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Flea Market Style Hardcover – October 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841729388
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841729381
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 9.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #564,885 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Debi Treloar is originally from Zimbabwe but now lives in London with her husband and two young sons. Her photographs of food and interiors are much sought after by prestigious magazines such as Homes & Gardens, Red, and Country Living. She has photographed many books for Ryland Peters & Small, Inc, including Eat Drink Live, Children's Spaces, and My Baby's Journal.

Emily Chalmers is a freelance sylist whose work has appeared in "Homes & Garden", "Red", "Livingetc", and many other magazines. She is coauthor of "Style on a Budget"(Ryland Peters & Small).

Ali Hanan is a connoisseur of flea-market style. She has written for leading interiors publications including "Elle Decoration" and cowrote "Style on a Budget"(Ryland Peters & Small)

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Customer Reviews

Still, love to see the ideas, and this book is loaded with them.
Wallace R. Wenn
I am a thrift junky, but some of the stuff in here was just a little too junky for me.
Nikki
It is a wonderful book with beautiful pictures that inspire my decorating efforts.
MeganH06

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By John Matlock on October 30, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Most of us moved into our first unfurnished apartment with a collection of junk furniture that we picked up from our parents, from garage sales, flea markets and who knows where. Later we upgraded a little at a time, buying new things that we thought would better fit the image we were trying to create.

The theme of this book is that you can do just as well, maybe better by staying with the flea market stuff. Ms. Chalmers has a sense of style that makes her collection of junk look a lot better than mine. I really liked where she decanted the bubble bath into an old Vodka bottle.

The covers of the book pretty well illustrate the nature of the book. The front cover shows a dinner table, all the chairs match and so on. On the back is another, none of the chairs match each other.

You would never, of course, match what she did in the book. You'll never finc the exact items. But the ideas she puts to geather to show what can be done are excellent. A very enjoyable book.
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Inspired Amateur Decorator on September 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I live in suburbia, in a newer development where all the homes pretty much look the same. I am always on the look-out for creative ideas on decorating because I don't want my interior to look like it stepped out of one of the well-known home decor stores and catalogs. This book was an inspiring find! Lots of pictures and informative text...I have looked at the pictures over and over again. I'm not much into the step-by-step instruction books on transforming found objects so this book was right up my alley. For me, its purpose was served in that it filled my head and notebook with creative ideas for my home. A great book to look through before you head off to the nearest architectural salvage yard, flea market, or out for a day of garage sales.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By H. Lowe on May 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book rocks-it has funky ideas and is beautifully presented, not like many of the other recycled furniture books out there.I mean, do you REALLY want to learn how to make a distressed-finish-powder blue-decoupaged candlestick holder out of fence pickets?If so, this is not the book for you..this one shows how you can TASTEFULLY decorate your place with some original pieces and not spend a fortune.Accept no imitations-this book is awesome.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Molly Nelson on June 25, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My mom sent this to me at college- what a wonderful and inspiring gift for anyone who enjoys antiques, flea markets, design, and the like! Chalmers brilliantly presents the different categories of flea market finds and ways of tying them together to create masterful spaces (check out the table of contents to see what I mean). Treloar's photographs are inspiring; even without reading the text, your mind will absorb countless revitilized uses of 'junk', and begin to piece together unique ideas of its own. A very stimulating find!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By i like to read on March 31, 2007
Format: Hardcover
i found this book on Amazon after searching for another by Emily Chalmers called Style On a Budget. I bought this one blindly and really loved the ideas. The photos and layout are beautiful and the ideas are creative and fun. i love the combination of colors used, which is lively yet still maintaining a mature ambience. I do think these "finds" are not as lucky for just anyone unless you are an avid flea market goer. But still it will help me keep me motivated, with eyes open.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By K. Andry on July 8, 2007
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This book has some really good ideas as far as example rooms set up for you to go gaga over, but only an upholsterer could really carry through with a lot of these ideas. It shows some samples of remarkable flea market finds though. I personally thought that a lot of the spaces that were set up in the book were too cluttered and not usable realistically.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By R. Fossen on July 8, 2009
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This book contains a lot of nice pictures of flea market findings - first categorized in type of object (furniture, glassware), later on type of room (bedroom, kitchen). The pictures are wonderful and are beautifully styled. The good thing about this book is that it actually covers a lot of different styles (retro, factory, shabby chic) as well as the other themes. This book makes me want to run out to the nearest flea market and totally remake my home!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By AuctionMart2 on February 16, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Very creative and innovative! Low cost and stulish ways to add beauty and charm to your surroundings. There's alot of Flea Market & Junk mavens out there, but at an actual cost that's out of this world when you delve into it. Nice going!
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