Hey guys! This post is all about the fabulous servingware I’ve scored from various thrift stores over the past week. The best part? It’s all for sale!
So, I’ve visited several Goodwill stores, the Salvation Army Superstore, and a neat thrift shop called the Wise Pennythat I’d never been to before. A lot of the stores were having major sales, which made the items even cheaper!
Let’s begin with my favorite buy, this beautiful serving dish made in Italy…
Another favorite, here’s a great piece: a Celtic ceramic pitcher made in Ireland…
Next up, check out this cute creamer and teacup set. Not sure of the brand, but it definitely has a vintage vibe.
I also managed to score a couple of blue and white pieces that I absolutely adore.
The mugs remind me of something you’d find in Anthropologie, but at a fraction of the cost. And the pitcher is just so elegant.
These pretty aperitif glasses (set of 8) feature a frosted border with a silver leaf design.
They’re super tiny and dainty. Hopefully they’ll catch someone’s eye!
And finally, check out these beautiful hand painted juice glasses. I was able to pick up a set of 4!
All of these items pictured in this post are for sale in my eBay shop.
Also, I decided to create an Etsy shop just for my vintage finds. Right now, it’s made up of home decor, scarves, and bags. Check it out here!
While browsing several Goodwill stores over the past couple of days, I picked up some fun little gems to add to my never-ending collection of thrifted decor…
When I came across these brass swans, I knew they had to be mine. Very Mid-century. I posted them on my Instagram, and someone commented asking if they were for sale! That made me feel kinda good. I replied, “Not at the moment, but I’ll let you know if that changes!”
To be honest, at one point I had considered going the thrifting-and-flipping route with a friend. I follow a lot of Instagrammers who do that on eBay. It has always struck me as a fun hobby. Plus, the extra cash wouldn’t be so bad. I guess I ultimately figured it would take up too much time and energy. But, now that it’s summer, I have time and energy.
So… should I sell these, or keep them? I mean, I like them, and they were a great find, but I’m not wedded to them. Out of curiosity, I looked them up on eBay and people are selling them for anywhere between $20 and $100. I only paid five dollars for the pair.
Gotta love pretty little white vases. The one on the right I found at Goodwill for a buck or two, and the one on the right was a gift from my friend and colleague Melyssa (also thrifted). All they need now are some pretty buds.
I know, I know — I’m obsessed with brass, especially brass pots/planters (see here..and here…and here…). This one is fairly small but does the job. Fun fact: the plant inside belongs to my friend Karly…I’m just babysitting it for a while. 😉
I also scored a couple of cool items from a local Salvation Army store, but I’m saving those for a future post.
For just a few bucks, I am now the proud owner of this lovely vintage decorative tin, evidently made in Germany.
I also came across a beautiful vintage Swedish tablecloth for $5, which of course I had to have. It looked a bit dingy and stained, so I asked the seller for cleaning advice. She recommended soaking the tablecloth in a mixture of Oxi Clean™ and dishwashing liquid. After following her instructions, I now have a vibrant and fresh tablecloth!
I also had some luck at Goodwill recently, where I picked up a couple of ornate brass trays/wall plates, as well as some holiday-themed Crate & Barrel™ nesting bowls in perfect condition.
Lastly, I took advantage of holiday sales and braved the shopping crowds, and it was definitely worth it. So many awesome deals!, However, I can’t actually share most of my finds, since many of them are Xmas gifts for friends and must remain secret! I did, however, pick up a couple of things for myself…
I’ll share my other amazing deals at some point after the holiday season. 🙂
It’s no secret that I love plants–particularly houseplants. I have a ton of them in my apartment, centered around two large windows facing northeast. Many of the plants and/or their pots are result from bargain-hunting, or were acquired recently as freebies.
I scored these two beautiful pots from separate thrifting missions.
Some friends of mine recently moved overseas, and before they left, they entrusted me with some of their lovely green friends. Yep– free plants! Here they are…
During her visit, we went on several thrifting adventures (yard sale, Goodwill, flea market, etc.) in the Rockville, MD area. As can be expected, some trips were more fruitful than others. I ended up coming home with a pretty hand mirror and a brass planter. Here’s a pic of the mirror; I’m saving the brass planter for a future post on my ever-growing indoor garden. 🙂
After returning home from my weekend at Grandma’s, I was excited to see that my new boots from American Eagle had arrived. I got these on sale for like60% off! I think I spent around $20 on them total.
I’ve been wearing them nonstop, as we’ve been having some beautiful Fall weather the past week.