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Flea market finds and freebies give a summer cottage in New York an easy, breezy vibe. A pretty pale color palette reflects the serene beachside location of this Oregon home.

26 Passport to Style

Two world travelers fill their Chicago home with memories from abroad.

34 Southern Comfort

With a tiny budget and lots of heart, a Southern belle dresses her home in all things vintage and antique.

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Sweet dreams amid vintage treasures.

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88 Vintage Delights

The offbeat home of a California designer packs visual delights into every nook and cranny.

This joyous Oregon home gets its quirky, colorful vibe from the owners’ extensive antiques and vintage collections.

58 Past Perfect

A turn-of-the-last-century family retreat on an island in northern Minnesota embraces its history.

66 Beautifully Bold

Drama rules in the vintagefilled home of New York designers John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon.

A Washington-state restaurant owner discovers the secret ingredient for an elegant home: junk, and lots of it. As the owner of a vintage rental company, Jeni Maus knows how to pack one creative decorating idea after another into her pretty California home.

94 White Angles

A Minnesota home is proof positive that a white palette can be warm, wonderful, and oh-so-welcoming.

106 Saving Grace

Artist Jackie Colter Garbutt brings a dilapidated 1850s farmhouse in Georgia back to life.


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A New York artist fills his family’s townhome with vintage charm.

124 Pretty as a Picture

A photographer creates a chic midcentury modern-style home with quirky pieces picked up at bargain prices.

132 Small Change

Old afghans are give funky updantea.

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Our editors’ picks of the 20 items that are in top demand at flea markets.

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152 On the Hunt

Get shopping! An extensive, coast-to-coast list of flea markets, antiques malls, and vintage sales.

A new Los Angeles address— and a lot of bare walls—give editor-in-chief Ki Nassauer another great excuse to shop the flea markets.

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Half of the fun of shopping at flea markets, tag sales, antiques malls, barn sales, and vintage shows is the thrill of finding treasures that simply aren’t available on the shelves at a big-box retailer. The other half of the fun? Dreaming up new ways to reinvent items that have been discarded, forgotten, or just plain overlooked. That’s why I love this collector’s edition issue of Flea Market Style Decorating. It includes 15 fabulous homes that have been featured in Flea Market Style over the past four years. These real homes decorated by real junkers, antiquers, and vintage lovers are filled with wildly creative and stylish ways to make a house into a home. There’s inspiration in every gorgeous photo, and clever decorating ideas on every page. We’ve also got you covered when it comes to shopping: This issue includes extensive listings of some of our readers’ favorite places to shop for vintage in all 50 states. Whether you’re a loyal reader or finding us for the first time, I’m sure this keepsake issue will find a home on your coffee table or nightstand for years to come. And please let us know about your junking adventures. You can find us at fleamarketstylemagazine.com. Happy junking!

For back issues, call 212-462-9525 Flea Market Style® Decorating is published annually by Harris Publications, Inc., 1115 Broadway, New York, New York 10010. Single copy price $12.95 in U.S.A.; $13.95 in Canada. Submission of manuscripts, illustrations and/ or photographs must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited material. Copyright© 2014 by Harris Publications, Inc. All rights reserved under International and Pan American Copyright Conventions. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission of the publisher is strictly prohibited. Printed in the U.S.A.

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Happy Hues A glass container, top left, holds spindles from old railings and chairs that Elena dressed up with leftover paints. This Girl Is On Fire As

the owner of Colombo Construction Corp, Elena, top right, builds gas-fed fire features such as the firebowl, above, that sits just outside her cottage.

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agical is an inadequate description of summers at Elena Colombo’s 1900s cottage, one of 31 built mere feet from the coast in Long Island, New York. Last year, when Elena’s next-door neighbor got married, the wedding tent was pitched between their houses and guests overflowed into Elena’s vintagefilled abode. During kids’ parties at the beachside community, a jar of jewelry Elena bought at an antiques shop serves as glittery “pirate booty.” Impromptu dinner parties often start at her kitchen’s secondhand table, which doubles as a prep space for assembling a potluck. “It’s very Walton-esque,” she says. Elena bought this 1,000-square-foot weekend getaway in 2000 and has joyously spent the last 13 years filling every nook and cranny with flea market treasures. Vibrant nature-inspired colors—watery blues, watermelon greens, sunshine yellows—provide a cheerful backdrop for Elena’s extensive collections of silhouettes, paperweights, wind chimes, and more. Of course, even magical places can’t escape an occasional dark cloud. Last fall, Superstorm Sandy roared into town, dumping three feet of standing water in the cottage. Beds and books had to be tossed, but the house was spared the devastation of nearby communities. Elena says: “What a mess, but we will rise again!”


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casual vintage decor and open floor plan—the living area runs into the kitchen—is ideal for the steady stream of guests.

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My favorite thing is to find items that someone made with their own hands. —HOME0WNER ELENA COLOMBO

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Visual Feast The kitchen’s 1940s orange light fixture came with the house, but Elena had an electrician rewire it for safety’s sake. The white dining room table came from a Pennsylvania antiques dealer; it was a steal at $125, especially since that price included four chairs.


Green with Envy The daffodil-green hue on the kitchen walls was a happy mistake: Elena intended for it to be yellow, but was thrilled when she mixed up this color. The generously sized trough sink is original to the house.

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Glass Houses Elena bought the back porch’s glass-front cupboard at Beall & Bell, her favorite vintage shop in Greenport, New York; it houses her art supplies. Because the clear glass wouldn’t hide her clutter, Elena employed one of her favorite tricks: She covered the interior of the glass with latex paint. “I painted the glass so I didn’t have to keep the cupboard so tidy inside,” she says. 14

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Booty Full A jar full of old costume jewelry, above, does double duty: It’s a colorful decorative touch on a shelf, and during children’s pirate-themed birthday parties, it’s used as buried treasure. In the Wind Mobiles, left, made from shells scavenged from the beaches nearby were made by a local artisan. Weigh Me Down A tramp-art bottlecap chain, below, in the front porch takes on the look of a modern sculpture.

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1 | Bathing Beauty Instead of a pricey claw-foot tub, Elena installed a $65 animal trough from an agricultural supply store in her bath. 2 | Heads Up More than a dozen vintage silhouettes adorn the living room. 3 | Read Alert Starting at just 25 cents, old books are inexpensive to collect. 4 | White Nights Glossy white paint covers the bedroom’s original wood-paneled walls; it’s a subtle way to bounce the sunlight around and brighten any room.


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Charitable Thrift Shops Elena

finds many treasures at a thrift store at her local hospital. “It’s where old ladies with good taste take their stuff,” she says. Recycling Centers A pair of

living room chairs were free at a neighborhood recycling exchange; she re-covered them. On the Ground A rusty iron star

and dairy creamer were found on what she calls “flotsam beach,” a patch of nearby waterfront where treasures wash in with the tide.

Sleep Tight Both of the cottage’s bedrooms open onto the water, so Elena covered the windows with two layers of sheers since privacy isn’t a big concern. The old iron bed was $100 at an antiques shop; the wainscoting on the walls is original to the house. resources, see page 157 flea Market style

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Tip Your Hat An old sign, this photo, that beckoned

thirsty patrons into an English pub now hangs above a vintage buffet in artist Leah Anderson’s Oregon beach house. The leaded-glass built-in cabinet door, opposite, was made with an old $50 window turned on its side.

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top left, make this five-year-old house feel much older. Leah painted the cow. Welcome Home Steve Brown and Leah Anderson, top right. Make an Entrance George, a standard poodle, above, stands guard below the front

door’s pediment, which is supported by oversize corbels from a flea market.

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eah Anderson is a fearless online shopper: She put in an offer on a 500-square-foot 1940s beach shack on the Oregon coast without setting eyes on it in person—and while she was still living in Minnesota. “It was serendipity,” says Leah, who had long dreamt of moving to the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Steve Brown, and teenage son, Spencer. The family packed up and moved west. A few years later, the couple expanded by building a 1,500-square-foot house mere feet from the beach shack. Leah, an artist and clothing designer, had a clear vision: “We wanted the house to look like it’d been there forever. I didn’t want all the boards to match up. I didn’t want to caulk every joint so you couldn’t see the gaps. I didn’t want it to be perfect.” On Craigslist, Leah found a furniture craftsman who had just moved to the area; she offered him a free room in exchange for making vintagestyle built-ins, glass-front kitchen cabinets, and ornate trimwork to match that in the 1940s shack. Instead of drywall, ceilings and walls were covered in inexpensive wood planks painted white. Leah says she knew she’d achieved her goal of designing a serene, mostly white home on a tight budget when a guest described her home: “One person told me it’s like you’re sitting in a white cloud, like you don’t have any cares in the world.”


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in the kitchen, above, with beige and greyish whites. Leah has a soft spot for vintage chandeliers like this 1920s sparkler; her husband has the skills to rewire them if necessary. The “Green Meadow” street sign is from England. Drop-Dead Gorgeous A shelf, below, is fashioned from an old table’s drop leaf and flea market corbels. Build Character A salvaged door, right, with a cute porthole provides a view into a coat closet.

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two cute hats on the mudroom wall above Marco, the resident pug, cleverly hide an electrical panel. Despite the fact that Leah shares her home with three dogs, most of her sofas and chairs wear bright-white slipcovers. “Some decorators will steer you away from white slipcovers,” says Leah. “But it’s because of animals and kids that I love slipcovers. You can bleach them!”

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1 | Hook, Line, and Sinker Leah screwed pieces of driftwood to a flat piece of wood for no-cost bathroom hooks. 2 | Put On a Disguise A billowy white curtain hides a washer and dryer. 3 | Gone to the Dogs Leah thinks these plastic dogs were once used in a store’s display window. 4 | Mirror, Mirror A 100-year-old Venetian mirror brings its faded elegance to the bath. The vanity was made from a flea market dresser and leftover marble from the kitchen.


