Lara Spencer’s Tips For Using Flea Markets and Tag Sales to Redecorate

Lara Spencer, “Good Morning America” anchor and Riverside, CT resident, has taken her passion for thrift store shopping to the next level with her new book, “Flea Market Fabulous.” Find out how to hit a tag sale properly and create stylish interiors with affordable finds. How does she do it? With a keen eye — and go-to local sources for everything from antiques to upholstery.

LARA’S LOCAL FAVES

Consignment and Antiques Stores
1. Hamptons Antique Galleries, Stamford, CT
2. The Elephant’s Trunk Country Flea Market, New Milford, CT
3. Greenwich Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop, Greenwich, CT

Wood Refinishing
Raphael’s Furniture Restoration, Stamford, CT
“I am blessed to have the best team of craftspeople in the business working with me on my books and TV shows. Some of them are local, like Mark DeVito, a master at repairing wood, refinishing, painting and anything else you can imagine.”

Builder and Designer
Clarke Builders, Greenwich, CT: “David Dall is a wonder with welding, making incredible lighting fixtures and reimagining pieces. His construction company, Clarke Builders, also creates beautiful custom homes and remodels. When I build my dream house someday, he’s the guy I would use.”

Upholsterer
Lenny’s Custom Decorating Services, Norwalk, CT.

MORE FAVORITES
Restaurant for Dinner:
Louie’s, Cos Cob, CT
Place for Drinks: Riverside Yacht Club, Riverside, CT
Place for Family Dinner: ABIS, Greenwich, CT
Manicure: Angel Tips, Stamford, CT
Gym: Equinox, Greenwich, CT

lara-spencers-redecorating-tips-2BUY THE BOOK: Flea Market Fabulous by Lara Spencer (Abrams, $25.95)