Monday, June 3, 2013

Vintage Sewing Notions

 

I'm always on the watch for vintage sewing notions, and will share some here starting with this 1916 advertisement booklet. The inside front cover below has a 1916 calendar and about 40 original sewing needles, although some have become a bit rusty. The "Baking Lessons" include pages of simple recipes, things like Prune Pie and Potato Doughnuts. The page on yeast breads is especially interesting with time consuming bread-making advice. I hope you can read it below. Homemakers apparently had little time for things other than homemaking.


 

The next two photos are the inside and outside back cover. A peek into what was common almost 100 years ago, fun!



7 comments:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You have found some real treasures...let me know about the prune recipe...it sounds delicious. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Yvonne said...

Oh yes, th at's why I love the book I found by Harriet Beecher Stowe and her sister called American Womans Home. To quote a bit on bread, " To begin, then, with the very foundation of a good table...Bread. It is a woeful thing that so many of the daughters of our land have abandoned the old respectable mode of yeast-brewing and bread-raising." Interesting read for sure!!!:)

underatopazsky said...

It's wonderful to get those glimpses into the real past, the world of ordinary people, not world-shattering but of so much importance to them.

Penny said...

This is wonderful! I'm not sure about the 'prune' pie however, might have to pass on that one!

The Other Barb said...

Neat~

Its All About Creating said...

I love pieces like this also. You have some really interesting ones. I used to ask my grandmother how she managed with eight children and her husband dying of pneumonia at 35. Her favorite expression was "Make do with what you have". Her second was, "Learn a skill you can fall back on".

Elaine Akers said...

great find