This is what I love about a small budget: It forces you to think outside the box. —HOME0WNER LEAH ANDERSON

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master bedroom features quirky built-ins thanks to a craftsman Leah hired from Craigslist; she traded a free room in the old cottage for his carpentry skills. All of the paintings in the home were done by Leah.

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For Good Measure Who needs

traditional artwork? Pages from a flea market botanical book, this photo, cover the dining room walls. Old copper baking dishes, opposite, from a market in Greece are displayed in the kitchen.

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Vintage souvenirs from a Chicago stylist’s travels find a new place to call home in his 19th-century farmhouse.

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Formal Foyer Homeowner Tom Hamilton bought the entry’s chandelier,

top left, at a house sale; he had to remove it from the ceiling himself to take it home. Tucked Away After buying his Chicago house, above, Tom removed

the 1950s asphalt shingles and had wood planks milled to match the original siding. All Together Tom, top right, with his partner, Juan Carlos Palomino.

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ew people take the motto “work hard, play hard” as seriously as Tom Hamilton. Ten months a year, he toils long hours as a photo and TV stylist in Chicago. The other two months? Tom and his partner, Juan Carlos Palomino, pack their passports for adventures in exotic locales such as Egypt, Colombia, and Kenya. His secret to carting home all the Vietnamese shrimp baskets, Indian ceremonial masks, and other old treasures that fill his 1893 Chicago farmhouse? “I always buy extra suitcases,” Tom confesses. The charmingly eclectic home combines overseas objects with hand-me-downs and items hunted down at flea markets closer to home. “I just do what I want,” Tom says of his design philosophy. “I don’t have any rules for color, and whatever hits me, I buy. And then I worry about where I’ll put it.” Like an art gallery, Tom’s collections are continuously updated. “My tastes are always changing since we travel so much,” says Tom, who finds beauty in everything from birds carved out of coconuts to mortars and pestles. Although his love for all things old endures, Tom has a newfound appreciation for handcrafted items made in this century, such as his dining table made of gnarled tree trunks. “I used to be a purist—everything had to be vintage,” he says. “I slowly evolved … I like the mix of old with new better.”


Ode to Grandma The formal symmetry and monochromatic color scheme of the living room is inspired by Tom’s grandmother’s home. “I wanted clean and simple and somewhat luxurious,” he says. The vintage chandelier is one of a pair that he purchased at auction.

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Speak Now Graphic Vietnamese and Russian propaganda posters cover the walls in the upstairs office that was once a bedroom. The rocking horse was Tom’s father’s.

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On the Shelf An antique shelf, above, that Tom guesses is made of fence posts displays matte-green pottery on the porch. Why does he collect this pottery? It’s rather simple: “The color,” he says. Outside Chances An orange Bedouin rug from Jordan moves to the patio, left, during parties. “I don’t keep it outside all the time,” says Tom, “but I put it out when we entertain. resources, see page 157

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Think Small “Don’t go overboard

on any one certain collection,” says Tom, who prefers many little collections rather than fewer bigger ones. “I do a mini collection and move on to something else.” It’s OK to Buy All At Once If Tom

spots something cool—such as the copper baking dishes in his kitchen that he found in Greece—he’ll buy 20 or 30 at one time. “Poof!” he says. “I have an instant collection.”

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Take a Seat In the breakfast room, this photo, an old wicker love seat wears its original paint; homeowner Hollie Wood re-covered the cushion in “old, real-deal bark cloth.� To update the kitchen, opposite, Hollie painted the cabinets white but kept the retro34 flea Market style fabulous Formica countertops.

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Light Up the Night In the breakfast room, top left, Hollie fearlessly tops a $2 alabaster lamp with a red lampshade she got for free. Hello, Sunshine The mustard chair, above, was $10 at a flea market; a hand-embroidered footstool was just $5. Best Friends Hollie, top right, and her spaniel, Jake. 36

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ollie Wood has an unusual confession for a hip 30-year-old: “A van. That’s my dream car!” Not that the lack of cargo space in her tiny Honda Civic has slowed Hollie from hauling oodles of flea market chandeliers, yard-sale love seats, and consignment-shop china back to the charming 1948 house she bought in Charleston, South Carolina. “I get good deals on everything,” she says. “Fifty cents. A dollar. Five dollars is high for me!” Hollie’s elegant style appears effortless, but she has a few tricks for making other people’s discards look cohesive, not cluttered. Take the breakfast area, where dozens of old framed pictures of flowers in various mediums are hung. Or a guest room, where at least 20 cloisonné knickknacks—some bought for a quarter— congregate. “I make these little themes throughout the house,” says Hollie, who groups like objects for drama. Hollie also embraces quirkiness in her decor. In the living room, for instance, she hung three vintage silk chintz panels. Never mind the fact that the room has four windows; the curtains were too good of a deal to pass by, so Hollie simply left one window bare. “I push the boundaries,” she says. Still, some visitors are skeptical of her knack for finding deals. “I just stopped telling people how much I pay for things because they don’t believe me,” says Hollie.


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Collecting bud vases is a family affair: Hollie and her mother both covet the silver beauties.

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1 | Top Drawer This mid-1800s French dresser with original paint showed up at a garage sale; Hollie nabbed it for $125. 2 | Sweet Dreams Vintage linens are layered on an antique bed. 3 | Living on a Prayer An old plant stand corrals religious items such as statues of saints. “That’s an area to pray, think, unwind,” says Hollie. 4 | Significant Others The grey dresser has a special place in Hollie’s heart: “This was my first piece that I purchased on my own.”


Be Our Guest In her three bedrooms, Hollie dresses the beds in vintage linens other buyers passed by. “I do not fear stains,” says Hollie. She cleans fabrics the best she can, and if a blemish doesn’t come out, she simply finds another use for the item. resources, see page 157

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What a Doll For a quirky display,

homeowner Kevin Beer filled an antique cabinet, this photo and opposite, in his home office with hundreds of doll heads. “I found my first doll head in the Virginia woods over 30 years ago,� he says.

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should have been an archaeologist,” declares Kevin Beer, a California designer who digs for treasures at flea markets, antiques malls, thrift stores, and estate sales on behalf of his film and television clients. Known as The Hollywood Picker, Kevin kept one of his best antique finds for himself: a 1922 Spanish Colonial house with views of the Hollywood Hills that he shares with his partner of 25 years, psychologist Greg Cason, and their cat, Elizabeth Taylor. (You can see Greg and Kevin—and their charming house—on Bravo TV’s hit show LA Shrinks.) In Hollywood lingo, Kevin describes the home’s style as “Beach Blanket Bingo” meets “A Streetcar Named Desire.” A mix of weird and wonderful, it’s filled with heirlooms and colorful flea market finds that reflect Kevin’s Texas roots and Greg’s Hawaiian-California childhood. There’s an oak bar from a Virginia boarding house where Kevin’s grandparents once lived; a table picked up in an alley in Santa Monica; taxidermy animals; and a birdcage that Kevin bought in Chinatown and converted into a functioning chandelier for the dining room. Being creative comes naturally to Kevin. “The right side of my brain is much stronger than the left,” he jokes. “When I walk, my body leans to the right.”


A Patch of Blue Kevin’s great-great-grandparents’ settee sits in front of the living room’s Palladian window. The blue floral pillows are made from vintage 1960s fabric.

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I believe anything made by hand is art. It may not be good art, but it’s art just the same. —HOME0WNER KEVIN BEER

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always the color Kevin and Greg planned to paint their kitchen. “We wanted it to look like a beach house,” Kevin says. Wood chairs from Greg’s grandma are updated with orange paint.

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In a Corner The white cabinet came from an architectural salvage store; it’s filled with vintage blue transferware and Old Paris china. The old farm table is from a Texas flea market, and the paint-by-number painting is by Kevin’s Aunt Henri.

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Hollywood Hits Kevin Beer shares his celeb-spotting spots

At the Fleas “I shop at Melrose

Trading Post, Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena City College Flea Market, or Santa Monica Airport Flea Market. I’m always happy when I see Diane Keaton, who I love, because it means she’s restoring another fabulous old house.” Getting a Bite “I go to Joan’s on

Third for lunch. It’s always fun to see who’s who in the zoo. I am a big fan of HBO’s ‘Big Love,’ so it’s always a thrill when I see Jeanne Tripplehorn.”

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“I woke up one morning and just needed some more blue in my life, so I painted the stairs,” says Kevin. The chain railing is original to the house. resources, see page 157

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Fresh Fruit More than a dozen watercolors of pears, this page, were painted by a friend of homeowners Brent Heeb and Darwin Otto and then hung on clipboards in the kitchen nook. Brent started his collection of women’s portraits, opposite, with five 50 paintings flea Market styleat a Pennsylvania sale. he found

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wning an antiques mall has many perks, as Brent Heeb and Darwin Otto, the proprietors of The Stars Antiques Malls in Portland, Oregon, learned firsthand. “I have the attention span of a flea when it comes to collecting,” confesses Brent. So when his fascination wanes for Fiestaware or Sunday paintings or some other vintage collectible, those items will simply move from his house to the for-sale shelves at his malls, making room for a new obsession du jour. And when something doesn’t sell in the shops—like the rusted pale-pink seed drawers that now grace their living room—it’s a terrific excuse to bring it home. The duo’s previous two houses were a 1930s Tudor and a 1900s Princess Anne. But their abode for the past decade? It’s a new townhouse. Its pale floors and neutral walls provide a simple backdrop for their vintage and antique collections. “We intended to keep the envelope simple so our stuff looks important in it,” says Brent. And they have a lot of stuff. Rooms are overflowing with collections hung on walls, stacked in cupboards, and arranged three and four deep on bookshelves. “We like fun junk and good stuff,” says Brent, who’s drawn to everything from fine folk art to rustic, inexpensive painted furniture. “For us, it doesn’t necessarily have to have pedigree, but it has to have the look.”


