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Flea Market Finds Giveaway

The talented Matthew Mead, who does the photography for my husband’s cookbooks and AP work, has graciously given me an extra copy of his latest work: Flea Market Finds to give away. As with his other books and magazine work, it is gorgeous. I particularly loved the feature on using the colors from maps as inspiration for paint and decorating.



I actually have not been to many flea markets, but we do like to go to yard sales. (Here’s a story my husband and I wrote years ago about the World’s Largest Yard Sale, We had a challenge to spend $100 each but failed miserably. ) Closer to home, we used to go to weekly auctions, and our best deal probably was our $5 dining room table.)

If you’d like to a chance to win, just leave a comment below. It can be anything you want, but if you have a good yard sale/flea market story, I’d love to hear it. I’ll pick a winner Monday morning.



11 comments to Flea Market Finds Giveaway

  • Lauren

    What gorgeous pictures! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  • I especially love esate sales. While sometimes they can be bitter sweet, I feel like I get to know the people by going through the estate. I can still remember the home were I bought my desk 10 years ago. I won’t have that kind of memory from Target.

  • Cricket

    I am actually terrified of flea markets. How sad is that? I’m just not a haggler. Besides, the only ones around here are the type that have the same 8 vendors daily from April through September. Gag. But I love a good yard sale, or the ‘free store’ at the dump, or a dumpster, even. I once pulled 6 half manequines, and an unopened gallon of liquid hand soap out of a dumpster (among other things). That was pretty exciting.

  • SewLindaAnn

    I love flea markets, yard sales, all of it. Fun to search for treasures when I have the time. No stories here really, but my fave purchases are a metal table and chairs and a glider that I still use. I love finding vintage suitcases, tablecloths to re-purpose and lots more.

  • I LOVE flea markets. To me a flea market is kinda like a treasure hunt! :-)

    Thanks for the giveaway – would love to own a copy of the book. Love Matthew Mead!



  • Heaven is a flea market to me! Love them. It’s the most fun a girl can have. Hee hee!

  • Nancy

    They don’t have flea markets around here, just antique stores which I think charge too much but I love to go and browse through them. I found an extremely large copper pot that I could not live w/out and it currently takes centre stage on our kitchen wall – love it. This book looks pretty interesting, would love to win, thanks for the chance.

  • lynn

    love both kinds of sales=thanks for the giveaway!

  • Annette Deardurff

    I love flea markets – there is one particular one in the city we used to live in that my husband hated to go in because it is kind of seedy looking. I don’t care cuz for me it’s about the hunt – I like to look under tables at boxes that are tucked away – one time my snooping paid off big when I found an old vintage chenille bedspread for really cheap – woot!!

  • From the cover, this book looks like it has some wonderful ideas. I am always looking of new ideas for old things.

  • you must be so proud!!
    Ive really lucked into some great vintage fabrics at auction and yard sales…but i just dont get to them very often

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