Crossing the divides of styling, entertaining, decorating and production, Eddie Ross is a whirling dervish of creativity. While his career began in the culinary arts, he soon expanded his skill set into the world of decor with positions at House Beautiful, Martha Stewart, and now Better Homes & Gardens, columns in Woman’s Day and Southern Living, work in front of and behind the camera for TV shows such as Martha, HGTV, the Food Network and Bravo’s Top Design, features in almost every lifestyle mag, as well as musings on his popular blog. We are thrilled that Eddie eked out some time to be our latest guest on Stylish Shopping. Tag along as he shows us the ins and outs of visiting a great flea market like Elephant’s Trunk in New Milford, CT.
Eddie Ross is especially inspiring with his inventive approaches to repurposing and upcycling vintage and flea market finds into classic interiors. In one of his “Weekend Shopper” articles for House Beautiful, antique corbels from an old church in Richmond were given new life, after a fresh coat of white paint, as anchors for bed hangings.
Setting a table with flea market finds has never looked fresher. Eddie’s mix of old and new includes a set of lusterware plates found at the Elephant’s Trunk on a previous excursion, vintage Steuben, a Venetian glass pitcher found at Brimfield and a charming DIY box vase.
And for a fun Valentine’s Day celebration, Eddie whipped up this pink confection, perfectly styled of course!
What a fun and informative morning we had with Eddie! Generous with his time and insights, it’s easy to understand why he has such a large and devoted following. He’s the real deal who practices what he preaches!
Thank you to Eddie Ross and the Elephant’s Trunk for some great Stylish Shopping. Now armed with a new arsenal of knowledge and tips, I’m looking forward to making a return visit soon!
14 thoughts on “Stylish Shopping with Susanna Salk and Eddie Ross”
Eddie is such a talented person! Thank you for sharing.
Loved the clip of Susanna & Eddie shopping. He has inspired me forever. We were in a workshop together here in Kansas City!
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Rags to riches…. Speaks right to my heart!!! Loved shopping at the flea with Susanna and Eddie. Wonderful preparation tips, good strategy for perusing and great outlook!!
He is SO nice!! No airs and speaks from the heart. NICE! franki
Learned some great tips from Eddie! Start from the back at flea markets and replacing the blades on old knives then getting them monogrammed. We are ready to flea!
What a great and fun shopping outing! Thanks for sharing it with us. Though we have a lot of mutual friends, I’ve yet to meet Eddie. I hope to, soon, as I’m such an E.R. fan!!
Cheers from DC,
Tone on Tone
PS – Love all your Instagram photos! Especially of Paris!!
He is so charming and had so many good tips! Start in the back; fabulous. ox
I have had the pleasure of meeting and following Eddie while shopping at the Alameda antique flea market in California. You are so right! He is the real deal and one the most endearing young men I have ever met. Generous, talented beyond his years. WE love our EDDIE!!
Wishing I could shadow along and learn the ropes from the pros! Enjoyed it Stacey! And that silver piece monogrammed CC – that would have been mine in a heartbeat!
Love Eddie’s pink lined backpack! How fun to see him at work…
C + C
Smart. Talented. Inspiring. Giving. What a wonderful combination that Eddie Ross is! Nice and humble too!
What a fun day!
Thanks Stacey & Susanna too!
Recently found your blog. Just love the video approach to your blog and the variety of guests, so interesting…
I just found your blog and I am enjoying it soooooo much. I think I am going to be up very late looking and reading everything! Thanks for a fun time.
Thank you Marla!! Welcome!