Be Quirky It’s a welcome style shock in the kitchen to see ultra-modern Lucite chairs paired with a copper table and vintage ironstone plates hung like art.

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A dramatic set of antique seed drawers anchors the living room. Because a whimsical old whirligig on a side table was used outdoors, it has a wonderfully weathered patina.

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Spelling Class To be sure that their collections, above, remain the design stars in their home, Brent and Darwin stick with furniture in neutral colors with minimal patterns. The “shop” letters are from a gallery in Seattle. Hop On the Bus A scarred, metal toy bus, left, sits atop a wood cabinet, which was found at the Long Beach Flea Market in California. Get On Top Old footstools, below, are stacked by a chair for a pretty, space-saving display.

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Master Retreat The scuffed-up old iron bed arrived at Brent and Darwin’s house via Britain and Singapore. The metal chest at the foot of the bed is from California’s Rose Bowl Flea Market. The stenciled pillows were made by a friend. resources, see page 157

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On Rainy Lake This rustic lodge, this photo, is on a private, six-acre island on Minnesota’s Rainy Lake. It’s part of a summer camp that was established in the 1910s but is now owned by the Hanson family. A 50-foot yacht named the Virginia, opposite, was purchased in 1928 by the island’s original owners and is being restored by family member Jim Hanson.

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Sawing Logs The first of the island’s five cabins and lodge, above, were built in 1915. Bar the Door The lodge’s door, top left, is pinned with photos and invitations dating back more than 100 years. Big Deal “This is the biggest antique I ever bought,” Jim says of his grand, mahogany-adorned 1927 Elco yacht, the Virginia, above right. “It’s my personal journey to restore it.” 60

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iny Atsokan Island, one of 1,600 islands that dot Rainy Lake in Minnesota, is ripe with secrets. Designer and television producer Jim Hanson, whose family owns the island’s 1910-era summer camp—including five cabins and a lodge—is happy to spill. SECRET NO. 1: The place is happily stuck in the past. “We want the island to stay the way it was,” says Jim. “If something rots and falls off we’ll replace it, but other than that we leave it. Everything about our place is arrested decay.” SECRET NO. 2: You’ll find what you need if you look. With a hardware shop a long boat ride away from the island, it pays to be handy. “You make do,” says Jim. “And if something breaks, more than likely you can find what you need to fix it in a drawer from 1938, when someone went to the store to buy parts.” SECRET NO. 3: There is a long history of repurposing. A previous caretaker, who was a skilled silversmith, turned a gun into a floor lamp that is still a fixture in the lodge. SECRET NO. 4: The buildings were purchased 30 years ago with all their contents. That includes the lodge’s wood game table, moose head, and paintings by Virginia, the daughter of the original owners and for whom Jim’s antique boat is named. SECRET NO. 5: There’s no place else Jim would rather be. “I’ve tried to gear my life so I can spend the whole summer here,” he says.


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maximize the sleeping space, a guest room in Jim’s cabin features an L-shape banquette he built of three twin beds that have storage underneath. Hudson Bay blankets from a flea market cover the beds; damaged and stained blankets were cut up and made into pillowcases. The light fixture is made of a French floor grate that’s hung with dream catchers.

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What a View The 1928 yacht Virginia, above, spent 10 years in a field before Jim rescued it and brought it back to Rainy Lake. “It was in extremely rough shape,” says Jim, who persuaded a previous owner to sell it nine years ago, even though technically it wasn’t for sale. Get a Clue Jim has plenty of old photographs, below, of the Virginia during its heyday in the 1920s and ’30s to help guide its restoration. Being Green Old flea market wicker chairs on the lodge’s back porch, left, were painted sage green.

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The Virginia is the feather in the cap of the island. It’s such a grand, beautiful thing.

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Fearlessly Fun A carefree mix of patterns and colors sets a dramatic yet whimsical tone in the New York home of designers John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon. The dining table was $20 at Goodwill; Jason and John had it relacquered. 66 flea Market style decorating The lampshade fabric is from a bazaar in India.


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ur house is a madcap cottage. It’s clever and fun,” says Jason Oliver Nixon about the circa-1910 Brooklyn Tudor he shares with John Loecke, his partner in life, world travel, and the interior design firm John Loecke, Inc. The stylish duo is as likely to be spotted shopping at a Salvation Army store in Iowa as an outdoor market in South America. “We’re global nomads,” says Jason. “We’ll bring home fabrics from a bazaar in Dubai and a chair we dumpsterdive for in Upstate New York.” John and Jason have filled every corner, wall, and floor of their home with the fruits of their adventures, from dramatic wallpapers and wildly colorful fabrics to painted vintage furniture and cheap trinkets. It reflects their rules of design: Have fun. Don’t take things too seriously. And don’t overpay. “Good design doesn’t have to be expensive,” says John, who describes their home’s style as traditional British with a tweak. “It’s about the character of the pieces.” There is one thing, however, that you won’t find in this eclectic home: beige. “Decorator Dorothy Draper once said, ‘Banish the beige,’ and we live by that motto,” says John. “Color should reflect your personality, and most people are not beige.”


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farmhouse-style cabinets give the remodeled kitchen a vintage flavor. The colorful new subway tiles were dirt cheap at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

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Many of the home’s prints were picked up for very few dollars at flea markets from Rome to Massachusetts, then matted and framed.

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A coral pink dominates the cheerful family room, which features a wallpapered ceiling. John and Jason truly shop the world: The porcelain pagoda chandelier came from a flea market in New York; the blue armchair is from a Salvation Army store in Iowa; and the sofa pillows came from Turkey.

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above, mixes delightfully with vintage pieces. An eBay table

with an acrylic top holds a collection of vintage British lead figures and scenes. Step Right Up A second-floor hallway gallery, right, includes a tea towel commemorating a British coronation. Exotic fabric from India is tacked above a door. “Why not take a doorway and embellish it?” asks John. “You can make this easily if you’re Etsy-minded with a sewing machine.” Table the Discussion Tiny boxes, below, from Russia and France dress a tabletop.

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Good NIght In a spare bedroom,

a $10 Victorian bedside table from a flea market is painted bright coral. John found the vintage crewel bedspread in Oman; the pillows are made of fabrics purchased in India and Guatemala.

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Chipping paint makes your heart go pitter-patter; “patina” is your favorite word;

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t’s the homemade goodies, including blueberry-muffin French toast and her grandmother’s baked oatmeal, that draw rave reviews for Celeste Shaw and her restaurant, Chaps, in Spokane, Washington. Creating from scratch doesn’t end for Celeste in the kitchen. She and her husband, Dan Coulston, built their quirky farmhouse almost entirely by themselves, starting with a one-room saltbox that they expanded over the course of 30 years. “We did all our own plumbing, wiring, concrete, and laying of tile,” Celeste says. “With some simple tools, it’s amazing what you can create.” The home’s stylish interior is inspired by three Fs: fun, flea markets, and farms. Two old water fountains are mounted on walls inside the house, and, yes, they work. An 1800s child’s swing from a French park sways in the living room, and a 4-foot arrow—once a store’s marquee—points toward the kitchen island. A steady stream of six dogs, three grown children, and muddy boots regularly clomp through her house, and Celeste couldn’t be happier. “My house is a lovely mix of old vintage country, but it could be any country,” she says. “It’s worn and used, but there’s a kind of elegance to it that I love. We love that any other scratch or chip just adds more character.”


Sweet Sips Celeste found the dining room’s vintage water fountain in a shop’s basement; the wall it’s mounted on backs up to a bathroom, so hooking it up to run water was simple. Stripped of its fabric, an antique lampshade has a cool, industrial look.

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Hot Stuff All signs point

to a tasty meal thanks to a funky arrow from an old shop. The kitchen’s butcher-block island was pulled out of an old Chinese restaurant. The ceiling lamp is made from an old oil drum that was cut in half, sealed, and wired.

Dirty talk

Celeste took a dirty nickel to a paint store to have it color matched; that tarnishedgrey paint graces most walls.

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Distress Call The kitchen cabinets were made from chipped and peeling beaded board pulled from beneath a porch on a friend’s farmhouse.

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Chippy paint? Check. Wobbly legs? Scuffed wood? Double check. Meet a California family that sees perfection in all things imperfect.

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ailey Maus, 10, and her brother, Caysen, 8, learned firsthand the risk of having a mother who rents out vintage furnishings for events like weddings and reality TV shows. “The poor kids came home one day and a dresser that was in their room was missing because I’d used it in a photo shoot,” says mom, Jeni. “But I’ve never rented out their beds—yet.” Her 1926 English Tudor showcases the charming vintage style that has garnered many fans for Jeni’s business, Found. This stylista has a way of effortlessly mixing new (a leather chair from Anthropologie) with upcycled and old ($30 flea market trunks with French lettering). Jeni is particularly helpless to resist flea market finds in teals and robin’s-egg blues, as is evident by the turquoise-color tray in the living room and the soft greenishblue metal stool in the kitchen. And if those items also wear well-loved coats of paint, all the better. “I love original, chippy paint,” says Jeni. “I love knowing that things have been a lot of places.” She’s also a sucker for pretty. “My motto is form over function,” she says. “I buy a lot of things that are completely not useful. They’re just there to look pretty.” Take the darling—but rickety—antique chair in the dining room that’s missing its upholstery. Jeni confesses with a laugh, “I paid $350 for a chair you can’t sit in.”


