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Found, Free, and Flea: Creating Collections from Vintage Treasures Hardcover – August 9, 2011
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The author's husband spent his childhood summers at a small family camp that became available for sale, so they purchased and renovated it. In the process, they uncovered decades of old things, full of character and interest. She began using those items to create collections from flea markets, yard sales, and other inexpensive venues. The collections became the gear and decor for the entire camp!
I especially appreciated the way the author encourages finding useful things, not just decorative things. There are so many wonderful, useful, well-made treasures just waiting to be found and given a second life - the best kind of recycling!
I have added a photo to the customer images above, for a sample of the excellent photography displayed in "Found, Free & Flea".
This book is gorgeous, creative, and most importantly, loaded with fantastic finds! I have found tons of great ideas and inspiration within these pages. I greatly enjoy the hunt for inexpensive vintage treasures to decorate and appoint my home, and now I'm itching to head to the flea market again after spending some time with this book!
"Have nothing in your houses
that you do not know to be useful
or believe to be beautiful."
-- quote by William Morris in "Found, Free & Flea"
I just moved into a new house and I struggled with decorating the whole place. It was perfect timing to buy this well-written, thought-out book. I love the photography - it really helps bring the story and collections to life.
I know some people can find treasures from flea markets or yard sales but I used to dread going to them. I felt so overwhelmed and couldn't imagine what could be done with other people's junk. Now I go with a different point of view - I feel like I can visualize what these pieces could become in my place - all thanks to this great book. Over the last month, I have gone to at least 3 yard sales each weekend - feeling inspired to start my own collection and now I have the beginnings of a home.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves design, a great story, vintage, flea markets, DIY & photography. A bargain in itself! Thanks Tereasa.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is visually pleasing and tells a nice story about the collector(s). I should have paid more attention to the description and title, because it really does only talk about... Read morePublished 14 days ago by J. Cornell
Really enjoyed this book. It gave me some great inspiration for decorating with vintage items.Published 7 months ago by Suzanne Andersen
I did not find this book useful, looked through once and was not inspired.Published 14 months ago by Cathy Davis
One of my favorite table books (that sits on my reclaimed barn board tables). Love to flip through this before heading to the antique market. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jacqueline Fisch
This is an OK book. It isn't what I thought it was...it's about a young couple who take over an old camp and outfit it with antiques... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Wendy Ann Henry
I borrowed this book from the library and never expected to get so wrapped up in it. It's formatted like a coffee table book, so I started by thumbing through it. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Kate B.