This effervescent guide to living well (without spending a fortune) was first published in 1937. An editor for Vogue
, Marjorie Hillis wrote Orchids on Your Budget
to show the modern woman how economizing could be done with gaiety and style. With snappy humor and sophisticated charm, Hillis's sage advice covers home decorating, assembling a chic wardrobe, preparing good food, and much more. Undeniably quaint, this clever classic also remains inspiringly practical and enormously fun-and not the kind of fun that is "dimmed by a forced making-the-best-of-it attitude, which spoils anything."
Marjorie Hillis. Hardcover, 186 pages; 2010 (1937)