Monday, June 27, 2011

A Thrifty Book and 2 Winners!

This sweet old book was recently for sale at the shop. The title caught my attention.

Who knew the term "self help" goes back 100 years? And the author? Samuel Smiles. Charming!

And there you have it in a nutshell.

In other news...Remember our ginormous vintage food posters contest?
We have 2 lucky winners: Shara and Amber. Those 2 Trashy Pals had the most inventive ideas on what they were used for. The Prize? Each Pal gets one of the posters of her very own. Girls, leave a comment here on which poster you want...No fighting and no pony tail pulling!


Shara said...

Ohmygosh - how funny! I love Amber's version of Food Porn too!

Well......if I am forced to chose one to actually hang in my very own home.....I think the Lime Jell-O one is sort of arsty looking. But, I don't want to getinto a food fight with whichever is fine too.

Love that old book too - what a neat find!

Thanks! :D

Dhamma said...

What a beautiful book! You rarely find really old books like that in Phoenix. Love its about thrifting too!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the winners.

Great find on the trashy,,oh wait, it was THRIFTY, book.

I really do like the overall looks of it. The title is bonus.

Susan S. said...

What a great find!! Who KNEW they were into self-help way back when. Dave Ramsey (the guru of living within your means) would LOVE that book. Now I need to look for a similar book for my collection. Happy Summer Ya'll!

Amber Von Felts said...

OMIGOSH! I am so honored! I really like the pineapple parfait )between two ferns) ....BUT..... I think the dreaded avocado/strawberry/yogurt cone is more of a conversation piece! If I may, I'd like really that one :-)

kluless said...

Dangit! I seriously need to read this book.