Decorating with Thrift Store Finds


Hi friends!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! We had great fun despite the bad weather. I guess we are just getting used to it.

Anyway, a couple of weeks ago I found some great pieces for the house at the thrift store (ours is the Habitat Re Store) and I wanted to show how you can easily use cheap thrift store items to decorate your home.

I found these two lovely silver plated bowls among the plates & things of the store. One was $4 (plus it was 50% off) and one was $2. So $4 for both. Seriously y’all, you cant pass that up!

I love the small amount of tarnish on them so I didn’t clean them up when I got them home, I just gently washed them with dish soap.

(I do have a recipe to clean them naturally here.)


I have been wanting to use tarnished silver in my living room since I saw this piece on my friends blog, 2 Bees in a Pod.

It was my inspiration piece for how I styled my coffee table this Spring.

2 Bees in a Pod
2 Bees in a Pod

I really loved it and although I didn’t have anything like it, I was able to find this one (on clearance but WAY more than $4)  at Terrain a few months ago.


I am very happy with it but it’s not a sterling silver look like the inspiration piece, so when I saw these sweet little bowls at the thrift store, I new that they would be perfect on the coffee table to add more of the look and finish that I was going for.


The large one nicely holds hydrangea from the yard, and the finger bowl is being used as a candy dish.

Pretty little additions for the summer for under $5.

If you check your local thrift store every once in a while, you can find nice pieces to add to your decor that are really budget friendly and look great.

Do you have a thrift store item that you love?






Have a great day!

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14 thoughts on “Decorating with Thrift Store Finds

  1. Very pretty, Karen! And such a good deal too! The hydrangeas look beautiful in them! Hope your summer is going great and you get lots of sunshine soon! xo

    1. Iris, that’s so great that you have found some pieces, it’s so nice to go easy on the funds and I love the idea of recycling :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Karen,
    Great finds, dear friend!!!
    I adore your vignette!!!
    Our Thrift Shop doesn’t have such goodness. . .
    I do have an Antique Shop an hour’s drive away that as reasonable silver pieces!!!
    I’ve purchased many a silver tray from her during my “booth” years for display!!!
    Hm~m~m. . .something tells me I’ll be “on the hunt” for silver bowls, soon!!!
    Thanks for always inspiring me with great home decor ideas!!!
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