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Mismatched frames add bursts of color in a hallway. The coat rack once organized rubber belts in an auto mechanic’s shop. When Jeni reupholstered the vintage chair at the bottom of the stairs, she added patches. resources, see page 157

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Tasty Tidbits Layers of texture and tone give homeowner Beth Schaleben’s mostly white dining room, this photo and opposite, a delightful vibe. Beth scooped up the vintage “cash and carry” grocery sign for $40.

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Sit a Spell Beth wraps cushions on the vintage wicker porch furniture, top left, with painters’ drop cloths. This New House The clapboard farmhouse, above, was built eight years ago on property that has been in Beth’s husband’s family for generations. Home Sweet Home Beth, top right,

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he first time someone yelled “Pat White! Pat White!” to Beth Schaleben at Minnesota’s Shady Hollow Flea Market, Beth ignored the voice. But as the tone got more insistent, it clicked. That person mistakenly thought Beth’s real name was Patina White, which is the name of her vintage-goods booth at the flea market. “I’m often called Pat White or Ms. White,” Beth says with a laugh. Inside the vintage-style farmhouse, the inspiration for Patina White is obvious. “That name was born of my two biggest decorating loves: things with patina, and everything white,” she says. White shiplap covers the ceilings, white beaded board dresses up built-ins, and ironstone fills the old-fashioned glass-front kitchen cabinets. To prevent her white home from becoming too sweet—after all, she shares it with her motorcycle-riding husband, Bill— Beth brings in a touch of masculinity with deep-brown wood floors, beat-up leather chairs, and rust-covered farm accessories. It’s a look she calls “rugged cottage.” The home’s old-fashioned details belie the fact that it was built just eight years ago. “The biggest compliment I can receive is when people ask, ‘Did you move your house onto the property, or did you remodel it?’” says Beth, who modeled it on a 1920s farmhouse. “I wanted to have the feeling of it being here forever.”


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Taking Chances “I’m quirky and eccentric,” says

Beth, who made the living room’s coffee table, above, from a rusted casket roller. The space is anchored by an enormous white wood cabinet that used to display items in an antiques mall. All Worn Out Rusted, industrial pipe couplings are put to use holding twine, right, and a glass vase full of hydrangeas. Getting Hot An old fireplace hand bellows, below, cozies up to white pottery on a mantel.

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White is a color that provides an opportunity for layering on of textures. —HOME0WNER BETH SCHALEBEN

Calm and Collected

After the leather club chairs—an eBay find— became too tattered for everyday use, Beth simply wrapped the seats with old canvas she’d bought for a quarter.

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You’re So Vanity The buffet-turned-bathroomvanity was a rummage-sale find. “It looked like it was ready for the burn pile,” says Beth, who had a carpenter build up the legs and cut sink holes. Beth hauled the rusted locker baskets above the tub home from a business trip to Florida.

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Work It Out Beth named

her basement workshop, this photo, the “make” room; it’s where she creates the goodies she sells through Patina White, from hand-stamped signs to necklaces with old rhinestones. Old tins, cigar boxes, and locker baskets keep crafting materials, opposite, organized.

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Go Matte “No shine is allowed

in our house, unless it’s on a piece of jewelry around my neck,” says Beth. She’s not kidding. After she bought a metal time-card holder, she literally threw it into a fire; the flames took away the shine and created a powdery matte look. Match Colors to Old Items Beth

held a vintage canning jar up to paint swatches to pick the blue hue for her work space’s walls. Spiff It Up Often Beth does

nothing to old wood pieces except clean them with SC Johnson Paste Wax.

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office is where Beth attends to the business side of Patina White. The memo board on top of the custom-built beaded-board cabinet was created from an old window casement; she fitted it with cork tiles and an old school clock. resources, see page 157

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Home on the Range The kitchen island, this photo, was once a candy case in an old store. Homeowner Jackie Colter Garbutt stitched up the cowboy-inspired leather stool covers. Jackie painted the selfportrait, opposite, that hangs beside the kitchen sink.

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ip. Zero. Zilch. That’s what Jackie Garbutt paid for her 1850s plantation house after a friend made an offer she couldn’t refuse: “He told me, ‘If you move it off my land, you can have it.’” The two-story structure hadn’t had a human resident in decades, and vandals and Mother Nature had taken a toll. But Jackie spotted the original heart-pine floors and buttermilk-painted wood walls and knew she’d found her home. “It’s not a big, huge Tara-looking plantation, but it is a lovely antebellum farmhouse,” she says. After trucking the structure 25 miles to Jackie’s 10-acre farm in Dublin, Georgia, a year-long renovation began. Today, the house showcases her warm, simple style. “I love primitive,” says Jackie, who decorated it almost entirely with locally found items, including the $2 kitchen stools from an old drug store and freebies from neighbors. “People bring tin ceilings for me or a cow skull they found in the woods,” she says. “And if I’m not here, they just leave it on the porch.” Although Jackie loves original patina, she’s not opposed to adding her favorite colors—greens and yellows—to pieces like the kitchen island. Just don’t bother asking her to share the names of her paint colors. “I mix my own colors,” says this retired grade-school art teacher who now paints full-time. “That’s the artist in me.”


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board on the ceiling was salvaged from another structure, but the heart-pine walls are original to this plantation house. The vintage iron bed is dressed in old quilts.

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Throwback THIS STYLE IS FOR YOU IF

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Let’s Dance A vintage

“Dancing” sign, this photo, in the Brooklyn, New York, townhouse of artist Stephen Antonson is from a music hall. A bust of Beethoven, opposite, caught Stephen’s eye at an antiques show.

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A contemporary sculptor fills his New York home with fanciful art, flea market finds, and fun for his two kids.

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Red Head “I have this thing for busts, top left, and tabletop sculptural things,” says Stephen. All Together The Antonson family, top right: Stephen with his wife, Kathleen Hackett, and sons Finn and James. Table the Discussion The family of four gathers daily at the dining room table, above. 116

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tephen Antonson, an artist who has been commissioned to create furniture for the White House, proudly rescued his own dining table from a neighbor’s trash pile for free. After hauling the nondescript oak table home, he added a faux finish to turn it into a Swedish heirloom look-alike for the 1890s New York townhouse he shares with his wife, Kathleen Hackett, and two paintbrushwielding, spill-prone boys, Finn, 8, and James, 5. “It’s nice to have furniture that is already distressed so you don’t have to worry about distressing it further,” he says. The home’s playful decor mixes items such as a vintage leather settee and a “Dancing” sign from an old music venue. “There is something about older things that have more soul and personality and patina,” he says. “So if we need a piece of furniture, we don’t go to a store to buy it. We’ll go to a flea market or antiques store.” Or Stephen will build it. His plaster furniture and art, including a dining room chandelier that appears to drip with icicles, command prices that start in the thousands. But Stephen doesn’t believe art must come with a high price tag: He made a funky molecular-style light for $15 by snaking together light-bulb adapters. “Making that light fixture is so simple, and it’s nice to look at,” he says. “I like things that are functional and easy on the eye.”


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Drive Me Wild The antique English couch is from an antiques shop in Wiscasset, Maine. “We put it on the roof of our car and took it home,” says Stephen. “I have lots of photos of our car with furniture on it.”

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Calm and Collected The living room, above, has a restful vibe despite its eclectic mix of flea market furniture, art objects, and antiques. “I’ve always been drawn to a neutral palette,” says Stephen. “Too much color can get cacophonous and messy.” Iced Delights Stephen is an artist well-known for sculpting plaster into dramatic furniture, candlesticks, and lighting, such as this icicle chandelier, below. Light Fantastic A plaster ring lamp, left, being made in Stephen’s studio.

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The projects in Stephen Antonson’s book Home from the Hardware Store are inspired by everyday items.

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I, Robot Concrete

tube forms, aluminum ducts, and a belly-button doorbell make this robot a favorite toy of Finn and James. It’s also a how-to project in Stephen and Kathleen’s book, Home from the Hardware Store.

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1 | Shine a Light The $15 light at the top of the stairs is one of the DIY projects featured in Stephen’s book Home from the Hardware Store. 2 | Trip to Rehab A bathroom received a gut rehab. 3 | Diamonds Are Forever For Kathleen’s birthday, Stephen bought this fake ring at the Brimfield Antique Show, then wrote a fairy tale about a queen who lost it in her dessert during a party. 4 | Tree Tales Stephen made several lamps out of a fallen birch tree.


Sleep Tight The formal headboard in the master bedroom is deceptively fancy: It’s made from inexpensive bifold doors, kraft paper, and thumbtacks. The Lucite table was picked up at a flea market in Pennsylvania. The chair is by Brazilian designer JosÊ Zanine Caldas. resources, see page 157

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New Girl in Town

The living room in Lara Rossignol’s California pad shows off her modern style and sense of humor: A $250 Paul McCobb coffee table, opposite, from a flea market is flanked by side tables, this photo, made by topping vintage $5 TV trays with inexpensive Missoni trays from Target.

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A fashion and food photographer’s new midcentury modern apartment erupts in a riot of happy hues.

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Have a Seat Lara bought this Selig chair, top left, in the living room from the same dealer who sold her a Paul McCobb coffee table. Oh, Shoot Lara’s

light-filled apartment doubles as a photo studio, and this IKEA cabinet, above, keeps vintage food props—barware, silverware, aluminum tumblers—at the ready. Face Time Lara, top right, at home in her California abode. 126

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efore Lara Rossignol loaded up her belongings and her rescue cat, Atticus, in a Penske truck to move from Georgia to California, she pared way down, selling 17 chairs, a love seat, and two dining room tables on Craigslist and Etsy and at several yard sales. Once she arrived at her compact 900-square-foot apartment near Pasadena, Lara made a shocking discovery: “I over-downsized! I got here and needed to buy stuff!” That was no problem for this photographer, whose colorful style is a quirky blend of sleek midcentury pieces, 21st-century online bargains, and flea market finds. She picked up a Selig chair for $300 on Craigslist and a vintage footstool on Etsy. Her biggest splurge was on a new 1950s-style refrigerator. “It fits my retro style,” she says. Lara isn’t afraid to change up old and new furnishings to suit her needs. “I believe you don’t have to take it as it comes,” says Lara, who added a fabric panel to a bookcase’s door and re-covered her dining table’s chairs. Lara, however, is the first to admit her DIY skills are limited. “I’m a staple-gun-and-tape girl,” she says. Case in point: Her office curtains were made by clipping fabric to tension rods with binder clips. “I don’t sew,” she says. “Even a glue gun scares me. As long as it looks good and stays on, I’m good.”


