I've been saving menus all of my married life (that's over 40 years), and I even have some my parents saved from my childhood. But I've never had a place to display them until now. I now display them above my kitchen booth. If you haven't read about my booth, click HERE.
I used light-weight poster frames for the most part so they'd be easy to hang.
|Top: 1950's menu from Knots Berry Farm, California; Bottom: German menu from 1970's|
|Top:Silver Grill, Ft. Collins, CO, our hometown favorite breakfast place (cinnamon roll toast); Bottom: Michelle's, CO Springs, an ice cream parlor where my husband and I went on our honeymoon in 1970.|
People always ask if I stole the menus. I didn't. Some were purchased, but most were given to us when we asked.
|Notice the 1970 prices on Michelle's menu.|
|Top: The Bullion Room, officer's club, Ft. Knox, KY; Bottom: Tippens, Kansas City, 1980's|
I used a pin-striped cloth to back each menu, giving a little color and continuity to the collection.
|one of our favorite things to get at Tippens in Kansas City (when we lived at Ft. Leavenworth, KS) was their giant chunk of corn bread with honey butter.|
|Top: The Sobriety Sandwich Shop, Denver CO, 1960's; Bottom: Territorial Coffee House, military hotel in Hawaii|
Menus are a fun, inexpensive souvenir from any trip or location, and they pack easily in a suitcase.
I think they are the perfect accent for our kitchen booth.
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