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7 Farmhouse Inspired Vintage Thrift Finds

By Rachel

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Last Updated on November 12, 2021 by Rachel Granholm

I’m so excited to share with you 7 farmhouse inspired vintage thrift finds today!

I’ve been doing so much antiquing and thrifting lately and wanted to share some of my pretty finds with you. If you have been following me for a bit, you probably know my love for finding vintage and antique home decor second hand, whether that be at a thrift store, antique store, or an estate sale. These 7 farmhouse inspired vintage thrift finds have such rich texture and character and add such warmth to any space. Hopefully it inspires you to go out and search for some pretty decor of your own!

7 Farmhouse Inspired Vintage Thrift Finds

  1. Antique Tobacco Basket
    antique tobacco basket displayed on a wall
    This beautiful basket came from an estate sale. I was about to leave empty handed and spotted this in the very last room. It was way up high on a shelf and I knew exactly what it was from way across the room! These genuine, antique tobacco baskets go for around $100 at antique stores and this one was listed for $10!an antique tobacco basket used as wall decor
    The texture and the color on this basket is simply stunning and it adds so much character to my entryway. The beauty about these baskets is that they are very versatile and can be used in many different ways in your home. If you would like to know more about tobacco baskets, you can head over to this blog post and learn more.
  2. Wooden Corbels
    wooden corbels in doorway of kitchen
    These stunning corbels were also found at the estate sale on the same shelf as the tobacco basket! The color of the wood is so beautiful and I just couldn’t pass up the beautiful turned woodwork. Someone spent many hours making these and I was so inspired by the craftsmanship that these have.
    I have been looking for old corbels for over a year now but they are always out of my price range. These were listed $8 a piece but the guy gave me a deal and I ended up getting the pair for $10!a side view of antique wooden corbels in a doorway
    These pretty corbels have enhanced this part of my kitchen in so many ways. As soon as my husband nailed these up, it was as if these corbels were meant to go there. They make a statement when you see them from the dining table. To learn more about how to incorporate corbels into your home, check out this architectural antique post.
  3. Vintage Embroidered Tea Towel
    a vintage tea towel with embroidered yellow flowers
    This pretty towel was found at an antique store on a recent weekend away up North! I was immediately drawn to the yellow embroidered flowers. The ruffled lace on the edges of the towel adds that touch of farmhouse charm to my kitchen. Vintage linens are always at the top of my list when I’m out and this one was a complete score for just $2! If you would like to read more on vintage linens, check out this post on finding vintage linens.
  4. Lace Table Runner
    a vintage table runner with lace edges and green dots
    This charming runner was found at the same antique store as the tea towel. Again, as a lover of vintage linens, I couldn’t leave this one behind and it was only $4! It is just so delightful with the lace around the edges, the floral needlework detailing, and the green polka dots.a vintage table embroidered table runner with an enamelware vase
    This runner is extremely versatile and will be used for many occasions. It’s a perfect runner for the summer months, it could be used during the Christmas season by incorporating some red, or even could be taken out for St. Patrick’s Day. It’s amazing to find pieces that you love for a great price and will bring many years of joy to your home.
  5. Wooden Shelf
    a wooden shelf displayed with vintage kitchen decor
    Look how pretty the wood color is on this $5 shelf! What drew me to this shelf was not only the coloring but the cute little pegs at the bottom. The small cubby holes in it fit many of my vintage kitchen decor finds perfectly and the wheat engraved into the wood at the top reminded me of a farm. It is actually really heavy, solid wood which tells me it is a quality piece.
  6. Vintage Needlework Picture
    a vintage crewelwork embroidery picture with baskets of fruit and flowers
    This picture is a piece of vintage crewelwork. I found this one at another thrift store for only $4. These crewelwork embroidered pictures can fetch a hefty amount online and at antique shops. The frame initially was a very shiny gold which I didn’t care for, so I just removed the picture and spray painted the frame black. The colors on this crewelwork are stunning and really pop against the black frame.a display of vintage pictures on a picture rail
    This is a picture that will be seasonal for now and will be displayed during the spring and summer months. I have a whole blog post about vintage needlework that you can check out if you are interested in learning more!
  7. Vintage Floral Plate
    a vintage floral plate
    Found at a thrift store for $1, this plate just spoke to me. There is something about the wavy edges and the coloring of the floral print on it that I just completely adore.
    a vintage floral plate displayed on a picture rail with milk glass
    I don’t really have anything else like this in my house, but after bringing it home I realized it looks perfect with my Jadeite and milk glass collection. The plate has the same shades of white and green in it and is an unexpected pop of color on the picture rail.

For Your Home

There you have them! 7 farmhouse inspired vintage thrift finds to hopefully give you some inspiration for decorating your own home. When looking for this type of thrifty decor, it’s helpful to get creative and think of other ways you could use them in your home besides the intended use. In doing so, it sets your home apart from the ordinary and makes it truly special.

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4 Comments. Leave new

  • Love this post. These little finds make one’s home so personal. I want to find a vertical shelf like that one, but I really crave the butter tin!

  • Rachel Granholm
    July 9, 2021 8:42 pm

    Hello Marilyn!! Thank you so much for your sweet comment! I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog and am so happy that you found joy here. Check thrift stores for a shelf such as that…I didn’t know I needed that shelf until I saw it but it’s just perfect. The butter tin I found at an antique store in Florida! It’s one of my favorite finds. Thanks again…keep checking back for more, I post a new blog every Friday. Much love to you!

  • Our Hopeful Home
    March 23, 2022 9:42 pm

    Oh my gosh the basket and those corbels! I would have snagged them right up! Your entire haul is great. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

    • Rachel Granholm
      March 24, 2022 7:48 am

      Those corbels are still one of my favorite finds ever!! Thanks for all your lovely comments Kathleen!!


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