The Art of the Bargain is all about how to successfully shop flea markets, antique shows and garage sales. The reporter attended the Brimfield Antique show with expert Bruce Littlefield, author of "Garage Sale America".
The piece gives the basics of shopping second hand, giving tips on how to react, what to offer and how to behave....key among them is "the person who is willing to walk away is the one who is going to get the best deal".
Also from H&G this week:
: talks to author Nick Hornby
(High Fidelity, About a Boy) about his home life. A favorite item of decor? A postcard from Kurt Vonnegut which hangs on the wall in the living room.
Pretty Darn Cute:
Yamaha NX-A01 Natural Sound Speakers ($100). A set of tiny (3.5 inch) cubes with a big (ger) sound.
: "Apartment Living
" is a new book from Ryland, Peters & Small by british design writer Caroline Clifton-Mogg which includes photos of small spaces in Europe and New York.
: Rolls: Baked Turkey and Orzo Cabbage roll and a Halibut and Spinach baked enchilada.
Top Photo: By me at the Chicago Antique Market