Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vintage Booklets

I don't know about you, but vintage cookbooks and especially cooking/homemaking booklets are very hard for me to pass up.  I think it's more tempting that I've found them very inexpensive....and at yard sales, often FREE.  I thought I'd share with you some of my favorites.

This one is from England, which I love.  It's full of pictures and this sweet Anne Anson writes, "Please go on writing to me about your successes and your worries; I shall always be glad to help you with your problems."  Can't you just hear her English accent.  The Dear Abby of cake decorating.

Amazon $2.00
Then there is this silver guide for the bride.  What intrigued me about this one is it's age and mint condition.  It's from 1926.  It amazes me that something like this survived in perfect condition. 
This poem is included in the pages, along with many tips on being a wife, (who uses Oneida silver of course).
"My wedding silver!  Every dream
Of our new home is in its gleam -
New hopes, new happiness together
And love in every kind of weather.
My wedding silver!  All my dreams
Of our new life are in its gleams!"

.50 cents thrifted
I just love the look of the Italian grandma on this cover.  She is throughout the booklet.

                       .10 cents Yard Sale

Who can resist Jack, Mary and Jello.  This was an amazing find from 1937.  It's so much fun.  I can't believe people used to put fish in lime jello!


                                                     Thrifted .25 cents

   The Knox recipe booklet from 1943 is full of graphics and photos that I love.
Thrifted $1.00
The American Dairy association also has such fun ads and booklets from the 50's. 

Thrifted .25 cents
This 1938 General Foods booklet on cooking with marshmallows is one of my absolute favorites.  The graphics are all the way through...(I have a thing for food with faces). 

Free at an Estate Sale
This one just cracks me up.  The 1960  National Dairy Council booklet on being the good wife.
"He was young and admiring.
He'd enjoyed his dinner and the conversation.
So had their guests, obviously.
He was felling content with his world...and
not a little proud of his young wife, as he
cleared the table while she served dessert."

Thrifted .10 cents

I used to think I was about done finding vintage treasures.  Who am I kidding.  The thrill of the hunt and the fun of having a piece of history from an era of family and home is to tempting....especially went hunting for these cooking booklets!


Jill said...

I don't think we will ever be done hunting for that next perfect item!! Love the booklets,you have some old ones there!!

Stacey Johnson said...

You're right, Jill! Thanks :)

ColibriNB said...

Many of these are really sweet. Always fun looking through them. Thanks for sharing them with all of us.
And I agree, the thrill of the hunt and find never quite goes away.