A few years ago when we were packing up Ruth Handel and Johanna Went's garages sale that Bob Greenspan photographed for The Find, Ruth urged me to pick an item from the leftovers to take home. Of course, like a crow, I was attracted to the most colorful, kitschiest object that nabbed my eye -- a strawberry-shaped chip and dip bowl made in California by Poppy Trail. This cheery piece of pottery always brightens my day and reminds me that my favorite time of year -- garage sale season -- is on its way!
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See what The Elegant Thrifter is up to every day of the week:
Monday: The Object of My Desire
Tuesday: The Find
Wednesday: Frugal Fun
Thursday: Reuse & Repurpose
Friday: The Gift of Thrift/Found Fridays
Saturday Surprises: I may be off, but if not, surprise!
Sublime Sundays: Another day of (possible) rest
Press for The Find
If you didn't see the piece in USA Weekend where I talk about buying and selling your second-hand goods, here it is.
I am so honored to see The Find reviewed by the fabulous Design*Sponge. Read it here.
Apartment Therapy Boston names The Find best design book of 2009. Read ithere.
Wondering how to deal with a drunk at your holiday party or a good excuse for declining an invite?Los Angeles Times hit my funny bone when they asked me for some advice. Read ithere.
1st Dibs wrote an amazing review of The Find. Read ithere.
The June 18 issue of the Independence, Mo., Examiner features me and The Find on its cover. See the storyhere.
TheBaltimore Sun covered the fabulous and frugal cocktail party in Los Angeles in their June 5 issues. Re-visit the fun affair in The Baltimore Sun, here.
Los Angeles Timeswent cocktail nuts for The Find and The Elegant Thrifter on May 23. My pal Ruth Handel and I threw a cocktail party back in February, andhere are the results. Be sure to click in the box with the forks to read the sidebar!
Vanessa De Vargas gave The Find a glowing review and interviewed me in Apartment Therapy,here.
Aaron Krach, House Beautiful'sfeatures editor, said in his blog that after reading The Find, he was inspired to go thrift shopping! Read about it,here.