The Find by Stan Williams is sub-titled The Housing Works Book of Decorating with Thrift Shop Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details, which pretty much says it all. Or almost. What is doesn't say is that even if you have never considered your own scavenger hunt before, you will begin to wonder how to make space for all the finds that will soon be yours. This beautiful book is full of inspiration on how to create your own installations out of the most unlikely pieces. All it takes is a little imagination, a lot of patience and some good luck. The five chapters cover furniture, accessories, dining and entertaining, sensational small spaces and escapes. This is the type of book that will make you wish you had an empty house that you could decorate from scratch with all the goodies you will soon unearth. Or at least an empty room.
Hardcover, 240 pages. Clarkson Potter 2009. $18.15 at Amazon.