It’s no surprise that I’m a huge thrift store shopper. I have no shame at all, claiming I love secondhand chic items. Some people call it trash, other call it treasures. And that’s what I love about it. The thrift store hunt, is not only the bargain prices you get, but also the amazing items you find during the hunt. In this post, I’ll share with you my favorite items I gravitate towards, and items I’ve been currently obsessing about……
Goodwill is my go to thrift store at the moment. Back in the Bay Area, I had more options, like St. Vincent de Paul, The Hope Station, EcoThrift, and also ThriftTown. Not only that, but just along within Berkeley & Oakland alone, had a few neighborhood antique/thrift shops I loved visiting.
When shopping at the Goodwill, I always get myself a cart. Knowing, I love love love love love me some glassware. Pulling around those dinky pull basket carts doesn’t do it for a thrift store shopper like myself. I gather, gather, gather, then shave off at the end.
HOUSEWARES is my main target at the thrift store. Item’s I’m ALWAYS aiming to buy include:
- Glassware (Champagne Glass, Cups, Ornate Bowls, Mugs)
- Serving Trays
- Picture Frames
- Bedding (I’ve found plenty of great printed pillowcases -Target/Ikea Brands, to name a few..)
- Window Coverings
In the picture above, I was able to find a brand new window sheer covering (2 shades included), for $3 (Retail usually costs $14-$25 @JCPenny/Target)
Other awesome items I’ve been picking up lately are great glassware kitchen pieces. I scored a octagon shaped glass bowl, made from France, a Cost Plus World Market printed mug, and also an Anthropologie mint shade glass cup all between the costs of $0.95 to $1.19.
FYI: Anthropologie’s glassware can run $10-$12 a pop, for a single cup alone!!
Everything you see in the car above only costs me $23!!
A few items I’ve been super obsessing about are Blue Willow China, and candlesticks. I’ve been following a few creative minds on instagram and the usage of candle sticks, lit a flame within me!! The simple look of antique gold with a simple wax tall candle stick, brought a new perspective to me to decorate my home.
Within the months of November to December, I’ve literally purchased about 12 candle sticks, and have scattered them around my home. The prices of these lovely candle sticks could range me from $1.99-$3.19 each. All pretty affordable, for the great detail and impact in brings as I style with them.
As for Blue Willow China, I was inspired by Mary Elizabeth on YouTube. A professional interior decorator & stylist, with the coolest taste!!
I’ve been following Mary Elizabeth for a few years now, and I can honestly say, she is one of the few channel’s that got me going to pursue my YouTube channel. I mean, I know I haven’t contributed to my YT in awhile, but I’ll get there. Give a girl break, I’ve been focusing so hard on this blog, as well as my family here in Sacramento, that it does become a little difficult to handle another social platform. ANYWHO! Enough with the excuses. Back to Blue Willow China!! –After getting inspired, I was obsessing over it on Craigslist, Ebay, even Etsy. All platforms offered great amounts of blue willow china. And then I said, “well, what about the thrift store………”
…It was a game changer.
Stay tuned for my Blue Willow (Thrifted Finds.)
If you’re interested in fun and cool interiors and pretty vintage decorative things, follow Mary!!! Trust me, any vintage/eclectic head, would love to be May Elizabeth’s bff!!! Go check her out!!