Recipe Box or Treasure Chest?
A while back I was at an estate sale and found this little recipe box that turned out to be a treasure trove of history. It was so fun pulling out the old brittle pieces of newspaper and recipe cards. I really bought it just for that, a recipe box. I was going to collage it and hold all my old family recipe cards in it. I had no idea of what a treasure it actually was, at least to someone like me who loves old images, papers or anything vintage.
Look at the date on this newspaper clipping~
Who doesn't love a recipe with "Ethel" as the creator? Names of our ancestors...My mom had an aunt Esther, Elsie, Bertha and her mom Mayme.
Prune Cake & Jelly~I found a lot of recipes that included jello or jelly in this little box~
I think the owner of this little recipe box used it for more then her favorite recipes, maybe her favorite things. I found these old ads in there~
and a report card~
Where would I go to buy some lard, so I can try out this Short Cake recipe :)
You never know when you may find a little treasure...happy hunting!