front porch trash

front porch trash

Monday, March 7, 2011


Some of my favorite blogs have thrifty finds that they share on Monday. I plan on doing the same when I have anything that I find that is unusual. And, hopefully not very often, when I totally screw up buy something only I could love.

It was such a nice Friday that I had to get out of the house. Off to my favorite thrift. I didn’t have anything that I needed but it was nice to just browse.

I have been trying to learn more about vintage books because that is a section of most thrift’s that I don’t bother with. The Goodwill in our area has mostly book club editions and paperbacks. I don’t read   romance novels so I don’t bother looking. I do love a good vintage cookbook though and I do a quick scan for cookbooks.

I picked this book up because it looked old and scholarly. Published in 1950, 1st edition, 1st printing, ok that sounded good…

I scanned through it and loved the photographs. Into my basket it went. I don’t have access to the internet on my phone so the first thing I did when I got home was check it out on the internet.

Surprise!!!! One was listed on ebay for $315.00 (no bids), had one listed for $174, the same one on ebay for $315, and a signed presentation copy listed for $850!!!

Oh, I think I might have to list this on ebay. Please, Thrift Gods, if you are listening, don’t let me screw this up.

Oh, and I paid 42 cents for it!! 

Hopefully, I will be able to link Apron Thrift Girls Monday Thrifty finds.


  1. What a great score. I hope you do well on it. I too would love to learn more about books..but its a slow process. I hope you do well with this.

  2. Keeping my fingers crossed.