weekend reading……..

….before I sign off for the weekend I want to tell you all about a new book that I recently purchased { actually my man purchased it for me! he knew I wanted it sooooo very badly but was feeling guilty about buying another book so soon after my three purchases last week! I love that man!}……..anyway, back to the matter at hand……..

Stan Williams is the author of this very fun book called the find : the housing works book of decorating with thrift shop treasures, flea market objects, and vintage details. I am still in the process of reading it from cover to cover, but am loving the gorgeous photography and the information and ideas behind his style of using repurposed objects and high end finds together to unleash the imagination in decorating. I mean with quotes like…”the trick is to see beyond nicks and wobbles, color and intended purpose and to focus on potential”……..he had me at nicks and wobbles! I have truly enjoyed this beautiful book and know that you my friends will enjoy it as well! Stan also has a blog called the elegant thrifter where he is quite witty and full of great tips…..so be sure to stop by and say hello……..

happy weekend friends……..xoxo

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  1. Rachel Follett

    What a keeper! The man and the book. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the recommendation.

  2. Pretty Neat Designs

    It looks like a great book, I'm going to add it to my "required reading" list. Have a good weekend!

  3. paula

    I keep on coming across this book this morning. I may need to make a run to the book store. Have a great weekend!

  4. Julia

    What a beautiful book, dearest! Wow!

  5. Jennifer

    Hey Barb! Jason and Sara told me about your blog and I had to check it out. Love, love, love it and all your great furniture – you're so talented and can't wait to check it out in person one day soon. It was great seeing you at lunch yesterday and thanks for holding Abe and getting a burp out of him. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great weekend!

  6. Anne @ The City Sage

    It was lovely to share the spotlight with you on design sponge yesterday Barb! Your desk re-do was wonderful–the palette of the paper you chose was so fun and soothing at the same time. Your work is out of this world ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. vintage simple

    I'll have to check these out, including the photographer's blog cindy mentioned…. Thanks for posting!

  8. Amanda Nicole

    Looks like a beautiful as well as handy book! Happy weekend.

  9. Karen Brown

    So what were the other books you got last week? Easy Elegance, The Find and ? I just read through snipits of this one at Barnes & Noble the other night and it is beautifully done! I got through one venti tea worth of pages!

  10. The Elegant Thrifter

    You are so sweet. Thank you for the kind post!


  11. Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk

    EEEK! Must add this to my wish list. Sounds like my kind of book!

  12. sherri

    Oh my, lucky you! I have been wanting this book, too. Thank you for the link to the author's blog, though! I guess I will have to settle for this for now….

  13. simplesong

    that book looks great! hope you have a great weekend.

  14. mayaluna

    my kind of book! your man sounds perfect! hope you're having a good one!

  15. our little love nest

    It looks wonderful.xoxo

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