Monday, January 30, 2012

Before you speak: Think

Also, before you rip out pages from a book: look it up on Amazon.  That is exactly the lesson I learned when I was trying to create new wall art for our guest bath.  I already had a couple frames, and thought some tropical/beachy pictures from a vintage book I had, would go perfectly in my bathroom.

Several years ago I picked up this book for free at a local used book store.  I used to love looking over all the vivid pictures of the rich and famous during the 1950s-1970s.

Before I began to rip out pages to frame, I decided to check Amazon for the real value of this book.  Because I got it for free, I was sure it was only worth a couple bucks.  I figured, for that price, the pictures would look much better on my wall than in the book.

I typed in "A Wonderful Time" to the Amazon search box, clicked enter on my keyboard, and then noticed the cheapest used price said $175!  I was shocked to say the least.  Check it out for yourself here.

Thank goodness I saved this book from the "free" box at the book store, and thank goodness I didn't go ripping out pages right away.
No, we aren't planning on selling it any time soon.....unless, of course, we hear of a good great unbelievable offer :)


  1. Whoa. Hang out to that sucker. It can be a family heirloom :)

  2. Yes! Exactly what I thought! I told my mom it will be my children's inheritance :)