Monday, June 29, 2009

Betty Crocker, Then and Now

Hi all, it's 2nd Time Around Tuesday again hosted by Diane @ A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words. Please stop by to see more 2nd hand treasures.

Before I share I'd like to take a moment to muse about the goings on at the Lace and Ivy Cottage. It's been only 3 months since I discovered the world of blogging and what an adventure it's been. I've met the most creative, thrifty, and friendly women from all over these United States of ours and somehow the world doesn't seem so big anymore. I've been able to see parts of our country, Europe, and Asia through the eyes of fellow bloggers. I've shared in your excitement over Dollar Tree and thrift shop finds. I've seen ingenuity in reusing found and 2nd hand items. What a way to go Green! And I've seen the most talented home designers that could outdo any HGTV design star! Thank you all for the inspiration!

I'm happy to announce that one of my Lemon Blossom sisters have joined the Blogger family! Welcome, Sharon, I can't wait to see what you've got in store for us. She's got the neatest stories to tell about her family in Kentucky. I'd also like to say hello to her daughter, Michelle, in the Bluegrass state. Michelle, you've got an incredible mom and I'm honored to be her friend! You can be sure that I'll post what your mom and I have been up to with the Lemon Blossom League, and although we love to have crazy fun, we'll try to keep out of trouble! : ) If you'd like to read about the Lemon Blossom League, you can click here.

Ok, I'm ready now. Are any of you out there fans of Romantic Homes Magazine? If you're a magazine addict like me, you probably have way too many magazines lying around from years past, opening them up time and again and finding something you missed since the last time you opened it. Well, this is a May 2008 issue that I was savoring for the nth time, really soaking up the details of the pages.

I came across an article that featured a vintage c.1950's Betty Crocker cookbook. Here are a couple of the pages featuring it.

Just a few days after reading this article, look what I spotted on a shelf at a local thrift store for $1. I couldn't believe it! It's a 1959 publication on the how to's of entertaining.

That was then, this is now. This is my beloved Betty Crocker cookbook that's about 15 years old. I keep all my favorite recipes, all stained and some handwritten, tucked inside this cookbook. I've told my eldest son, that if anything should ever happen to me, you know where to find my recipes!
Let's take a peek inside the vintage one.

This is definitely before the Evite.

I wonder if the Gay Nineties referred to the 1890's? Isn't Charlotte Russe a store at the mall?

The picture on the top left is the Charlotte Russe.

You know how I love tea!

This is Canadian Cheese Soup. Any Canadians out there familiar with this recipe?

When I got home, I showed my DH the magazine and cookbook I found. Even he was astonished that I found it. Honestly, sometimes I think these things find me! Happy 2nd Time Around Tuesday everyone. Thanks for stopping by!

Till next time,


Barb said...

Well, a late welcome to blog land since i just found you.

Great old cook books. I have a few myself and just love them.

Barbara jean

Candy said...

I use an old cook book from my grandmother, will have to go check out the date.
Great pics and love seeing the tea party you ladies attended. Candy is so pretty in her yellow and white.

Have a good day,

Smilingsal said...

Vintage cookbooks are a delight to flip through, especially if someone has left notes in the margins. Happy 2nd Time Around.

kate said...

Hi Lorna,
thanks for the peek into all the cookbooks that was fun.
best to you

kate said...

Lorna, Im hosting Tea time Tuesday next Tuesday, hope to see you there!!!

KayC. said...

There is nothing better then an old fashion cookbook, it brings to mind home, family dinners, those special holidays! You found a treasure and have a great 4th.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Lorna,
I love old cookbooks. I have my grandmother's. Sure brings back memories. Have a wonderful day.

marty39 said...

What a fabulous cookbook. Isn't it just wonderful when you find something like this. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Renae said...

Fun to look at old cookbooks! I have my grandmother's (the same one whose chest I have) Joy of Cooking and my mom's as well. Never cook from them, but a nice treasure to have!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love those old cookbooks. I have an old Betty Crocker cookbook that I found on Ebay. I was looking for the same one that my mother had when I was a kid (and still has). I was thrilled when I found it. It is a prized part of my cookbook collection.


Brenda said...

What luck! Maybe you're clairvoyant! I just called Romantic Living yesterday, after having let my subscription lapse some months ago, and joined again for two years. They've stepped up to my plate with the latest vintage articles and pics. They ventured out there to territory I didn't care for awhile there. But they're back! When is some savvy publisher going to figure out we would like something like "Vintage Living Magazine?"

Allidink said...

That is adorable! I love old cookbooks they never go out of style :)

All the best,

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