A few weeks ago I took some photos while visiting the shop, My Favorite Room, in Mckinney, Texas. I was just looking through those photos again and this old box caught my eye - especially the label. I decided to do a little research on what this box held - back in the day. Kitchen tools? Menu ideas? Recipes?
After googling it, I found that this box was sold around 1940 . . . for $1!!!!! How can that be? One dollar??? I can't imagine a time when you could buy something like this for $1! What was shipping and handling - 5 cents?
It was a recipe box, "professional-style", so it says!
It was meant to be filled with recipes that were published in this magazine . . .
. . . back when you could get 3 magazine subscriptions for $2.00!!!
I decided I'd like to have a sign in my kitchen as a reminder of those days. I don't know about you . . . but except for a few old favorites, I get most of my recipes off the internet these days. This is a great reminder of the way things used to be. So I worked out the label on my word processing program.
I wanted to get it as close to the original label as possible.
Now to print it, transfer it, paint it, and post it! Results coming soon . . .
(If you're interested in printing out and painting this label too, just send me an email and I'll forward the document to you.)