Shopping at thrift stores can be overwhelming, but there are so many treasures to be found! Today I am sharing 5 sections of the store I never pass by when thrifting!
Today I want to share 5 sections of the store that I never pass by when thrifting, even if I’m in a hurry! I don’t always find treasures when I thrift, but no matter what I’m sure to check these five areas whenever I’m on the hunt for home decor.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know by now how much I love to thrift! So much of my home has been purchased second hand, and shopping at thrift stores is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to add character to your home.
The Basket Section
Baskets! I love baskets so much. They add texture and warmth, and I use them all over my home for decor and storage.
The basket in my entryway was a $15 thrift store find, and so were the baskets on the wall in my living room.
The Furniture Section
Most thrift stores will group all of the furniture together in one area, and I’m always sure to take a quick look!
The little dresser off of my kitchen is one of my thrift store finds. It was only ten bucks and it’s the perfect place for napkins and linens!
The pine washstand next to our bed was another thrifted find at just $15. We sanded it down and gave it a raw wood finish, and I love the way it looks in our bedroom.
Using second hand furniture will not only save you money, but oftentimes you’ll find unique pieces that will add so much more character to your home than newer pieces.
The Kitchen Baking Section
Vintage measuring cups, old wooden spoons, stoneware mixing bowls and breadboards…you name it! The kitchen/baking section of the thrift store is where it’s at.
I am at a place in life where I want everything I use to bring me joy and have beauty, it’s so amazing how a simple wooden spoon can change the entire cooking experience and put the biggest smile on my face.
I actually wrote an entire post all about my favorite thrifted kitchen items here if you want to see all the treasures I’ve scored throughout the years, and I’m sure I’ve collected even more since writing that post!
The Dinnerware Section
I love love love digging through vintage plates in the dinnerware section at the thrift store! My dining room shelves are home to so many thrifted dinnerware pieces.
Blue and white Currier and Ives cups and saucers are a favorite of mine to collect, and most of the time I pick them up second hand for just .25 cents each!
I also love collecting the white Heritage Pfaltzgraff pieces, in fact my corner cabinet is full of this beautiful set and most of it was purchased at thrift stores!
The Book Section
I love checking out old books at thrift stores. First of all, they are wonderful to decorate with. The books on the shelves next to our fireplace were all thrifted, and I love the texture they add to space.
I also used vintage books in our boys’ bedroom makeover, and I love the titles and colors I found for their space!
And by the way, I know this post is all about decor – but we purchase all of our children’s books at thrift stores, too! You can’t beat the prices, they are usually just .25 cents each! Check out the books highlight in my Instagram stories to see some of the books we have scored!
In summary, the 5 sections I never pass by are the:
- Basket Section
- Furniture Section
- Kitchen Baking Section
- Dinnerware Section
- Book Section
And those are the 5 sections of the store I never pass by while thrifting! I hope this helps you on your next thrifting adventure, and I would love to hear about the treasures you find in the comments![mailerlite_form form_id=0]