Stylish Recipe

Wallpaper taped to the front of a black dishwasher helps dress up the kitchen in Lara’s rental.

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Work Zone Lara

desperately wanted this vintage orange office chair when she spotted it at a flea market, but the vendor wouldn’t split the pair and sell her just one. So Lara took both for $150 and promptly sold the second chair for $80.

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Stuck On You A collection of magnets, above, finds a home along Lara’s new chartreuse metal desk. Bee Mine

A hand-colored “beehive” photo, left, arrived from Spain in terrible condition. “It was really funny and quirky,” says Lara, who rephotographed the image, then had it blown up and printed on canvas. “She looks like a secretary, and it’s hanging above my little pink typewriter.” Smile Big A vintage medical tray, below, is turned into a shelf by nailing it to a wall in Lara’s office.

Snapshots

Vintage cameras, including a rare red Color-Flex, are assembled in an old green medical cabinet.

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1 | Closed Captioned “My philosophy is a slim little bookcase will always do you well,” says Lara, who found this Deco-style version in Atlanta. 2 | Boxed In A new cubby showcases small collectibles, including an alarm clock from England. 3 | On the Side Vintage pottery sits on a 1930s Russell Wright side table. 4 | All the Necessities The bedroom’s turquoise-color stool was a lucky Etsy find. “I didn’t know if I needed it, but I had to have it,” Lara jokes.


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bedroom, one wall is papered with a gorgeous large-scale print, creating a perfect vintage-style backdrop for an old painting from a flea market. Lara paid only $40 for the painting because she bought it on the last day of the sale, when dealers are often most willing to negotiate.

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An eclectic mix is key. I don’t think everything has to be vintage. —HOME0WNER LARA ROSSIGNOL

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couldn’t find a farm-style light fixture she liked for her new apartment, so she had one made from an aeration tube, this photo, from a grain bin. A vintage tiered serving dish, opposite, was just $20 at a flea market.


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Our editor-in-chief has a (tiny) new address in California, and a great excuse to check out the local vintage shops.

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Drawing Room In Ki’s living space, top left, a $125 architects’ cabinet

was put to use as a coffee table; Ki restored the wood by rubbing on Howard Products Feed-N-Wax. The numbers in the bowl once marked rooms at an old motel. Sunny Skies Ki happily traded snowy Minnesota for her California digs, above. California Girl The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Ki, top right. 134

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hen Ki Nassauer relocated to Los Angeles from Minnesota to be near her two children, she arrived with one mattress, one table, and a million ideas for decorating her tiny one-bedroom apartment. In between stargazing—the TV show “Glee” was filmed across the street from her new digs—Ki hit flea markets, antiques shops, and a curbside or two to work her junk magic. First up was painting the oh-soboring white walls (with the landlord’s permission) in soft blues, yellows, and creams. Then it was time for Ki to dig into her big bag of vintage tricks. In the living room, a $39 old school map is hung for an inexpensive way to fill a big wall space with a lot of color. (“I was lucky that the map came on its roller,” says Ki.) After chopping down its legs, a $90 galvanized chicken incubator becomes a unique side table. Short on space, Ki tucked extra bedding in the living room’s vintage bowling lockers, which set her back almost $500. “That’s really spendy for me, but I needed storage, and I’d never seen anything like them before,” she says. “Although moving isn’t in my top-10 life experiences, I do appreciate the chance to see my vintage collections and furniture in a new environment,” says Ki. “It makes me fall in love with these vintage items all over again.”


Suit Yourself “These

suitcase shelves were one of those ideas that came to me in the middle of the night,” Ki says. It’s a surprisingly inexpensive project: Dinged-up, imperfect suitcases can be found for $3 to $13. flea Market style

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1 | On the Menu “I found this tasty sign for $40 in an antiques store in Minnesota,” says Ki. 2 | Washed Up An IKEA tray sitting on top of an old metal stool adds counter space. 3 | Hanging Out “My favorite new collection is these plumb bobs,” says Ki, who picked up all seven for $80. She hangs them on a new hand-towel stand. 4 | Big Smiles Inexpensive IKEA picture ledges transform a narrow hallway into an art gallery.


Mix vintage quilts and pillows with new bedding. It’s a more interesting look. —KI NASSAUER

Against a Wall This folding-chair headboard will make visitors stand up and take notice. Ki started with three old wood church chairs, which cost $15 each. She screwed the seats closed, then screwed the chairs to two 1x2s. The entire piece was then secured to the wall. resources, see page 157

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Heaven

YOU’RE A VINTAGE COLLECTOR IF

hunting for old treasures is a favorite pastime;

you know what an early-bird shopper is;

you understand that just because an object’s price tag isn’t high, it doesn’t mean it isn’t valuable.

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VINTAGE FINDS

Our editors have scoured everywhere from attics and garage sales to auctions and antiques shops to discover what’s pretty, fun, and fabulous in flea market style. Here are the things we love most. produced by Ki Nassauer � photos by Dean Riggott & Heather Bullard

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Faded, Sumptuous Velvet Boxes

These colorful boxes are as pretty as the trinkets they once held. (An engagement ring, perhaps, or a gentleman’s watch?) Some boxes are plain, while others are adorned with decorative trim and clasps featuring flowers or angels. Prices generally range from $10 to $100. But no matter how low the tag, skip the box if it has an offensive odor; velvet boxes are tough to clean, so you’ll likely be stuck with any smell. 140

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Brightly colored glassware

Vases, decanters, and decorative bowls from the 1960s and ’70s add a jolt of retro fun to any decor. Designer Christine Hoffman of piesandaprons.com says now is the perfect time to assemble a collection, as pieces can be found at flea markets for $5 to $25. “It’s just catching on,” she says. “When I started buying it 10 years ago, people still thought it was ugly.”

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Bowling Gear with Vintage Game

Win big design points by using bowling trophies and wooden pins in your decor. Or follow today’s fashionistas and use a bowling bag as a gym tote. Prices, Flea Market Style editor-in-chief Ki Nassauer notes, are on the rise: “You used to find bowling balls for nothing, and now you have to pay for them.”

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Naturally Beautiful Butterflies

Butterflies are giving birds—a perennial flea market favorite—a run for their money. A framed real butterfly recently sold on Ebay for less than $2, so bargains can be had. Another stylish option is to purchase old botanical books, then frame individual pages as artwork.

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Awe-Inspiring Church Goods

Religious statues, stained-glass windows, ornate candlesticks, and old pews can squeeze a “Hallelujah!” out of even seasoned shoppers. Many of these items are salvaged from churches that are closing down or merging with other churches, says Don Riggott of D.C. Riggott Inc., one of the largest U.S. dealers of liturgical artifacts. Prices range from a few dollars to more than $10,000.

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Old trunks are terrific places to store toys or out-ofseason clothes. —DEALER JANE HALL

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Trunks with Lots of Baggage

Think of old trunks as an early version of luggage. Soldiers used them to ship their gear. Soon-tobe married ladies packed their dowries inside. Even children carted miniature doll trunks. Made of metal, wood, tin, and cardboard, these sturdy boxes almost always had lockable brass fittings and leather straps, which have often rotted off. Expect to pay $35 to $150. flea Market style

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Woodland Creature Collectibles

Our prediction? Woodland creatures—squirrels, raccoons, skunks, deer, and bears—will soon rule the roost design-wise. “Because many of them were intended for gardens, I like to mix things up and bring them inside,” says Ki. “Put a deer in your front window looking out. Bring the cabin home. Best of all, you don’t have to feed them!”

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Home Movie Equipment

Nonworking projectors, cameras, and film canisters from the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s deserve a starring role on a mantel or bookcase. “They’re great conversation starters,” says antiques guru Tim Luke. Americanmade movie gear can be picked up for $10 to $100.

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Ukuleles that Make Your Heart Sing

Vintage ukuleles ($40 and up) often chronicle historic events, says Nate Westgor, owner of Willie’s American Guitars in Minnesota. A red-whiteand-blue 1940s Regal Victory model ukulele feted the end of World War II, while ukes adorned with planes honored Charles Lindbergh’s 1927 transatlantic flight. Hang the instruments en masse so they can be enjoyed as art or plucked— literally—from the wall.

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School Maps and Globes

Extra-large vintage maps and spinning globes earn a grade A for their decorating versatility. “Some are works of art, in my opinion—colorful, graphic, iconic almost,” says dealer Chris Ferebee of cathodeblue.etsy.com. Price tags range from $50 to $300.

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Old House Trim, Doors & Posts

Use architectural salvage to build character into an existing or new home. Head to architectural salvage yards, which specialize in old-house items and have a wider selection than flea markets. Dollar for dollar, old house parts offer a great value.

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Gone to the Dogs, Dogs, Dogs

Chalk it up to animal magnetism: Dog statues, puppy figurines, and stuffed toys are faithful companions at flea markets. Most collectors focus on a breed of dog that they own, although famous dogs such as Benji and Rin Tin Tin have wide appeal. Prices start at just $1.

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Oh-So-Shiny Silver Trays

No longer reserved for special occasions, silver trays are serving up style every day as soap dishes, pizza platters, and spare-change collectors. Silver-plate trays can be nabbed for as little as $20. “Especially with the antique stuff, the silver plate is over-the-top gorgeous,� says Brian Zierwick of Colonial Estate Buyers in Shakopee, Minnesota.

