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A few weeks ago, I went to an estate sale, and as I was browsing the kitchen for dishes that I might need...ahem.....I noticed this little box in the kitchen cabinet. I was a little surprised it was still sitting on the shelf waiting for someone to take notice. I noticed, and I immediately loved the colors in this tin box.......
The graphics were just too cute for words....I picked this up, turned it over, glanced at the price sticker that said $3.00, and thought, this is a good buy, the box is so cute....but when I opened the lid, my breath caught in my throat and my heart skipped a beat........Oh, my....was all I could think of.......
One quick glance was all it took for me to know this had to come home with me. I am sure you are thinking that this is just a regular ole' recipe box, but I am here to tell you, that for me, it was so much more....you see, the lady who owned this box DATED all the recipes she added to the box. I was giddy over this little fact, just giddy.
Most of the recipes even have the name of the person she received the recipe from......and again....dated! Oh, joy!
I can only imagine, that these candy recipes must have really impressed the original owner. They are from the same lady, and have the same date....maybe she went to a Christmas party, or a gathering of friends or family. Maybe it was a pot luck party, and this was a must have recipe by one of the owners friends...yes, I have a wild imagination.....but it is possible.... If you stop and look closely you can see that things do have a history and a story to tell, even if it a made up story in my mind.....just sayin'
I'd say by the title alone on this candy recipe that it must be good, and dated 1945 at that.
Some are typed on recipe cards, others hand written, the ones I paid extra attention to are the very discolored ones...that tells me that these were used often and must be good if they were used and stained a lot....funny, to judge something by that on thing...but that is just how I am. When I look in vintage cookbooks, I always pay close attention to the pages that are the most discolored....that tells me something on that page has been made often...don't ask how I know that to be true....but true it is..... ahem......
Look at this one, it is dated on the back 1942.....no mention of whom she might have gotten this recipe from, but look at the use of "4x #2 Cans".....honestly, I don't even know what a #2 can is.....but this recipe makes me want to figure out what they are......and look, the card is a bit dirty....remember that is a good thing.....to me!
Finally, in the back of the box was a package of recipe cards, unused. How cute are these? And look at the price....Oh, I was so glad to find this package of cards.....so cute!
I myself, can not imagine why the family did not keep this box, it is packed with history, names and obviously, well loved recipes. It is a treasure trove of goodness to me and I have had a grand time reading the recipes in this box. Makes me wonder about the owner, and about her friends she got the recipes from. Makes me wonder if she did a lot of entertaining or just loved to cook for her family. I tell you, I could spin a tale around this one little box. A tale of a cook who loved being in the kitchen, and who preserved the history of her recipes in a little tin box.
If you noticed the napkin the box is sitting on, that too came from the same sale. There was only one, and it was stained. So I brought it home, soaked it and it is good as new.....they sorta go together well.....at least I think they do!!!
Have a great week and a wonderful Vintage Thingie Thursday!!! I am looking for sunshine around here, I am tired of the cold and rain! Hope you have great spring like weather where every you are this weekend.