Welcome to thrifted goodies volume 9, the Spring edition!
Happy Spring! I’ve been having the best time thrifting lately and finding so many pretty things to help welcome Spring into my home. Spring is such a lovely time of the year, full of hope and renewal. I wanted my Spring decor to be full of cheer and color after a long winter here in the Northland. The thrifted decor that I chose to bring home is the essence of Spring, infusing florals and pretty vintage hues throughout. Join me as we welcome this new season with thrifted goodies volume 9, the Spring edition!
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Who is ready for triple the thrifting today?! I am so happy to have you back again for our monthly thrifting series here on the blog. This month, we’ve invited Lynne from Thrifting Wonderland to join us. 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.
Thrifted Goodies Volume 9- Spring Edition
Thrifting for home decor is one of my very favorite pastimes. You never know what you are going to find on any given day. I have been lucky enough to find some items on my thrifting bucket list over the past month! I’ll share where I found each item, how much I paid, why I picked it up and how I have it styled. I’m so excited to show you what I’ve found for Spring, so let’s get into it!
Blue Floral Needlework
The first item I’m sharing today is a blue floral needlework that I found at an antique store a few months ago. It was only $4.00! I adore the small scale of this piece.
I was drawn to the round shape of it as well as the vibrant blue flowers. They are just so pretty! Framed with wood, this find contrasts so well with my milk glass collection.
For Spring, I have it displayed on the little shelf in my entryway. It is such a cheery piece of decor to see when coming in the door!
Ironstone Creamer and Sugar Set
Next on the list is this adorable set of vintage Ironstone creamer and sugar. The green flowers on them are so perfect for Spring!
These were actually found by pure luck. I went to return an item at the thrift store that I had purchased a week prior and this set just happened to be sitting on a shelf as I walked by. So, I returned the other thing and bought these instead! They were $2.99 a piece.
I have the creamer displayed in my new hutch along with some floral stems and other vintage pieces.
The covered sugar dish is displayed on the wall shelf in my living room.
I did have them styled together side by side since they are a set but it felt too crowded. In a way, having the green flower pattern dispersed throughout the house anchors everything together.
Vintage Tulip Plate
How cute is this little plate?!
First of all, the scalloped edges are just amazing. If something has scallops on it, you can be sure it’s coming home with me. Second, look at the stained crazing that is present on it. It’s old! Third, Tulips are one of my favorite flowers so it was just meant to be. Also, the tag color was half off that day so I paid .99 cents for it. You just can’t beat that!
To style it, I stacked three vintage plates. Each plate has similar scalloped edges so I thought they would look lovely together.
I have the plates sitting on the credenza underneath the window for Spring and truly adore them.
Floral Butter Pat
This next find is an item that has been on my thrifting bucket list for such a long time!
I follow so many other decorators who have an amazing collection of vintage butter pats and style them in such beautiful ways. However, I didn’t own any butter pats up until now!
This lovely little butter pat came from one of my favorite antique stores. I really had to dig to find this but am so happy I spent some extra time looking. It was a mere $3.99!
Again, notice the scalloped edges. I told you…scallops are my jam!!
With this butter pat, I wanted a layered look so that the butter pat itself didn’t get lost amongst the rest of the decor. So, I styled the floral butter pat into one of my milk glass pedestal bowls along with two vintage wooden bird plaques. The blue flowers on the butter pat really pop against the white, helping to make that the focal piece. I just love it!
Purple Transferware Plate
Yes, another plate! My weakness for vintage dishes is a thing but I’m not mad about it 🙂
I’ve been fond of purple transferware for a long time but hadn’t come across any in my price range. On the same antiquing excursion as the butter pat, I found this amazing purple transfer plate. The color is so vibrant! Also note the scallops.
There were actually 4 of these purple transfer plates all priced individually at $4.99. To me, that price was a little high to buy multiple, hence why I only purchased the one plate. I kind of wish I had gotten a pair of them now but oh well!
My new hutch has the best feature in the form of plate grooves along the back. I have my pretty purple plate styled in the hutch along with other vintage plates. I’m so happy with my very first purple transferware piece. Here’s to many more!
The last item I’m sharing today is this stack of vintage books. I’ve actually had these since winter but just haven’t had time to chat about them yet!
You guys…these were FREE! I was perusing Facebook Marketplace one morning back in January and this listing popped up. The lady that was selling them lived about 10 minutes away from my house. I messaged her right away and told her I would be there to get them! Vintage books in my area are quite expensive so I was thrilled to grab all of these at no cost.
I’m always on the hunt for vintage books in any color. Vintage books are helpful for adding height, color and dimension to vignettes or displays throughout your home. Books are such easy holiday decor as well. I love to use themed colors for specific times of the year such as brown and rust colored books for fall and dark red and dark green books for Christmas.
Vintage books also look pretty when you nestle them side by side across a shelf. It’s like a beautiful vintage rainbow!
I truly hope that you found helpful ideas in these thrifted goodies volume 9! 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 unique and special home. There are such amazing treasures out there that are just waiting to be found and given a new life. Be encouraged to find what makes you happy!
Don’t forget to go say hello to MaryJo and Lynne and see their fun thrift finds!
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