Photo: Jamar Stephens

Photo: Jamar Stephens

Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Beautiful Things: Salvage Yard

3p4_us_mail_bag_-36-threepotatofour Random inspiration is all around you– reduce, reuse and recycle– a rice bag is suddenly a beautiful tote, old crates transform into an end table and orphaned teacups and cutlery make a stylishly mismatched place setting.


Photography: US Mail Bag $36 U.S. via Three Potato Four; Oh Joy! for Chronicle Books $10.95 U.S. via Oh Joy!

Tapestry Scarf $90, Wilfred;

Blue Floral Recipe Cards $8 U.S., Rifle Paper Co.;

Pepsi Co. Surplus Soda Crates $25-$30 U.S. each;

Vintage teacups and cutlery via Country Living; visit thrift stores for similar finds

Guatemalan Recycled Shopping Tote $24.95 U.S., handmade and fairly traded in Guatemala;

Beautiful Things: One Man's Trash

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