Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Find: A Photo Finish

Kansas City photographer Bob Greenspan photographed at least one-third of The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details . And since I'm in Kansas City this week, it seemed appropriate to re-post a piece I ran a while back featuring the dining room of Bob and his wife Amy's mid-century home in Overland Park, Kansas.

Bob and I shared a magical trip to California to document in the pages of The Find amazing homes that incorporate vintage and thrift. While there, Bob shot Go-Go Jane Wiedlin's downtown LA loft, GQ creative director Jim Moore's Palm Springs retreat and interiors maven Vanessa DeVargas's Venice Beach cottage.

Toward the end of our work in California, Bob started describing his home to me. He shared the story of how he lived in a 1957 A. Quincy Jones home, and then reached into his bag to produce a small book of photos filled with images of his Overland Park treasure. Not only did I want to work with Bob even more, but I had to have his home showcased in The Find.

Here's a shot of Bob and Amy's dining room. In the center is an R-Way table they found in a local vintage shop that they placed underneath a cheery set of lighting fixtures re-fashioned from their original purpose: illuminating the drive of an old drive-in movie theater.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. love, LOVE, love it,looks borderline like a movie set! The Drive -In lights, now there's a sign these people are good company! Overland Park is one of many stops this week during our Vacation to Kansas/Missouri I hope we find some cool stuff!

  2. This is what I was really looking for. Thanks very much. Keep up this good work.

  3. This is what I was really looking for. Thanks very much. Keep up this good work.
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  4. Think for a long time I had the opportunity to read something so interesting and containing as effective.

  5. My head is spinning with all the awesome in that home. Awesome history and finds, too!



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