Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Killer Stuff and Tons of Money

"Killer Stuff and Tons of Money" by Maureen Stanton.  This is the book I mentioned reading in a recent post.  I don't often take time to read real book, the kinds filled with words, but I couldn't put this one down.  What I learned from reading this book is that I am at the bottom of the bottom feeders in the food chain of flea market junkies.  No apologies or regrets.  To borrow a quote from this book...  "I'm going to make a million dollars, one dollar at a time" - LOL!
This book absolutely captures the lure of the flea market and the thrill of the hunt for that next great thing.  If you love junk, you gotta read this.
This book steered me in the direction of "Hidden Treasures" by Leigh and Leslie Keno.  This is not a newly released book but I had somehow missed it.  Probably because it is filled with, well, words.  I gobbled it up nearly as fast as the first one.  They went into a little too much detail about antique furniture for me but it was interesting to read about the way the top of the food chain wheels and deals.  I especially liked the part about their childhood and how their collecting passion began.  Also how one of them {I can't keep them straight} began his professional career working on the loading dock at Sothebys.  No kidding.  I think that's call that paying your dues!
Here's to happy hunting because that next thing you find might just be "the thing"!!


Into Vintage said...

Killer Stuff is on my 'to read' list so I guess I'd better head over to Amazon! I didn't know the Kenos had a book as well. I guess it's Amazon's lucky night :-)

My Vintage Mending said...

Kathy you never cease to amaze with all your tips and knowledge...This has been added to my short list...thanks for the tip..smiles..Renee

Annette said...

Sounds like some interesting reads. I'll have to check them out. I can't even imagine what working at Sothebys would be like!

Laurie said...

Oh, I love Leigh and Leslie and was thrilled to see them up close (but not actually meet them) when I got to go to Antiques Roadshow! The book you just finished looks very interesting -- I'm going to add it to my list! Thanks Kathy!