Bob In The News

Flea Market Decor

Honoring the Past

July 2018

Witty and knowledgeable, Bob Richter has become one of the most recognizable stars of the flea-market-design world. Fans know him from the PBS series Market Warriors,and three seasons of Flea Market Minute (on Youtube and via The Huffington Post). You may have also seen him on the Hallmark Channel, CBS and FOX. And then there was his successful book, A Very Vintage Christmas. Well, you may be hearing it here first: Bob has another book in the works...
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The Huffington Post

What Drives Most Flea Market Purchases? Even More Than Deals, It’s the Sentimentality of Stuff

December 2017

"My Grandmother had one of these!" or "My Mom had one of those!" are words I hear at flea markets all the time. Usually the items in question trigger memories of holidays, meals, traditions and lots of everyday activities that now seem quite special.
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The Huffington Post

Love Antiques, Vintage Clothing, Classic Films and Letter Writing? You Might Be a "Vintage Lifer"

December 2017

By now it's certainly no secret to anyone who reads my pieces that I have lifelong love affair with flea markets, auctions, thrift shops and antiques stores. In fact, frequenting them really is a way of life for me. I buy things for my clients, my friends and myself, so there's always a reason for me to go shopping.
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Television

Fox News

November 2017

See how Bob gives Christmas decorating a vintage touch on Fox News.
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Holiday Stories

One Kings Lane

November 2017

For many of us, holiday decorating is something approaching a sport. For Bob Richter—New York-based interior designer, television host, and antiques collector—it's been a lifelong love affair. He quite literally wrote the book on the subject. A Very Vintage Christmas: Holiday Collecting, Decorating, and Celebrating "grew out of my own passion for collecting holiday decor," writes Bob, whose personal trove of vintage ornaments numbers 2,500 and counting...
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Books

A Very Vintage Christmas by Bob Richter

November 2017

Coupled with beautiful photographs, tips on collecting, and secret shopping haunts, Bob's best-selling book offers a 360-degree look at holiday decor in America and gives suggestions on how to make vintage finds work for today's audience.
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Television

The Hallmark
Channel

July 2017

Watch Bob's guest appearance on The Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" for this special Christmas in July episode. In this segment, Bob talks all about his book "A Very Vintage Christmas" and gives collecting and decorating tips.

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Bob's Best

Watch Bob's TV Highlights on his Talent Reel.

Television

Bob Richter on Anderson Live

March 2017

Bob talks about bargain hunting with Anderson Cooper.

Television

Fox News

March 2017

In this interview Bob discusses the history of Christmas decorating in America and its significance in our society.

Television

FOX News

March 2017

In this Fox News International spot, Bob discusses how to have A Very Vintage Christmas and gives ideas for collecting, gift-giving and more.

Television

FOX News

March 2017

Watch Bob discuss the connectivity of Vintage Christmas decorations, lights and ornaments. In this segment, Bob underscores the importance of "paying it forward" and the continuity of Christmas.

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Market Warriors' Bob Richter: Have 'A Very Vintage Christmas'

December 2016

If you ring Bob Richter's doorbell at his charming 1854 New Jersey home, you'll hear "Jingle Bells." It's your first clue of what's inside, so jingle on in to mingle.
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New Jersey Monthly

Collecting Christmas With a Vintage Flare

December 2016

Author and Christmas aficionado Bob Richter shares his vast holiday knowledge in his book, A Very Vintage Christmas.
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Gannet News

Have yourself a vintage little Christmas

November 2016

Bob Richter, author of A Very Vintage Christmas: Holiday Collecting, Decorating and Celebrating (Globe Pequot Press, 2016), shows how to incorporate nostalgia into the holiday and get back to an old-fashioned Christmas.
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Delaware River Towns News

Local Author & PBS personality Bob Richter's Very Vintage Christmas

November 2016

Popular PBS personality from the show Market Warriors, interior designer, and life-long antiques collector Bob Richter's new book, A Very Vintage Christmas is so much more than a guide book for how to decorate with found treasures.
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The Associated Press

Today's Crafted Ornaments Can Become Tomorrow's Keepsakes

November 2016

As Bob Richter puts it in his new book, "A Very Vintage Christmas" (Rowman & Littlefield): "At the heart of it, this is what Christmas means to me: passing along warmth, memories, tradition, stories and so much more."
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The Houston Chronicle

Big Art is a Perfect Fit Outdoors

Even a small slice of the big outdoors can call for big art.

July 2013
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Globe Pequot

May 2016

Tour Bob Richter’s Very Vintage Holiday Home! A Very Vintage Christmas: Holiday Collecting, Decorating and Celebrating by Bob Richter

The Huffington Post

Tour Brussels with Bob

October 2016

Brussels Boasts Sensational Flea Markets, Five Star Accommodations, and Iconic Architecture and Design—and Yes, I’d Like Fries With That.
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Television

CBS Saturday
Morning News

November 2015

Make your holiday vintage with some tips from Bob!

Television

CBS Saturday
Morning News

June 2015

Bob shares design tips that won't break the bank.

Television

CBS "The Couch"

April 2014

Flea markets can be a good source for some great finds. Bob Richter, a vintage expert and host of a new web series called, "Flea Market Minute," stops by The Couch to show us some of the top things to score the next time you go bargain hunting.

Television

CBS "The Couch"

January 2015

Watch Bob Richter on CBS sharing the joy of Vintage Finds!

Television

PIX 11

February 2015

Watch Flea Market Expert and Designer Bob Richter talk about vintage gift ideas for your Sweetheart. He talks about vintage cards, vases, boxes, gifts for guys, and more.

Television

PIX 11

June 2015

Bob Richter, a flea market expert and host of "Flea Market Minute," shares top five categories of things to get a deal on at flea markets and auctions.
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The Fashion Spot

The Best Advice We Ever Got from Mom

Get Some Inspiration from Bob's Mom »

May 2014
Television

Huffpost Live

June 2014

Watch Bob on HuffPost LIVE!

Television

FOX News
Happening Now

June 2014

Bob on Fox News talking vintage homes and flea markets!

The Huffington Post

War, Remembrance, Five Star Accommodations and Great Flea Markets are Hallmarks of Berlin

Discover Berlin with Bob »

October 2014
Press/Promo

Design on a Dime

May 2014

Watch as Bob shops the 10th Annual DESIGN ON A DIME gala, where 62 talented Tastemakers got together and created gorgeous rooms for charity.

The Huffington Post

PBS's Market Warriors Star Bob Richter Opens Up About Life And Antiquing

November 2013

Seductive isn't normally a word I would use for a show on PBS but that's exactly what Market Warriors, their new flea market themed reality show is. So much so, it had me up and out on a Sunday morning "flea-ing". This is when I unexpectedly bumped into Bob Richter, one of the shows stars, and one of the reasons why it's so intriguing.
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The New York Times

Panning for Gold Among That Junk

July 2012

Anybody wanna buy some bongos? Well-worn LP Aspire bongos appear to be the main thing of immediate value I came away with after doing some competitive flea-market shopping the other day with two of the experts from "Market Warriors," a new pick-it-and-sell-it show on PBS. But while the bongos may bring in a few bucks in the short term, I’m putting my long-term hopes in another item, a snazzy red Coca-Cola clock. If the political winds blow a certain way, it’s going to be worth a fortune eventually.
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The New York Times

What Kind of Person Puts a Star on a Low Branch?

December 2010

Bob Richter is a Manhattan interior designer who collects antique Christmas ornaments and has guests over to decorate his tree. The problem is, he does not like anyone else to actually touch it.
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