I thought it would be nice to start off the week with one of my favorites quotes from Found, Free & Flea. The author, Tereasa Surratt, owns Camp Wandawega (a refurbished summer camp), and uses vintage finds and collections she across in the camp to decorate. She encourages readers to keep it thrifty and hunt for pieces that already have a history of their own. Amen, sister!
“…the next time you think you might need something for the house, consider first rescuing it from your local thrift store, charity shop, yard sale, or Grandma’s attic. If you stick with the “found, free, or flea” mantra, you’ll save money and somebody’s once-precious “something.” And best of all, you’ll get the bonus good feeling of knowing that you saved a relic that might have been destined for the trash bin.
Thriftiness and determination can transform any forgotten item into a collection. I find that at the end of the day, if we surround ourselves with “lost” objects and embrace their individual stories – and incorporate them into our lives and homes – it brings our surroundings much more depth and richness. Here’s to finding the little stories.”