Barb’s Book: Tossed and Found
By Barb Tobias, America’s “Thrift Talk” Diva
Do garage sales and yard sales beckon you with the promise of secondhand treasures, only to leave you disheartened when faced with grimy merchandise and disheveled stacks of hand-me-downs?
Would you love to refresh your home with new ideas and unique decor, but are intimidated by the very thought of hunting for thrift?
Do you put off hosting a garage sale because the process of purging your home is just too overwhelming?
If you think that garage sales are simply a way to get rid of old stuff, think again. Barb shows the reader how to hold a “Diva” sale that can earn thousands of dollars, using decorating tips that stores have used for years.
If the thought of all this work has you reaching for the Excedrin bottle, take heart. In her lighthearted and encouraging book, Tossed and Found, Barb Tobias shares her humorous and moving journey from simple farm girl to the entertaining and informative Thrift Talk Diva.
A reader can’t help but get caught up in her lively and captivating accounts of thrifting across America. Her insights and expertise demonstrate how a spoonful of creativity and a dash of know-how can turn a frumpy house into a fabulous home with little to no cost.
Tossed & Found
With tongue-in-cheek honesty, Barb Tobias hooks arms with her readers as she strolls through the bittersweet flashes of growing up in a small agrarian town.
Trapped in a life that never seemed to fit; tall and gangly through high school and eventually a lone divorcee raising a child, Barb is tossed into a tumultuous life that is changed by the simple act of attending a garage sale.
The story begins when our tattered yet optimistic author collides with the alluring world of thrift. Cheeky humor and thoughtful insights pepper her journey toward living in a beautiful home and creating a fabulous wardrobe.
A mushrooming niche, the downward spiral of the economy, and the “greening of America” are masterfully wrapped together in this heartfelt story that applauds the emergence of a woman’s warrior spirit.
America’s “Thrift Talk Diva,” Barb Tobias has authored “Tossed & Found,” a journey that embraces the world’s aspiring Thrift Divas, guiding them in the art of purging, purchasing and placing furnishings to create a beautiful, cost-free home.