Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Find: Singin' the Blues

After two full days of thrifting at the Town-Wide Yard Sale in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, I was reminded of this wagon-load of Christmas ornaments photographed by Jim Franco for The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details. Even though this image from the  Alameda Point Antiques Faire near San Francisco never made it into the pages of The Find, I'm always drawn to this photo for the way simple objects can be transformed into a dazzling presentation. This rusty children's toy instantly gained new life when heaped with shimmering ornaments. It called for attention among all the other treasures on display that day, suggesting that the idea of a blue Christmas might not be so bad after all.

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous, 

The Elegant Thrifter

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