Little Finds | An Afternoon Shopping Trip

Before I moved, I used to live pretty close to an antique shop that I visited often and soon became my favorite. I don’t live as close anymore, but when I am in the area I make a point of stopping by to do some shopping. I had the chance to spend an hour there last week and I found some great things!

First up is this cookbook, New Delineator Recipes. It had been in the shop for a few months; I’d seen it on the self once before but ended up putting it back. This time I couldn’t pass it up.

It’s from 1930 and isn’t in the best shape, but I prefer to view it as obviously well-loved. The first page was ripped halfway up but it was patiently taped back together and there are a few childish scribbles in and on the front and back.


One of my favorite things about it is the menus they suggest. The recipes are great in and of themselves, but I like to see what they were meant to be paired with.

Page 95 is marked with an old label from a jar of Crisco. After a quick Google search, it looks like the label comes from the 50’s or the 60’s, so this book was used and loved for a long time.
There are a few recipes printed on the back of the Crisco label, so it’s too hard to tell whether it was saved for its own recipes or whether was saved to mark a recipe on the page. 


The next thing that I picked up was this embroidery kit. There were a few in a bin to choose from, but this design was my favorite.
I want to try it out on one of my many cardigans and, if it works out well, I may go back and purchase a couple others.
Lastly, I found three packets of sew-on snaps and some buttons that I can add to my stash.
So, in all, that trip was pretty successful. I had a fun afternoon and I’m really happy with what I found. Hopefully I’ll be in the area sometime in the near future so I can stop by again.

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