Flea marketing and de-cluttering may seem like totally irreconcilable passions, but we've found that they can actually coexist happily in a home where salvaged treasures are thoughtfully arranged. Here are a few examples where re-purposed architectural details step up to the plate as art-with-history, without transforming the home into a crowded junk shop...
• 1 Ceiling medallions may look frou-frou surrounding light fixtures, but grouped on a wall, their pleasing circular shapes have a clean, bold impact. We like the way the green accent paint highlights their forms through sharp contrast, but we think they'd also provide great textural variety on a white wall.
• 2 Beautiful antique doorknobs make us swoon, but there are only so many doors in a house, so we loved how these were given another equally useful purpose.
• 3 Wood Molding Corner Blocks come in so many interesting varieties. We love the way these were mounted and grouped. They'd look wonderful arranged on top of a high bookshelf or a window ledge.