Friday, May 13, 2016

Thomasina's "Cottage Rose" Recipe Cards ~ Free Printable

"When she got back to the parlour, she heard some one coughing in a fat voice; and there sat Mr. Jackson himself!... He was sitting all over a small rocking-chair, twiddling his thumbs and smiling, with his feet on the fender...
He sat such a while that he had to be asked if he would take some dinner?"
~ Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse

{Welcome to another edition of "Fun Friday" this spring with Beatrix Potter!} Something many of you may not realize is that Thomasina (for that is Mrs. Tittlemouse's Christian name) had quite the collection of recipes! How else was she able to produce so many choices to the finicky Mr. Jeremy Fisher when he showed up unannounced?


Being she was an organized little creature, she kept them cataloged nice and neatly on her "cottage rose" recipe cards. She actually had two different sizes. She preferred the larger 4 by 6 for her personal use. However, she did appreciate the "portable" size of the 3 by 5 cards for other occasions.


For instance, someone had recently given me two pounds of raw almonds from a local orchard. What a generous gift! As I sat writing out the "thank you" card, Thomasina came by and encouraged me to tuck in a little 3 by 5 card. She said to write in my favorite almond inspired recipe. I thought it a neat idea which I hope showed some extra appreciation and love to the recipient. 


You will find her free printable recipe cards here: 3 by 5 and the 4 by 6. There is also a matching recipe page here! Perhaps you would like to place them in Mrs. Tittlemouse's "Manual of Household Hints and Delights" until you are ready to use them? This is simply a safe place you can store all of her homemaking printables to have them handy. You will find the free download here if you are interested. The cover page is designed to slide into the front of the binder as a title page insert. The tabs are best printed on card stock, affixed with glue to card stock and staggered as you attach them. It is just a bit of extra fun!


We hope you have enjoyed this printable by Mrs. Thomasina Tittlemouse from her "Cottage Rose" Collection. If so, you may also be interested in her DIY bug spray, her "un-paper" towel tutorial, the make-your-own "old fashioned" furniture polish and/or her free printable pantry labels. Happy Friday to you dear friends!


22 comments:

  1. "He was sitting all over a small rocking-chair," What description. Now, to me that's real command of the English language. :) Thank you for the delightful printables. I prefer the larger recipes cards myself.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. I am so glad you caught that line! As I was posting it, the image was so perfectly made in my mind! Not hard to imagine either with a modern day recliner chair! :)

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  2. Love your blog! Love your printables! Thank you! I know you many hours of hard work in it!!!
    Is there anyway I can copy just one card and so that I can paste more than two on a page? Thank you again!

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    1. Hi Moonpie, if you send me your email, I can email you the word document and perhaps that may help? I am at pleasewritetojes@hotmail.com. Have a lovely week! :)

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  3. I love Beatrix Potter and her amazingly imaginative wits! Still enjoy her world as it brings me into my childhood every time.

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    1. Exactly! Such a sweet place to be sometimes :)

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  4. I so love Thomasina and her love for her home {{smiles}}!
    These printable recipe cards are simply gorgeous, my precious JES, they are my alley, you know me, they seem made just for me !

    May your weekend be blessed with joy, precious friend of mine,
    sending my dearest love to you,
    with utmost gratitude

    Dany

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    1. So glad you like them Dany! Thank you for your sweet visit! :)

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  5. Dear JES, I simply can't believe this! Just earlier today I was thinking to myself that it would be nice to occasionally tuck a recipe into a letter to a friend. But I was wanting something prettier than a plain old index card. Maybe something with roses, like the new labels JES posted, I thought. Well here they are!!! Really, this is so wonderful. I will be printing many of these, thanks to you and Mrs. Tittlemouse!
    Have a lovely weekend! Love, Kelsey

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    1. Thank you for sharing my enthusiasm (and taste!!!)! Have a lovely weekend :) P.S. Thank you also for sending me that photo! I hope you received my response via email! :)

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    2. Yes, I did! It brought a smile to my face. Thank you! Love, Kelsey

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  6. So very beautiful! Thank you for sharing! I've been wanting some new pretty recipe cards to share with others.

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    1. That makes me happy to hear that they will be used! :)

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  7. Oh my goodness, those cards are adorable!

    Christina
    www.ourwoodhome.com

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    1. So glad you like them Christina! :)

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  8. Such lovely cards! These would be perfect to print out for ladies to bring a favorite recipe to a bridal shower.
    Blessings, Leigh

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    1. That is a great idea! They can be tucked into the invitations! :)

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  9. You design such pretty things!

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