said...

I love. Love. Love vintage cookbooks. I started collecting them on the cheap for the picts & graphics alone about a decade ago and have turned it into a freaky blog. Stan's right - let's make friends! Come visit me ---

www.kitschenfeast.blogspot.com

Ninny said...

I always look for old cookbooks at estate sales, Goodwill and my favorite thrift store. Those sell well in my booth. I had two awesome cookbooks that were snatched up quickly. One was an Amish cookbook and the other was a jewish cookbook.

Liz

Mermaids of the Lake said...

I have a bunch too. Some were my Grandma's and some I just couldn't resist bringing home. I love the graphics. I actually have the last one you showed.

Mermaid Debbie