One of my favorite vintage thrift store finds for home decor is using Items for intentional use, and it’s affordable!
The other day, I had the itch to go thrift. Of course, my husband & I already had plans to get errands done on a fine Saturday afternoon. Still, I wanted to stop for some vintage thrift store finds for home decor first, and I am so glad I did!
Usually, I like to go earlier to the thrift shop to get the good finds before getting things done, but I need to sleep in. I was recovering from pneumonia & needed to embrace the slow morning with devotions, journaling & coffee. It was definitely much-needed quiet time.
If you have been following me for a while, you know by now I have a love for thrifting. I have been decorating my home with thrift finds for as long as I can remember. Pretty much every room in our old home has thrifted items. I remember thrifting with my mama, who loved it too. Always loved getting something for a bargain. Creating a warm & inviting home has always been something, my clan & I enjoy.
Whenever I move things around in my home, I try to use whatever I already have. However, I think of something that would be perfect, and I will add it to my list. Hopefully, I can find what I am looking for on my next thrift store run.
I had a few items on my list that I have been wanting & have not been able to find them. However, I always seem to find something, not on my list that I will use in my home, not only for decor but for intentional use.
Check out the antique & vintage area first
When I go to the thrift store, the first area I go to is the vintage & antique section. For example, this adorable oil lamp with a glass handle was only $10. Not that it was an antique, but it was old.
The secretary desk in my dining room is the perfect spot for it. The lamp’s base was small enough to sit on a little wooden box displayed on the desk. Oil lamps have this calming obeisance feel whenever I light the lamp in the evening while enjoying a glass of wine.
For the last two years or so, I have been collecting ironstone. I was browsing the section where all the dishes were, and right away, I saw the gravy boat, and it was only $8. I couldn’t believe that no one had grabbed it, and it was in amazing condition, and even the ladle was still intact. Most times, the ladle is either cracked or missing. So this was a lucky find for sure!
As an added decor, the ironstone gravy boat sits on my hutch. I love how white gives contrast to the wood.
What if ai can’t find anything at the thrift store?
I have gone to stores and walked out with nothing. So you just go back and go back often. Eventually, you will find something you fancy!
What is Thrifted?
Thrifting means going shopping at a store that sells used items that have been once owned for discounted prices. You can also thrift at a garage sale and flea market, where you’ll find gently used items. Thrifted items have been used by a previous owner but are no longer used and have been donated for someone else to buy at a bargain.
How to Find Valuable Items at Thrift Stores
- Go when the stores first open. Also find, find out when they restock with the donated items.
- Know the item’s worth. Check Google and eBay for the going rate.
- Check out the area in the store where the vintage & antique section is displayed.
- Examine the Items thoroughly
- Know when is the best time & season to go. Most times, it’s best to go shortly after the new year since people are purging their homes.
- Make sure items can be cleaned.
Do you go thrifting for decor for your home? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time y’all!
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