Recipe Box

Saturday, 23 June 2012




When I wrote this post two things happened which I had not anticipated.
The first was an email from Down To Earth saying that they had had so many orders for the cookery notebook I had featured that they had run out of stock and had to order more. As a thank you they sent me a little present.
The second thing was even better.  Diana of Pebbledash whose recipe boxes I linked to in the post, emailed me and offered to make a recipe box for me. I was thrilled.

She sent me some samples of bookcloth so that I could choose a colour. That was the easy part. She then asked me what I would like on the dividing cards and the inside of the box. I was paralysed with indecision and said 'I'll leave it to you!'
Last Saturday I met Diana at Kew Gardens and she presented me with my recipe box.


Diana left the card tabs blank for me to fill in.




My favourite things

As you can see, I was right to leave it to Diana.
I have never been given anything that has been made especially for me before.
I am quite enchanted by it. 
Thank you Diana.





22 comments:

  1. Enchanting indeed Sue, what a wonderful thing to own...and pass down to your children as I'm sure it will become a family heirloom.

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  2. What a lovely recipe box, how clever of Diana, and how very you.

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  3. How delightful - and what generous rewards for YOUR generosity in publicising the good stuff of others
    weekend blessings xx

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  4. And isn't it just wonderful having the extra surprise of the words printed at the bottom and round the sides once you have removed the cards.. What a beautifully thought out box.

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  5. Absolutely lovely. Keeping track of recipes is not easy, it will be lovely to have such a great means of storing and sorting them. Apart from anything else, it looks beautiful. Such a nice gift - lucky you.

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  6. I am very impressed by your orderly approach to keeping recipes - I have a drawer of bits of paper and pull outs which at least once a year gets jammed up behind the back of the drawer and then it all has to come out -so maybe it's time I should embrace order...

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  7. I'd be enchanted too ... that box is a treasure. Lucky you, and well deserved :D

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  8. How special. Such lovely pictures on the dividers too. Lucky you x

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  9. I love the idea of the recipe box and yours is just beautiful, what a present. I have been pondering over how to organise my life better over the past few weeks. I have several diaries plus a calendar, but I have to make sure that I record information on all of them. I have just purchased a filofax, where I have purchased a extra yearly calendar to record all the textile events and exhibitions. I have just arranged a day with my sister-in-law to teach her how to make a fabric box. I am going to make two that will hold card systems. One I will use for recipes and the other for my garden and textile projects. Thank you for the idea.

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  10. What a stylish, well-designed and very useful recipe box. No wonder you are delighted!

    Bravo to Diana, too.

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  11. Oh what a lovely gift, people can be so kind can't they?

    Have a happy week.
    Fleur xx

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  12. So delighted you love it, Sue, it was a pleasure to make. For the record, all those lovely photos are Sue's, taken from her monthly samplers.

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  13. I never cease to be amazed by the generosity of bloggers and you deserve such a beautifully made gift. Pebbledash is a very talented lady, it is a thing of beauty.

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  14. it is indeed lovely. I saw it!

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  15. A box of beauty indeed...& so 'you'...those dividing cards are inspired!

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  16. Granny Dot6:27 pm BST

    I do like a box and this is a stunner. I agree with menopausalmusing that having 'you' words printed inside the recipe box makes it extra special. But your sampler pictures are pretty special too. Then there's the colour, the chunkiness of the box, the box filling up with much loved family recipes....I imagine you taking your box out just to have a look at it's perfection and to savour that it was designed and made just for you. In fact, it's as well I have no idea where you live. You could become box-less Sue!!

    Enjoy your lovely treasure.

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  17. The kindness of bloggers is a heart-warming thing. I have never come across a kinder, more companionable set of people.

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  18. Beautiful - and I'm glad you posted some pictures of it, because I had the fastest look at Kew and it truly bears a closer one! Hope you're enjoying populating it.

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  19. What a kind, thoughtful and generous gift!!! You are right to be thrilled! x

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  20. Pati from London9:32 pm BST

    Thoughtfull gift, lovely box.... Lucky you!! x Pati

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