Shameless plug: Oh, be a frugalista, do. It's our once-a-year sale! December 26, 2008 13:09

1930s_pictorial_review Pictorial Review 8289, circa 1930s

Another shameless plug. Forgive me. Please. But the mortgage must be paid. The pups must have their treats. And His Bertness has a fondness for Haagen Dazs. Oh, the list, it is endless. Truly. 
So. Take your seats. The curtain's rising. The drums are rolling. Etc. 
I announce, without further ado, The Blue Gardenia's once-a-year sale. And it's a doozy. Really. Purchase any three items — patterns, jewelry, mix and match — and get 33 percent off. Yup. 33 percent. Is that fabulous or what? You can buy ten, twenty, thirty items, forty even, and you'll get 33 percent off the total price. And your purchase will come lovingly shipped, as always. The patterns carefully stored in archival wrap with backing boards, the jewelry in classy boxes. And you don't have to stand in line with the riff raff. No pushing. No shoving. No smelly armpits or aching, swollen feet. So. Pour yourself a cup of cocoa, complete with marshmallows, maybe some whipped cream, and drop by. You won't regret it. And you might be wearing a frock as lovely as this one in 2009. Isn't it pretty? Isn't it smart? I think so. I do. Look at that shoulder detail. Yum. Better than whipped cream. And no fat. No calories. Double yum.