Lara Spencer’s New Book “Flea Market Fabulous” Debuts


Book Review Update:  This is a gorgeous book with big, bold, colorfully detailed photos on every page. Lara doesn’t disappoint readers with varying tastes either.  Not only does she showcase many design styles in her stunning real-life rooms, but she gives readers plenty of captions, tips, and fixes we can use right now. Throughout the pages she has sprinkled helpful advice from professional designers who weigh-in on how they create beautiful homes, too. Lara also shares her design dilemmas for each project and then walks readers through her process for solving them. And her mood boards are amazing and fun to see! And just like she did in her first book, she tells readers what she paid for her flea-market finds then shows us the reveal on how she used them in each stunning room. Lara has written another fantastic book that readers will refer to again and again! It’s perfect for anyone who loves to decorate, but especially inspiring for those of us who love to  do it on a budget and with our fabulous flea-market finds! Love it!

I am really excited about Lara Spencer’s new book “Flea Market Fabulous” that will be debuting later this summer. Her first book, “I Brake For Yard Sales” is one of my favorites on yard and garage sales, flea-markets, collecting, revamping, and decorating a home with older, used stuff. She has great retro-style but also loves classic pieces, too.  A lifelong “saler” and collector, she doesn’t hold back with her excellent tips for finding the best sales, knowing how to barter for the best price, determining when a piece is a DIY or when to enlist the help of an expert. Her bright and colorful book has lots of beautifully detailed pictures from her own homes and several friend’s homes. She is also a fantastic decorator and teaches readers how to use color, contrast, pattern, etc.

If you love updating trash to treasure, you will enjoy reading this book and may want to have it in your collection to refer back to. I purchased my copy from Amazon a few years ago. You can also rent it from the library.  In my opinion, it’s a great book for keeps!


Her second book “Flea Market Fabulous” can be pre-ordered from Amazon and shipped to  you in mid September. However, when I pre-ordered her first book several months in advance it arrived within a few weeks — way ahead of the advertised ship date. Oh, happy day!


This is what the promotional copy for the book says:

Focusing on nine different rooms (including her own recently purchased Manhattan apartment), Lara Spencer shows readers that all it takes is planning, shopping know-how, and a little imagination to create beautiful and comfortable homes that reflect their personal style. She takes readers through the step-by-step process of overcoming the challenges of the room, offering helpful tips and lessons along the way. She identi­fies the design dilemma; comes up with a decorat­ing plan; makes a mood board for inspiration; compiles a shopping list; scours flea markets for furniture and accessories that fit the bill; restores, repurposes, and reinvents the pieces she finds, giving them new life; and brings all the elements together in the gorgeous, finished space. With illuminating before, during, and after photographs of her DIY projects and the room installations, Lara demystifies the decorating process and allows readers to envision endless possibilities for what they can do in their own homes.

Right up my alley! Woot!

If you order both books, or enough items to meet Amazon’s requirements, you will receive free shipping. The cost for each book is around $16. Click on the blue link of the book’s name above to get more details and ordering information.

Now, if  you have her first book, or you purchase her second one, please tell me how you like them by leaving a comment below. I would love to hear from you!


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