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Bright AfghanCovered Chairs

Old office chairs get a jolt of granny chic when covered in vintage afghans by artist Charlotte Strait of Minneapolis’ Hunt & Gather. Just one of these whimsical chairs packs a design punch, but Charlotte wouldn’t stop there. “I would put seven in a room,” she says. “I like volume!”

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Obsolete Glass Battery Jars

Long before we turned them into vases for fresh flowers, these square-sided wet-cell battery jars held caustic acid that helped power American homes from the mid-1800s to the 1930s. “They were used with things you wouldn’t necessarily think of—doorbells, telephones, house lighting, radios, and electric fences on farms,” says Tom Caniff, a writer for Antique Bottle & Glass Collector magazine. Prices start about $35.

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Classic Outdoor Garden Pieces

Use outdoor staples like mosscovered stone urns, weathered metal planters, and outdoor religious statuary as indoor flower vases, chunky urns to hold logs beside a fireplace, or artwork to line a mantel. Prices start at just a few dollars.

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Beaded, Bright Souvenir Belts

Long before T-shirts were de rigueur travel souvenirs, vacationing Americans bought beaded belts to remember their trips to places such as Washington, D.C., or a world’s fair. “It’s a nostalgia thing,” says Ki, who says adult-size belts ($45 and up) are more difficult to find than child-size. Tip: Is the beading loose? Fix it with a dab of super glue.

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Wacky, Wild Accordions

Squeezeboxes have us playing a happy tune. These musical instruments had their heyday in the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s and sport fun colors like blue and pink, says Ken Mahler of accordionheaven.com. Use its straps to hang an accordion on a wall, or prop it up on a mantel. Expect to pay $100 to $200 for a nonworking instrument like these, right, held by flea market vendor Mike Brown. flea Market style

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Junk on a Stick

We are longtime fans of state fairs, where all things edible—from corn dogs to candy bars—end up on a stick. So the tasty trend of mounting junk on metal rods is one we can sink our teeth into. It’s a simple way to create sculptural art out of random pieces like obsolete tractor headlights, table legs, pressure gauges, and water sprinkler heads.

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Bottle-Cap Art by Amateurs

Much like tramp art, quirky bottlecap art was created by regular folks using materials they had close by: beer and soda caps. Although it has humble roots, this art is displayed in impressive places; The Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., has a bottle-cap giraffe in its collection. resources, see page 157

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GARDENDALE FLEA MALL & ANTIQUE CENTER Gardendale, AL gardendalefleamall.com

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OZARKS Anchorage, AK

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SWEET SALVAGE Phoenix, AZ sweetsalvage.net FM

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ANTIQUE TROVE Scottsdale, AZ

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BLUE SUEDE SHOES ANTIQUE MALL Bryant, AR

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ROSE BOWL FLEA MARKET Pasadena, CA 2,500 dealers rgcshows.com/rosebowl.aspx FM

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MELROSE TRADING POST Los Angeles, CA 250 dealers melrosetradingpost.org FM

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LONG BEACH ANTIQUE MARKET Long Beach, CA 800 dealers

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ALAMEDA POINT ANTIQUES FAIRE Alameda, CA 800+ booths

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HORNITOS FLEA MARKET Hornitos, CA 100–115 dealers hornitospc.com FM

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MES AMIS VINTAGE ANTIQUES SHOW Roseville, CA 40 dealers

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BIG DADDY’S ANTIQUES Los Angeles, CA bdantiques.com FM

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CARPINTERIA MUSEUM MARKETPLACE Carpinteria, CA

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ROSES & RUST VINTAGE HOME & GARDEN MARKET Anderson, CA rosesandrustvintagemarket .blogspot.com FM

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THREE SPECKLED HENS ANTIQUES SHOW Paso Robles, CA threespeckledhens.com FM

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EIGHTH & MAIN ANTIQUE CENTER Chico, CA Find its page on Facebook FM

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THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE Rainbow, CA Find its page on Facebook FM

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ANTIQUE SOCIETY Sebastopol, CA antiquesociety.com FM

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CANNERY ROW ANTIQUE MALL Monterey, CA canneryrowantiquemall.com FM

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THE ANTIQUE TROVE Roseville, CA

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RUBY ROSE San Luis Obispo, CA

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THE BARN ANTIQUES & SPECIALTY SHOPS Castle Rock, CO thebarncastlerock.com FM

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MILE HIGH FLEA MARKET Henderson, CO 600+ booths milehighmarketplace.com

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ELEPHANT’S TRUNK COUNTRY FLEA MARKET New Milford, CT Up to 490 dealers etflea.com

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MATILDA’S MOUSE ANTIQUES Valley Center, CA

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OLD GLORY ANTIQUES FAIR Littleton, CO

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JENNIFER PRICE STUDIO Solano Beach, CA

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THE RED DOOR Elk Grove, CA

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INDUSTRY HOME Santa Barbara, CA

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WHIMSY ANTIQUES Carpinteria, CA

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INHERITANCE Los Angeles, CA

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THE COLLINSVILLE ANTIQUES CO. OF NEW HARTFORD New Hartford, CT collinsvilleantiques.com

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KUDZU ANTIQUES VINTAGE HOME MARKET Decatur, GA kudzuantiques.com FM

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NEW CASTLE FLEA MARKET New Castle, DE 50+ dealers newcastlefarmersmarket.com/ flea-market

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THE FANCY FLEA Plant City, FL

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ARCADIA ANTIQUE FAIR Arcadia, FL 100+ dealers

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RENNINGER’S MT. DORA EXTRAVAGANZA Mt. Dora, FL 1,000 dealers renningers.com

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LAKEWOOD 400 ANTIQUES MARKET Cumming, GA 500+ dealers lakewoodantiques.com FM

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QUEEN OF HEARTS ANTIQUES & INTERIORS Buford, GA

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MIDLAND ARTS & ANTIQUES MARKET Indianapolis, IN midlandathome.com FM

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SHIPSHEWANA AUCTION AND FLEA MARKET Shipshewana, IN 900 booths tradingplaceamerica.com FM

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HOT HOUSE MARKET Lafayette, IN

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VAIN AND VINTAGE Pocatello, ID

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HER ALIBI ANTIQUES & TREASURES Pocatello, ID heralibi.com

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THE VINTAGE BAZAAR Chicago, IL thevintagebazaar.com FM

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THIRD SUNDAY MARKET Bloomington, IL 450 dealers thirdsundaymarket.com FM

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KANE COUNTY FLEA MARKET St. Charles, IL 700 dealers kanecountyfleamarket.com FM

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URBAN FARMGIRL Rockford, IL

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COLLECTOR’S PARADISE FLEA MARKET What Cheer, IA 320+ dealers

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WALNUT ANTIQUE SHOW Walnut, IA 300+ dealers walnutantiqueshow.com FM

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WEST END ARCHITECTURAL SALVAGE Des Moines, IA westendsalvage.com FM

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JB KNACKER Gilbert, IA

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VICK’S CORNER WORLD Spirit Lake, IA 100 dealers

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SPARKS ANTIQUES AND COLLECTIBLES FLEA MARKET Troy, KS 500 dealers sparksantiquesandcollectibles.com

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BURLINGTON ANTIQUE SHOW Burlington, KY 200 dealers

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COTTON PORT ANTIQUE MALL West Monroe, LA facebook.com/ cottonportantiquemall FM

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THE RUSTY ROOSTER Denham Springs, LA facebook.com/ therustyroosterantiques FM

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C.J.’S ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES Ponchatoula, LA cjsantiques.com

SISTERS’ GARDEN & BLOOM Kalona, IA

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STURGIS ANTIQUE MALL Sturgis, KY 100 dealers

whatcheerfleamarket.com

URBAN REMAINS Chicago, IL

urbanremainschicago.com

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SCOTT ANTIQUE MARKETS Atlanta, GA 3,300 dealers

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ALOHA STADIUM SWAP MEET & MARKETPLACE Honolulu, HI 400 dealers

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GREAT STUFF Brooksville, FL

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ANTIQUES & BEYOND Atlanta, GA

TWO CHICKS BARN SALE Delmar, DE

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CATTAIL FARM ANTIQUES Wells, ME cattailfarmantiques.com FM

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MONTSWEAG FLEA MARKET Woolwich, ME 100 dealers 207-443-2809

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ANN ARBOR ANTIQUES MARKET Ann Arbor, MI

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THE PINK CABBAGE SHOP’S FUNKY FLEA Ellicott City, MD thepinkcabbageshop.com

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WRENTHAM COUNTRY STORE Wrentham, MA

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BRIMFIELD ANTIQUE AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW Brimfield, MA 5,000+ dealers brimfield.com

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MICHIGAN ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLES FESTIVAL Midland, MI 1,000 dealers miantiquefestival.com FM

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THE MEGA MALL OUTDOOR FLEA MARKET Lansing, MI 100 dealers themegamall.net FM

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LIVINGSTON ANTIQUE OUTLET Howell, MI

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FUN GIRLS VINTAGE Kalamazoo, MI

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THE UTICA ANTIQUES MARKET Shelby Township, MI 90 dealers uticaantiques.com

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JUNK BONANZA Shakopee, MN 140 dealers

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SHOP 501 Chaska, MN

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HUNT & GATHER Minneapolis, MN

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OLDE TOWN CREAMERY ANTIQUES Maple Lake, MN midcenturyantiques.net FM

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LE SUEUR COUNTY PIONEER POWER ASSOCIATION SWAP MEET Le Sueur, MN 1,000 vendors pioneerpowershow.com FM

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MOORHEAD ANTIQUE MALL Moorhead, MN moorheadantiquemall.com FM

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THE PORCH & ATELIER Buffalo, MN

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RUFFLES & RUST VINTAGE MARKET Snohomish, WA

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::: Cottage Chic :::

An open-door policy at this 1900s summer cottage means there’s always room for one more around the table.

