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Flea Market Decor

August/September 2019

Your go-to guide for creating and nurturing your own unique vintage style. Turn your design dreams into reality!

United States
Engaged Media
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$12.37(Incl. tax)
$24.75(Incl. tax)
4 Issues


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ship shape

SUMMER IS A TIME FOR FUN, family and flea markets, and we’ve combined all three to give you the tools for a summer to remember! As vintage-lovers, we’re often required to think outside the box to give a worn-out item new life. That transformation can be even more successful with a creative personal touch, and that has inspired our DIY issue. From upcycled furniture to architectural salvage, we have everything you need to turn your trash to treasure. The first step? Hit up some flea markets to find some materials to work with. The second? Get creative with some family-friendly DIY projects that will give your home a summer refresh. Get started with a painted book project with our exclusive Flea Market Décor paint line (page 6) and turn everyday objects into…

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flea market decor us

EDITORIAL Editor: Kristin Dowding Managing Editor: Anne Brink Content Manager: Brooke Sanders DESIGN Senior Art Director: Elena Oh Design Director: Gabby Oh CONTRIBUTORS Mike Antonucci, Shelby Deering, Carson Dike, Jeanie Engelbach, Emily Irby, Autumn Krause, Hannah Strandberg ADVERTISING Sherrie Norris - West CoastAccount Executive snorris@engagedmediainc.com Julie Hale - East Coast Account Executive jhale@engagedmediainc.com Nadia Koepke - Midwest Account Executive nadia.koepke@engagedmediainc.com Eric Gomez - Advertising Traffic Coordinator OPERATIONS Manish Kumar Mishra: Operations Specialist Surajpal Singh Bisht: Prepress Manager Chandan Pandey: Production & Newsstand Circulation Analyst Shailesh Khandelwal: Vertical Head - Subscriptions Alex Mendoza: Administrative Assistant Victoria Van Vlear: Intern Program Manager Scott Hall: CEO Pinaki Bhattacharya: Managing Director William Ammerman: EVP, Digital Media John Goodpasture: Vice President Sales Carrie Rubalcaba: HR Generalist Jickie Torres: Director of Content…

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hidden treasures

SOME KEEPSAKES ARE DISPLAYED ON DRESSERS AND SHELVES FOR ALL TO SEE, but others have more sentimental value than aesthetic appeal and are usually tucked away. Rather than store your special items in a shoebox or nightstand drawer, you can add these wooden book boxes to your home décor and keep your mementos safe. Using all six colors from our vintage-inspired Flea Market Décor paint line with Dixie Belle Paint Company, we painted these wooden book boxes to reflect the treasures hidden inside. Here are some ways to make these boxes work for you. [ TRAVEL TRINKETS] Love to travel? The London 2019 book box was designed to hold keepsakes from your travels, including plane tickets, international currency and photos. To personalize the cover, choose a map that features the location you traveled…

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secondhand saves

KNOWING HOW TO GIVE AN OLD ITEM A FRESH LOOK IS AN IMPORTANT SKILL for the vintage-enthusiast, but incredible transformations aren’t only for talented crafters. All you need is a vision, and DIYer Sarah Ramberg has endless ideas on how to upcycle thrifted items into inspiring décor. It was our great pleasure to interview her as the creative mind behind the blog Sadie Seasongoods, where she shares projects of all skill levels and styles. FLEA MARKET DÉCOR: HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH UPCYCLING? SARAH: I grew up in a house full of hand-me-down furniture and treasured family heirlooms. My parents were hardworking public school teachers (now retired) and taught me the value of quality over quantity. As I grew older, I really endeavored to make smart financial decisions, which meant making…

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wine & sign

NOTHING BEATS THE CHARM AND APPEAL OF A VINTAGE SIGN—except a customized one! At Far Away Hood in Fall-brook, California, owner Kelly Rideout has found a way to give you the look of a vintage sign with your own personalized design. “Far Away Hood designs and assembles signs made of reclaimed wood and plasma-cut steel,” says Kelly. “The sky is really the limit in that we create everything from wedding and nursery signs to addresses and awards.” “WE BRING OUR BINS OF METAL SHAPES AND WOOD BOARDS AND MAKE SIGNS ON THE SPOT.” Kelly’s daughter, Noelle, started the business in 2013 selling signs out of her mother’s home décor consignment store. “I came across a source for cast-iron letters and numbers, and she began making them into signs,” says Kelly. “Along with…

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a day at the market

DESPITE A HUGE CROWD OF POTENTIAL COMPETITORS, I snared one of my mantique grails at April’s Alameda Point Antiques Faire: a vintage comic-book spinner rack. Yet the ultimate thrill at that Northern California flea market is always the same—the oodles of goodies. ON THE RIGHT DAY AT THE RIGHT PLACE, NO BUDGET IS SUFFICIENT. That’s how it was in Alameda. Perhaps the wet winter kept buyers from buying and sellers from selling. Whatever the reason, the show was teeming with tempting items. Anyone with gobs of money could have filled a van. I quickly noticed a cool “poker spinnerette” game, circa 1950s, with playing-card graphics on twirling discs. It had particular appeal because I live in a casino town (Reno, NV). Still, I passed it up on the principle of not spending too…