Friday, February 29, 2008

Stepford Wife

OK, I'm all set to become a Stepford wife, now that I've got this nifty little cookbook holder. Can't you just picture me in my Jimmy Choo's, vintage apron tied around my impossibly tiny waist, wooden spoon in my manicured hand and a four-course gourmet dinner on the stove?

You can't?

Neither can I. But I thought this cookbook holder, with it's creamy white chippy paint and charming little bird, would look great on my kitchen counter.

But now I have to actually cook something.



  1. I love that cookbook holder! Your kitchen is so beautiful--your photos look like magazine shots. Just lovely!

    10 degrees over here!


  2. Cook something? You mean the cookbook holder isn't meant just to display a pretty picture in the cookbook? Love it, no matter what it's for:>)

  3. Beautiful cookbk holder.

    If you keep the page open to someting lucious and just keep walking by and walking by you'll keep saying to yourself, "I have to make that!"

    Naw!! Let's juts order pizza and look at the pretty pictures!



  4. I really like your cookbook goes right in your kitchen just like it was made for it! The little tiny bird is precious.....
    Cook something fabulous for the weekend...

  5. Mary,
    If you find a way to get the impossibly tiny waist (while still eating, of course) let this middle aged "apple" know please :)

  6. I have always thought of you doing just that! Are you telling me you aren't really my domestic role model? hehehehe

    ((hugs)) Rosie

  7. Love the holder (and the photography)...

    Have a blessed day!

    smiles, kari & kijsa

  8. I love it! I love the ball and chain that hold open the page. Just perfect. I think the Eggplant Mezzaluna Raviolo sounds good (in your cookbook)...whens dinner?

  9. OOOHHHHH!!! That cookbook holder is great. I have to get one of those.
    Always enjoy your postings and the great, wonderful pictures and displays. They do belong in a magazine.
    Have a great weekend, Janie

  10. Your kitchen is so beautiful Mary, I don't think you should have to cook in there and muss it up! I just love your cookbook holder :)

    Happy Friday!


  11. Hi Mary!
    :) I love that cookbook holder! If you'd rather not use it to cook you could do the desperate housewives thing and use it to prop up a romance novel while soaking in the tub! ;)
    Have a fabulous weekend!

  12. That is a cutest cookbook holder I've ever seen! I just love it. I've thought of getting one for my kitchen but never wanted the plain ones I find. Your kitchen and your pictures are wonderful. I don't think I'd pressure myself to actually cook if I were you. ~Adrienne~

  13. You're so does look great. What a terrific way to show off a beautiful cookbook or to hint at dinner. Oh! You're not going to do that. ;D

    (I don't know why you wouldn't look perfectly adorable in a lovely apron.)

  14. Lovely holder!! Perhaps it could a lovely album filled with handy take-out menus??? LOL! Or perhaps an artwork featuring food???

    Jan at Rosemary Cottage

  15. Very pretty!
    I'd love something like that, but I have such a tiny kitchen that counter space is at a premium. I usually juggle running back and forth between my kitchen table and my counter when I'm cooking, so I read what the next ingrediant is
    Happy Leap Day! Pat

  16. Love the cookbook holder:-). Love the wearing your Jimmy-choos thing too *giggles*.
    Have a great weekend!!

  17. I thought that cook books were just for reading! Hmm...that is what I do with all of mine. Have I been wrong all of these years?

    But yes, I CAN see you in your Jimmy Choos with a string of pearls. Oh, and perhaps a nice silk dress...the first way might get you in trouble should the gas man come by.


  18. Hello Mary, see? It was meant for you! It was waiting for you to buy it. I would like one too someday when i find a 'good find..."

    oh i posted pictures of the soup i made... thanks to you:)

  19. Mary....oh we almost forgot...I am so sorry that it took me so long to get over here...but I wanted to say thank you...thank you...thank you for all of your wonderful birthday wishes!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

    smiles, kari (& kijsa)

    PS...Have a great weekend too!

  20. Read my blog dated February 15th where I write 7 wierd things about me. I collect cookbooks and have them "staged" in the kitchen. Impresses people-"wow, she must really love cooking!" NOT! It's all an illusion that your cookbook holder fits right in with.

  21. Oh mary,

    Love your cookbook holder, and the display is so pretty! Nah, don't cook you will mess up that pretty kitchen. Stay warm and cozy!

    Debbie xo

  22. Love it and it can hold books and look pretty hehe. Either way you use it I love it.

  23. LOL....Jimmy Choos! I like to think of myself as the less than perfect June Cleaver. ha ha. Cute post and gorgeous pretty things here in your pics. LOVE the cookbook holder!!!!


  24. Your cookbook holder looks wonderful, as your kitchen always looks great. I always turn the cooking channel on when I need inspiration. Blessings, Karen

  25. What?? Talk about shattering my illusions of you Mary! lol Love the cookbook holder!
    Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

  26. That is a fabulous cookbook holder! ~ Lynda xox

  27. That has to be the most distinctive cookbook holder I've ever seen. I love it!

  28. Love the cookbook holder. When my daughter moved to her new house last year, we went on a search for a cookbook holder cause she'd always wanted one (so of course mama obliged and got her one). She DOES cook but most of the time just has a Southern Living cookbook or a Paula Deen cookbook opened to a yummy looking page so folks think she's just cooked up a fabulous meal!



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