Monday, February 28, 2011

Mary Randolph Carter

We are always looking for new books or magazines. that cover our favorite subjects namely, interior design, antiques, old junk,and crafting or repuposing with vintage items. One of our favorite authors that seems to cover most of our interests is Mary Randolph Carter. We have featured one of her books before in our book reviews but recently we came across three more of her books that we were able to buy at a very affordable price. The first of the book pictured is entitled, A Perfectly Kept House Is The Sign Of A Misspent Life. How can you not like a book by this title?  This is our kind of book!

The second book we got is called Garden Junk. This appealed to our love of garden and our love of  vintage garden junk.

The third book we got is called American Junk. We can only recommend that if you love collecting vintage and "junking" you have to take a look at these books and any others you can find by this author. There are lots of great quotes and lots of great pictures. You will find that Mary Randolph Carter is truly the patron saint of the bad, the chipped and the distressed.


Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

Hi! Thanks for your nice comment on our blog! Hey, I love MRC, too, and was excited the other day to see a book of hers that I'd not seen before. How is your DIY post coming? xo Miss you!!

The Shade Shop, Inc. said...

Chuckle! what a great name for a book. I'll have to look that one up. I always surmised that too neat an abode indicated a borderline neurotic! What a hoot!