If you follow me on Instagram you will have seen that I scored big time thrifting yesterday and the messages started flooding in. I wanted to give you a brief write up on 10 items to find thrifting and how to see how something might look styled.
Since I was a little girl, I have loved to style new and old together. My mom had a lot of antique and country pieces styled with newer pieces and my style is similar with more splashes of modern pieces.
The thing you have to realize, is you cannot buy old charm. Well, you can from a thrift store or an antique store – but I’m meaning from a new store.
Most of us don’t have copious amounts of money to drop at Pottery Barn so I hope this blog helps you on your next thrifting trip!
10 Items To Find Thrifting
- Old Vases and Urns.
One of my favourite things to style with is old vases. They are beautiful with faux/real florals or left alone. They look stunning on a shelf, coffee table or side table.
2. Coffee Table Books
Books can be really expensive and if you just want them for a coffee table filler or styled on a book shelf, think of looking at the thrift stores selection. I scored this stunning “The Hawaiians” book and I looked it up online and it’s worth over 40 dollars.
If you have ever been in an antique store, you will see the value that a crock can hold. Anywhere from 80-300 dollars. I love styling with crocks. I have on antique one from our family property and also this one I just picked up at a thrift store for twenty dollars!
I filled it with hydrangeas and it’s such a bright cheery piece for guests to see as soon as they enter our home.
4. Old Artwork
I LOVE mixing modern pieces of art with old art. I recently stopped by our local thrift store and purchased this vintage piece of art for two dollars. If wanting to make them look a bit more modern you could even spray paint the frames black or white too!
5. Candle Sticks
I didn’t buy any candlesticks on this recent thrift trip, but I have in the past. The thrift store is chalked full of candlesticks. Usually in brass or gold. You can keep as is or spray paint black to make them feel a bit more modern.
I’ve thrifted so many baskets over the years and yesterday I picked up this teeny round basket. They actually gave it to me for free since there was no price on it.
7. Old Lamps
Yesterday I was looking for a chunky big lamp I could spray paint. Look beyond the lamp shade ( those can easily be replaced )
I love collecting old quilts. Quilts can be extremely expensive to purchase so I always keep my eyes peeled for quilts when visiting thrift stores!
9. Mugs and Pottery
I spied this gorgeous chunky mug and I knew I had to have it. I always keep my eyes peeled for pottery I can stack on my shelving in our kitchen as well.
This mirror in the photo wasn’t thrifted. But I’ve seen old brass or gold mirrors as thrift stores so many times. One of my favourite designers layers gold mirrors on her mantel and it was breathtaking.
I’d love to hear about your favourite item you’ve found thrifting!