Friday, August 27, 2010

FAMILY RECIPES

I have had an idea floating around in this crazy head of mine for a couple of years.

Finally, I have gotten busy and started working on it.

You see it all started when I was looking through my recipes one day and found I had a recipe card from each of my grandmothers and one from Hubby's Granny.

I knew they could NOT just continue to live closed up in a recipe book.

But I wasn't sure what to do with them.



Well, I wasn't sure until my sweet friend (more about that here) move to SoCal and brought me a huge stack of empty frames.

Suddenly, I knew what I wanted to do with them.


I got busy painting the frames the same color as my kitchen cabinets.


Found some pretty scrapbook paper

Glued it to the frame backs and then glued the recipes onto that.

Put the frames back together and this is what I have




I love how each of the recipe cards are different.

I thought I knew exactly where I was going to hang these

but........................

that of course has changed now,

so I can not show you the finished product yet

because I have more to do.

More frames to paint

more scrapbook paper to buy.

And I have to beg my Mom, Glenna and Grandy to

Please, Please, Please

make me a recipe card.

Please ladies

Cha Cha


**THE FINAL PRODUCT**


37 comments:

Uncommon Women said...

I love this project! I was just thinking the other day that as a our family recipes are like fine artwork passed down to me. Your execution is beautiful, too! Thanks for posting!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

What a great idea! My mom would love this...she has a ton of old recipes from the women in her family! Thanks for sharing!

The Pennington Point said...

This is SUCH a great idea. I have recipe cards in the handwriting of the women in my family. I will definitely try something like this! Thanks. Lisa~

Jemsmom said...

That is fabulous! I have Tom's Sicilian grandmother's handwritten spaghetti recipe! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Meg said...

This is an excellent idea. I love the thought of preserving memories like that. I know my Grandmother would love it if I had one of her recipes showcased like that!

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Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Love it!! There is nothing better than those fabulous hand written recipes to bring back wonderful memories. This is such a neat idea!!

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Diana said...

What a nice idea... and a tribute to the women in your family...I like that. I got a huge stack of frames that need attention...Thanks for sharing!

Artist Terri Smith said...

This is the sweetest idea. I'd love to pay tribute to my maternal-grandmother by framing some of her wonderful Southern Recipes. Would make great gifts for my family this coming Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing this.

Hugs of Georgia Sunshine,
Terri

Jodi Ulschmid said...

That is such a neat idea!!! Love keepsakes and I've always thought kitchens were a bit harder to decorate. Thank you so much for sharing!

Carrie Schmitt said...

I love this idea! I'm going to call my mom right now to see if she has some of these. I would LOVE to hang them in my kitchen! Thanks for a great idea! I love your blog, by the way!:) So glad I found you thru Jennifer's blog.

Anne said...

Those are great! I have some of my grandmother's old recipe cards and that's a great way to display them, plus you can still use them to cook!

Jill said...

I love that you did this! When I got married, my mom framed the recipe she used to make us cookies after school everyday while growing up... it's faded, oil spotted, and well loved. I love having it sit on my kitchen counter and look forward to using it with my son when he gets older.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I LOVE this! I have my granmother's famous recipe for donuts that she wrote out for me. I have to do this.

Between You and Me said...

love this idea....I have both of my grandmother's cookbooks...I've wanted to make a scrapbook/recipe book for so long using all their recipe cards...love having their handwriting and love seeing some of the ingredients on each card! :)

Melissa said...

OH I LOVE this idea!!! Sooooo great! Especially since I have some of my grandmother's recipe cards that I've been holding onto, wanting to do something with. Great stuff!

Life with Kaishon said...

What an absolutely brilliant idea. I love this. My grandmas have both passed away, but I will see if my mom has any of their recipe cards.

Really, really love this!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Love this idea! I was just telling my mother the other day that I want to frame my grandmother's recipes, but really had not thought of using scrapbook paper as a backing. It really does personalize it so much more.

Thanks for the inspiration!
~Misti

Jodene Shaw said...

What a BEAUTIFUL project! I am SO doing this! I have some of my grandmothers recipes tucked away...and I am stealing your idea! I love it!

grace,
~jodi

Ellen said...

Love this idea....great job! smiles.

Kim said...

What a nice idea. How have you been doing? Starting homeschool?

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Raining Pearls said...

Love this idea! Can't wait to see the finished project :)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Wonderful idea and very well done! Love the way they came out.

Hautemama said...

What a great idea! I might just have to try it!

Camie at "Home is where they love you" said...

I.Love.This. I recently was given all of my grandmothers old recipe cards...I just might do this too. Thanks!

Krista said...

What a fabulous idea! Something about handwriting evokes emotion. Thanks for sharing!

Ellie said...

I saw this project on Remodelaholic and had to come tell you how fabulous it is! I can't wait to do something like this for my kitchen! What a great way to honor those who taught you to cook. Thank you!

Patti said...

what a wonderful idea...love it!

Allison Shops said...

Cute idea. I have some of my two grandmother's recipes cards and love looking at them.

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April said...

Such a great idea! You having given these lovely recipes a place of honor!

LUCKY 7 DESIGN said...

What a wonderful idea...I'd love to do this my kitchen area or a dining room as well. Wonderful keepsake displays!

Valerie Weller said...

Clever and beautiful all at once! Thanks for sharing your lovely idea--it's on the "must do" list.

LDH said...

I really love what you have done with these recipe cards. You have preserved something very special and also created something beautiful!

Sweet place you have here. I have perused several of your posts and enjoyed each one.

Kindly, ldh

this blessed nest said...

only you would think of something like this!
what a beautiful way to feel connected to the ones who wrote the recipe & have it there with you while you are cooking.

husband was saying that hardly any of us "kids" meaning he & i know how to cook something like his mom or granny. this is a wonderful idea to help me learn all the old timey ways.

because it is a rare thing nowadays to get a hand written recipe card.

love it.
kellie

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy to see this! I have a bunch of my great-grandmother's old recipes, and awhile back I was wondering what to do with them, and wondering how they would look displayed in a frame. Now I know, and I love it! Thank you!

Sandy J said...

What an absolutely fabulous idea. I love seeing the markings and stains on them. Proof that they are good well used recipes.

Thanks for sharing.

Sandy

Jaime said...

I love that idea! ...just seeing my grandmother's handwriting brings a smile to my face. I can't wait to use your idea...
Jaime
madisonmckinley.blogspot.com

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