Show Me Yours, & I'll Show You Mine: Part 1.
A couple of months ago, Deb & Natashya decided to share their cookbook shelves/tables/rooms with the world. I wanted to join in, but there's this little problem...my cookbooks are quite literally scattered all over the house.
There's a set of shelves in the kitchen, two in the dining room, a couple of boxes upstairs, not to mention all the piles of stacked books on the dining room floor. No, really. They're waiting for scientists to create those couple extra hours for each day so Matt can build me a new shelf to store them in.
Finally, I got tired of waiting. None of my shelves are neat or even organized these days. They started that way, they really did. But
This is one of the shelves in our dining room. Originally, the top shelf was appetizers/holidays/entertaining, the second retro & the rest dedicated to magazines of various persuasions.
On the top, some over-sized books, mostly ethnic. Pretty but not favorited.
This is now a jumble of small bite, party, holiday, tea and picnic books.
Here's the majority of my retro book. Lovely Collector's Press volumes, books from old-time celebs, and others dating back as far as the early nineteen hundreds.
It's also home to a few superhero items. Here, billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne reclines against Pad Parties...
while Batman & the Joker are resting from their eternal battle of 'good vs. evil' in the vintage book section.
Diana must have left her ring behind the last time she was here, but who knew Bats played with yo-yo's? I thought he only pummeled them.
Cooking magazines: Vegetarian Times, Bon Apetit, Gourmet, Food & Wine plus odds & ends, loose recipes from clippings or printed from the computer, and a few brunch/breakfast-themed books.
This bottom shelf is almost entirely Gourmet; some of them going back to the first days of the magazine. Scattered around the house is 60 years of Gourmet!
It's only the beginning...but feel free to show me yours anytime!
We're cranking up the flavor for this month's Blog Party; it's time to Spice it Up!
Hope to see you there.