I Brake for Yard Sales

I Brake for Yard Sales

And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2011.
ISBN: 9781584799221
Branch Call Number: 381.195 SPE
Characteristics: 174 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: McGauley, Caitlin
McNamara, Michael


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Dec 16, 2012

You're more likely to find high-end scores secondhand if you live in a high-end city. I'm all over trash to treasure, and love quirky retro odds and ends, but I have no delusions that I'm going to spot an Eames chair at my local Goodwill. Good tips, but it's important to be realistic.

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