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« on: December 16, 2003 11:42:47 PM »

I forget WHO made these, but i commented on them earlier: the notepads made from old recipes.

i saw them and amazingly remembered that i own the ENTIRE SET of those retro recipes from betty crocker. i went to find them deep in my pantry, and there they were, still in their original red vintage recipe box!

each category goes from a-z, with 27 each. they all have an amazing retro image on the front of the card.

i almost don't want to ruin them, because they're so great, but at the same time, they're just wasting away in my cupboard.

i need help! i was thinking of using the same notebook idea, or maybe some kind of interesting display for my kitchen, maybe a mosaic? there are so many to use, and i need some inspiration.

let me know what you think...or if i should leave them be.

cheers, <br />xox
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2003 06:06:21 AM »

I think the notepad idea is a great one.  Another idea would be to frame them, either in a frame that holds more then one picture.  Or you frame several separately and group the frames.  

I think I would do a group of the deserts for my kitchen.

And for some reason, I read "mosaic" as "mobile", which is another idea!
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2003 06:39:33 AM »

Hi! Here's the notebook project:

It was my project! Roll Eyes

I love the idea of hanging them on the wall somehow. But wow -- there are a lot of them! You said 27 for each letter? -- so 702 all together?

Hmmm... here are some ideas:

(1) Maybe you could take your favorite ones and frame them all spread out in a grid:

* get a large piece of funky colored or black paper to fit the frame
* lay them all out the paper with non-damaging double-sided tape
* and then frame it!

(2) Having them in a frame would probably help protect them too but if you don't mind having them exposed to the elements you could maybe fashion some sort of "clothesline" along a wall and hang the cards off with a simple clip of some kind.

(3) You could decoupage them onto a table top or lay them out on a table top and place plexiglass  over them.

I actually have a couple of sets of the cards I used for the notebooks so maybe I'll try one of these ideas too!

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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2003 11:11:11 AM »

1. What about sandwiched between glass as coasters?

2. Or, you could get more use out of them by scanning them into your computer and printing them out on some of that ink-jet transfer stuff and then ironing them onto an apron...

3. Don't remember how many of them you said you have, but perhaps you could make your own deck of playing cards, with the retro recipes as the backs...?

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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2003 05:15:50 PM »

great ideas guys, thanks  Grin
i was actually just going through them, and they are so great! there's a "Man-Friendly Meals" section, and all the dishes are soooo retro you'd cry. my favourite would be under "entertaining for the masses, and there's a HUGE pancake with sausage breakfast, and it's almost glowing.
i'll probably use a bit of all the ideas, since i have so many to work with, and maybe when i get a site up i'll sell the rest.

P.S. thanx crafster admin for reminding me that it was you, i felt kinda bad when i forgot to mention the brains of the operation  Undecided

cheers, <br />xox
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2005 08:21:10 AM »

This makes me think of the book "The Psycho-Ex Game" by Merrill Markoe and Andy Prieboy, in which the female character takes old pictures of food and turns them into faces. See http://www.psychoexgame.com/Recipe_Gallery/index.html

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