Pamela Barsky didn't start collecting vintage aprons, tablecloths and tea towels because she likes to cook. She fell in love with the fabrics while scouring flea markets for the scarves she uses to cover the journals that she sells at her eponymous Los Angeles boutique (888-458-2393 or www.pamelabarsky.com). Recently, she began using the cheerful kitchen linens to cover recipe books, and hers are a hip take on the old-fashioned concept. Sweetly illustrated, the books have space to write in the accompaniment and wine for the recipes, and to record the best season to serve each dish. ($28 at Anthropologie; 800-309-2500).Ruby Cutolo
Sign Up for Our Newsletter
Keeping you in the know on all the latest & greatest food and travel news, and other special offers.