I'm taking part in Casey's collections blog tour.
I have several collections but I won't share all of them with you. Too many (maybe we can do this again?) I collect books, books and more books. Today I'll share some of my cookbooks with you.
I scrapbook so I have loads of supplies for that. So to scrapbook you need loads of pictures. I take lots of pictures. I guess I'm the keeper of our family history. I have many of the family photos. I have a lot of books on scrapbooking, photography and many other subjects. I like to sew so have books for that. (I have books for knitting, crocheting, counted cross stitch, etc.)
I have this thing for ribbon and fibers. I save ribbon from pkgs, too. I use the ribbon on scrapbook pages and cards.
I love stamping, too. And chipboard.
Years ago I started collecting dishware, glasses, etc. My mom gave me my grandfather's silver.
My mother gave me these dishes that were my grandmother's. My mom thinks she got them from a movie theater as a giveaway in the 1940s. I love having things that were my grandparent's.
I collect newer dishes, too. Years ago when I worked at Penney's they had sets of Phaltzgraf on sale so I bought 2 boxes. When we go to Pigeon Forge I try to go to the outlet store and get more pieces for my Yorktowne pattern. The bowl in the background isn't the same pattern but I like to use other bowls and things, too.
This was my mother-in-laws. Everytime we went to her house and I helped her cook I would get this bowl out to serve something in. It's one of the few things I asked my sisters-in-law if I could have after my mil passed.
I collect luncheon plates. I just have a couple sets of these but would love to find more of them.
I love Pyrex. There is just something about these little containers with lids that I love. The other day we were at the flea market and I found the little green dish for $2. I do use some of the Pyrex but found out the hard way it does not like going in the dishwasher. So now I hand wash them.
I keep my Pyrex in a cabinet with glass doors along with bowls I used daily.
A few years ago we remodeled out kitchen and dining room and I wanted some built in cabinets to display dishes and my cookbooks. I keep the dishes I use every day in here as well as things I have collected. This is the same cabinets as we had installed in the kitchen.
I'm addicted to cookbooks, booklets, pamphlets that went with appliances, etc. I even have somethings I got while in home ec in high school so they are vintage now.
I love to find vintage cookbooks. I do use a lot of my cookbooks often. And I like reading cookbooks.
I had to have this booklet since it was published in 1953 (the year I was born).
Had to have this one too because of the retro pictures in it.
I collect some cooking magazines too. My favorites are Taste of the South (I am a southern girl), Taste of Home, Cook's Country, Paula Deen's, and Food Networks. Yes I really do try recipes from them. I got this book of cupcakes from my book club.
and made lemon cupcakes from a recipe included.
I'm making a handwritten cookbook for my granddaughter. I include recipes I've tried that she loves and things that I make without a recipe that are her favorites. I've tried to write out how I made things like the "Good Soup" and the chicken pot pie she loves.