Throw an Easter Party That is Full of Personality

Easter is all about finding the right balance between beauty and tradition. The beauty is in the details, something hosting expert, Diane Sedo, encourages her clients to understand. In fact, she uses many of her … Continue reading

Open kitchen shelves are a great way to display an eclectic collection or keep day-to-day dishes handy. How do you use open selves in your kitchen?

How to Style Open Kitchen Shelving

  Open kitchen shelving is more than a trend in kitchen design. This look has so many advantages, we can’t seem to find a reason not to give it a try. Here are our tips … Continue reading

This coaster is as clever as it is easy to make. Bring a little spring to your day with these DIY delights!

DIY Cottage-Style Coasters

   Made from the simplest of supplies, these DIY coasters are something to toast about. Grab your favorite hankie and get started on a sweet craft that will bring a bit of cottage living to your … Continue reading

Negotiating can help you stretch your flea market dollar as well as score great deals on one-of-a-kind treasures. Try bargaining for two things at a time from a seller, such as these two trunks, as they will be less likely to turn down an offer on two sales.

How to Negotiate

  The skill of negotiation belongs in every flea market shopper’s pocket. Whether you are trying to decorate on a budget, have limited cash or just like the thrill of a deal, negotiating the price … Continue reading

Spotting the perfect find in the Paris flea markets will be the easy part. Use these tips to ensure that treasure comes home with you for a decent price.

9 Tips for Bargain Hunting in Paris

  Hunting for the perfect piece and bartering down the price is a sharpened skill for many flea market fans. When traveling abroad these same skills may need a bit of tweaking, especially in the … Continue reading

Sell your wares online by combining safety, quality and a little Internet know-how.

How to Sell Online

  If you’re considering opening an online vendor, follow this advice from Lidy Baars, an online retailer at French Garden House, and Jeanne Connolly, indie redesigner of Vintage Renewal . Their tips will keep your buyers … Continue reading

Shopping online can yield great deals and unique gifts. Follow these tips to ensure your experience is as safe as possible.

How to Shop Safely Online

With the season of shopping upon us, the time has come to consider our safety when bidding on gifts and home goods alike. Lidy Baars, an online retailer at French Garden House, offers the following … Continue reading


Design a Holiday-Ready Dining Room

  With holiday celebrations just around the corner, it’s time to give your dining room a fresh look. Use these tips to design a space with a laid back simplicity that will welcomes guests, hearty meals … Continue reading

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Vintage Summer Style: Tips from the Creator of “Found, Free & Flea”

It’s a secret dream we all may harbor, especially when ship-shaping one’s vintage summer style: to revisit the summers when you stayed up late beneath a vintage canvas tent, yet still remained energized for days … Continue reading

Originally, Leigh Ann and Armando wanted to be married in a barn, but, as Leigh Ann laughs, “There are no barns in San Diego!” In lieu of a barn, they choose Los Peñasquitos, a historic ranch house in a public park owned by the county. Built in 1823 and fully restored, the lovely white home and its picturesque grounds lent itself more towards a classy, nostalgic celebration than the “Western kitsch” feel the couple wanted to avoid. (Photo: John Newsome Photography)

Host a Vintage Wedding with Flea Market Finds

We greet life’s events with celebrations and, years later, look back at the photographs.  So the next time you’re planning a party to mark a major turning point—whether it’s a family birthday, a graduation or … Continue reading