Yard sale season is fast approaching and if you're one of the thousands who loves to hunt front lawns for a steal, we have the book for you! The sleek, tall-backed Danish modern chair that Lara Spencer snapped up for $350 at the Rose Bowl flea market goes for $1,750. That gorgeous black leather bench — a steal at $40 at an estate sale. Those fantastic 1950’s armchairs in her kitchen — a major score at just $10 for all four at a yard sale.
In I BRAKE FOR YARD SALES: And Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions, and the Occasional Dumpster (Stewart Tabori & Chang; April 1, 2012; CAN $27.95), the sparkling, savvy anchor on “Good Morning America” reveals her talent for spotting diamonds in the rough to polish and showcase in her “double life” as a successful interior designer and antiques dealer. The book includes 200 color photos of rooms, finds, and fixes that she has created, and Lara shows you what top designers and antique dealers have known for years — style isn’t about money. It’s about knowing what to look for, and how to put it together to achieve blue blood looks on a blue-collar budget!