Shot by Jim Franco, this image illustrates a vintage tailgate party thrown by the uber-talented Michael Quinn and Heather Kerr. Note their attention to every detail and their liberal use of items easily found at garage sales and thrift stores. I am attracted to the sunny yellow doors at the right topped off with doll heads -- and then what could have possibly been those dolls' former home tucked beneath a table made out of an old door and propped on a frame.
The best thing about this fanciful extravaganza is that Heather and Michael used pretty much what they had, from the mix-and-match plates to a colorful assortment of serving goods. And what they didn't own, they borrowed from family and friends to create a welcoming and familiar environment chocked full down-home charm.
For more heartfelt charm, be sure to visit Sonya over at Dime Store Thrift who's offering a personalized copy of my book! Tell her The Elegant Thrifter sent you!
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter