Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happier Holidays with Taylor

I've had this little booklet for some time. I just love the looks of it, the colors, the illustration style, everything about it is so beautiful and so 1950's.

I finally remembered to share it during the holidays this year. I also used the cover for a new Vintage Color Palette.

You can click on the image to get see it bigger. Maybe you'll want to use some of the recipes. The booklet was produced by Taylor Wine Company who was in business from 1950-1969.



Thursday, November 15, 2012


I've been listing many things in The Cedar Chest shop for the last month, but I keep getting busy and forgetting to update the blog.

This small antique prayer book I just listed made me want to do a blog post about it.

This small book is a Pocket Gems of Devotion. It's a book of prayers that was approved by the Catholic Church in 1891.

It was given to someone in 1909 for Epiphany Day. It's a beautiful book that is very worn. Some pages are on the verge of coming out.

I think the fact that this little book is so worn is incredibly touching and beautiful. The book was obviously used a lot, perhaps by multiple generations. I got it at a estate sale many years ago. It was hidden away with the Christmas decorations in the basement. I have no doubt the original recipient was a much older relative of the house owner.

Inside I found a beautiful little illustrated card printed in Italy in 1936. I'm including it with the book. You can find the listing and more images for the prayer book here.

I've also listed a number of Christmas items on The Cedar Chest. Hope you stop by the shop to see the new items.

Oh, and there are still a couple Thanksgiving cards, as well. here is my favorite.

If I don't get back here by next week. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!