Winter isn’t only dedicated to indoor cleanup or decorating, it's that time of year when people try and brighten up their homes, redecorate with a brighter feel, and maybe hit a few indoor flea markets for some new stuff. What better time to focus on how to upgrade where you live in America’s favorite budget-friendly DIY style. This is not just any issue of Flea Market Home & Living, it’s a Best Of issue showcasing the best ideas homeowners have come to love. Unlike many design aesthetics that have strict interpretations, the Flea Market aesthetic is all about charting your own course. With the right mix of comfort and patina, spaces that feature the classic, romantic, rustic, or even modern feel fit right at home under the category. The style is timeless, and not just because it shirks old in favor of new. It appeals to readers of all ages and income levels: Pulling together a home vintage-piece by vintage-piece is just as accessible to just-starting-out Millennials who are looking to spruce up their first home, as it is for seasoned pickers who have been hunting for decades.
VINTAGE LOVE • When a home is filled with old stuff, the heart beats with delight.
anatomy of a modern market • Remember when weddings used to be simple? Same goes for flea markets. It’s not a bad thing, but these events have seriously upped their game. More personal, interactive, and styled than ever, junking markets of the moment are full-blown celebrations of a lifelong commitment to vintage love.
displaying collections • Your best treasures shouldn’t look like a tag sale—even if they came from one. Here’s how to give your vintage finds a worthy show place.
old stuff, new life • Seemingly useless vintage objects and artifacts come into their own again.
the art of the vignette • Collectors, bloggers and store owners use these tricks to please the eye.
glass act • What you might not know about your clear (or opaque) favorite.
aqua loves red • This unlikely pair of colors remain a match made in vintage-inspired heaven.
from found to finished! • These DIY weekend projects are glam game-changers for minimal time and cost.
these kitchens cook • It takes just one hot element to whip together a vintage-inspired kitchen.
wild blue yonder • With an undercurrent of excitement and a readiness to roam, let 2023 be a year of bold new (decorating) adventures.
STEP INSIDE • Wake up each morning in a place that feels like home.
ROOM TO GROW • Ancestral land was the perfect spot for a loving dad to design this new farmhouse, graciously constructed by family and friends.
The Farmhouse Formula • There’s no wrong way to approach this timeless style. But here’s one way to do it right.
SHABBY TO CHIC • An enterprising designer with a passion for rescuing vintage cast-offs went looking for the house of her dreams.
MID-CENTURY MODERN • An architectural gem from 1965 gets the chance to make a comeback.
HISTORY REBORN • Once nearly condemned, a row house in Ontario, Canada, gets rearranged, repainted and reinvented with an eclectic, European-inspired style.
FINDING FARMHOUSE • Vintage shopping scores and budget-friendly DIYs are the simple, down-home formula behind this farmhouse in the desert.
SETTING THE AMERICAN TABLE • A table dressed in vintage pieces sends a message of love to your guests.
more than a market • Full-fledged “fleavents” pair your classic vintage and antique market shopping with music, food and more.
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