My home is indebted to flea markets around the world, without which my house would be empty and soulless. I like to browse the fleas not only for treasures but also decor inspiration. Flea market vignettes offer an education in layering, re-imagining the obsolete and pairing the unexpected with the norm, creating a curated chic home. Here's my roundup of this week's best of the flea.
Baskets - round, with handles, square, with lids, or lined with linen - no matter how you shape them, I cannot get enough baskets and the flea offers a plethora. With a toddler, there is always stuff that needs to be contained and concealed, and baskets are the perfect, decor container. The woven chunky-rope basket is the "little black dress" of every room.
Vintage French-school prints in muted tones offer an affordable chic wall space filler, and a layer of depth to a contemporary space.
An easel to display a mirror, canvas or television, yes please! I love the subtle remnants of paint on this easel, a remembrance of the creativity that once took place on this grande painter's tool. The blackening age of the mirror is divine.
Vintage pottery hold silverware on a lovely red enameled bistro table, ready for the perfect backyard fetes. I love mixing and matching vintage silverware. The quality is far superior to what a dollar can buy you these days, and the delicate designs of vintage wares make every bite of dinner more delicious to the eyes.
Graphic black and white textiles satisfy my craving for B&W decor. These African mudcloths would be fabulous on a stool, pillow or a french gilt chair, or even thrown across a dining table.
Images by Brooklyn Boheme.