Don’t let the thrift store term scare you, because I am here to tell you that spending your money wisely in decorating your home can have huge payoffs! I’ve always loved the thrill of the hunt in thrift stores, and in saving money by shopping for certain items I have more cash for other things. High end things! I’ve been shopping in thrift stores since college days.
How To Shop In Thrift Stores For A Beautiful Home
Here is a quick overview of what are the most abundant and best things to shop for in thrift stores for your beautiful home. Tips and tricks for thrift store shopping included!
1. DINNERWARE – Flatware – Bottles – Jars
I not only love to create a beautiful home, but I love to design an elegant tablesetting! Head for the dishes when you are shopping and you are sure to find lots of choices. Something that you’ll almost always find in your local thrift store are white dinnerware pieces and you don’t need an entire set for a tablescape. Mix and mingle is my mantra when it comes to table setting and that goes for pattern and color as well. I’ve had my eyes on this of antique Haviland Limoges in my favorite thrift store for several months, but the price was way more than I was willing to spend for a partial set. I pop in often, so when the thrift shop had 50% off all items this weekend I was thrilled to buy it!
Most items that are well priced to begin with at thrifts sell very quickly, but I have learned over the years that when items are overpriced they generally do not. If you feel that is the case with something that you covet, wait it out and see if it eventually is on sale. Most thrift stores have sales every day, so ask at the front desk when you walk in.
*TIP*Please check the wiring for safety, especially if you find a vintage piece. I would recommend rewiring anything vintage and if you aren’t comfortable doing that yourself take it to a shop that can do it for you.