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Just like old times

Flea market finds. Scrap lumber. Rusty castoffs. Retailers and restaurant owners are going rustic, creating quirky, homey spaces that just feel right.

By Alyssa Giacobbe
Globe Correspondent / September 17, 2009

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More than a year into the downturn, design is undergoing a transformation. For many business owners, modern interiors feel too sleek and showy; rustic and modest better fit the current mood. As such, decorating has taken on the feel of a treasure hunt, as owners search for refurbished, renovated, and reclaimed pieces at flea markets, salvage yards, antiques shops, eBay ... (Full article: 1419 words)

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