Friday, September 18, 2009

Vintage cookbook and more!

This isn't the Fall cookbook I planned to buy

but it was a Goodwill find that I could not pass up!

It was written in 1951 by Heloise Frost
and illustrated by Ellen Nelson.

The front page says,
"Tested in the kitchen of a New England Housewife"

I can't wait to try some of the recipes!

And later that day I went by New Visions
and found these birthday candles!

Fairy candles....ahhhh!!
My day was complete!

Have a wonderful Friday!


Michela said...

What an amazing book! The pictures inside are fantastic!
Happy weekend! :)

my cup of tea said...

GREAT finds! I love those kinds of days!

Emily said...

Great illustrations in the cookbook and the candles are darling! Cool finds ;) Have a nice weekend.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Oh that cookbook is such a great find! I would have snatched that up too! And I love the header on your blog. Enjoyed my visit!

Packrat said...

How fun! Beautiful pictures. LOVE thrift shops. You have a beautiful blog site.

Stacey said...

Those candles just take me back to my childhood! It's funny how you don't even realize memories like that until something reminds you.

Your cookbook is so neat. I love the illustrations. :)

Happy Harris said...

I love your vintage titbits...the colours and graphics are fabulous - gr8 finds hon :)

Have a lovely weekend

Love Happy xx

Unknown said...

I love the candles!! I remember a package just like that from my childhood.

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What a sweet cookbook you bought.The pictures are wonderful :)
Should we come over for cake with candles on favorite is chocolate raspberry with chocolate frosting..
Deb :)

Let it Shine said...

Those illustrations are SO cute!

Happy@Home said...

Would you believe I have that same cookbook and a box of fairy candles too? I have never made anything from the cookbook, just enjoyed the beautiful artwork. If you make anything in it, let me know how you like it.
BTW, I did get my little acorns at Michael's.

Have a nice weekend.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I wouldn't have passed that book up either. The illustrations are beautiful. It will be fun to try out some of the recipes.


Betty said...

I love that cook book. You'll have to make something good and share the recipe! Have a great weekend.

Brenda Pruitt said...

Well now ya gotta cook up a great cake or cupcakes and put candles on top! That's quite a haul you have there. That cookbook is something else! Not to mention the fairy candles.

Beedeebabee said...

What great finds! That little cook book is illustrated so beautifully! Hugs, Paulette =D

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Great book! Your garage sale is this weekend right. I will hope for some sunshine for you. It has been raining so much lately!

Unknown said...

Catching up as I take my own break. Beautiful fall decorations, incredible cookbook, inspiring words, a happy place to visit! Elizabeth

Unknown said...

oh my gosh...look at those peppermint fairy candles...I'm thrilled to bits for you. What a magical find and what a perfect thrift day. Wow, time to clang the bell!

Janet said...

I have that very same book!!! I love old cookbooks even though I don't like to cook.

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Such pretty finds!! I just found your blog and I look forward to catching up on all of your posts!! : )

~ Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi...I just loveeee your blog...I look forward to your posts every week...I'm just starting mine...If you have a minute I'd like to know what you think..Thanks Tamara

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

What wonderful finds and such treasures! Love the vintage ccokbook! The cover would have sold me. Share any good recipes with us, please! Oh look at those Fairy birthday candles! Darling!


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

What a fabulous cook book, love the illustrations, also the candles.
You will look forward to trying some of the recipes.


The Painted Garden said...

What a beautiful book you found - the illustrations are wonderful. You certainly found some treaurers on you shopping trip.
Looks like your "girls" are having fun at their tea party. They look so real - hard to believe from the photograph that they are dolls.
Have a lovely week.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I have that cookbook! Isn't is beautiful! I first saw it on Gold Country Girl's blog and fell in love with it, then hunted for a copy on ebay for myself and then ran into one at a flea market! I'm so happy you found one, too! Those candles are adorable! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Twyla