Big Thrift Energy, with Virginia Chamlee

cover art for Big Thrift Energy by Virginia ChamleeMonday, August 15th, 2022, 6:30 pm

Virginia Chamlee visits Gibson's Bookstore to talk about how to shop for affordable vintage home decor and how to style it in a modern home, with her new book Big Thrift Energy: The Art and Thrill of Finding Vintage Treasures - Plus Tips for Making Old Feel New! Concord is home to several antique stores and thrift stores, and New England is prime country for accidentally discovering treasures stuffed in the back of your barn, attic, or basement, or stumbled upon at a garage sale!

About the author: Author Virginia Chamlee is a writer for People magazine who has spent more than a decade collecting and selling vintage wares. Her home has been featured on Apartment Therapy and Design*Sponge and her written work has been featured in Buzzfeed, Bustle, Byrdie, and other outlets. Her artwork is available via Chairish, Anthroplogie, and Artfully Walls.

Masks are strongly encouraged but no longer required for vaccinated attendees. We can’t predict the future course of the pandemic, so Gibson’s reserves the right to institute masking and/or vaccination rules for this event as circumstances dictate.  

If you cannot make this event, signed copies of Big Thrift Energy may be ordered from the Gibson's Bookstore website. Personalization requests may be put in the order comments.

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Event date: 
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Big Thrift Energy: The Art and Thrill of Finding Vintage Treasures-Plus Tips for Making Old Feel New By Virginia Chamlee Cover Image
ISBN: 9781950968619
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blue Star Press - July 26th, 2022

Learn to find affordable vintage home decor and how to style it in a modern home.

From a Goyard trunk worth upwards of $10,000 (scored for $90) to a floor-length vintage Christian Dior cape (a $10 Goodwill find), Virginia knows how to find deals.