The Salvage Sisters' : Guide to Finding Style in the Street and Inspiration in the Attic

The Salvage Sisters' : Guide to Finding Style in the Street and Inspiration in the Attic

By Kathleen Hackett and Mary Ann Young. Artisan, hardcover $22.95, softcover $14.95 O junk hounds, back-alley prowlers, garage sale addicts and all tenderhearted toward cast-offs, rejoice: Your bible is here, or at least its first book. <i>The Salvage Sisters’ Guide to Finding Style in the Street and Inspiration in the Attic</i>, by EOL contributor Hackett and her sister, is, like its title, full of good news: It’s clever to turn an old prom gown into a dressing table skirt, plant silk blossoms in a cane chair seat, replace a mantel mirror and objets with explosions of ball fringe, and perform many another minor decorating miracles with what’s often right under one’s nose. After this genesis, the Salvage Sisters will pick up plenty of converts.