Monday, June 4, 2012

Remnants of the Past Show | Giveaway of Flea Market Finds with Matthew Mead

This weekend I went to the Remnants of the Past Vintage Show, which was full of repurposed and refinished finds!

Hearts made out of the metal of old wine barrels

A swing made out of an coffee table, genius! Those pillows are fab too!

Letters galore cut out of metal

Old vessels and bottles everywhere :)

And lots of great repurposed signage!

I also had the opportunity to meet the talented Matthew Mead - whose work certainly speaks for its self. Matthew is not only a brilliant designer but was a joy to speak with.

Matthew has released several publications, most recently Flea Market Finds with Matthew Mead.

This is a must read for any DIYer! From front to back, each article is full of inspiring tips to design and create with flea market and vintage finds. The 160 pages are filled with new ideas for repurposing maps, baling wire, as well as innovative ideas for decoupage and much much more!

Matthew was gracious enough to give a signed copy to one of my readers!!

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment on the bottom of this post.

*** Please Note: Giveaway has closed. Look for more exciting giveaways soon! ***

Want to increase your chances? Each of the following will give you an extra entry

1. Like Sarah M. Dorsey Designs on Facebook

2. Follow me on Google Friends Connect

3. Favorite Sarah M. Dorsey Designs on Etsy

Please let me know in one comment if you added any of the extras.

I will randomly pick a winner this Friday (June 8th) at 8:00 am (PST)

If you are interested in purchasing any of Matthew's publications, please visit his website. 

It was truly an amazing event with tons of great vendors! To find out more information visit Remnants of the Past online.


Also, here is a sneak peak of a before that I am almost finished with ...

it is looking completely different! Stop by tomorrow to see how I've updated it!


  1. I also liked you on Facebook, favorite you on Etsy, and followed you on Google! Love finding good flea market steals!

  2. Would be nice to win the book. Nice picture of you and Mr. Mead.

  3. I liked, followed and favorited you! I just found your blog and am in love!!

  4. I would love to win! Thank you.

  5. Hi Sarah, I follow your blog and I just liked you on FB and made you a Faborite on ETSY :) I am new to Flea Markets and could use some good advice from the Pro Matthew Mead. Thanks for the chance to win. Cindy

  6. I am a new follower, and I absolutely love your blog! So creative and so many good ideas!

  7. Liked, Favorited, and followed!! Love this and I hope I win!

  8. Love your blog and would love to win the book! :)

  9. Looks like a great book. Would love to get some ideas for second-hand finds.

  10. count me in! i clicked 'like' on facebook, added as 'favorite' on etsy, and pinned your awesome blog!!! big fan.

  11. I liked you on fb and I'm now a follower!:)

  12. Sounds like a great book! Can't wait to see what you do with the dresser, too! (I follow you on Google Connect and added your Etsy shop to my favourites)

  13. Looks like an interesting book!

  14. i love your blog and i;m hoping to win the book!

  15. I liked Sarah M. Dorsey Designs on Facebook and favorite'd her on Etsy! If I don't win this book, I'm going to buy it. Either way, I'm excited!!!

  16. I would like to win that book :)

  17. I also liked you on facebook, and added you as my favorite on etsy :) hope I win this great book!

  18. Would love to win the book!

  19. Your coral dresser is so cheerful, can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the room. Love the idea of adding the frame to the bottom of the piece to add legs. Would love to win the book.

  20. followed on googleconnnect and picked as a fave on etsy! Love your blog and your mad diy design skills!

  21. Matthew Meade is a great decorator and this book would be a valuable resource. I'm new to your blog but have loved all your ideas. Liz

  22. Oh I am a newbie here and love you! Your designs are just fantastic.
    I liked you on FB
    Favorited your etsy shoppe (so cute0
    and Followed you on Friend connect google

  23. I liked you on Facebook, am now following you on Google Friend Connect, receive your blog through RSS feeds and would love your state print done for Boston MA !!! (if you could do that :)
    Thanks for the offer !

  24. I am totally Thrilled to see your patterns and ideas. The Coral chest is just something I was looking for. I want to paint a chest of drawers that same color. What a great Inspiration. I would love to win the Book but I still will continue to see your ideas and read your blog... It is Terrific! Thanks a Big Bunch,


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