Tea's Hope Chest

Sunday, May 20, 2012

1912 Old Dessert Cookbook Attic Treasure~

While looking in the attic this morning..(trying to find and old wallpaper book) more on that story later smile~~Well anyway I found a box of vintage books LaMarr's granny had stored for years~
The book is frayed with age, "Desserts~ well this looks interesting,,sat down in the dusty attic floor..and opened this treasure..inscribed in the delicate old script many people had back then..Mrs. Charles Mayor Billeville Ill.
When I find something old. I always wonder about the person that owned the item..how many hands held this book and prepared desserts from inside the pages.
1912 100 years old...I can imagine the history this old book could tell us~ Maid of Honor
recipe for sponge cake,, reads "Let it sit by the side of the fire..Lordy, a woman had it hard back then. carrying water from the well. old wood cook stoves.. What would we do today, "IF" our life was turned back in time~~Could we adjust to the hardships~I can say for myself.. "I would not even want to try~~~I found the wallpaper book..But my heart skips a beat when I find "History~~ Love old things with all my heart~~smile~


  1. You found that in the attic?! How lucky! I would have done the exact same thing - sat down in all the dust and gingerly opened this book, trying not to drool on it. And YES! I always think of the history too, and the people, and how many hands held it. So many people love the futuristic stuff, not me. Give me dusty, shabby, and old any time!


  2. Hi Jill..attic finds makes me faint smiling~~ it was a treasure to find ..100 years old..a little worn..give me dusty shabby and vintage too~~


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