Monday, July 27, 2009

The Object of My Desire: A Thank-You Note

Writing The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details was a pure labor of love. It truly means so much to me to hear from everyone who has been touched by its photos, its words and its mission.

I am also deeply grateful for all of the talents featured in The Find. Each of them gave so freely gave of their time, their efforts and their creative energy. For without their gracious contributions, this book would never have been published. Then there are all the people who have purchased The Find, and all of my fans in the blogosphere who boost my morale every single day: you are true treasures who have become like cherished friends to me.

The other day I was feeling a little blah. Nothing serious -- just one of those steamy New York days when nothing seemed to be going the way I had planned. A friend told me that he'd seen the book on display at Rizzoli, the exquisite book purveyor in New York City, So thinking that seeing my book featured among some of the best art and design books in the world would boost my morale, I hopped a train uptown to check it out for myself. (I also had a gift certificate, with which I purchased The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé, an amazing book documenting the couple's private residences and showcasing their talent for inspiring interiors....but more on that later.)

I walked right into the shop, and there on a table among all the other gorgeous design books from around the world was The Find. I watched for a few minutes as shoppers flipped through its pages, and then went to the manager to ask if I could take a picture of my book on display. He said yes, but only if I signed the copies in the store. Of course, I had my brown, calligraphy pen on hand, and happily signed them all.

For your own copy of The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Amazon or Powell's.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. Well hello there.......thank you so much for visiting knack and for your fantastic words of encouragement! You can tell I love color just a teeny bit right!?

    It looks like I will be heading to my local Barnes and Noble to pick up a new book:) CONGRATS to you........and I can't wait to check it out!

    Barb Blair/knack

  2. Wow...your book looks FABULOUS! What an amazing accomplishment. And how awesome to see it on the shelf with other such fantastic reads. You should be so proud!


    p.s. Your blog is just lovely!



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