I have to share a book I am in love with - Creole Thrift by designer Angele Parlange from New Orleans. She is eighth generation raised at Parlange, one of Louisiana's most famous plantations. New Orleans has to be one of my favorite cities - hands down.
Originally I picked the book up from the library and then had to buy it. It's one of those that inspires you to get up off the couch and do some eccentric decorating. Who cares if you have ostrich feathers trimming your windows? Being a born-and-raised Southern Girl I loved this book with it's southern culture, flamboyant decorating ideas, and the personal memoirs behind each design idea.