10 Things To Thrift

You’re probably starting off by reading this and thinking, why only 10? Well, to start off, I do look for more than 10 things but to be honest I could be here all day writing off everything I look for when I go thrifting. My main goal is to fill my home with cool & unique pieces. Pieces that tell a story with its appearance and feel. I love how vintage items make a home feel a little more lived in. Its that items way of telling us it has a story a past and a future.

I usually make a system when I go to any thrift store and sometimes I just go in to get some mental clarity and search for random things. But my main spots to visit in any thrift store is the home decor section and kitchen. I find so many gold items in these two departments. I then like to hit up the books & furniture section.

Ever since I was a little girl I always had this fascination with vintage styled decor. I’ve always loved thrifting and finding treasures so as an adult I carry this with me and I’m so happy that I do because we now learn so many wonderful things about thrifting. It’s environmentally conscious and it recycles old things into new things.

10 Things To Thrift

  1. Mirrors
  2. Solid Brass Frames
  3. Wicker Baskets | Sometimes I spray paint them if the colour looks to drab
  4. Ornate Frames
  5. Old Styled Books | Side note; for newer books I remove the covers to give a more vintage look
  6. Rattan Anything | Because rattan and wicker are very popular right now
  7. Prints | I love prints of older style and landscapes
  8. Brass Candle Sticks | If they’re looking a little to worn, I use a gold/brass spray paint and touch them up a little
  9. Cake Stands & Serving Dishes | Pottery is another favourite to find
  10. Vintage Canisters | Some of the older styles and colours are killer. These can get so expensive brand new to

Now, a few things I look for when I also go…

QUALITY

PRICE

CAN I REUSE

CAN I GIVE THIS NEW LIFE

All of these run through my head, can I give it new life with paint or use pieces of it for something else? Sometimes I like ornate frames but not love the print so I will remove the print and add in my own.

When you go really use you’re creative mind and imagination. It can be so much fun and it gives me such a brain break searching around for gems!

Keisha Lynne, xx

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