I've been looking forward to sharing the links to the wonderful recipe boxes and cookbooks that all you cooking enthusiasts have sent in for the Show & Tell; it's been fun for me, so I hope you all take time to visit the blogs below to read some of the stories behind the recipe boxes you see pictured.
My friend Dorothy, who doesn't have a blog...yet, emailed a picture of the recipe box her husband gave her their first or second Christmas together. She says that he picked it out and included the 3x5 recipe cards to go in it. She's often thought of replacing it but can't seem to bring herself to do it. I don't blame her; talk about a vintage pattern! I love it! Thanks, Dorothy!
Mrs. U at Making a House a Home shares a picture of her wooden recipe box and the shelves where she keeps all her cookbooks. Looks like she enjoys cooking!
Tammy at Tammy's Times shows us her recipe box and includes the area in her kitchen where she keeps all her cookbooks, complete with adorable apple decor. Very appropriate, I think!
Lydia, a homeschooled daughter of missionary parents in Northern Ireland, posts a picture of her recipe box over at 3 Sisters Blog; she hopes to fill it up with delicious recipes.
Chyrll, mom to Lydia, tells the interesting story behind her recipe book over at Chyrll's Corner.
Mrs. B posts on her blog, Be Not Conformed, the beautiful three-ring binder where she keeps her recipes. She also shows pictures of two of her favorite cookbooks. Looks like the 1946 one has seen some serious cooking put on the table from its pages!
Tori, missionary wife in Croatia, shares a picture of her Dollar General recipe box on her blog A Home Away From Home. I like the colorful food items decorating the outside, and I would never know it was found at such a bargain price!
Courtney at Courtney's Contemplations shares a deep, dark secret about her recipe box. Go check it out...if you dare!
My sister, Bet, shows us a gorgeous picture of not one...but four of her recipe boxes! While you're visiting her blog, check out her new vintage tablecloth and her beautiful shamrock plant.
And below are the Girotti family recipe boxes:
Hannah says: "To the left is my recipe box which was handmade by my father dear 3 years ago. The 2 drawers will each hold quite a few recipes, and they are already starting to fill up with favorites, some shared with me by relatives on special cards. It occupies an appropriate place in my room--on top of my hope chest below my windows. Sarah also has the same hand-crafted box (just with a different wood stain) in her bedroom, which makes for a nice corner display sitting on her bookcase. We look forward to using our recipe boxes and cooking in our future homes!"
Here are my two recipe boxes--both made by Tom. The first one he made years ago is on the right with the red heart on the front and is stuffed full of appetizer, bread, veggie, fruit, and main dish recipes. He made the newer one on the left with the sunflower because I was running out of room, and it holds only desserts--pies, cakes, and cookies! We also have a shoebox full of recipe clippings that Hannah is gradually organizing. Where will we put them??
Special thanks to everyone who participated and posted the stories behind their cookbooks and recipe boxes--a very enjoyable Show & Tell!