Saturday, September 02, 2006
Yes, my husband and I had another date today at the antique stores. I found my ultimate antiquing fantasy: a store with an entire wall of cookbooks. There was also several boxes and shelves of pamphlets and smaller cookbooks. The lovely owner said she had dreamed of a shop that was all cookbooks, but branched out to keep up with online antiquing. A shop filled with only cookbooks is my dream also, though the selling of them would be a problem for me.
I picked up many books at a discount - she offered me this sale when she realized how excited I was. Thanks to my almost finished inventory I had a wish list in the series I really wanted. I found quite a few I was missing, and plus learned of many MORE I NEED. This one for example, from 1984. I think this has to be the best cover in all my collection.
Lots of self-help articles (I read many women's magazines and save recipes - is anyone surprised?) encourage people to find a happy place in their mind when they are stressed. This antique store in Forest Park Illinois - Little Treasures at 7502 1/2 West Madison St., has become one of mine.