Creating a beautiful home vinatge finds! Every page in this indespensible guide brims with ideas and inspiration that appeals to die-hard fans and new “junkers” alike – covering every possible style along the way.
What started 30 years ago as a trend for shabby chic home décor has proved year over year that it’s not a trend at all but an unwavering phenomenon and a celebrated way of life. Thrifting your way to decorating your home is fun, affordable, and hotter than ever. Recently fueled by popular HGTV shows such as “Fixer Upper” and “Flea Market Flip,” the “flea market look” has broadened its appeal and spawned new sub genres, from Farmhouse Chic and Vintage Boho to Rustic Cabin, Coastal Cottage, French Country, and colorful Roadside Americana Kitsch. From DIY projects to tackle on a spring weekend and ways to work those previously loved finds into your home to kitchen, home office, and garden party ideas plus tours through seven statement-making homes, the beautiful imagery alone is enough to draw in anyone who can’t resist new ideas to feather her nest. Mixed in are tips for flea marketing bargain shopping, cleaning and caring for vintage collectibles, and interviews with emerging entrepreneurs who have upcycled their way into a new business thanks to this timeless style of shopping, collecting, decorating, and connecting with others who share a passion for flea market living.
Lisa Marie Hart graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s of Science in magazine journalism. Too many years to mention later, she remains fascinated by those glossy pages and the joy that a beautifully produced magazine can bring to readers the world over. Most of her stories center around home design, lifestyle, travel and weddings, and her work has appeared in New York magazine, Bridal Guide magazine, Palm Springs Life magazine, San Diego magazine, Newport Beach magazine, and on numerous websites. Before relocating to Palm Springs, Calif., she authored a Frommer’s travel guide about weekend getaways along the East Coast and still believes that long weekends are one of life's best indulgences.