Saturday, April 28, 2012
I Brake for Yard Sales Review
I Brake for Yard Sales: and Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions and the Occasional Dumpster by Lara Spencer
Genre: Interior decoration
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Source: Personal Library
Good Morning America correspondent Lara Spencer is a self-confessed frugalista with a passion for shopping at yard sales, thrift shops, and estate sales, and for decorating her home and friends’ homes with her fabulous finds. In I Brake for Yard Sales, Lara shares her secrets for bargain hunting and tells you where to shop, what to look for, how to pay for it, how to restore it, and finally, where to put it in your house. Looking for the newest arrivals at your local thrift shops? After busy Saturdays and no-pick-up Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are generally the best days to shop for fresh items. Peppered with wisdom from world-renowned appraisers whom Lara knows from her previous work on Antiques Roadshow as well as contributions from well-known designers, this book also features the house of comedienne and good friend Kathy Griffin, which Spencer herself refurbished and decorated.
Like Lara, I love Goodwill and have bought several things for my home there and spent way less than if I had bought it new. In this age of reusing and recycling this is a great way to save money, help others and keep things out of the landfill.
Lara shows you how to mix and match styles, colors and how to give new life to old things. I enjoyed this book and learned how to better shop at thrift stores in the future.
If you want to save the planet and money then pick up this book and learn how to tell trash from treasure. Happy Hunting Y’all.