Do you like going to thrift stores?? Me too!! I just made a stop at my favorite local spot and let me show you my Spring thrift store home decor haul…I found some great pieces this time! You know it’s hit or miss when you go thrifting.
Let’s Go Thrifting!
This month I am excited to be the guest host in the Thrifting With The Gals group! What a talented group of ladies. If you are coming from Robyn’s French Nest isn’t her home dreamy?? I love her tutorial on How to Create a Beautiful Centerpiece with Thrifted Pots.
My favorite thrift store is Savers over in Newington, NH. Over the past couple of years, I have found so many great home decor pieces. You’ve got to admit that finding for gem hidden on the back of the shelf is a rush!
Hey, but sometimes it’s a total miss! My previous trip to Savers lasted about 5 minutes and I was in and out!!
When I’m thrifting I usually have a price in my head when I see something that piques my interest before I check the price. Like when I picked up that pretty silver tray…it was $9.99, maybe if it had been $6.99 I would have put it in my cart (but I already have a couple of trays in my home decor stash).
What I did pick up was the set of pewter candlesticks for $5.99…I love pewter…it must be the New Englander in me!
I had just been online shopping for a cloche last week and was so glad that I didn’t buy it because I found this one for $4.99…we just need to do something about the cutesy cactus thing going on there!!
Although I usually just go with my heart and grab things that I think I can upcycle or just love I do keep my eyes open for vintage pieces.
One of my top thrifting tips is to keep your phone handy and use the Google Lens feature to check things out. You can take a picture of the stamp on the bottom of a piece or of the entire piece.
Now, if I had taken my own advice I would have found out that the green transferware dishes that were $2.99 for 3 sell for $10 each online!! In my defense, the aisle was packed and there were people everywhere and ultimately I didn’t get them because I wanted a set of 4 (I’m still kicking myself though!!).
Thrift Store Haul
So let’s check out what I ended up bringing home from the thrift store!! It was one of my better hauls. All of this cost less than $30!! All of the pieces are in like-new condition too. The most expensive piece was the soup tureen for $6.99 and the least was the Ironstone creamer for $1.99.
What I was super psyched about was that the cactus image on the base of the cloche was just a sticker!! When I grabbed it I thought it was ceramic. So that was an easy DIY transformation!!
Here’s What I keep an eye out for when thrifting:
- Silver/ Pewter
- Ceramic Pots
Let’s Decorate With My Thrift Store Haul!
Isn’t this vase cool?? The shape and color work perfectly on my Spring table filled with fresh eucalyptus (From Trader Joe’s for $3.99 a bunch…they are my go-to spot for fresh flowers & greenery, amazing selection too!)
My place settings aren’t thrifted but most of the pieces are from local New Hampshire stores and Amazon.
The soup tureen was big enough to hold one of my houseplants. Sidenote…I have the biggest crush on this plant (Scindapsus ‘Silver Satin’).
My corner china hutch is probably my favorite spot to decorate in my home. It’s always so much fun decorating it for the seasons…it’s also been a few different colors over the past few years!
This Spring I have been enamored with all things natural and when I was adding my thrift store finds to my china cabinet I also wanted to include as many plants as I could.
The pewter candlesticks were perfect for a small vignette along with vintage books, and a little faux fern.
Isn’t the ironstone cream so cute!! To dress it up I popped in a few mini silver pieces from my Grandmother’s collection.
You can see how I made the rabbit picture that’s in the background and download the print on my Tips for Decorating a VIntage Spring Entryway Table.
A little vintage-footed metal bowl with a few quail eggs and moss sits atop the stack of $2.99 white ironstone dishes.
Oooh, the tarnish on the silver bud vase is amazing…I wouldn’t touch it! Most silver pieces I would clean up but this just looks dreamy just the way it is. All I did was add a fresh daffodil that I cut from a basket on my Spring porch
Also, have I been living under a rock…because I just discovered Half Baked Harvest…I mean she only has 4 million Instagram followers!! This cookbook has loads of yummy-looking simple recipes too.
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Inside the cloche, I added a teeny bird’s nest with a few quail eggs and tied a wooden tag to the knob at the top.
Across the top of the china cabinet, I made a row of plants in white vessels with the thrifted soup tureen in the center. Oh, don’t you love white and green together??!!
The bottom shelf was the perfect spot for one of my latest DIY projects, a paper mache bowl.