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Books by Mary Randolph Carter

  • The Joy of Junk

    Mary Randolph Carter

    Product Code: BRXST
    Hardback
    From the author who taught us that junk in not a four-letter word, and drawing on her years of experience as a passionate thrifter and collector, Carter highlights her favourite junking moments, revels in the thrill of the hunt and imparts many personal tips for finding treasures in flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, shops, on the web, or wherever you may find yourself. With her passion for self-expression and her personal approach to decor, Carter speaks to our desire to surround ourselves with belongings that bring beauty and meaning to our lives. Along the way, Carter interviews other designers and high-profile collectors such as Ralph Lauren, Bunny Williams, and Mike Wolfe from American Pickers revealing their favourite treasure hunts and showing us how they live with their collections. Inspiring and liberating, The Joy of Junk shows how we can integrate our passions and histories to live creatively and happily with the special and quirky objects that give our homes soul.
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  • Never Stop to Think... Do I Have a Place for This

    Mary Randolph Carter

    Product Code: AJNSY
    Hardback
    A beautiful and inspiring volume, Never Stop to Think Do I Have a Place for This indulges our desire to surround ourselves with belongings that impart beauty and meaning to our lives. Delving into the interiors (and the collecting mindset) of real-life tastemakers (antique dealers, fashion designers, artists, boutique owners), Carter interviews the owners to reveal their personal stories and inspirations, and what drives their passion for collecting and, ultimately, how they manage to integrate their collections and interiors to live stylishly with their passions. The book showcases a range of personalities and styles, such as Heirloom Scavengers, anglophiles who collect beautiful housewares; The Preservationists, an artistic couple who collect and restore photographs; Scavenging the Evidence of Life, an artist who scavenges old photos, menus, and maps to use in his work; and The Queen of Muchness, an antique dealer known for having multiples of everything! A great read, Carter muses delightfully on the universal desire to acquire and collect, while imparting philosophy and tips for living creatively and integrating our passions into our decor. Lavishly illustrated with intimate photographs of 16 different homes and collections, this book exalts in the beauty of bounty and carries an inspiring message of how we can follow our passions to create a home we love.
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