Thursday, July 15, 2010

My One Weakness

This came in the mail today...wrapped up all pretty like an old fashioned package~it made me feel a little bit like Dorcas Lane, or Anne Shirley.

As I tore off the brown paper, I saw beautiful scenes on the other side of it.
Not being familiar with Trader Joe's beforehand, you can imagine how happy I was to see this beautiful paper, since one of my addictions is ephemera...

I tucked in some more...

...and was rewarded with this~

A 1947 copy of "Little Men," by Louisa May Alcott, and a gorgeous 1948 illustrated copy of one of my favorite books, "A Tale of Two Cities," by Charles Dickens.
Simply loverly! Old books..., "my one weakness."


  1. Awesome! I have a Trader Joe's bag with me right now (to bring my lunch to work), haha. Thought that was a funny coincidence. It's a fantastic grocery store (they have a lot of fresh/organic stuff and unique food items). Those books look amazing! I've never actually read Tale of Two Cities. So it's pretty good, huh?

  2. Hi Kevin,
    Love that you have one with you!
    Are all the Trader Joe bags the same, or do they change them?
    A Tale of Two Cities is my 2nd favorite Dickens, after "A Christmas Carol." You'd probably like it. There are also some great movies about it, if you don't want to read the book. My favorite is with Chris Sarandon.