Welcome to VTT sponsored by my friend Suzanne at Coloradolady.
Today, I'm featuring part of my set of Better Homes and Gardens Books. I say part of my set because in addition to the cookbook, sewing book and gardening book, I have the decorating book could not find it anywhere this morning. That shouldn't surprise me because it's the only one that I don't use regularly.
These old books are all from around the same time period, 50's-70's, and although they are vintage today, they are just chock full of good ideas. The cookbook is my most frequently used cookbook not just for the recipes but for the instructions like how to cook turkeys and hams and other things that I make infrequently enough that a short instruction is very useful. My first copy came from my Mom and I nearly wore it out, so the first time I found one in an antique shop, I snatched it up so I could stop putting wear on my Mom's, which was probably a wedding gift.
I also use the sewing book for some basics, especially when making clothes. And, the garden book is an indispensible resource for those old fashioned flowers that I remember from my grandmother's garden and from the gardens of that generation. And, it doesn't have as much use of poison as some of the other old gardening books. Even then, they were looking toward natural methods of pest control. It also has great instructions for how to grow plants and how to design a garden.
The decorating book? Not so much. I don't really want to go back to decorating from the 70's, but it's an interesting book nonetheless, if for no other reason than to see that vintage look from my childhood again.
Okay, so that's it for me on this VTT.
Take care and have a great Thursday. Lane