Who loves shopping flea markets?
You all know that I do, even though my house won’t hold anything else right now, it’s still fun to look and browse. I’ve got a new book from BHG to share with you today and one of my lucky readers gets a chance to own one too. I have always enjoyed bringing home the vintage pieces to use at my house and you’ll always find older treasures in my decorating arsenal. I just can’t imagine not decorating with older things at my house, with a mix of old and new. It always gives you a chance to discover a new treasure and bring it home to fill in the spots around a house.
Flea Market Style: Fresh Ideas for your Vintage Finds and newly published from one of our fave magazines, Better Homes and Gardens. It shares the ultimate guide for scoring, saving, and integrating unique pieces into your home that reflects your unique style and look. It’s filled with hundred’s of photos showing ideas for putting together and integrating flea-market finds into an overall scheme that is thrifty, recycling friendly, and one of a kind.
I love these inspiring photos of rooms around the house, all spruced up with vintage finds.
This kitchen looks so homey and inviting, doesn’t it?
There’s definitely a lot of chippy pieces in decorating with vintage.
Unique idea using urns for a table base.
The book lists some of the best flea markets to attend across the country, as well as all different style ideas, such as Boho, Cottage, Country, Romantic, and Modern. There’s also projects that you can do to use in your home. Lots and lots of fun pics to look at, so I think you’d enjoy this book if you love to shop flea markets!
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What do you enjoy the most about decorating with vintage finds?
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cathy claus says
I love the actual hunt for an item – but i also like to browse antique shops till something pops out at me. I like the uniqueness of thrifting too! Looks like a great book!
For many years I’ve told my friends…Any girl with a credit card can walk into a furniture store or Home Decor store and come home with beautiful things. The real trick is ‘finding’ something cool or unique or handmade at a garage sale. Or going to a flea market and seeing the potential in an old urn or rough-looking cupboard…then cleaning it up or even adding paint to make it work in your own space. The feeling of accomplishment when a visitor says “WHERE…did you get that?!” Is just priceless.
The ability to have something unique or repurposed is what I enjoy about using vintage finds to decorate. Even better if it’s a bargain.
I like being able to use something that someone else loved enough to buy and use. Whether it’s using a piece as-is, or re-purposing it, it’s a good feeling to know someone’s treasure is still being loved. All new stuff is boring to me. I love the mix of old and new.
Patti Osmus says
Love mixing the old and new. Currently using two rakes on the wall as wine glass holders. And love people-watching at the flea market, too!!
I think vintage pieces add character to a room and I like some things,
but I am not good at mixing old and new. Maybe this book would help me
incorporate some things that I have in my decorating.
Kim @graysattic says
That everything isn’t perfect and you can make it unique to you! I also love to use items in ways they were created for.
I don’t do much flea-ing anymore but my Mom/Granny sure did! Back in the day it was frugal to do so out of necessity for them. I still have quite a few of their old pieces. Sometimes it’s that one old piece that you can build on. Other times it’s something that sets everything else apart with its uniqueness. That’s what I love about it.
Julia Martin says
My daughter and I decorated her first apartment with many flea market finds. It was fun…the joy of discovery, and re-purposing of well loved used objects. Her apartment has a comfy feel that looks like things were collected slowly overtime.
Decorating with vintage finds is like a treasure hunt! I really enjoy the hunt, as well as the satisfaction of knowing that not did I save money, but I’m keeping something special active and in use. My vintage treasures are like members of my family – I love them!
Jan Odom says
I love shopping Scott’s and Lakewood 400 in Atlanta each month. I love a deal but love finding something that reminds me of my childhood, or a relative who has passed on. Fabrics are my weakness. I’m digging this book, and you are my first blogger!!!
Nancy H says
I love the hunt because most of the time I am not even sure what I am looking for, but when I find it, I know!
I love recycling items and I appreciate older decor items!
kathy wallace says
I love finding vintage things and using them for different uses.
I love the history. Several of my vintage items come from family members.
Decorating with flea market finds makes your home your own. There are no two homes alike. There is nothing like hunting for the piece that speaks to you.
Kim Nations says
Would love to win..
I Love things that take me back to my childhood and remind me of sweet memories!!!!
I love that once you make over an old piece of furniture, you have something unique and one of a kind.
All of the above….the childhood memories, the history, the uniqueness of the item. I love it all!