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The Find

by habituallychic

05 . 09 . 09

If you can’t make it to New York to shop at Housing Works, now Housing Works can come to you in the form of their new book, The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details. The book is chock full of great photos, wonderful stories and advice from an array of designers. My friend David Jimenez is featured in his very own chapter devoted to how he filled his Kansas City home with a mix of new pieces, antiques and thrift store find. David was in town for the party this week as was interior designer and Turquoise blog writer Vanessa De Vargas who is not only talented but ridiculously beautiful in person. I’m really picky about my design books and I can honestly say that this one is really well done and I highly recommend it. Just be warned that after looking through it, you are going to want to hit the nearest thrift shop or flea market. I know I did and am currently unpacking my fabulous finds! Happy reading and shopping!

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  1. maison21 May 10, 2009 | 2:46 am

    thrifting is the way to go. it’s green too! i just hope this doesn’t catch on too much, as i don’t want my favorite shops over run!

    are you going to share your finds? i can’t decide if i love or hate that chinoiserie screen i picked up today- i’ll email you a photo tomorrow, and you can help me make up my mind.


  2. franki durbin May 10, 2009 | 11:18 am

    I really need to delve into thrift shops. I love seeing the reclaimed chairs and tables some of you crank out. And David…David is a true design inspiration.

    Okay…okay….I’ll thumb through the book and see if it unleashes some latent desires within me to go refinish something. LOL.

    have a nice weekend!

  3. twin2trip May 10, 2009 | 9:43 pm

    Of course I am going to go and pick of this book now. What else should I buy:-)

  4. Tee May 13, 2009 | 10:14 pm

    I LOVE thrift shopping and Housing Works is such a great way to do it while helping others. I had never heard of them before reading your blog, so thanks!! I have shared the info on my blog and gave you a shout out for spreading the word 🙂

    Great blog!!!