Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thrifty finds

Don't you love the tin! It's the Queen Elizabeth. Found it one day, and then the red box the next. I heart hearts.

I'd like to eat a couple of Benson's 'Quality Confections' right now.

Or maybe have a cigar? Cigar boxes, to be used as storage or maybe altered at some point. . . .

Actually, it's time for lunch . . . maybe I can find a recipe or two in the 'Electric Refrigerator Recipes and Menus -- SPECIALLY PREPARED FOR THE GENERAL ELECTRIC REFRIGERATOR.'

Copyright 1927, original price two dollars (which seems like a lot for back then).

Bonus of handwritten recipes tucked inside -- I especially like that the recipe for Egg Spatzen was written on a scrap of MARSHALL FIELD & COMPANY paper.

Would you join me for an Informal Luncheon? I'll serve salad greens and dressing or maybe a jellied soup stock, kept in a covered glass jar in my fancy General Electric refrigerator.

And we can have frozen whipped cream on our dessert -- maybe even delicately tinted pink green or yellow. Fancy.


Jen R. said...

Great thrifty finds! said...

Please tint mine pink!

Tapestry said...

Such great finds! I wanna go thrifting with you and Nancy over at MJ's. You gals always find the best stuff :)

Merci-Notes said...

What a find!!!
I think it is such a treasure to find hand written recipes!!!
And your tin is lovely!
P.s. thank you for joining in my blog celebration week!

Meg said...

Love your finds, Katie! And thanks for stopping by my blog. I answered your question :)