Tuesday, January 3, 2012

E. Post


 
Beautifully written by Emily Post...


While putting the final touches on my last Christmas cleanup I was struck by the Blue book.  Lazily slumped on the shelf at the local thrift store this past year I made no hesitation in bringing it home. 


Unfortunately, I did not stop and take the time to look through the glorious pages.   Today I found myself caught up in it like a novel.  Full of Post-War Etiquette.


A smattering of photos that are timelessly decorated.


Clever words and how tos of what to say, where to go, how to be. Something we could use a good dose of I think.


Then just as I flipped the page...out came a flier! Sweetly illustrated...


Etiquette....by Emily Post

9 comments:

Kim K. said...

I want to go thrift store shopping with you. Such an elegant find.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a fun read and a fun book to have! Lots of good stuff to remember...especially in these times...Happy New Year to you~

Nan said...

Renee that book is so sweet. Yes kids today lack a lot of this and it's really nice when you see parents who have taken the time to teach them manners.
I will box up some shells and stones for the kids.

Ruby Jean said...

What a Beautiful little treasure you have there... I believe I have a My Vintage Mending Library Card.. So I will be buy to check this one out.. :)

Kathy said...

Children are people - I LOVE that!!

busymartha said...

Etiquette, such a lost art, like spelling and cooking. None of the kids seem to have these values now a days!

Pam said...

I wish my local thrift store had treasures like you find. At least on the days that I go there. lol! Thanks for sharing!

GardenofDaisies said...

I love the Children Are People flier! The illustrations are sweet, but what it says is even more important to me. Lets just say that I wish more parents had read that part about parenthood being a special privilege before they had kids.

Cindy said...

You know...some of my headaches this holiday season....were etiquette related. I wea brought up with this stuff crammed into my mind..habits...and life. Then when I entertain...even for my children and close ones..I still kick into the etiquette freak.From the table settings to proper way of serving a buffett...yikes..I am not controlling I am a Etiquette Nut so this is my mom's fault.....lol
I do love these books!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham