Hey ladies! It’s laundry day around here but Im stopping in for a quit post anyway. I’ve been sitting on these super cute thrift store finds I bought on vacation weeks ago and havent carved out the time to share them with you. So this is going to be a super simple post, mostly photos, but hope you enjoy!
So here’s the deal. I’ve been wanting to buy a cake carrier for a while now but didnt want to cough up the bucks for a tupperware piece. On vacation I went into this cute little antique store and found this doll for five dollars. Im Sure its not worth much, its just an old metal cake carrier with a good bit of wear and tear on it, but if you're a vintage gal like me you love it, right?
Look at the red flowers, so sweet!
And it still totally works- I cant wait to bake a cake and take it somewhere in style!
My next groovy vintage finds I wanted to show you were two old books I got for a S-O-N-G (a dollar a piece…. this poor small town Salvation Army didnt know how to price things… I felt so bad a I put a few extra dollars in the donation box). The first is a 1927 edition of Blackie’s Little Ones Annual (so rare I’ve had a hard time finding the exact edition online. i’ve found other things by this publisher but have yet to find this exact book), in admittedly rough shape but still totally darling and with all the beautiful color illustrations in tact and ready to be harvested to use on this blog. Look how cute!
You can believe you’ll be seeing more of these beautiful illustrations around the blog very soon!
The next treasure was the 1934 edition of the popular Jewish American cookbook entitled The Settlement Cook Book.
Originally published in 1903, the 1934 edition was incredibly popular with Jewish and Gentile Americans alike, and this copy I purchased (did I mention for a DOLLAR) is in great shape and is selling on ebay for $150. Not that I plan to sell it, mind you… anything that say “A Way to a Man’s Heart” at the top and is this kitschy cool has a permanent home on my shelf.
The book is largely text, no food photos, but there are some adorable illustrations that decorate the beginning of each chapter.
Well, ladies, hope you enjoyed my little thrifty treasures today. Hope to see more of you over at Sue Loves Cherries for Rednesday, and Colorado Lady for Vintage Thingies Thursdays, as well as Mrs. Olson’s for Share Your Cup Thursdays.