Wednesday, June 25, 2014

What You Can Find at a Local Flea Market

Part of the fun of going to a consignment shop or flea market is never knowing what you will find (at least that's fun for me and if you're reading this then I'm thinking you might think it's fun as well). I recently discovered a "Barn Sale" about a mile down the road from our house. The sale runs the second Saturday of each month from May through October. The favorite part of the sale for me is the bric-a-brac room which is all of the housewares, but this past month's sale drew me to the book portion of the sale for the first time.

There weren't a ton of design books but there were plenty of gardening and botanical books. This little book entitled Wildflowers caught my eye (my photo is the one on the right). It's small and I liked the vintage look that it had to it and the soft color palette on the cover. For 50 cents I figured why not. The Coffee Talk book intrigued me and that small chest of drawers is going to be part of my coffee station some day.


Now do you have any idea where I found the photo on the left? That is the photo of prop stylist, Ginny Branch, and I invite you to take a look at her website when you have a chance because you might recognize a few of the projects she's worked on.

I was browsing Pinterest this past weekend and saw one of Ginny's gallery walls. Isn't it great? I popped over to her site and browsed around for a bit, and came across the photo (above left) and grinned when I saw the Wildflowers book. Not that I needed any validation of my purchase, but it's pretty darn cool when you see one of your flea market finds popping up in a stylist's vignette.

Photo courtesy of ginnybranch.comhttp://www.ginnybranch.com/#/new-work/

And this is why I wrote this post because I knew that my readers would appreciate something like this. Am I right? Who else would understand how cool of a discovery this is? 

6 comments:

  1. I absolutely understand!! My hand is raised high. :)

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  2. So true! And you only paid 50 cents for a "designer" book :)

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  3. I love it! Great satisfaction in your knowing little purchase. I've been way out of the loop for a bit, but I'm happy to be back and catching up on your blog, one of the first and favorites I followed. Enjoy your bargain treasure!

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  4. I love flipping through old books to find pages that can be framed. It's a great inexpensive way to add some personality to walls.

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