Thrifting has become one of my favorite things to do. Today I am sharing some of my recent thrifted finds and how I style them.
I love the thrill of the hunt and I always love finding a treasure to add to my home decor.
Watch Styling Thrifted Finds Here
I love a good thrift store and love to stroll slowly down an aisle and look for the perfect treasures. Recently, I saw a sign for an estate sale so I went in to see if they had any treasures.
My Thrifting Haul
Since my sister was with me, we teamed up and were able to cover more ground at the sale. She spotted some great items that I ended up purchasing. I shared my finds over on my Instagram page in a series called Thrift With Us Thursday.
There were several great things that I left with and I am going to style a few of those finds in my mantle decor.
Styling My Mantle With Thrifted Decor
I styled my mantle for the the summer and I used patriotic decor. Many of the items on my summer mantle are thrifted.
Not Everything Is Thrifted
Some of the items that I am using on my mantle are not thrifted. I am reusing the mirror for this styling since I bought it specifically for this spot. This mirror looks a lot like the Gleaming Primrose Mirror that I love but it’s not in the budget. I ended up finding this dupe from Hobby Lobby.
I hung a simple green wreath with a navy ribbon to give the mirror some dimension. The ribbon will be changed out with the seasons.
Since the mirror is the largest piece, I added it to the mantle first.
Thrifted Art For Mantle Decor
Vintage art is so beautiful to me and I always look for it while I am thrifting. I found this beautiful piece of art and it was in a chunky, wooden frame. When I removed the frame, I discovered the beautiful painting was on canvas and had a linen border. It looks beautiful added in front of the mirror for dimension.
Using Thrifted Candlesticks On A Mantle
These thrifted candlesticks are so beautiful to me. The twisted stem is so unique and I love the brass. I just use simple green candles in these and prop them on top of thrifted books to give them height and interest. The green pothos plant looks beautiful in the thrifted brass pot and it’s also placed on top of a blue, thrifted book.
Using Thrifted Books
Old books are one of my favorite things to thrift. I use them as risers and to also add color to a shelf.
Not only do I look for certain color books but I also make sure the cover is worn and has a beautiful print on the spine. Vintage Books are very inexpensive at the thrift store so I pick them up when I find a great one.
I styled thrifted books on this bookshelf here. They add so much interest to a space.
I added a green and blue book to my mantle to repeat the colors in my rug and in the hydrangeas.
Adding A Thrifted Vase
The next thrifted item that I am using for my mantle is this beautiful vase. It has blue and red which are colors that I am adding to our traditional style home. Clearly this vase is so beautiful on its own but it is stunning with dried hydrangeas.
Dried hydrangeas are so beautiful to me and I dry them every year. You can see how I dry my hydrangeas here.
This wooden riser was a thrifted find that I use to give the vase some height. Now the design on the bottom of the vase is visible.
I paired this small brass pitcher beside the vase. I like to create triangles in my vignettes and use the rule of three.
Thrifting Items and Upcycling
I love to thrift items and use them as is but I also like to upcycle items. You can read how I upcycled some flower pots here.
Do You Enjoy Thrifting?
How about you? Is thrifting your thing or would you rather buy it new? I know it’s not for everyone but I sure enjoy it and love incorporating these found treasures in our home.