Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Find: Working Hard!

I'm bushed with all the hard work I've put in over the past few weeks promoting my labor of love -- The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details. But I couldn't be more thankful to all the people who've been by my side in both Texas and in Cincinnati.

First of all, how can you not adore LeAnn Stephenson, the amazing The Vintage Laundress? She and her lovely family hosted me for several days in their fabulous Austin home and she promoted and sold The Find at her booth at the Texas Rose Antiques Show. Oh we worked hard....giggling at all the silliness at the market, oohing and aahing over all kinds of treasures and scheming about how we can collaborate on more "business" ventures! I truly feel like part of her family.

Just look how hard I worked to grow that bush of gray hair. Unfortunately it came off with the cap. Then I was toiling away in this vintage cabana lounger. And Leann had to document my drudgery for all to see!
During the same Texas Antiques Week, the gracious Theresa of Garden Antqs Vintage
threw a fabulous blogger party where I signed books and loved meeting each and every guest. Here I am with Leann's and her husband Scott's super-cool kids, Olivia and Noah. Again, ahem, hard work! Can't you see the pain in my face?

Despite a harried morning leaving for a 5:50 flight to Cincinnati, I made it to Bova Contemporary Furniture where the talented folks at Great Lifestyles Today included me in their amazing design event, featuring the creations of my decorating pal Mark Ciolli of Carl & Co. Here I am all cleaned up with Mark at the book signing I did there.

Now it's back to the grindstone!

The Elegant Thrifter

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous!


  1. Glad to have you back! And enjoyed all the
    ahem...Updates via Blackberry.

    What a wonderful place to go visit!

  2. It was so nice meeting you and getting your book. So glad I could have you at the blog party. Would you believe I just had a chance last night to finally sit down and read through your book. I love it! Thanks again and I wish you well with the promoting of your book.

  3. I miss your face Stan!! Thanks for coming out and hangin' with me and the rest of the Stephenson - we miss you terribly!

  4. Good luck to you Stan, I so enjoyed meeting you last week at the Texas Rose Show and talking about your "Hooch Bags"!

  5. Looks like a whirlwind of fun. I am so sad that I couldn't make it to Bova. My daughter owes me big for missing it!



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