Welcome to Vintage Kitchen Kitsch! This week we have ice cream clowns, fancy international drinks and cats that lay around with desserts.
1973 Vintage McCall's Great American Recipe Card Collection and Storage Box
Why I Want This: My mom had this collection when I was growing up, and it sadly was lost when their house flooded a few years ago. I remember that creepy little clown ice cream cone! I always begged my mom to make it.
Vintage 1958 COOKINDEX Recipes & Box Card File Old Fashioned Recipe Index Cards
Why I Need This: This is one of my holy grail cooking items that I haven’t yet added to my collection! The photos in this thing are amazing, and I want it so bad.
VINTAGE 2 IN 1 International Recipe card Collection for mixed drinks/horsDoeuvre
Why I Want This: I actually have this already, but I felt like I would be remiss if I didn’t include it for you guys! This gets a workout all the time at our house, and the drinks in here are really good!
VINTAGE COCA COLA CHILDREN'S TREATS RECIPE CARDS
Why I Want This: I actually think these are really cute, and I have to admit one of my cooking goals in life is to make one of those little cake trains!
VINTAGE 1971 Betty Crocker Recipe Card with two-toned green box
Why I Want This: A classic! I only have a partial set, so a full set is on my list!
Vintage A Cookbook Card – Cats by Koren Trygg Greeting Card w/ recipes 1987
Why I Want This: I just…yeah. They’re cats. And there on the recipe cards. Laying next to the desserts. I know this is from 1987 and kind of out of the normal timeframe, but these are just amazing and I had to include them!
So, that’s if for this week! If you want to check out some more vintage kitchen finds, you can take a look at my collections on eBay where I have a lot more finds:
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I love recipe photos from the days before food photography became so stylized and perfect. The Choo-Choo Cake looks homemade and imperfectly perfect!
Wow, these are so fun to see! I recall seeing them in many friends’ mothers’ kitchens. And that cat set is a real trip. Hilarious!
I have that Betty Crocker set. I used to make the tuna rice muffins a lot. I’ll have to dig it out.
I had the Great American recipe Collection and Storage Box. I threw it out about 10 years ago. I remember getting the cards in the mail periodically. That we in the early 80’s
Thanks for your site. I noticed that you have the set of McCalls recipe cards. My first meal my wife cooked in 1976 was the Meatball Lasagna. I was wondering if it would be possible to have a pdf or pic of the recipe emailed to me? If not, I can certainly understand. If able, my email address email@example.com. Thank you very much…
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I have one of those “Vintage 1958 COOKINDEX Recipes & Box Card” — your holy grail. It’s really awesome. 🙂 I found it in a thrift store in northern California about 10 years ago. I think I bought it for $5 to $10. It’s in. my kitchen now. 🙂