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These paper flower picks were inspired by the pattern on a vintage dinner plate. Find the free template and the book FLEA MARKET FINDS at www.HolidaywithMa...

This 1960 era beverage service now repaired from it's original state, resumes service, stocked with small glasses and dishes to hold accoutrements. FLEA MARKET FINDS HolidaywithMatthe...

Delicate baby fern fronds are delightful captured in the smooth bubble of a translucent rose bowl. See the fern story in FLEA MARKET FINDS book at HolidaywithMatthe...

  • Adriene Smochek

    Matthew, I am dying to find one of these old rose bowls. Any tips on where to purchase, other than scouring flea markets?

  • Cindy Kroll

    I have one for sale

Whether you snip them from a plant in your shady backyard or a pot on the dining room sideboard, fern fronds are just as striking in single-stem vases as big feathery clusters. See the fern story in FLEA MARKET FINDS book at HolidaywithMatthe...

I've had fun fashioning these wire frames by imitating scrawling doodles. You can download the patterns at www.HolidaywithMa... You can see more of my ideas in FLEA MARKET FINDS book, COOL DOODLE story.

Graphic, bold, and personal, doodle art is not just a way to endure a boring meeting, it can lead to inspired decorating projects, too. Perk up two plain side chairs. COOL DOODLE is a story in FLEA MARKET FINDS by Matthew Mead. www.HolidaywithMa...

It seems that spring-blooming lilacs burst forth suddenly, and then vanish quickly. But you can capture their delicate fragrance and hues, and draw out the season a bit longer with these ideas from FLEA MARKET FINDS book. www.HolidaywithMa...

Gilded syroco pieces are graphic and inexpensive and remind one of early Greek and Roman symbols. I have found them for dollars at the Salvation Army. From FLEA MARKET FINDS. www.HolidaywithMa...

Greek key is an ancient pattern that can be found on many types of stoneware urns and planters. It allows you to add some instant history to your home. From FLEA MARKET FINDS. www.HolidaywithMa...

Use hand dyed twill tape to make an album cover worthy of leaving on the coffee table. See more projects in FLEA MARKET FINDS www.HolidaywithMa...

Channel your inner DIY hand dyeing skills and transform a not-so-attractive lamp from the flea market into one that steals the limelight. See the full story in FLEA MARKET FINDS. www.HolidaywithMa...

Interesting Bargain, incredibly heavy marble slab. It's part of my Mid-Century story in my book FLEA MARKET FINDS. Find it at www.HolidaywithMa...

I seized this locker, that once resided in a post office, to install in my kitchen. See more in my book FLEA MARKET FINDS find it at www.HolidaywithMa...

"Mid-Century Matthew" one of the stories in my book FLEA MARKET FINDS. www.HolidaywithMa...

World Hues. Use vintage glasses and bottles as inspiration for cool palettes and projects. FLEA MARKET FINDS www.HolidaywithMa...

World Hues. Use vintage akro agate plant pots as inspiration for cool palettes and projects. FLEA MARKET FINDS www.HolidaywithMa...

World Hues. Use vintage globes and maps as inspiration for cool palettes and projects. FLEA MARKET FINDS www.HolidaywithMa...

Take a nod from the past and bring new life to tired and faded items. Get more inspiration from FLEA MARKET FINDS. www.HolidaywithMa...

This image is from a story in my book FLEA MARKET FINDS called FIT TO BE DYED. www.HolidaywithMa...

Cluster items together-even if you have just a few-to give your collection more impact. And give them prominence with the display, either on an elevated stand, in a case, or on an important spot, such as the mantel. Find more tips in Flea Market Finds at www.HolidaywithMa...

Lilacs are an edible flower, which makes them natural garnishes for salads, infused spirits, and baked goods. See more ideas in Flea Market Finds at www.HolidaywithMa...