Hey guys! I'm participating again in VTT. I know, two weeks in a row?? Shocking, isn't it?! I have been racking my brain this week trying to think of something to share that didn't require too much effort in the way of staging pictures or anything because I've been sick with a horrible cold & sinus infection and I just didn't have it in me to do anymore than the bare minimum. Luckily, this weeks pictures were easy enough to take, seeing how these books sit on the shelf behind my desk. All I had to do was turn around & snap a few pictures! Yay for simplicity!!
Anyhow, as previously stated, this week I'm sharing some of my favorite vintage books. I'm not sure how I decided that I needed to start collecting vintage Better Homes & Gardens books. I think it started out with wanting one of the old red & white checkered cookbooks and then just sort of escalated from there. Next was one of the gardening books, followed by a decorating book, a handyman book, a few more cookbooks. Soon, I had a collection!!
I think my favorite is the decorating book from 1961. A pink kitchen? LOVE!!
Pink bathrooms?? Really LOVE!!
I would LOVE to find a house with a pink bathroom. As a matter of fact, a few years ago when Will & I were looking for homes, the biggest thing on my wish list was a pink bathroom! Our realtor though I was insane when we'd find a house with vintage bathrooms and I'd squeal in delight! I mean pink bathrooms are my absolute fave, but I'd settle for a minty green or blue too.
I think when Will & I find our dream house & we stop moving all over the place, I'm going to insist on having a pink & aqua kitchen. And in my pink & aqua kitchen, I'll house all of my vintage cookbooks, like these fabulous Betty Crocker cookbooks.
This one is my favorite - the Cooky book. Cooky. LOL I remember buying this shortly after Will & I were married. My momma had come down to Charleston to spend the weekend with us & she & I went antiquing on Saturday. I actually paid $5.00 for this book, which is about $4.00 more than I'll pay for vintage cookbooks now. I was young & naive and just didn't know any better.
And while those cookies look delicious, there's a lot of nastiness in those old cookbooks. Take for example this most disgusting picture:
Yeah, I know what y'all are thinking. Y'all are thinking what the hell is that thing?!?! Well, that's what I was thinking when I first saw it. I dunno. Maybe you are thinking "wow, a party loaf. I haven't seen one of those since Jane's baby shower back in 1972.". Yeah, thankfully, I've never, ever seen one of those before and I hope I never do. So, while I enjoy collecting vintage cookbooks, I don't do a lot of actual cooking from them. Well, at least not party loaves!! Ewww!!
Here, for you all, a recipe for the Party Loaf. Three layers of disgusting fillings, *PLUS* a cream cheese frosting, all on white bread. GAG!
Thanks for visiting me for VTT. Stop in at Colorado Lady & see everyone else that's participating!