Category Archives: Antiques and Flea Market Finds

Finding Christmas

This year Christmas feels like a real crescendo for me—because I’ve been working on Christmas all year long. I’ve just written a book called A Very Vintage Christmas. It will be out in time for next holiday season. In it, … Continue reading

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Christmas In July

As far back as I can remember, I have always loved Christmas. In fact, soon into my love affair with the most wonderful time of the year, I began spending time far in advance of the actual date getting ready. … Continue reading

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Price Versus Value

In this world most things we purchase go down in value the longer we own them: cars, furniture, clothing… In fact, it’s safe to say that the moment something isn’t showroom new, it is less desirable and consequently has less … Continue reading

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White Elephant Sale

It is safe to say that I never met a White Elephant I did not like. For those not familiar with the term, it is often associated with a sale to benefit a church or other organization—and those sales are … Continue reading

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A Very Vintage Valentine’s Day

Holidays are a great excuse to be sentimental, and perhaps the most sentimental of them all is Valentine’s Day. Love and other sentiments are expressed with flowers, candy, cards and a myriad of other offerings. This Valentine’s Day, why not … Continue reading

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Season Two of FLEA MARKET MINUTE Coming Up Next Week!

As summer comes to a close, I’m reflecting upon all of the great times we’ve had filming Season Two of FLEA MARKET MINUTE. We’ve traveled to new markets and visited old favorites. And of course the people I’ve met and … Continue reading

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The Journey Of Objects: Flea Market Wisdom

I’ll admit it: I love an inspirational phrase. I’m one of those people who clicks “like” when I see one on Facebook and I’ve even been know to share them on my social media channels. Some of my best inspirational … Continue reading

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“Flea Market Minute” Launches Today…A Laugh, A Tip and A Treasure, All In 60 Seconds…

Flea markets are my favorite places to be. The merchandise is always fun and interesting, and the people are fascinating. That said, most of us who love treasure-hunting can only get to it on the weekend. That’s why I launched … Continue reading

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My “Former Loves” Sale on Hunter’s Alley

The world of vintage objects is a funny one. So many things that were loved by a person often wind up like The Velveteen Rabbit…cast off and waiting for a new home. They show up at flea markets, antiques shops … Continue reading

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Defining Details

By design, the foyer of a home is where first impressions are made. As such, it’s really the place that sets the tone for the whole house. I love decorating foyers since they need to be both welcoming and functional. … Continue reading

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