Orchids on Your Budget #2020

Orchids on Your Budget By Marjorie Hillis Orchids on Your Budget From relinquishing the family stately home to creating the perfect capsule wardrobe this is the no nonsense guide to living on a budget without sacrificing style A classic guide to living chicly but
  • Title: Orchids on Your Budget
  • Author: Marjorie Hillis
  • ISBN: 8781844086
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Orchids on Your Budget By Marjorie Hillis From relinquishing the family stately home to creating the perfect capsule wardrobe, this is the no nonsense guide to living on a budget without sacrificing style A classic guide to living chicly but cheaply from 1937 Re issued.
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    About "Marjorie Hillis"

    1. Marjorie Hillis

      Marjorie Hillis was the second child of Annie Louise Patrick Hillis of Marengo, Illinois, and Dr Newell Dwight Hillis of Magnolia, Indiana, both authors Mrs Hillis wrote The American Woman and Her Home 1911 Dr Hillis was a famed, though sometimes controversial, clergyman who had served as pastor of Plymouth Congressional Church, Brooklyn, from 1899 to 1924 Miss Hillis had a brother, Richard Dwight Hillis born 1888 and a sister, Nathalie Louise born 1900 The Hillis resided for many years in Brooklyn, New York Dr Hillis passed away in 1929, Mrs Hillis not far behind in 1930.Educated expensively at a private school for girls, Miss Dana s in Morristown, New Jersey, Miss Hillis spent a year abroad before going to work for Vogue.Hillis worked for Vogue for over twenty years, beginning as a captions writer for the pattern book and working her way up to assistant editor of the magazine itself In 1936 she wrote Live Alone and Like It, the superlative guide for bachelor ladies Although determined to write a how to book, Miss Hillis was not sure initially exactly what topic she would cover She found that the how to please a man angle had already been pretty well covered, so decided to write about how a women living alone could have a cheerful life The concept was a somewhat shocking one, and Miss Hillis found herself a media sensation Sophisticated Miss Hillis honestly believes there are advantages in a husbandless state one critic wrote It was an instant bestseller and was followed by Orchids on Your Budget.She was the champion of bachelor girls everywhere until she got married on August 1937 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to Thomas H Roulston, the widowed owner of a Brooklyn grocery store chain She was 48 years old and many of her fans at the time were indignant considering her new status from Miss to Mrs a betrayal.

    195 thoughts on “Orchids on Your Budget”

    1. This book was written in the depths of the Depression as a guide to living through hard times The author is a very amusing writer who clearly believes attitude is everything when faced with adversity The first chapter is called Well, who isn t poor matter of factly Another asks Can you afford a husband The writer is unfailingly witty as she considers various aspects of life during an economic downturn offers advice that is still generally useful She has a surprisingly modern approach to working [...]


    2. Note I actually read Chronicle Book s reprint version retitled Bubbly on Your Budget , but thought this cover had personality I believe the contents of both editions are the same.I wanted to read this for 3 reasons 1 I enjoyed author Marjorie Hillis Live Alone and Like It She has a no nonsense style that s refreshing As a Vogue editor, too, her version of thriftiness promised to be glamorous than most 2 Vintage advice books are fascinating Their assumptions and concerns can reveal so much abou [...]


    3. This book is written in such an engaging style that it could almost have been written today Ms Hillis offers the basic advice to stop whining and move on things are not going to change unless you do something about it Importantly, she asks whether you can afford a husband, or to give up entertaining.Amusing, with delightful illustrations.


    4. When I started to read this book, I was charmed by the 1930 s sensibilities, but I felt that the financial advice really didn t translate to today s modern world And some of the chapters, like Can You Afford a Husband seemed downright old fashioned and made me cringe But I kept readingAnd as I did, I was amazed time and time again at the strong feminist leanings of this author she really was ahead of her time in so many ways One of the chapters even highlights a woman who uses an envelope system [...]



    5. First published in 1937, the author s advice stems from experience with the Great Depression we, of course, have our own contemporary parallel with the Great Recession Some of the book, of course, is dated, and occasionally reads quite humorously I especially chuckled over the chapter entitled Can You Afford a Husband Overall, though, an entertaining look into the past with advice that is still relevant today.



    6. I have a first edition copy of this 1937 manual for living, and I adore it So pleased to see that this book is readily available in a trade paperback reprint and also on Kindle because it is FUN Fun because some of its advice has stood the test of time, and exceptional fun because of its vintage air Read it and feel as though you are living in a classic romantic comedy you re Katherine Hepburn, and Jimmy Stewart just might live next door A sample of the book s general philosophy Whatever your lo [...]


    7. Oh, I love me some witty snark Lifestyle advice like this never goes out of style, and the period examples add to the fun.


    8. I was sold a witty, feminist, still relevant book of advice on how to have approach life while impecunious What I got The Depression has taught us all that not everyone always has money You can look good and enjoy yourself on not very much money, but if you don t know how, it s because you re boring, and I m not going to tell you PS if you are truly broke, it is almost certainly your own fault, and you do not deserve anything nice Also, it really wasn t that funny Virago should have left it to t [...]


    9. This book was written in 1937 during the Depression, to be a guide to living through hard times Some of the advice is still useful, and some with a little brain power to make it fit modern life is generally useful too.It s main theme is that a positive attitude is important, and to think and be a doer not a mourner.The book shows it age by the wording, terms used and some cases of women been seen as staying at home with servants, but the author does not pose this view on the reader, and is all f [...]


    10. I didn t realise this was a book written in 1937 when I picked it up so the advice is rather quaint While I m not sure how much of it applies to life now, it s a fairly novel and interesting read, mainly about how to be a good wife Expect advice such as this Learning to make sauces will get you a reputation as a cook in no time so few have a varied and sophisticated sauce repertoire I can t say it didn t instill in me an interest in sauces p


    11. Universale e senza tempo Scritto con brio e leggerezza, ma veramente utile per destreggiarsi con eleganza anche in tempi un po tristi Un unico neo la traduzione italiana Chic Vivere con eleganza ai tempi della crisi n.d.r un po furba del titolo, l originale Orchids on Your Budget mi pareva un piccolo capolavoro di stile


    12. Really enjoyed Live Alone and Like It but didn t enjoy this what came across as arch and charming in the other book here felt preachy, snobbish and bossy Could be I just read it too soon after the other one.


    13. So cute Still relevant I absolutely adore Hillis s sassy and authoritative voice I found my copy at an antique bookstore and couldn t resist Her case files are clearly works of fiction, but they are so ridiculously exaggerrated, they are enjoyable A fun, retro read.



    14. I absolutely love vintage how to books This one may be dated in parts, but some are surprisingly modern Generally a fun, light read.


    15. very amusing maybe not that helpful as it was so set in the times it was written 1930s when society was very different An interesting read, a bit like travelling into another era.


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