Almost New Year!
I trust Everyone had a joyous holiday full of
sugar family and cocktails friends!
Even though Christmas just ended literally minuets ago, I decided I needed to hunt for more junk, (hello American consumerism!)
All joking aside, I really had not gone thrifting in a while, (a month is a while). I had a few DIY’s mulling around in my head, and I was getting the itch to act on my impulses!
I sometimes get asked by my friends who are not of the
hoarding thrifting breed:
“What do you look for? How do you find cool stuff?”
It does take a a little skill and loads of patience to find things while thrifting. You must bring your creative A game and see potential in
ugly things that may need some love. However, you must also be able to distinguish what is not for you and what you must stash in your cart immediately. I say go in with an open mind, creativity, and a lot of hand sanitizer, (yeah, things can get messy/dusty).
The top 3 things I personally hunt for when I thrift are:
I have a serious love for old, worn books. I use them in my home to add depth and character to spaces. The pictures above are from my home decor. I collected all of these books from thrifting and various garage sales. I have a lot of weathered books, but the massive, Leonardo Davinci one is my favorite!
2.Milk Glass (Hobnail)
These pictures were taken from inside my butter yellow kitchen. I have collected all this milk glass from Goodwill and garage sales! I think my most expensive piece was $5.
I am partial to the hobnail design, but there are a lot of beautiful, milky stemware and vases to be explored at the local Goodwill. Look at these!
3.Antique or Weathered Frames
I just HAD to have this one! Isn’t it beautiful!? Most of the frames inside my home are thrifted, they are mostly weathered wood or faux- antique like this one, it fits perfectly!
I thought those pink and white floral teacups were just darling, but they were on the “pricey” side at 3.99 each, so I let them go. I was trying to stick to a $25 budget today.
I was dying over that vintage cookbook, look at that detail! I will never find that again, I needed it. For $1.99, it was a huge score!
Dahlia’s eyes plead,”Mom, can we go now?”
Getting home with all my treasures is so fun, I love un-bagging them and rediscovering my treasures all over again!
I think my favorite find was this vintage inspired, botanical stationary set. It is in pristine condition and so, so pretty!
For $3.99, I would have fought someone for it!
I’m a sucker for a pretty .99 scarf!
“Quick, Dahlia! Blink twice if mommy needs this scarf!”
We needed it. No arguments.
I would have taken a better photo of the cream, woven throw rug, but it is not very photogenic and looks pretty “blah” on camera. However, it has a nice home in my laundry room now and for $2.99 I was not about to pass it up! It was in great condition except for a small brown patch which I spot treated and now it’s good as new!
Get ready to see a fun, spring, DIY project I am doing with my Sunflower Basket Tin! I am working on it, and will post the project soon!
Are you inspired to hit up your local thrift store now?
Happy Treasure Hunting!