Little treasures -- from antique spoons to unique flea-market finds -- can be a decorating windfall. The Funky Shui sisters show you how to decorate with souvenirs.
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Kitschy keepsakes are inexpensive and irresistible! And if you love this look but think it isn’t decorator-chic, think again. Vintage state map fabrics are showing up in decorator showrooms, and you can get your own as tea towels on your next trip to a roadside Stuckey’s! Other classic souvenirs, like snow globes, floaty pens, and magnets, can make a big statement grouped together in a big collection. Thirty snow globes side-by-side make a whimsical conversation piece. One hundred matchbooks from around the world add spark to a plain vase. State spoons, teacups, and plates look charming together––and these silly souvenirs are practical, too. Next time you have the book club over, break out the teacups and lighten the mood with Key Lime Pie served on a Florida state plate. Now that’s souvenir style!
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Sisters Kitty and Jennifer O’Neil are authors of Decorating With Funky Shui (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2004). The San Francisco duo credits their parents and their grandfather (Chic Young, the creator of the Blondie comic strips) for their distinctive style. For more, visit their Funky Shui website, www.funkyshui.com.