Yesterday, I took somewhat of a “personal” day and decided to step away from the computer and go on a hunt for thrift store decor. Browsing the isles and searching for misplaced treasures is seriously one of my very favorite ways to pass time. That’s the thing about thrifting, or just stopping in on a whim. Sometimes you win big and other times you walk away empty handed.
But either way, there was the hunt.
And the truth is, sometimes you just need to take a personal day and lose yourself doing something you love, because you love it. And not for any other reason. And that’s exactly what I did.
Between the responsibilities of being a mama to Lincoln and Ledger, a supportive wife and remodeling the new brick and mortar location of Roost and Restore Home, sometimes I forget to simply take time for me. I believe this can truly happen to all of us. We sometimes get so caught up in the hustle that we forget the love of what it is that started it all in the first place.
For me, that’s not only scouting out thrift store finds but actually decorating my home with those finds! Y’all I LOVE to decorate. Period. I can remember my love for decorating as young as the age of 9 when my mom and aunt surprised me by painting a thrifted bed and matching hutch for my groovy lime green room. I knew the money wasn’t there but my mom and aunt showed me right then and there that sometimes all you need is a paintbrush and a little bit of ingenuity to create something beautiful with a thrift store find.
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Literally the slogan of every thrift store on the planet.…right?
So this is my trash. Trash that I certainly view as a treasure that I can not wait to use for decor!
I scored soft teal chair for only $15! It was tucked behind some stools that caught my attention but when I saw this, it stole the show!. Initially I thought I would use it for resale in my shoppe but I tested it out at my crafting table and I am not convinced that I will be giving it up any time soon.
This thrifty find is really two finds. An old tart pan and a pie cover. I paired them up for a cute pie (or cake) keeper! I have big plans to give this a little bit of a facelift in the near future so stay tuned!
I have always found myself gravitating toward milk glass but only recently did I discover my love for vintage crystal on old glassware. I found not one, not two, but THREE vintage decanters in amazing condition from this quick thrift store trip. Although my plans for them are not nailed down just yet, I am either going to use them in various groupings or scattered along a Christmas tablescape. I am certain their curves and etching will allow the glow of Christmas lights to sparkle off of them!
And I think you and I both know why I couldn’t leave this little teapot behind. She is white, simple and classically beautiful that would look amazing on an open kitchen shelf or dining table.
I did find a matching pair of brass lamps, a simple tray, a wicker basket and a mini cement planter on this trip as well. All in all, I consider this a very successful trip!
What do you think?
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