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What a Beach Vintage touches abound, this page and opposite, in Elena Colombo’s Long Island, New York, cottage, which is one of 31 tiny houses in a tight-knit beach community that was built in the early 1900s to house workers at a brick factory.

photos by Ryan Benyi � styling by Elizabeth Blake � words by Christine Hofmann-Bourque

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Water Power PAGES 8–17

Firebowl: Made by homeowner Elena Colombo and Fire Features, a division of Colombo Construction Corp;

Natori; natori.com. Various vintage and antique items were purchased at the following shops: Edgewater Antique Mall; Chicago, Illinois; edgewaterantiquemall.com. SecretTreasures Antiques & Collectibles; Evanston, Illinois; secrettreasures.biz. Clinton Street Antiques; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; clintonstreetantiques.com. Jayson Home; Chicago, Illinois; jaysonhome.com. Farm Girl Art & Antiques; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; yourfarmgirl.blogspot.com.

firefeatures.com.

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A vintage dealer happily gets her hands dirty (think dumpster diving and roadside freebies) to decorate her gracious South Carolina home.

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Tip Your Hat An old sign, this page, that beckoned thirsty patrons into an English pub now hangs above a vintage buffet in artist Leah Anderson’s Oregon beach house. The leaded-glass built-in cabinet door, opposite, was made with an old $50 window turned on its side.

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No.

ThoughTs The more, the merrier is the motto in this Oregon home, where old collections happily fill every nook and cranny.

Fresh Fruit More than a dozen watercolors of pears, this page, were painted by a friend of homeowners Brent Heeb and Darwin Otto and then hung on clipboards in the kitchen nook. Brent started his collection of women’s portraits, opposite, with five paintings he found at a Pennsylvania sale.

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Homeowners Brent Heeb and Darwin Otto own two antiques malls, which are the source for many items in their home: Stars Antiques Mall and Stars & Splendid Antiques Mall; Portland, Oregon; starsantiques.com.

A palette of marshmallows, creams, and every white in between brings serenity to an Oregon getaway.

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Take a Seat In the breakfast room, this page, an old wicker love seat wears its original paint; homeowner Hollie Wood recovered the cushion in “old, real-deal bark cloth.” To update the kitchen, opposite, Hollie painted the cabinets white but kept the retro34 flea Market style fabulous Formica countertops.

photos and styling by Heather Bullard � words by Christine Hofmann-Bourque

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Oil paintings and clothing by Leah Anderson: Belle Blanc; belleblanc.com. Bathroom accessories: Thea’s Interiors; 1204 NW Glisan St., Portland, Oregon; theasinteriors.com. Old documents framed over kitchen stove: Madison Park Antiques; monticelloantiques.com. Vintage kitchen table: Bernadette Breu Antiques; Portland, Oregon; bernadettebreu.com. Vintage folding chairs in kitchen: Camas Antiques; 305 NE Fourth Ave., Camas, Washington; camasantiques.blogspot.com. New handcarved carousel horse in the kitchen: Wisteria; wisteria.com. Vintage books: Cindy Dockins at Tarte; queenoftarte .blogspot.com. Green vase in living room: Barn House; facebook.com/barnhousebh. No.

For Good Measure Who needs traditional artwork? Pages from a flea market botanical book, this photo, cover the dining room walls. Old copper baking dishes, opposite, from a market in Greece are displayed in the kitchen.

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Style

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Time has scarcely moved at this century-old Minnesota summer camp. And that suits its owners just fine.

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Southern Comfort

photos by Andy Barnes � styling by Tom Hamilton � words by Christine Hofmann-Bourque

Design and styling services by homeowner Hollie Wood:

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display, homeowner Kevin Beer filled an antique cabinet,

this photo and opposite, in his

home office with hundreds of doll heads. “I found my first doll head in the Virginia woods over 30 years ago,” he says.

photos by Quentin Bacon � produced by James Hanson � words by Christine Hofmann-Bourque

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Past Perfect

holliewoodstyle.com.

What a Doll For a quirky

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Interior designer: Jim Hanson;

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::: Collector’s Paradise :::

atsokanisland.com.

Picker

This abode is part natural history museum, part flea market, part art gallery—and all fun.

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beautifully Bold

Hollywood Picker PAGES 42–49

Various vintage and antique items were purchased at the following shops: Melrose Trading Post; Los Angeles, California; melrosetradingpost.org. Rose Bowl Flea Market; Pasadena, California; rgcshows.com/rosebowl.aspx. Pasadena City College Flea Market; Pasadena, California; pasadena.edu/fleamarket. Hernandez Appliance & Furniture; Los Angeles, California; 323-962-7821. Santa Monica Airport Outdoor Antique & Collectible Market; Santa Monica, California;

It’s impossible to resist a smile in the vibrant New York home of two globe-trotting designers, who sniff out vintage treasures from Mumbai to Massachusetts.

Fearlessly Fun A carefree mix of patterns and

colors sets a dramatic yet whimsical tone in the New York home of designers John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon. The dining table was $20 at Goodwill; Jason and John had it relacquered. 66 flea Market style The lampshade fabric is from a bazaar in India.

photos by John Bessler � words by Christine Hofmann-Bourque

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Interior designers: John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon; Brooklyn, New York; madcapcottage.com.

santamonicaairportantiquemarket.com.

Vintage souvenirs from a Chicago stylist’s travels find a new place to call home in his 19th-century farmhouse.

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The White House

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Collected Thoughts

On Rainy Lake This rustic lodge, this photo, is on a private, six-acre island on Minnesota’s Rainy Lake. It’s part of a summer camp that was established in the 1910s but is now owned by the Hanson family. A 50-foot yacht named the Virginia, opposite, was purchased in 1928 by the island’s original owners and is being restored by family member Jim Hanson.

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Interior design and styling: Homeowner Tom Hamilton, Chicago, Illinois; tghamilton.com. Bedding:

National Council of Jewish Women’s Thrift Stores, various locations around Los Angeles; ncjwla.org/council-thrift-shops. Out of the Closet Thrift Stores; various locations in West Hollywood, California, and Los Angeles, California; outofthecloset.org. flea Market style

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Scratch

Open for Business The

are a nod to homeowner Celeste Shaw’s restaurant, Chaps. Her husband, Dan Coulston, built the living room’s intricate cedar ceiling, opposite. Cleared pine trees from the acreage were filled with concrete and steel, then used as structural supports.

Special thank-yous

Home on the Range This kitchen island, this photo, was once a candy case in an old store. Homeowner Jackie Colter Garbutt stitched up the cowboy-inspired leather stool covers. Jackie painted the selfportrait, opposite, that hangs beside the kitchen sink.

A Washington-state restaurant owner whips up visual treats at her farmhouse filled with junk gems and natural materials pulled from the property.

vintage restaurant signs,

this page, in a dining room

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::: Sweet Rustic :::

From

savingGrace

A born-and-raised Southern artist rescues a historic 19th-century plantation house and restores its primitive glory.

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Repurposed fixtures, including oildrum light, arrow light, bedroom lampshade skeletons, and old exit signs: Deja Neu; dejaneu.com. Chaps Restaurant: Spokane, Washington; chapsgirl.com. Pink: Spokane, Washington; pinksalvagegallery.com.

Most of the original artwork is by Jackie Colter Garbutt. For prices and information, email fredacarroll@att.net. Thanks to our location scout: Hollie Wood; holliewoodstyle.com. No.

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Get Framed Old paint

makes homeowner Jeni Maus swoon, so she was in heaven when husband Joel nabbed the weathered wood from a neighbor’s torn-down garage door and turned it into wall art,

this page, for the living

room. Two old wood cases, opposite, and a French metal trunk are stacked to stand in for a side table; Jeni paid $100 for all three.

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Family

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A contemporary sculptor fills his New York home with fanciful art, flea market finds, and fun for his two kids.

::: Sweet Rustic :::

Delights

Chippy paint? Check. Wobbly legs? Scuffed wood? Double-check. Meet a California family that sees perfection in all things imperfect.

Let’s Dance A vintage

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Custom pillows and lampshades: Trish Banner, owner of Cottage By Design; cottagebydeisgn.blogspot.com. Fresh flowers: Inviting Occasion; invitingoccasion.com. Interior decorator: Homeowner Jeni Maus, owner of Found Vintage Rentals; foundrentals.com. Vintage transit route signs and drapery panels: British Route Sign Designs; britishroutesigndesigns.com. No.

of texture and tone give homeowner Beth Schaleben’s mostly white dining room, this photo and opposite, a delightful vibe. Beth scooped up the vintage “cash and carry” grocery sign for $40.

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Homeowner Beth Schaleben’s Patina White shop is open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day at Minnesota’s Shady Hollow Flea Market; patinawhite.com.

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Modern Family See homeowner and artist Stephen Antonson’s work: stephenantonson.com. pretty

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As A

Picture

A fashion and food photographer’s new midcentury modern apartment erupts in a riot of happy hues.

New Girl in Town

The living room in Lara Rossignol’s California pad shows off her modern style and sense of humor: A $250 Paul McCobb coffee table, opposite, from a flea market is flanked by side tables, this photo, made by topping vintage $5 TV trays with inexpensive Missoni trays from Target.

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melodymiller.typepad.com.

