Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Find: A Palm Springs Getaway

Since it's New York Fashion Week, I'm sharing with you an image from the Palm Springs home of GQ creative director Jim Moore. Featured in the pages of The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details, this photo by Bob Greenspan demonstrates how a refined eye can spot a treasure among others' castoffs.

More says he found this piece of Arch Pottery heaped with junk at a local thrift store, and it wasn't even for sale. Moore was persistent, however, and negotiated a $40 price to take home to his 1960s Donald Wexler Home. He placed it underneath a painting he literally bought off the back of the truck. When he spied it, he was prepared to pay the driver up to $2,000. In the end, he nabbed this bold, geometric piece, which later inspired a tie by Savile Row tailor, Richard James, for a mere $200.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter

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