Vintage Kitchen Kitsch on eBay – The Way To A Man’s Heart

Posted on Nov 23 2013 - 12:00pm by RetroRuth

Welcome to another week of eBay kitsch! This week we are going to learn that the way to a man’s heart is through vintage cooking!

 Vintage Men's Esquire Cook Book 1955

Esquire Cook Book

Esquire Cook Book II

Lesson: The Way To A Man’s Heart is Through Cuteness

 VTG 1940s Mary Lee Taylor's Husband Tested Recipes

Mary Lee Taylor

Mary Lee Taylor II

Lesson: The Way To A Man’s Heart is Through Desserts

 Vintage 1956 Your Gas Range Cookbook The Way To a Man's Heart Recipes

The Way To A Man's Heart

Lesson: The Way To A Man’s Heart is Through Frilly Aprons

 Vintage – 1954 – "Meats for Men" recipe booklet

Meats for Men

Lesson: The Way To A Man’s Heart is Through Meats

 Vintage “Once Upon a Table” recipe booklet

Once Upon A Table

Lesson: The Way To A Man’s Heart is Through…Veggies?

Kitchen Gadget of The Week!

 Vintage 1950's Frosty Freez Ice Creamer

Frosty Freez

Oh. My. Goodness. If only all kitchen gadgets came with adorable backdrops! I wonder if this little toy actually made ice cream?

I hope you enjoyed this week’s eBay round-up, and if you want to see more finds, check out my collections on eBay. I’ve been scouring all week and adding some great stuff to my 13 different collections, so go on over and check it out!


Oh, and if you want to check out some more awesome eBay kitsch picks, check out the post on my other blog, No Pattern Required!

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  1. Ronda November 23, 2013 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Hilarious post! 😉

  2. celia November 23, 2013 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Girl, it’s a bit out of your time frame but you owe yourself a copy of Helen Gurley Brown’s The Single Girl’s Cookbook. It is hilarious, and has wonderful illustrations. The recipes are…interesting. My copy was given as a gift to my mom for Valentine’s Day from my dad. They divorced. The closest my mom ever got to a cookbook was a takeout menu. hahahahahaaa. I still laugh that he though that was a good idea.

  3. Juti November 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    I think one of my neighbors had that ice cream maker when we were kids. If it’s what I think it is, it’s an ice shaver, and you were supposed to put ice cubes in and put flavored syrup on what came out. Our moms only gave us ice, though, but we were still happy to mess around with it.

  4. Dan November 24, 2013 at 8:58 am - Reply

    Juti, You may be remembering the Frosty Sno-Man Sno-Cone Machine. I had completely forgotten about it until you triggered the memory. We had the 1960s version, but here is a picture of a slightly later one from 1974, which is basically the same:

  5. Cat February 27, 2014 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I used to have that Esquire cookbook. It had awesome illustrations, one of a pig slicing ham off it’s own haunches in an adorable way… Also a rabbit with a machine gun. I remember nothing about the recipes.

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