Unique Cookbook plus History and Home Link Party

Welcome to the 23rd edition of the History & Home link party, where we bloggers share our articles on history, antiques, vintage, and the home, for each other and all our lovely readers!  I have to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who joined in last week, as it was the biggest week of H&H yet with 42 additions to the link-up!!! Y’all just rock.  We had Pyrex in its original box, an amazing school desk makeover, a new guest from Germany, stenciled walls (something I wouldn’t have the nerve to try), and lots and lots more.  A great variety and I’m so grateful to all of you.  Visits were way up, too, more traffic for y’all – yay!

Good Housekeeping Cook Book 1958 vintage


My Junkin Finds readers may remember me showing you this cookbook a few weeks ago.  My friend asked me to sell it for her either on Etsy or at my antiques mall booth.  Before I did I had to get some photos of it to share with you…but I admit I’ve been so enamored with this unique cookbook I think I just need to pay her for it and keep it myself!

It’s actually nineteen little cookbooks in one!  See how it’s put together?

Good Housekeeping Cook Book 1958 vintage


The topics cover everything from appetizers to cookies to fish to ice cream.  Produced by Good Housekeeping in 1958, this honker is 4″ thick!

Good Housekeeping Cook Book 1958 vintage


It has wonderful photos filled with midcentury dishes, serving pieces, and the like.  I was surprised, though, that in this entire book there was only one piece of Pyrex!  But what a pretty picture it is.  A Flamingo 8″ square baker.  I have this same dish, although I don’t have the wonderful serving basket it’s pictured in:

Good Housekeeping Cook Book 1958 vintage Pyrex Flamingo 8" square baker


I’ll be sure to share this with my Flickr friends in the Pyrex groups.  Oh yes, I showed y’all my Flamingo dish recently in my article Organizing with Vintage Kitchen Glass.

My favorite thing about this book is that it’s a treasure trove of midcentury-style artwork.  I’ll be sharing lots of these wonderful graphics later this week, but here’s a sneak peek:

Good Housekeeping Cook Book 1958 vintage


Some of them are pretty, some whimsical, some downright weird!

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16 thoughts on “Unique Cookbook plus History and Home Link Party

  1. Well, I’m super early today. That is an awesome cookbook. I’ve never seen one like that before. I’ll be back later to check out the projects because I enjoy the inspiration I get from here. Thanks for hosting.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

  2. It’s funny about those vintage cookbooks – very rarely do you ever see Pyrex in them. Do you have the little book “Pyrex Prize Recipes”? Every recipe is made in Pyrexa and photographed.

  3. First time at your party Dawn! Thanks for hosting. Love vintage cookbooks, not just for the recipes, but for the history, drawings and photos.

  4. Dawn, Thank you for hosting this party today. That is a seriously cool cook book you have there. I love that it is in sections. I love my Mom’s old cookbook. It is from 1946 and it looks like it! It has been well used and well loved through the years. Maybe I will post a picture of this poor old raggedy cookbook someday. The fudge recipe in it is to die for!

  5. Sorry I am so late but I worked rotating stock at my booths. Actually I like being late since I can browse more links. Love the illustrations in the cookbook. Thanks for hosting!

  6. 23rd link up? Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? I have been doing my link up party for almost a year & a half. Flying by!

    I had something specific I wanted to share for your party, but I couldn’t get it online in time. It’s an old brochure I found inside a 1960’s Better Homes & Gardens magazine. It’s on eBay, doesn’t sell for very much, but I still think it’s kinda fun. Maybe next week.

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