Feng Shui Your Flea Market Treasures
by  Katherine Anne Lewis, Feng Shui Master   

When we first bought our home we did not have many pieces of furniture.  We did not even have chairs to sit on.  Because we bought a house, our bank account was a little on the low side.  We decided that we would go to flea markets, yard sales, and estate sales that way we could spend less money on all those great “treasures” for our home.      

I knew I had to get rid of some of the past owners energy and create positive energy/chi for the furniture because that energy would feed my new home.    

One day, we were at a flea market and we found two fantastic chairs that would look amazing and fit perfectly in our living room.  My husband nudges me to take the lead and begin to ask lots of questions before we bought the chairs.   

I begin to chitchat with them to see what their energy is like, and also if they knew the previous owners of the chairs.  I asked if they were happy, easy going, and wealthy people.  If so that would be great energy for our home.  

If not that was fine because I knew of a few simple Feng Shui remedies that would erase any negative vibes from any furniture or items.   Also I really loved the chairs, and my motto is “everything is fixable.”  

The first thing I did when I brought them home, I saged the chairs inside, outside, and at every angle.    Once I put the chairs in my living room, I saged the room. This would help alleviate any negative energy/chi from the chairs coming into my home.   

I also took a little bit of orange oil with beeswax and wipe down the furniture.  The orange oil will get rid of any negative or any other vibes that may be on the furniture.  Remember first to apply only a drop of the combination on the bottom of the furniture to see if it’s too strong.                  

I also bought a painting to hang on the wall.  I took a Clorox wipe and wiped down the wall where the painting was going to hang.  This will help erase the negative energy/chi from the painting.                     

If you have a room full of furniture or items from flea markets and that room feels stuck.   Take a 1/2 capful of bleach mix with five gallons of water, and lightly wipe down your walls.   Always test an area of your wall near the bottom.  The solution is mild - you should not smell the Clorox.   The bleach/water combination will erase ALL negative energy from the past and give you a clean, positive slate for your life.     

Every time we have guests at our home, and they sit down in the chairs that we bought that day. They say to me "these chairs feel so good.” A big smile comes across my face knowing that this was a great treasure that we discovered.