The Flea Market Style Team comprises a talented group of stylists, entertaining and junk experts, bloggers, antiques appraisers, photographers, graphic designers and writers. And more than one of them thinks chocolate is worthy of inclusion on the Periodic Table of Elements. Here's our gang:
Ki Nassauer, Editor-in-Chief
Junker, editor, author, retailer, entrepreneur and lover of comfy jeans and sneakers. In addition to bringing Flea Market Style and Flea Market Style Weddings to a national and international audience, she is the original founder of JunkMarket. Nassauer has served as an editor and columnist of Country Home magazine and co-authored "Decorating JunkMarket Style" and "Junk Beautiful, Room by Room Makeovers." Ki produces Junk Bonanza, a biannual event in MN, hosts the Junk Revolution online community, and runs FleaQuest, a comprehensive online directory for vintage sales and antiques shops. In addition to her television and public appearances, Nassauer has spread the junking gospel as a vintage consultant.
Find her at KiNassauer.com where you can get inspired, shop and connect with like-minded junkers.
Stacey Willey, Art Director
Stacey Willey is a freelance art director, graphic designer, web designer, and photo stylist who has worked with the Meredith Corporation on "Better Homes and Gardens," "Decorating," "Real Life Decorating," "Quick & Easy Decorating," "Bargain Style," "EAT" and "Country Home" magazines. Prior to working for Meredith, she was a graphic and web designer for several Minneapolis-based advertising agencies, helping to re-brand and position clients such as Caribou Coffee, D'Amico & Sons, Campiello, and Leeann Chin. She also served as the lead advertising art director for Arizona Foothills magazine in Phoenix, Arizona, and brings a keen eye and intuitive vision to the magazine.
Find her at staceywilley.com.
Christine Hofmann-Bourque, Senior Editor/Writer
Writer Christine Hofmann-Bourque loves words almost as much as her caulk gun. While on staff at Country Home magazine, Christine collaborated with Ki to produce several features on the beautiful and the repurposed. She recently moved to Washington, D.C., where she happily lives in a charming Art Deco apartment building and has a new favorite running route that passes in front of the White House. Little known fact: Christine was "Do it Yourself" magazine’s Star of the Week, for which she earned bragging rights and, perhaps more importantly, a plastic tiara.
Find her at christinebourque.com
Vanessa Britting, Editorial Assistant
New Jersey native Vanessa Britting headed west to Los Angeles in 2003 where she established herself with roles on The Young and the Restless, Desperate Housewives, Without a Trace and Numbers, among others. In addition to acting, she now guest-stars at FMS Weddings in the recurring role as expert source on all things bridal. Vanessa says she is inspired in her work for the magazine by her 2010 wedding at The Plaza Hotel in New York City, as well as the myriad bridal and wedding blogs she vets in search of trends, interesting dresses and design elements. "If I hear myself saying, 'Oh, I wish I would have done that,' then I know it's worth putting on the Google doc and showing it to Ki and sharing it with the team." She allows, "the five weddings I attended in the last year help, too!" Vanessa grew up scouring flea markets with her mom, and regularly visits the Rose Bowl and the Melrose Swap to source vintage containers for the succulent arrangements she creates. She likes to write music for guitar, and she and husband, David, "are obsessed with" their boxer-mix, Hannah, and cats Monroe and Roxy. Fun fact: Vanessa wasn't able to eat sugar at the time of her wedding and went to great effort to order a vegan cake, which she ultimately didn't get to taste. Her favorite flavor otherwise? Strawberry shortcake.
Find her at: @VanessaBritting
Margo Arrick, Contributor/Blogger
Margo Arrick is a junker who blogs (and a blogger who junks!) Margo's love of flea market finds started as a way for her to add character and charm to her Southern-Style Farmhouse, but quickly grew into a second career as a junk decor dealer, web publisher and online shop keeper. Her website highlights her own designs and creations as well as those of the junking community at large. She splits her time between the family electronics business, her multifaceted junking business and web publishing ventures. Margo lives in East Texas with her husband of 29 years and several rescued greyhounds.
