Let’s go thrifting for vintage spring decor!
About a month ago, during one of the coldest snaps of winter here in Minnesota, I started to envision what I wanted my spring decor to look like. The first thing that came into my head was really pretty and whimsical vintage florals. As I started to go to thrift stores on the hunt for these said vintage florals, my vision came to life. Thrifting for vintage spring decor is such a joy. Join me today as I walk you through my vintage finds for spring!
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Thrifting For Vintage Spring Decor
You guys…I’m so excited about all the pretty vintage pieces I have to share! I went to two different thrift stores to source everything I am showing you today. Let’s get right into it!
Believe it or not, someone donated this entire set of beautiful floral china. Like…what?! Unfortunately I don’t have a place to store an entire set of like 45 pieces. So, I spent a good 15 minutes digging through the set and picked out 3 pieces that I loved and thought I could easily incorporate into spring decor.
There is just something about this floral pattern combined with the slight hint of gold along the scalloped edges that just completely spoke to me. The tulips in this pattern make me so happy! I believe the bowls were $2 each and the platter was $4. I’m not sure how I will style these yet but stay tuned for my spring home tour in a few weeks to find out! You can check out last year’s spring decor in the meantime.
Can you see my vintage florals coming to life? I went to a Goodwill that I don’t normally shop at because it’s a tad on the expensive side but it is a complete honey hole when it comes to vintage dishes. These amazing tulip plates were stacked on the very back of a shelf and I HAD to have them! Just look how pretty they are!
They are not marked on the bottom so they may not be that old but I don’t mind. The vivid colors on them paired with the scalloped green edges were enough to convince me to buy them regardless. Marked at $3.99 per plate, they are the perfect addition to my spring decor collection!
Enamel Lidded Dish
Last weekend, I stopped in at one of my very favorite antique malls. This piece was tucked away in a corner booth and I only paid $2.50 for it! As an avid collector of vintage enamelware, I’ve never come across anything like this! There are so many things going right for this piece of enamelware. From the floral pattern, the 2 handles, the lid… I just can’t even! It’s so stinking cute.
Floral Table Runner
This beautiful vintage runner came from an antique store that I had never been to before. I spent way too much time in this booth. With stacks of vintage linens, what’s a girl to do?!
Can you sense my love for scalloped edges?! I love this runner for the simplicity of it and it goes perfectly with the vintage floral theme. It was a steal at only $5.00 and am so excited to style it for spring.
If you haven’t heard, my heritage is German. I always love when I find vintage pieces that are marked with ‘Germany’ or ‘Bavaria’. This lovely floral plate has a ‘Bavaria’ marking on the back and it was only $2.99! The little bouquets around the side are so beautiful, pairing perfectly with the vintage floral theme for my spring decor.
Hummel Needlework Pictures
If you have been following me for awhile, you know how much I love to find vintage needlework art. I found a PAIR of vintage Hummel crewelwork pictures at my local thrift store for $3.99 each! You guys, it is so rare to find a pair of anything at the thrift store. These wall hangings are so cute! The pretty little flowers and the umbrellas in each one are quintessentially spring.
Purple Pansy Cup
Doesn’t this pretty cup remind you of a fancy English garden? I found this cup at the same thrift store as the tulip plates for $2.99! The vibrant purple color of the Pansy’s is so cheerful and I thought that the shape of the handle was unique.
Small Floral Pitcher
I love the simple floral motif of this little Pfaltzgraff pitcher. When I’m out thrifting, I look for pieces that are versatile. Pitchers are, in my opinion, always great pieces to pick up because you can use and style them in so many different ways.
Floral Art Print
This beautiful vintage art print was such a surprising find for only $1.99! There was a stack of about 20 different prints of varying subjects. This floral print was right on top and the bright bouquet caught my eye. The bottom corner dates the original to the 1940’s!
There is some writing on the back of it as seen in the photo above. I guess this lady had originally purchased this in the 80’s. This is what’s so cool about vintage decor..each piece has already had a long journey before it gets to you! So many people get to enjoy the same item. In that way, it connects you, in a very small way, to the person before you.
That concludes my spring thrift haul! I hope you enjoyed thrifting for spring decor with me. Thrifting, whether it be for home decor or otherwise, is such an adventure. Pulling into the parking lot of a thrift store always gets me so excited because you never know what treasures await! May you find something this week that brings you joy.
Let me know in the comments if you have found any thrifted pieces lately!
This past week we lost a precious and very talented lady. Her name is Paula, an amazing blogger over at Sweet Pea. Even though I didn’t know her for very long, I pulled some incredible inspiration from her blog. Her eye for antique and vintage decorating was so admirable. In honor of her, please take a minute to go over to her blog and read through some of her content. May you rest peacefully, Paula!
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Such a beautiful thrifted haul, Rachel! I can’t get over all the pieces you found and at such great prices too. That is amazing – I’m so excited for you and I can’t wait to see how you incorporate them into your Spring home. I know they’ll be fabulous! Hugs, CoCo
Thank you!! I know…I’m over the moon about it all!! Thanks for popping by today! I read your IG post about your doggy adoption anniversary and that is so happy! We could all use some more happy right now and that was so great…hope you have a lovely day, CoCo!
oooohh, love your beautiful springy floral dishes! They’ll be gorgeous in springtime vignettes!
Hi Deb!! Thanks so much! I know..I’m so excited to style them. It’s a little too early for me yet because there is still so much ice and snow on the ground here but hopefully within the next few weeks! Thanks for stopping by today…hope you have a lovely weekend!
Thanks you,you have a very unique taste for beauty!
Hi Mariya! Thank you! I appreciate that! Thanks for stopping by today!
The vivid colors in those floral designs are just right for welcoming spring!
Thank you Carol! I appreciate your comment and for stopping by!
It’s a good thing that we don’t get to go thrifting together–I love the same things you do; we’d argue over who saw your treasures first!!!! Can’t wait to see how you style everything!
You are hilarious!! Thank you so much for your encouragement and for stopping by! I’m so happy that you find enthusiasm for the same pieces that I do!!
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Those tulip plates are beautiful! Love all the cottage floral vibes you’ve got going on:) I’m inspired by country cottages this Spring; so happy cottage style has made a comeback. If we can just get through this freezing weekend, next week it will finally feel like Spring!
Thank you!! I knowww…florals are LIFE this year for me…maybe it’s the extra long winter that we’ve had! I’m so excited for 50 degree weather!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!
Gorgeous finds Rachel! I love all your pieces, and especially the writing on the back of your art. It IS so fun to wonder about who came before you. 🙂 Hope you have a lovely spring!
Thank you SO MUCH!! Isn’t that just so cool??! It’s not quite spring yet here in the North tundra….soon hopefully!!! Thanks for stopping by today and for such a lovely comment! Hope you have a great weekend!
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I know for sure the tulip plates would have jumped into my cart! Everything you purchased is lovely. What a fun shopping trip that was 🙂
Thanks for sharing at the FWF party!
Thank you!!! It was SO fun. Those days where you just find all kinds of pretty things are the best.
I’m a huge fan of romantic florals as well! Those first dishes are gorgeous:) I also love that vintage floral print! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen
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