Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday's Fabulous Find: Holiday Gift Idea

 Welcome to my first addition of "Friday's Fabulous Find" Holiday Gift Ideas.

The holidays are not too far off, in fact Christmas is LESS than 100 days away.  I wanted to share on Fridays some of the wonderful gift Ideas I have found lately. Hopefully, each Friday, I will have something to share in the weeks to come. It is never too early to get started thinking about the holidays and if you are ordering gifts for loved ones, now is the time to do so.

 Do you have a recipe box filled with great-grandma's recipes or other relative's wonderful recipes tucked away in a cabinet or shelf? Did your Aunt Betty have beautiful penmanship and her writing was a work of art? I have found a great gift idea for friends and family members alike.....and I am so excited to share this with you guys.

Treasure.....Yesterday's Memories

For a one of a kind gift, this small home and family run company offers printing of your original vintage recipes onto towels, aprons, or totes. They can even be framed for your kitchen. What a great gift this would make to anyone on your shopping list. Just imagine Grandma's Cookie Recipe (in her own handwriting) printed on a flour sack towel, pair that with a wooden spoon, cookie cutter and all wrapped in a ribbon.....such a sweet gift. For me, the possibilities are endless.

" A unique way to display your loved one's favorite recipe. Remember Aunt Betty's angel food cake that she brought to the family reunions each year, or how about Grandma's apple pie? Send original "recipe" in your loved one's handwriting. The more food, smudges or grease marks on the recipe the better. Capture those special memories on an old fashion flour sack towel. You can display it in your kitchen or order it already framed. You can also choose to have it printed on a apron or tote, your choice. This is truly a one-of-a-kind piece of art for you and your loved ones to enjoy for years to come."

 (Please accept my apologies for the bad photos) I was having issues with my camera!

I am going to order several of these this year. Another idea, would be to use these as shower or wedding gifts. Especially if there is a family member who is no longer living but left a legacy of wonderful recipes, this would be so cute and special to give a new bride or groom. Sure beats buying off a registry, and so personal  and unique.

If this is something you are interested in, please contact them right away. Like I said, this is a small family run business and they own a printing company too, so expect 4-5 weeks turnaround for your order. But rest assured, you will be so pleased with the response you get when you give these gifts of treasured memories.

Contact Information:

Yesterday's Memories
767 Doves Landing, Coldwater, Michigan 49036
(517) 278-4199

 I hope you enjoyed this fabulous find on Friday.....I just fell in love with this gift idea and had to share it with you guys. Be sure to tell Donna that The Coloradolady sent you!! Now, who on your list would just love to have one of these unique gifts....I know several on my shopping list, myself included! 

I am linking in this Friday to Deck the Halls Friday,  hosted by Tinsel & Company.  Be sure to stop off and see what creative ideas, recipes, and holiday decor are being shared this week.


  1. My goodness, this is a great gift idea. One of the most unusual ones I have seen in a long time. Thank you so much for posting this, I can not wait to show my sister!

  2. Oh my gosh! What a wonderful gift idea!!! I would LOVE to have a dishtowel or apron with one of my grandma's recipes, and I bet my cousins would as well! I'll be ordering a bunch of them!! Thanks so much for this post-LOVE it!!!

  3. This is such a beautiful idea!! My Mom used to make nut and poppy rolls and I have her recipe written in her hand writing and this would be such a wonderful remembrance! Thanks so much!!


  4. OK I am going to do this for my daughter-in-laws with some of my mother's recipes. I love it and your blog!

  5. I absolutely love this idea!!!! I'm going to do this for my daughter and my brother!

  6. Suzanne you had me at 100 days until Christmas! Wow it will be here in no time. I love this idea and will pull out some recipes and look into some tea towels. Looking forward to these Friday posts!

  7. Wow...what a special gift this would make, I think this is adorable. Thanks for the heads up on this company.

  8. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea. I am already thinking of the possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Darling gift idea. I certainly have plenty of old cards with recipes and plenty of smudges. ;-)

  10. For those that enjoy cooking, these would be perfect gifts. I do not need one, thank you anyway.

  11. What a fabulous gift original. I only wish I had some recipes that were handed down to use. That is one department I'm lacking in. Unfortunately my family never wrote down their recipes, they only memorized them. Still, I love that suggestion and will pass it on to others. Have a wonderful weekend.

  12. Ingenious! Thanks for sharing. Now I need to go through my recipes.

  13. Thank you for sharing this! Years ago, my Larry put together a cookbook of recipes from old recipe cards of his grandmother's. He scanned them in so we had the spots and all, and it was a great, cherished gift for the other family members! I like the idea of recipes printed onto other items, too.

  14. I love it! That would truly be a very unique gift to give or receive!

    Have a Great Day!

  15. Suzanne,
    Forgive me for not leaving you a note sooner, I read your post right away and LOVE this idea! Thanks for joining Deck the Halls Friday, hope you stop by again!

    Best wishes,


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