Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gooseberry Patch Cookbook Find!

Some people dislike receiving mail order catalogs in the mail.

Me?  I love 'em. 

 Some are greater than others, of course, but being a die-hard shopper, flipping through a catalog is the next best thing to STORE shopping and it's cheaper, too! (Unless one makes a big order, of course. )

One of my absolute favorite mail order catalogs to receive is one by Gooseberry Patch. 

 This Ohio company was started by two friends, Jo Ann and Vickie. 

They worked as a first grade teacher, and flight attendant and legal secretary, respectively. Both loved antiques and country decorating.

So they started a mail-order business which has grown and become immensely popular.

You can check out their cool website here.  And they have a blog, too!

Well, I was one thrilled chickadee today when I made a Salvation Army Store run.

There, in the book section, was an almost brand new copy of a Gooseberry Patch cookbook titled "Simple Joys of Friendship: Celebrating friends, food and stories that warm the heart."

Now tell me. How could I pass up a title like that?  The cookbook held so much promise in its pages!

For $2.99,  it couldn't be left.

I LOVE it. It's got all the sweet, darling drawings the mail order catalog has plus cute sayings, etc.

I took a whole bunch of photos to show you but then saw the Copyright sign.

Honestly, I didn't feel comfortable showing the drawings and sayings, even in my personal blog. 

I mean, copyright is  copyright, right?

So anyway, check out the wonderful website, the blog and enjoy!



Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I also enjoy a few mail-order catalogs in the mail.

What a cute cookbook. I'm not familiar with the name.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Yep, I've definitely heard of Gooseberry Patch and have been to the website before but it's been a while so will visit now. Have a great day. Tammy

Chatty Crone said...

Susan I get about 10 magazines a day - I love them. I used to spend spend spend. Now I am retired and and I look look look. Love, sandie

Karen Lange said...

I have heard of Gooseberry but don't have anything from them. Perhaps I need to change that! Thanks for sharing, Susan. Congrats on your great find! :)

Bookie said...

Although I have not ordered for while, I know this catalog well. Know the cookbooks too. Always both have some interesting ideas!

Nellie said...

Yes, I know about Gooseberry Patch. Isn't it wonderful the success these two friends have been able to experience? There is a favorite recipe from one of their books that I am sure to make around Christmas time - or whenever we have some special family gathering.

I love to receive catalogs in the mail, too. It just isn't the same looking them up on the Internet.

Thank you for visiting my little blog.:)

xo Nellie

Dee said...

Thanks for the blog site...I have always liked Gooseberry fun for you to find your book and get it practically free. I love finds like that. I have a few catalogs I receive in the mail and eagerly thumb through them for a day or two.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I'm familiar with the name but never bought any of their cookbooks. I heard the recipes are homey and rather delicious.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

I'm not familiar with this catalog.

Ever since I was a kid, the arrival of the Sears catalog was a big deal. And the Christmas issue...what can I say? I have many fond memories.

diane.stetson said...

Is there such a thing as a real gooseberry? Just wondered. Send me some of your fav recipes from it.

Anonymous said...

Know what they got?
That's the guy with the mitts like " Vintage Mittens" &
" Old Knudsen".
That's ROMNEY and that's GATES and the whole deal 's about explosives and bombers with ACE.
And it's about pedophile physicians in " KRISS- KROSS".
Which is all about " Rossywar" - " Turner Valley".
And all that shit about " Hate" is really about " HEATU".
" Chatty Crone".
That's CHENEY as " hat" for Texas and Yemen.
And he's with rap and Crow - Sheryl Crow and ROVE.
Ontario is talking very fast.

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