Stephanie from The Enchanting Rose hosted a book exchange some weeks back, and I had the fun of participating. I received a couple of wonderful items from her mom, Debbie, who blogs at She Graces her Home in God's Beauty.
I'm sure many of you have met this wonderful mother and daughter. Stephanie takes lovely photos and shares crafts and recipes she makes, and always leaves the most encouraging and sweet comments. Her mother's blog, fairly new and started after Stephanie encouraged her to, is full of wisdom for Christian women. If you have not met these two ladies yet, I encourage you to stop by their blogs for a glimpse of loveliness and graciousness.
We had the opportunity of letting Stephanie know what types of books we like, and then she passed that info along to whoever got our name. I got Betty, who is interested in vintage books, so that was easy! Well, easy to find, but hard not to want to keep myself!
This book from Debbie is full of hours' worth of perusing for kitchen decorating ideas. I only got a quarter way through and already had a couple good ideas for my own kitchen.
Debbie says this builders' supply magazine was in her father's collection. It is from the 50s, and the ads are the best part. All the women are wearing dresses and pearls and high heels. And have their nails done. And the ads for "modern" kitchen innovations are really interesting: counter-mounted blenders, and intercom systems.
Thank you, Stephanie, for this fun exchange. Stephanie also hosts teacup exchanges. I'm hoping to get in on that fun, too. Because books and tea just go together. Be sure to visit her blog; maybe we'll end up exchanging teacups!