Vintage, retro, unusual, quirky, and one-of-a-kindall these words perfectlydescribe the bounty to be found at a flea market. Geraldine James, homebuying manager for Selfridges department store, is a true flea-marketingexpert. In this indispensable guide, she shares the insider knowledge gleanedfrom spending every available weekend at flea markets. Geraldine begins withher 10 Golden Rules (from arriving early and knowing how to work the stallsto training your eye to spot treasures amongst the trash). The followingchapters on china and glass, textiles, furniture, metal, art, jewelry, andgardens explain what to buy, what to ignore, how to clean and repair, andwhen to call in the services of a restoration expert. Theres advice on how to display your finds and how to build a collection. Finally, there is a detaileddirectory of Geraldines favorite flea markets, from Round Top in Texas andLos Angeles Rose Bowl, to the markets of Paris and the south of France and the country towns of England.