Pretty as a Picture LIVING ROOM—Floral couch pillows: Skinny Laminx; skinnylaminx.etsy.com. Yellow curtain fabric: By Lotta Jansdotter; hawthornethreads.com. Couch: Crate & Barrel; crateandbarrel.com. Trays on side tables: Missoni for Target line; target.com. Paul McCobb coffee table and midcentury chair: Dean Naleway at The Rose Bowl Flea Market, Pasadena, California; rgcshows.com/RoseBowl.aspx. KITCHEN—Powder coating for IKEA kitchen cart: Sun Dial Powder Coating; sundialpowdercoating.com. Curtain fabrics: By Joel Dewberry; hawthornethreads.com.

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OFFICE—Beehive photo canvas: EasyCanvas Prints; easycanvasprints.com. Draper cabinet: Urban Outfitters; urbanoutfitters.com. Small school desk and various accessories: The Sniveling Sibling; Los Angeles, California; 323344-0606. Chartreuse desk: CB2; cb2.com. Orange office chair: Scott Antique Markets, Atlanta, Georgia; scottantiquemarket.com. Curtain fabrics: By Joel Dewberry; hawthornethreads.com. Fabric on chair covers and draper cabinet: By Laura Gunn; hawthornethreads.com. Typewriter and office clock pillows: Ruby Star Shining by Melody Miller;

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Winter whites keep the style temperature soaring in a Minnesota farmhouse, no matter how low the thermometer dips.

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“Dancing” sign, this photo, in the Brooklyn, New York, townhouse of artist Stephen Antonson is from a music hall. A bust of Beethoven, opposite, caught Stephen’s eye at an antiques show.

BEDROOM—Wallpaper: EasyChange by Sherwin-Williams; sherwin-williams.com. Vintage painting: Scott Antique Markets; Atlanta, Georgia; scottantiquemarket.com. Curtain fabric: By Joel Dewberry; hawthornethreads.com. Upholstered orange chair and rug: Target; target.com. Cubby organizer: Pottery Barn; potterybarn.com.

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Vintage Delights

Tasty Tidbits Layers

to our carpenters, Greg and Diane Dunn of D & G Woodworking (dgdunnone@nntc.net); and to Taylor Nassauer and Emily Nordstrom.

Our editor-in-chief has a (tiny) new address in California, and a great excuse to check out the local vintage shops.

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Spicy Style Ki Nassauer couldn’t find a farm-style light fixture she liked for her new apartment, so she had one made from an aeration tube, this photo, from a grain bin. A vintage tiered serving dish, opposite, was just $20 at a flea market.

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Small Change PAGES 132–137

Paint Colors by Benjamin Moore— Living room, dining room, and kitchen: Woodlawn Blue HC-147. Bedroom: Crown Point Sand HC-90. Interior of kitchen cabinets: Folk Art 528. benjaminmoore.com. Many of the vintage items: Daffadowndilly’s; nebrjunk456.etsy.com. Vintage pillow covers: Remixed Stitches;


remixedstitches.etsy.com. Coffee table

in living room: Found Vintage Rentals;

foundrentals.com. Oak kitchen table:

s.a.r.a. (salvaged and rescued art);

salvagedandrescuedart.blogspot.com. Old paintings in hallway: Mustard Moon; mustardmoon.blogspot.com. Nurse statue and lamp in living room: Elkhorn Valley Antiques; elkhornvalleyantiques.com. Kitchen chairs and picture ledges: IKEA; ikea.com. Favorite

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FINDS

Our editors have scoured everywhere from attics and garage sales to auctions and antiques shops to discover what’s pretty, fun, and fabulous in flea market style. Here are the things we love most.

Brightly colored glassware

Vases, decanters, and decorative bowls from the 1960s and ’70s add a jolt of retro fun to any decor. Designer Christine Hoffman of piesandaprons.com says now is the perfect time to assemble a collection, as pieces can be found at a flea market for $5 to $25. “It’s just catching on,” she says. “When I started buying it 10 years ago, people still thought it was ugly.”

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Faded, Sumptuous Velvet Boxes

These colorful boxes are as pretty as the trinkets they once held. (An engagement ring, perhaps, or a gentleman’s watch?) Some boxes are plain, while others are adorned with decorative trim and clasps featuring flowers or angels. Prices generally range from $10 to $100. But no matter how low the tag, skip it if it has an offensive odor; velvet boxes are tough to clean, so you’ll likely be stuck with any smell. 140

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VELVET BOXES—Boxes: Hunt & Gather; huntandgatherantiques.com. Green chair: The Jeweled Hummingbird; facebook.com page.

COLORED GLASS—Pies & Aprons; piesandaprons.com. Daffadowndilly’s; nebrjunk456.etsy.com. Mustard Moon; mustardmoon.blogspot.com. Dede Westling; email dededoc@comast. net. s.a.r.a. (salvaged and rescued art); salvagedandrescuedart.blogspot.com.

BOWLING GEAR— Mustard Moon; mustardmoon.blogspot.com. Olde Town Creamery Antiques; otc-antiques.com. Hunt & Gather; huntandgatherantiques.com. The Porch & Atelier; theporchatelier.blogspot.com. BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES—Mounted butterflies and pages: Hunt & Gather; huntandgatherantiques.com. Metal cabinet: Cottage Elements; cottageelements.com. Candlesticks and box: Judith Shackelford; email jrhubarb@q.com. CHURCH ITEMS—Church sign: Val Greenhagen; email lvgreenhagen@ gmail.com. Statues and announcement case: Daffadowndilly’s; nebrjunk456.etsy.com. Icons: Mustard Moon; mustardmoon.blogspot.com. For his expertise, thanks to: Don Riggott of D.C. Riggott Inc.; dcriggott.com. TRUNKS—Vintage trunks: Mustard Moon; mustardmoon.blogspot.com.

WOODLAND CREATURES—Mustard Moon; mustardmoon.blogspot.com. Daffadowndilly’s; nebrjunk456.etsy.com. Pam Curry; email mikepamcurry@ msn.com. HOME MOVIE EQUIPMENT— Film projectors: Bachman’s; bachmans.com. Film reels: Karla Schmidt of Hit the Road Jack; email karla@ eot.com. Film reels: Cheryl Weir of Patina Blue; email cweir1@ comcast.net. Film reels: Mustard Moon; mustardmoon.blogspot.com. Film reels: Richard W. Larson & Associates. Galvanized flour bin: Jeff Marthaler of Dona Rose Antiques; email marthalerdr@hotmail.com. UKULELES—Willie’s American Guitars; 254 Cleveland Ave. S, St. Paul, Minnesota; williesguitars.com. SCHOOL MAPS AND GLOBES—Cabinet: Angela Carlson; email carlson_013@ yahoo.com. Background maps: Pam Curry; email mikepamcurry@ msn.com; 612-910-3133. Black globe: Round Barn Potting Co., 13736 Marigold Street Northwest, Andover, Minnesota; roundbarnpottingco.com. Blue globe: Dime Store Vintage; dimestorevintage.etsy.com. Rolled maps: Daffadowndilly’s; nebrjunk456.etsy.com. OLD HOUSE TRIM, DOORS & POSTS—Door: Robinwood Reclaim; robinwoodreclaim.com. Cupola: Ms. Mac’s Antiques; msmacsantiques.blogspot.com. DOGS—Plaster dog: Angela Carlson of Found Salvage; foundsalvage.com. Chalk dog: Nancy Mortensen of Black Sheep; email nancy.mortensen@sbcglobal.net. Poodle sign and dogs: Lori Olson of Lori Olson Creations/Etsy’s VintageCellar; email jolson7131@earthlink.net. Poodle: B. McIntyre of Wicked Stitches; Edina, Minnesota. Dog statue: Pam Curry; email mikepamcurry@msn.com. Dog statue, paintings, shelf: Mustard Moon; mustardmoon.blogspot.com.

SILVER TRAYS—Colonial Estate Buyers, owners Brian and Cindy Zierwick; colonialestatebuyersusa.com. Hunt & Gather: Minneapolis, Minnesota; huntandgatherantiques.com.

AFGHAN-COVERED CHAIRS—Afghan chairs: Charlotte Strait at Hunt & Gather; huntandgatherantiques.com. Vintage afghans: Mustard Moon;

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BATTERY JARS—Jan Berg of Summerspell; email jan_summerspell@ msn.com. Jerry and Kris Barnaby of Barnaby; email barnabyjk@yahoo.com. Judith Shackelford of Rhubarb Co. Store; email j.rhubarb@q.com. Pam Curry; email mikepamcurry@msn.com; 612910-3133. CLASSIC OUTDOOR GARDEN PIECES— Garden items: Joyce Skeldon of Precious Past; email bortique@ aol.com. 763-444-4509. Garden items: Judith Shackelford; email jrhubarb@ q.com. Garden items: Mustard Moon; mustardmoon.blogspot.com. Wood cart: Robin Wood Reclaim; robinwoodreclaim.com.

SOUVENIR BELTS—Daffadowndilly’s; nebrjunk456.etsy.com. Dona Rose Antiques; email marthalerdr@ hotmail.com. WACKY, WILD ACCORDIONS— Daffadowndilly’s; nebrjunk456.etsy.com. JUNK ON A STICK—Handcrafted metal stands for displaying junk: Available to purchase through Daffadowndilly’s; nebrjunk456.etsy.com. Vintage tin surface: West End Architectural Salvage; westendsalvage.com. Various junk items purchased through the following vendors: Pam Curry; email mikepamcurry@msn.com. s.a.r.a. (salvaged and rescued art); salvagedandrescuedart.blogspot.com.

BOTTLE-CAP ART—Bottle cap art: Pam Curry; email mikepamcurry@msn.com; 612.910.3133. Bench: Clare Heuer of The Red Bench; redbenchvintage.com.

Special thank-yous

To all the vendors at Junk Bonanza, where the “Favorite Vintage Finds” story was photographed. Also thanks to Eydie Campbell, who assisted on the photo shoots. Come shop with these vendors at Junk Bonanza in April and September. Get details at junkbonanza.com.

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