Sunday, April 5, 2009

I found a treasure!!!!

I was browsing around the local Kiwanis Thrift Store last Thursday, just wasting a few minutes before I had to be at my dental appointment. I came upon this old black box decorated with strawberry decals. It looked like something that I could repaint and "prim up". At the same time I was wondering what this would have been used for. It had a $3.00 price sticker on the outside. Should I take a peek inside?



Are you ready?



I hit the mother load of vintage recipe clippings and handwritten recipe cards. As a collector of cookbooks - both old and new, I could not pass up this treasure. At the same time it reminded me of a blog posting I had seen a couple of weeks ago. Someone had taken an old handwritten recipe and framed it in an old reused picture frame. I told myself "I can do that too". So here is what I did with one of the typed recipes in the collection that was obviously a treasure to someone years ago.



What a perfect way to use up some of the old picture frames we always seem to pick up during our Goodwill shopping sprees.

8 comments:

Woods Olde Homestead said...

What an awesome find...lucky you...
love the idea of one in the picture frame...
I bet there is a lot of stories behind them recipes...
Prim Blessings...
Tonja

cynthialeedesigns said...

What a great find!! I have all of my grandmothers old recipes that she had made up herself. I love how you show one in a frame. I should frame one of my grandmother's...thank for sharing.
Cindy

Downriver Primitives said...

Oh Wow! You are so lucky :) An adorable box and 100's of recipes to boot! Such a great find.

The funny thing is that the recipe you framed is one of Dave's favorite desserts. He got a kick out of that.

Lisa said...

WOW - What a neat find and to find it full of old recipes...VERY NEAT!! What a wonderful idea to frame an old recipe...thanks for the great idea!!

~ Lisa

Kath said...

Oh wow, how cool is that!!
Love that you framed one, Patti.
What a great find and wonderful surprise inside!

Hugs-Kath

Country Whispers said...

Thanks for stopping by today. I have added your name to my giveaway. Good Luck!
Wow. You are lucky to have found this box of recipes. Did you find any good or different recipes in it?

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

That ia so kewl that it fell into your hands - someone what would appreciate it. What a truly sweet find!

I Play Outside The Box said...

Lucky you!!!