There are lots of pretty things to see in thrifted goodies volume 14!
As Summer winds down and August comes to a close, it’s a great time to start transitioning your home decor. That’s where thrifting comes in handy! In my home, I’m not full on pumpkins and all things Fall just yet.
However, I have found some pretty pieces of decor at the thrift store lately that I can easily dress up to feel more like Fall in a few weeks. Join me for thrifted goodies volume 14 and learn how to slowly move, at your own pace, from Summer to Fall!
Hello, guys! I am so happy to have you back again for our monthly Thrifted Goodies series here on the blog! We are sharing two different thrift posts and ways to use thrifted decor in your home.
My friend and partner in this series, MaryJo from Master’pieces’ of my Life, is sharing a super fun post all about vintage trophies and awards! I’ve seen these pieces used for Fall in vignettes and they look so pretty. Go see how MJ has curated her collection and how she styles them!
Thrifted Goodies Volume 14
You guys. My local thrift stores have been packed with goodies this Summer and thrifting has been so good. I can’t think of the last time that it’s been like this. I literally can’t keep up with what I’ve shared with you already and what I haven’t! Am I mad about? Not one bit! I’ve had such fun finding neat old things to bring home and decorate with.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen this thrift haul from a few weeks ago. Some of the finds in this photo I am sharing in the haul today. I’ve got some amazing vintage pieces to show you, so let’s get into it!
Blue and White Sugar Dish
The first item on the list today is this vintage sugar dish. It’s supposed to have a lid but that obviously either broke or got lost in transit. Regardless, it’s still so cute!
I’ve been drawn to these dishes for years. The blue and white pattern combined with the old looking font is just lovely.
This pattern is called ‘Blue Onion’ which you can see in the photo below. I have seen these same sugar dishes many times at antique shops for upwards of $30 which is much too high for me to pay.
I’ve held out hope that I would come across one someday at a thrift store and, as luck would have it, I finally did! This one was much less expensive, coming in at a whopping $2.00!
I had this dish sitting in my wood cubby shelf for a while. When I was moving a few pieces around, I styled in my hutch for the month of August with some milk glass and a stem of faux ferns.
I’ve said it many times before but you just never know what you are going to find at a thrift store on any given day! It’s always full of surprises 🙂
Large Glass Flower Frog
If you remember last month I shared a small glass flower frog and now I have a large one, too!
You’ll never guess how much this was. Ready?! $1.00! I know…I couldn’t believe it, either!
These vintage frogs are so fun to use on shelves, within a hutch display or in a vignette.
You can use these all year round while decorating your home as fillers or small accessory pieces. I’ve also found that they work well as a bookend for a small row of vintage books!
Vintage Floral Painting
You guys. Can you even?!? I was looking at the art, as I do, and wasn’t finding much. Then, I looked behind me and saw this leaning up against a shelf. I basically ran to it, scooped it up, and was like “oh my gosh!” I checked it for damage…it does have a few tiny scratches on the paint but that doesn’t bother me.
Then, I looked for the price. Sometimes, thrift stores jack up the prices on these oil paintings so I kind of squinted my eyes as I looked but, to my surprise, it was just $8.00!!
It’s SO rare to find vintage oil paintings for a reasonable price let alone at a thrift store. AND with a gorgeous frame?! All the stars aligned with this art piece and I’m so happy.
This is a kind of painting that I will be able to use Spring-Fall because of the color palette. But, I might just keep it out all year round because we could all use some flowers in the dead of winter, don’t you think?!
German Vinegar Jar
This was a fun find! There is a little shop near my house that’s run by a cute old lady. She buys out estates and re-sells the pieces in her store. While perusing the store, this German vinegar jar jumped out at me. It’s in absolutely pristine condition without one crack or chip on the thing!
I normally don’t gravitate towards pastoral scenes on vintage items but there was just something about this one. My husband liked it too and for only $5.00 it was worth it, even just to support the cute lady’s little shop.
In the photo below you can see it marked ‘Germany’ on the bottom.
I didn’t know it was of German origin until I picked it up but I am 100% German, so, my heritage was speaking to me, I guess!
Since I purchased the German jar around the same time as the sugar dish, I thought they would make a lovely display together in my hutch!
Also, I wanted to show you the back of this jar. It has the cutest little handle, perfect for pouring.
White Scalloped Linen with Vintage Brass Lamp
The next thing is a two for one 🙂
I found this pretty, pristine linen at the same shop from above for only $3.00! I rarely find linens this size and in such immaculate condition!
It was amazing timing because I was on the hunt for a linen to put on my nightstand. Look how perfect it fits!
You know how I feel about scalloped edges on things, especially old linens, and this one is exceptional.
Since the lamp is on the same table, I’ll share that as well! I’d been on the hunt for new bedroom lighting because the old sconces just weren’t doing it for me anymore.
This brass lamp was recently thrifted for just $6.00! It did need to be re-wired but that was an easy fix and now it works beautifully!
The combination of the dark blue walls paired with the white and brass is just striking. I love going to sleep here each night!
Green Metal Flower Frog
Here we have yet another flower frog! A green metal flower frog has been on my ‘thrifting bucket list’ for awhile now and I actually can’t believe I found one!
I do see these on occasion at vintage shops but they are usually upwards of $30 and I’m just not willing to pay that much. But this one? Just $10!
On a recent weekend getaway, I stopped into a consignment store. They had a basement that was basically a vintage shop but with thrift store prices.
This frog was sitting on a shelf, upside down, and I almost missed it!! But, my laser beam eyes didn’t fail me and I scooped it right up! It’s currently sitting in my hutch and intend to style it in with my Fall decor in a few weeks.
2 Ironstone Platters
Ironstone platters are quickly becoming one of my very favorite items to look for while out thrifting. They are extremely versatile decor pieces and can be used just about anywhere! I especially like to use them as a neutral backdrop.
The scalloped-edged platter below is so pretty and a great size. I can’t remember exactly how much this was but it was no more than $3.00.
The other platter shown below, though not scalloped, is full of beautiful staining and crazing. I picked this one up at a local thrift store for just $1.00!
If you are looking for pieces to add dimension and character to vignettes or other displays, ironstone platters are your best friend. They can be placed in the back of a basket, in a hutch, on a shelf, or used as a tray to hold something else. Vintage platters are spectacular!
Hobnail Milk Glass Lidded Dish
The last piece I’m sharing today is this fabulous vintage hobnail milk glass dish. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen the photo I shared of someone’s whole milk glass collection being donated to my favorite thrift shop. I was basically the first person to have dibs on it because they had just put them all out!
It’s rare that I find one of these lidded dishes that still has the lid intact. Also, how cute is the little handle on top?!
I don’t pay more than $7 for a piece of milk glass so I was very happy to pay $3.00 for this one!
Milk glass was my very first collection that I started years ago. It’s grown into about 20 pieces now and I love it just as much now as I did then.
My advice to you, if you are just getting into thrifting or vintage decor, is to notice the things you gravitate towards while you are out. What types of items catch your eye? After while, you will notice a theme and have the beginnings of a collection without even knowing it!
I truly hope that these old decor pieces in thrifted goodies volume 14 gives you some ideas for decorating your own home! Thrifting is all about the thrill of the hunt. Finding pieces that speak to you yet didn’t know you needed until that moment is special and rewarding. Be encouraged to give new life to treasures of the past, finding a renewed sense of meaning along the way.
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