Thursday, September 3, 2009

Reuse & Repurpose: On A Paper Roll

Lately, I seem to be reading in the most unlikely places. Last week, I took in a tale transported by wreaths fashioned from elegant old texts by Lana Manis at Honeysuckle Lane's Simple Joy space.

And then this week while taking a leisurely stroll in my neighborhood, I peered back to 1930s Barcelona via vintage newspaper La Vanguardia at a Catalan restaurant called Mercat on 45 Bond Street. Simply affixed to the exterior wall and left to weather as they will, the images will transport you through time to the time before Barcelona fell to General Francisco Franco during the Spanish Silver War.

When John Derian used old books to wallpaper his foyer that I featured in The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details, he used nothing more than white glue and water to create alluring wall details.

I'm looking forward to dining at Mercat, and just in case there's a wait, I'll be sure to take along some of my own reading material to peruse while lounging on the bench made from a trio of old school desks.

For a gorgeous take on French accounting ledgers turned into place mats by Coastal Living's Heather Chadduck, check out 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.

All this mealtime talk is making my stomach growl....

The Elegant Thrifter

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Celebrity sighting on my blog comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and weighing in on the French Kissed toad. Love, like, love "The Find"~ when it comes to alternative shopping you ROCK, Stan!



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