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,
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