Find her at: robolady.blogspot.com
Kim Yeager, Contributing Editor
Tim Luke, Contributing Editor
Tim Luke is an accredited antiques appraiser and the familiar star of HGTV's show Cash in the Attic. Luke ventures into hopeful homeowners' attics, garages and basements to discover valuable treasures they can sell to pay for home renovation projects. He was a participating appraiser on the Public Broadcasting Systems' "Antiques Roadshow" circuit, and carries a wealth of knowledge about flea marketing, auctions and other venues for vintage treasures. He co-owns the appraisal firm TreasureQuest with his partner, Greg Strahm. Find him at tqag.com
Cammie Metheny, Contributor
Cammie Metheny operates Daffadowndilly's, a vintage warehouse in Coleridge, Neb. A lifelong junker and salvage addict, she spends at least part of every day searching out stock for the shop and for regular appearances at Midwestern vintage markets. Cammie enjoys designing and constructing specialty art and display pieces from found objects, and supplies Bachman's Home & Garden stores in Minneapolis. Her work can be found on Etsy. Mother to four children who share her appetite for scrapping, Cammie works alongside her husband, David, whom she calls the original Junk Hunk.
Andrew Herrold, Contributing Photographer
An experienced music photographer, Andrew has found a soft spot for things rusty, tarnished, and dented that straddle the line between art and junk. The underlying tone in his images of interesting people, places and things speaks to his inner documentarian. Constantly looking for the new and exciting or the "old and rusted," Andrew never sits idle for long. Find him at: aherrold.com.
Adam Albright, Contributing Photographer
Adam lives in Des Moines, Iowa, with his wife and two boys. He shoots calm, meticulously styled interiors and food, as well as silly, chaotic children for Better Homes & Gardens, DIY, and other titles. When he is not taking pictures or answering his four year-old's questions, he competes in triathlons, biking and running races. Find him at: adamalbrightphotography.com.
Jason Walsmith, Contributing Photographer
Jason is a Des Moines, Iowa- based photographer who has worked throughout the United States and many other countries. When not shooting pictures Jason travels as the co-lead singer of a rock and roll band called The Nadas or works on his 1956 Heidelberg Windmill in Handbill, his vintage letterpress printshop. Find him at: jasonwalsmith.com.
Dean Riggott, Contributing Photographer
A Rochester, Minn.-based photographer, Dean specializes in commercial, corporate and editorial photography. He is a former newspaper photojournalist who grew up with an appreciation for antiques and junk through his father's salvage business, Architectural Antiques, in downtown Minneapolis. When not capturing images of people, places and things, Dean spends his time with his fiancee and their five little girls. Find him at: riggottphoto.com.
John Granen, Contributing Photographer
John clipped coupons from the Sunday newspaper while growing up, mailing away for travel brochures to feed his fascination for the photography of different cultures. He spent weekends in the mountains with his father's Argus C-3, shooting as much as he could afford. He upgraded in high school to an SLR, learning to process film and print black and white photographs to cut expenses. He studied photography in college and today, his career takes him wherever editors dare to send him. He specializes in food and interior shots, and says the best part of his career is meeting talented, creative people. John says the hallmark of a great shoot is when a homeowner says afterward, "I can't believe this is my home!" When not behind the lens, John cooks, gardens, remodels and spends time sea kayaking in his beloved Northwest, close to water, mountains and Canada. His favorite state (after Washington) is Alaska, closely followed by California. Find him at: http://johngranen.com.
Quentin Bacon, Contributing Photographer
Born to American parents in Australia, Quentin's fascination with the camera began at age 8 when he was given one, then "whisked away to travel the world for three months," according to his bio at quentinbacon.com. He got his first photo break through his mother, whom he calls Australia's version of Julia Child, and went on to photograph for Vogue, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Metropolitan Home, Country Home and New York magazine, among others. He describes his working style as patient, not fearing options, working for the best outcome, having fun and never losing his cool.
Kim Cornelison, Contributing Photographer
Kim is a regular contributor to numerous home and garden publications and shoots for numerous commercial clients. She studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York and has more than 15 years of experience photographing a variety of subjects, specializing in home, garden, lifestyle and food. Kim and her husband, Alfie Ferreyra, work as a team. When not traveling on assignment, they live in Minneapolis. Find her at: http://kimcornelison.com
John Bessler, Contributing Photographer
John is a native New Yorker who now lives happily in rural New Jersey with his family. His education includes formal training in photography and philosophy as well as apprenticing many talented photographers and studying art and architecture while traveling abroad. He began his career in Home Photography shooting for the B. Altman Catalog in New York, and has since been published in magazines such as Veranda, House Beautiful and Traditional Home. He has done work with several designers, including Jamie Drake, Bunny Williams, Alessandra Branca and Victoria Hagan. His studio is in SoHo, where he has photographed art and artists including Rodin's Eve, and conceptual works by Janine Antoni. John has photographed books for Nate Berkus, Mary Engelbreit, Benjamin Moore, and "Edith Wharton: A House Full of Rooms." In addition to photographing interiors, John is equally at home shooting travel, food, artisan, craft, antiquing and other visually rich stories, while pursuing interests in music, food, wine and zestful living.