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 HolidaywithMatthewMead.com
I've had fun fashioning these wire frames by imitating scrawling doodles. You can download the patterns at www.HolidaywithMatthewMead.com 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.HolidaywithMatthewMead.com
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.HolidaywithMatthewMead.com
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.HolidaywithMatthewMead.com
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.HolidaywithMatthewMead.com
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.HolidaywithMatthewMead.com
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.HolidaywithMatthewMead.com