Here are some more pages from The Best Way -  a very old cookery book, circa 1890. 

 Pix from Art-e-zine and altered by me

The pages are nearly disintegrating, it's so old and in such bad condition. The pages were flaking on the screen as I was scanning them!  

These are very large (300dpi) and totally unretouched, so you can do whatever you want to them including making items for sale (EXCEPT put them in any kind of collection for sale: therefore no collage sheets, no CDs etc). Left-click for the full size, and allow some time for them to load up. Right-click to copy them to your computer.


It's amazing how many of these tips are still relevant today!

Click this link to visit Beverly's blog How Sweet the Sound to read the rest of the Pink Saturday posts.


  1. Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti3 October 2009 at 04:22

    Hi Susie

    Love your blog and I am recommending it on my Pink Saturday post!

    The antique cookery's pages were fascinating to read! Thask so much for scanning them.

  2. What a fun book to have. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

  3. Great old book. I love your new background and header! It's so warm and cheery. I'll have to add you to my background link page on my new blog. Keep them coming! Happy Pink Saturday Susie and have a loveleigh weekend.

  4. Oh Susie, the woman in the photo looks just like Almira Gulch to me, in the movie Wizard Of Oz!! I love the photo! ~tina

  5. Love all of these vintage things. We head for London at the end of the month, arriving on October 30. We get in at noon and have the rest of that day free, then we are free the next afternoon. We bought an Oyster card for the Tube and hope to do some looking around on our own.

  6. Hello Susie. How nice of you to share these.
    Happy Pink Saturday.
    Enjoy the weekend dear one.

  7. I always love to visit your blog. Those photos are amazing wonder why most of the old photos the women look so unhappy. LOL. Have a wonderful PS

  8. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing these pages with us. I hope you are having a wonderful Pink Saturday.

  9. Oh congrats on the magazine! You deserve to crow! Love the book pages too. Sorry my internet was down for 5 days so I'm "speed reading blogs today!
    Hugs, Lisa

  10. Hi, Susie,
    Your images are so wonderful!! I never tire of looking at them. Happy Pink Saturday to you!! Vicki

  11. someplace in thyme4 October 2009 at 03:14

    So interesting and love to see the ingredients and the measurements, bet it is a great read, Happy PInk Saturday, Char

  12. Happy Pink Saturday!

    It's great that you are salvaging all these treasure pages and photos!

    Again, love your new Theater look!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  13. Sue@MyArtsDesire4 October 2009 at 17:35

    Hi Susie,
    I share your love of old books! Many of them make for very fascinating, and often enlightening reading. Thank you for sharing the images, that was so kind of you.

  14. Nancy @ La Chambre Rose4 October 2009 at 22:46

    Thanks for sharing your pages once more! I imagine you are safely asleep by now. Still, before it is officially Monday morning I want to wish you Happy Pink Saturday, a little late.

    (I did my PS rounds alphabetically by first name. You are almost last!)

  15. I love these pages. I am going to have to totally use them some how. I am so late getting to Pink Saturday! I am hoping that life will calm down a bit! Ok so maybe I need to quit over extending myself! lol I love your first blinkie! I have noticed how many of the PS ladies have it on their blogs! I love it! Thank your for all the wonderful things you share!
    Have A Great Week!
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  16. Lynn@ The Vintage Nest5 October 2009 at 00:14

    Hey Susie, Do I see a new blog header? Love it! And those scanned old books...wonderful! Happy belated Pink Saturday! Isn't Thomas wonderful? He and his wife, who own the "salon", are having their first baby in March and you have never seen such a proud Daddy to be.

  17. Hi Susie

    Thanks for the images. I'm still making my PS visits. You sent me an e-mail about entering something for the group. But I was just curious about what you were doing. Not sure what inchies, etc. are.


  18. This clips were wonderful and all the tips so great!! You're right - so many are still relevant today!

  19. how cool is that I agree the tips are still so relevent hope the computer sorts itself out have a fab week

  20. CollectIn Texas Gal6 October 2009 at 13:00

    Hi Susie...Your blog is wonderful with all the graphics and posts. You definately need your computer working at the max. Another PinkSaturday gal has been having computer issues...I thought you might enjoy Purple Goat Lady's's her url... Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gal...Sue

  21. Please tell me what font that writing is and where I could get it? My father used to write like that.


  22. So you mean the writing in the speech box I put on the old photograph? It's P22 Cezanne and here is where I bought it:

    Isn't it lovely!


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