Vintage Recipe Crate

We started our Save a Recipe Series linking you to some great recipe ideas and sharing our suggestions on you you can save a recipe.  We wanted to share Rhea’s project today.  All the recipes are tucked into our favorite little 7gypsies crates where they look great sitting out in the kitchen, on a kitchen desk top or on a shelf to be seen by all.  Gone are the days of cook books lining the shelves of your kitchen, making room for all to see.  Creative ideas that are functional too and perfect for yourself or amazing as gifts.  The Farmhouse Kitchen Collection looks great with a little distressing as if it has been in the family for decades.

This project was totally inspired by my mom. She is such an amazing cook and she has managed to impart enough knowledge to make me a pretty strong contender in the kitchen as well. Later on in my cooking education I discovered that my mom’s favorite thing to “google” was recipies.  For years some of her most famous recipies were found with a little help from google and the key words “best ever.”  Try it yourself: best ever apple pie, best ever fried chicken…you will find a bevy of highy reviewed recipies at your fingertips!


This 7gypsies ATC Crate was created so that you have a place to tuck in all those random recipies.  Whether they are printed off the internet, torn from a magazine or written in your grandmother’s own hand, this simple crate is the perfect place to store all your printed recipe related information.  To start my collection I made a few tags with Farmhouse Kitchen, Handmade French Script Paper and some scraps of paper from an old photo album.  The old paper is brittle and discolored, but I actually appreciate those features.


I loved the idea of using “cold connections” to pin and clip on paper instead of using a permanent glue. This makes the project able to evolve and change based on what I want to attach.  Of course I had to add lots of vintage charm by adding metal elements that move on each tag with lots of 7 Gypsies swag like the flea market charms, vingage pins and that great Hemisphere Knob on the box.


The natural colors from the Farmhouse Kitchen paper make this project neutral enough for any kitchen.  I also love all the great resources on the papers such as the measurment converstions and cooking tips.  I am looking forward to adding some personal elements to this fun paper collection soon!

Happy Creating!!!

So next time you print off a recipe, tear out a recipe from a magazine or jot a recipe down, think about where you will save it, in a crate, in a box, in a book???  Just make sure you save the good ones!!!!


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