Come see what neat things I found in thrifted goodies volume 10!
Thrifting has been crazy good lately. It usually happens where, about every third thrifting trip, I come out empty handed. But, each time I’ve gone this month, which has been more than normal, I’ve found at least one pretty thing! Today I’m sharing my latest finds and how I have them styled in my home. I’ll also give you some simple tips and tricks for thrifting in hopes that you will be able to find pretty things, too. Join me for thrifted goodies volume 10!
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You are in for a treat today because we are bringing you triple the thrifting! I am so happy to have you back again for our monthly thrifting series here on the blog. This month, we’ve invited Maria from Pure Happy Home to join in the fun. Together, the three of us are bringing you three different thrift posts and ways to use thrifted decor in your home. Below, you will find links to both of their posts. Head over to their blogs as well and say hello! You may find just the thing you were looking for.
Maria from Pure Happy Home is our guest this month. Maria has a beautiful blog all about home decorating. She also loves to thrift. Head over and see how she adds thrift store finds to a modern home!
Thrifted Goodies Volume 10
You guys, I’ve found some amazing pieces over the past month and I’m so excited to share them with you! My favorite thrift store has been packed with goodies lately. I guess everyone is spring cleaning their homes and basements and I am Here. For. It! It’s an exciting adventure every time because you just never know what you are going to find. Let’s jump right into it!
Two Framed Floral Pictures
Here is the first of two beautiful framed flower pictures. I rarely come across art like this that is so perfectly framed and matted. For $5.99 a piece, I had to bring these home with me. They are the most lovely decor for Spring!
I can’t decide if these are Tulips or Poppy’s. Both of those flowers are at the top of my ‘favorite flowers list’ so it doesn’t matter to me either way!
I wasn’t sure about the gold frame initially and thought about painting it. However, once I got home and saw that the frame did have some contrasting bronze and copper flecks in it, I decided to leave it as is.
The other flower painting, from the same artist as the one above, is hanging to the left of the mantel.
I absolutely adore the wildflowers in this picture. The pastel colors are a breath of fresh air after the drab winter!
This art looks so pretty paired with milk glass and some Tulip stems on the mantel.
Through my years of thrifting, I have found that quality art is hard to come by. My advice to you would be when you find art that you love and it’s a great price, buy it, no matter the frame. You can always change or paint the frame to fit your style later on.
Ironstone Lidded Dish
This was a find that I just about missed out on.
I had already done two laps around the store, one going clockwise and one going counter-clockwise. I was just about to leave empty handed when I took one more pass through the dishes.
Out of the corner of my eye, I saw the tiny handle of this lid sticking out from the very back of the shelf. Initially I thought it was a newer piece from a department store or something. But, as soon as I picked it up and felt how heavy it was, I knew it was Ironstone.
I turned it over to be sure and saw the England Ironstone marking. You guys, I’m pretty sure this is old…it’s by far the oldest piece of Ironstone that I have in my collection. For only $2.00, I mean, come on.
This pretty piece is displayed, front and center, in my new hutch. The handles on the sides and the lid are just so stinkin’ cute!
Pink Floral Butter Pat
This is the second butter pat that I have found while antiquing! This one came from one of my very favorite antique stores when my husband and I went out a few weeks ago. I only purchase butter pats if they are $5.00 or less and this one was only $3.00!
I don’t know how I spot these dishes because they are so tiny. My heart is drawn to them so I’m pretty sure they find me, I don’t find them 🙂
Pink is not usually a color that I gravitate towards but the flowers on this are more pastel pink, making it not so bright. The scalloped edges are similar to my other butter pat and thought they would look pretty stacked together in my hutch.
Antiquing Tip: When you find something in a locked case, such as this butter pat, take a photo of the case number with your phone. Then, when you are ready to check out, you have the number handy for the cashier so they can grab the correct key in an efficient manner.
Blue and White Transferware Vase
You guys. I can’t even describe the joy I felt when I spotted this.
My hubby was looking at the pots and pans in the kitchen aisle. I typically breeze through that area because I’m not usually in the market for those types of items. But, I went over to see what he was looking at and this beauty happened to be sitting right in front of my face. I couldn’t believe it!
Pictured above is the front of the vase. It’s literally one of the most stunning pieces of transferware that I’ve ever seen.
The photo below is the back of the vase. Either way it faces is pretty which is super helpful for decorating purposes 🙂
I also had to get a close up photo of the pretty little feet. I mean, come on!! And, if you look closely, you can see all of the crazing. Did I mention that this old transferware piece was only $2.00?!?
I’m calling it a vase but it could also be considered a pitcher. It is my very first piece of blue and white transferware and I could not be more happy about it. It’s a pure treasure!
This just goes to show you to look in every single aisle at the thrift store. You never know what someone else grabbed, decided they didn’t want and set it down in a random place.
Three Embroidered Vintage Hanky’s
I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for vintage linens. When I’m thrifting, I usually find vintage table runners or table cloths but this was the very first time I’ve come across vintage hanky’s!
The first hanky I found was this one with the pink rose embroidered on it for $2.00. It was super dirty but did not have any stains or tears on it.
Thrifting Tip: Don’t shy away from vintage linens just because they are dirty. You can use OxiClean White Revive to clean linens such as these hanky’s and make them look like new. Iron with steam after you clean them and voila!
The hanky you see below with the blue and yellow embroidered flowers was found on a completely different day than the pink one. Isn’t that so cute?!
I paid .99 cents for this pretty hanky. The blue and yellow pair beautifully with the copper in my kitchen, adding a subtle hint of Spring to this shelf.
The third hanky with the white embroidered flowers I picked up the same day as the pink one for only $1.00!
I just adore this trio of hanky’s…they are perfect fillers for vignettes or displays.
I’m pretty sure they were all donated by the same person because the linen itself is the exact same. I just think it’s so neat how I found two on one day and another one on a whole separate thrifting trip. It was meant to be 🙂
White Bone China Dishes
The last thrifted item I’m sharing today is this set of white bone china dishes.
I’ve been looking for plain white dishes at the thrift store for many months because I want to be able to expand my tablescape repertoire here on the blog. And, after so long, I finally found them! I purchased 6 dinner plates and 6 salad plates for under $20.
Here’s the kicker. I did a Google lens search on this brand the other day. And, come to find out, one dinner plate is $70 on replacements.com. $70!! That’s crazy. Thrifting for the win!
These dishes are so beautiful. Bone china has such a different feel to it. They are super lightweight and very smooth. I’m 99% sure that these dishes had never been used as they are in pristine condition.
The dishes are Block bone china from Thailand. If you know anything more about these specifically, comment below. I would love to find out more information!
Here’s the thing about thrifting and antiquing. When you go often enough, you start to recognize things such as this. You learn minute qualities and details of items such as the heft of it or the glaze used on particular things. I’ve taught myself all of these things by doing. The best way to educate yourself on old things is to go and have experiences at thrift stores and antique malls.
It is my sincere hope that this thrifted goodies volume 10 was helpful for you! My whole goal with this thrifting series is to encourage you to decorate your home with secondhand finds. This not only takes care of the Earth by keeping unused things out of landfills but also helps you to create a beautiful, unique and special home. Be encouraged to seek out things that bring you joy!
Don’t forget to check out the thrifting adventures from Master’pieces’ of my Life and Pure Happy Home!
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Other Thrifting Posts from The Antiqued Journey
- 20 Best Thrifted Finds
- A Simple Guide to Finding Antiques at Thrift Stores
- Thrifted Goodies Volume 9