You’ve seen these Golden Books in our vintage store, but what to do with them? Aside, that is, from cuddling up in front of the Christmas tree and reading them to your kiddos or grandchildren.
My friends and I got together, and decided, what a neat base for an heirloom recipe book for our children! And so, with that in mind, we gently broke our books in half (GASP!) and re-bound them with a spiral using the Zutter Bind it All. While binding, I also added extra sheets of cardstock and inserted envelopes, and a Bingo card for extra interest.
Now the decorating! And, the decorating is simply a blast when using all of the fun vintage embellies-reflectors, vintage Christmas seals, gold tinsel, vintage snowflakes and the Christmas embellishment kit. And, lots of glitter, of course! I also accented Santa’s suit a bit with red flocking.
I lined the inside cover of the book with a sheet of music from the Vintage Firestone Songbook. Once the book is filled, I’ll address the vintage label to one of my kiddos.
A clear vintage snowflake simply embellishes this page. This glassine envelope will also be a great place to tuck in more recipes.
For even more recipe storage (hopefully my kiddos will add their own recipes to this book as time goes by) I added this red office envelope to the back cover.
Now, I will hand write each traditional recipe we use and tuck them into the envelopes, or adhere to the cardstock pages. I will also supplement the book with photos of the kids helping me with holiday baking, etc. And a bit more embellishing as this is only a sampling of the book pages. Lots of fun to create, and a wonderful treasure to pass along!
What are some of your favorite holiday dishes?