Monday, November 23, 2009

My place and yours: My collection

This is the tip of the iceberg.
I have a generous collection of recipe books in my house. And within this collection, I have a collection of delicious. magazines. Every single one. I subscribe now to ensure I never miss an issue, and this has worked well except for once when an issue came around the time we moved house a couple of years ago. Apparently even if you re-direct your mail, Australia Post doesn't redirect items over a certain weight. Seriously. Fortunately for me (and my husband who was having to put up with a wife having conniptions) the people who moved into our old house were people we know, so I was able to track it down. L.U.C.K.Y! Because the issue came with a tea towel, which meant everywhere I tried to find another copy had sold out! Did I mention conniptions?

This collection has very recently moved to a new shelf with a door in the kitchen to keep it safe from inquisitive babies! This shelf also now houses my most referred to recipe books. The rest are on another shelf that isn't protected from babies, though there are plans afoot. Fortunately first editions don't make it into my collection: I like using them so they tend to get inadvertently splattered with things. Oops.

Thanks to Kate for coming up with a brilliant theme, and thanks to Pip for hosting!

9 comments:

Vic said...

Wow! I can't believe you have every single issue of Delicious...!! That is pretty cool - a collection to be proud of.

The mind boggles at the goings on at Australia Post though, doesn't it...?! Surely the things you MOST want redirected are parcels....?!

Gina said...

Yowzers, I've never seen anything so neat! Fits well though.

Although watch out, now I know how to really bug you. I could sneak in and just remove one delicious. mag, or rearrange them ever so slightly.... mwahhh ah haaaaaa...

Pippi creates said...

Oh, jealousy! I don't have every issue, but I've been a subscriber for about 5 years, plus I've slowly been collecting previous issues when I find them in oppys. Your collection looks very well protected indeed! I might even say that looks like a purpose built cupboard? Now thats an obsession! I love that they do the index issue at the end of each year, it is soo useful.

Kate said...

Wow, your collection is your inspiration. And its all neat and user friendly. I hope their's a child lock on that bottom door.

The Back Shed said...

Your recipe books put mine to shame as they are shoved in a cupboard with pages falling out!

Mandy said...

Oh lovely! Nothing like good recipe mags! I am a Good Taste girl myself. I even subbed this year. Can't beat them when they come in the mail & you get to sit with a cuppa & drool over them...

Now you need to start sharing your favs with us from the mags I think! Are any of them the ones in your Recipe links?

Amanda said...

I am just starting out on this collection..I find myself buying magazines especially a lot lately...just bought 2 today. haha..I would love to scan through all those...Lovely!!

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

I am somewhat concerned (and jealous and in awe of) by the level of "organised that you have achieved here... That's some benchmark Sister. Peta

Pip Lincolne said...

I collect recipe books too - but not so much the magazines any more - they got totally out of hand and we seemed to have about 1000 last time we moved. They had to stay behind :( BUT the Delicious mags were amongst them and went to nice new homes! Loving your collector's ethic! x