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Found, Free, and Flea: Creating Collections from Vintage Treasures #2020

Found, Free, and Flea: Creating Collections from Vintage Treasures By Tereasa Surratt Found Free and Flea Creating Collections from Vintage Treasures Grandma s rusty teakettle old fishing lures a broken antique camera from the attic these are your foundation pieces for building authentic collections on the cheap When Tereasa Surratt s husband con
  • Title: Found, Free, and Flea: Creating Collections from Vintage Treasures
  • Author: Tereasa Surratt
  • ISBN: 9780307885296
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Found, Free, and Flea: Creating Collections from Vintage Treasures By Tereasa Surratt Grandma s rusty teakettle, old fishing lures, a broken antique camera from the attic these are your foundation pieces for building authentic collections on the cheap.When Tereasa Surratt s husband convinced her that they should buy a derelict summer camp in Wisconsin, they had no idea the treasure trove they d inherit with the property While renovating the decrepit cabinsGrandma s rusty teakettle, old fishing lures, a broken antique camera from the attic these are your foundation pieces for building authentic collections on the cheap.When Tereasa Surratt s husband convinced her that they should buy a derelict summer camp in Wisconsin, they had no idea the treasure trove they d inherit with the property While renovating the decrepit cabins at Camp Wandawega, they kept stumbling upon curious objects, some dating back ninety years or a Boy Scout patch, an old sled, a pristine set of Fiesta Ware, dozens of midcentury aprons, an untouched box of board games in their original packaging Tereasa knew the power that one mundane object has when grouped with its siblings So rather than discard everything, she set out on a five year expedition to turn the than 150 found items into full fledged collections Relying on her own thriftiness, she only acquired pieces for free or at a bargain price items that she found, negotiated for free, or unearthed at a flea market Found, Free Flea explores Tereasa s passion for collecting while encouraging you to tap into your own with ideas on where to look to see collectibles Throughout the book, she shares her secrets and historical tidbits behind these prized antiques, now used to create innovative displays and for entertaining guests at her renovated lakeside retreat From vintage wine taster cups turned into a wind chime to cheese boxes reinvented as drawer organizers, to a chicken feeder that houses old tea cups for impromptu coffee bar setups, everything at Camp Wandawega earns its keep Learn how to navigate flea markets and how to best negotiate, why localvore collecting should matter to the thrifty shopper and what finds to expect on your travels , which vintage collections are easiest to start and the quickest to fill out, and what tips you should employ for turning even the most simple items into stunning displays The beautiful photography and Tereasa s clever DIY projects and sharp eye for design will inspire anyone to add charm and personality to interiors with a few well worn objects A celebration of Americana and ingenuity, Found, Free Flea is a must have for knowing how to spot treasures, complete collections, and display them artfully.
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    1. Basically, this book has the capacity to ruin my life This book is about ostensibly about making collections from vintage treasures, and it serves perfectly well in that regard, although the advice becomes redundant quickly how many times can you say go to flea markets But the vintage collection advice is not why I love this book The author her husband bought the derelict camp that he attended as a child It has a storied past bootleggers brothel church camp and piles of nostalgia in every nook c [...]


    2. This book really did not suit my purpose I expected this book to focus on obtaining items and how to make start collections Instead its sole purpose was to advertise the author s for profit retreat The retreat is a revamped camp that her husband actually attended as a child, and in their remodeling, they came across tons of vintage items from that time, and the time after when the camp grounds was used for other purposes Basically, it is the author saying we found these wonderful things followe [...]


    3. This book is a strange combination of several books in one, written separately each may have been a hit but in combination it just doesn t work The photographs of the author s collections are lovely and make the book are worth borrowing from the library, but despite the title it will not teach you to create collections of your own They may however give you some display ideas The story behind the author s collections is fascinating as she and her husband bought an old summer camp in Wisconsin nam [...]


    4. An interesting take on found free or flea market finds as the title suggests and how to put them together into collections I like it Lots of ideas for how to decorate in the lodge or cabin style Tereasa Surratt and her husband bought an old summer camp that had quite the colorful history it was a speakeasy, a brothel, a hotel, a Catholic retreat, and then a summer camp As such, when they bought it, there were lots of interesting bits and bobs left behind for them to sort through She details the [...]


    5. Tereasa Surratt and her husband bought a run down old lake resort in Wisconsin and over the past decade have restored it using primarily items that were found, free, or purchased at a flea market This book had lots of good junk eye candy, particularly if you are fond of the Adirondack or camp style I really enjoyed it because it wasn t just a retread of previously published images from a magazine, because that s what most titles under the Country Living umbrella are Looking at the pictures of th [...]


    6. What I didn t like It felt like this book was saying, Look at me Don t I look so happy with my junky finds To be fair, I m not sure what the heck was going on Yes, they demonstrated a multitude of collections, but what am I to do with all of it besides dust it every week Where s the purpose story


    7. Have a sudden urge to go to an antique mall Excited that the resort featured is in WI, and the flea market where they found lots of the stuff in the book is only an hour away from me Planning to go to the next one in August


    8. Tereasa and her husband bought a rundown Wisconsin summer camp and fixed it up using vintage treasures mostly from the 1940s 1970s Beautifully photographed, with interesting ideas on how to work collections into your decor and tips on purchasing items at estate sales flea markets.


    9. I think the cumulative average is very accurate 3.69 I find that for most books I love the idea of an old camp and the treasures you find I liked the photography The writing was good Then at the end when the author mentions I purchased this at the Paris flea I got turned off a bit I very very much want to go stay here.


    10. I m not generally interested in interior design but when the focus is on found objects, folk art, or collecting my interest is immediately piqued The author and her husband bought her husband s summer camp in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin and discovered a treasure trove of old objects that served as the inspiration for collecting and decorating with similar items as long as they were found, free, or flea acquired Though Surratt s focus seems to be as a how to or inspirational book, I actually found it [...]


    11. Found, Free Flea was a great quick flip picture book, but I found it lacking in content It s basically created to be a promotion of this exclusive camp, rented out for soirees and retreats or Martha Stewart weddings While I enjoyed the collections immensely, I felt the tone of the book was a bit fake Well off people playing at roughing it in the the woods The book and website joke about being lowbrow, but it all comes across as snobbish and condescending I am glad I checked this out at the libra [...]


    12. Loved it, and would love to live here.A couple buy his childhood camp Brimming with antiques my heaven Tins, blankets, books, signs, bottles everything carefully put together, with a fresh set of eyes, creating a wonderful echo of the past no dollarama plastic here.Told through text and photography, page after page loved it


    13. This is of a coffee table book but I am totally obsessed A young couple bought a run down summer camp and completely redid it but kept the vintage summer camp look The book describes their experience and how you can do the same thing in your home.


    14. This is such a great book to read about how someone took an old camp, found all the wonderful treasures in it, added to the collections and made it into a fun place to stay If you like collecting, camping or vintage anything, I d recommend this book.


    15. I dare you not to resent the author s life This book documents the author and her husband s purchase of a summer camp in Wisconsin Beautiful vintage camp blankets and minnow buckets will haunt your envious dreams.


    16. This book will make you want to rummage through your parents and grandparents kitchen cupboards and linen closets for long lost treasures The photos and stories are interesting and if Camp Wandewega wasn t so far away, I would slather myself in mosquito repellent and book a weekend away







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