Vintage and Thrifted Treasures: 11 of the best for 2023

11+ vintage and thrifted treasures to inspire your decorating from the series “Thrifting with the Gals
Today, I’m presenting a collection of our favorite items featured in the blog series “Thrifting with the Gals” over the past year.

This series revolves around thrifting, estate sale shopping, and decorating with our discovered treasures. One of my favorite pastimes.

Do you love to go thrifting? What do you like to look for?

I am always looking for white ironstone, old galvanized buckets, wicker baskets, apothecary jars, and the list goes on and on.

So come along and see what we found and how we have styled these treasures in our homes.

1. Styling Apothecary Jars in the Kitchen | WM Design House

I have been collecting apothecary jars for several years now and love using them in my decor. For the holidays, I filled them with dried orange slices, anise stars, and pinecones to create a natural-looking display in my kitchen.

I am sharing this and 15 other ideas of how you can style apothecary jars in the kitchen.

Apothecary jars filled with oranges, anise stars, and pinecones for Christmas.

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2. Decorating with Vintage and Thrifted treasures | Dabbling and Decorating

Ann @dabblinganddecorating shares her beautiful shelf display and how she decorates using vintage musical instruments.

An old drum, trumpet, violin, and vintage high school band photo found at a second-hand shop. That’s how this musical instrument Christmas and winter theme all began.

Bookshelf decor with thrifted items.

3. DIY Refrigerator Magnets using Vintage Plates | Eleanor Rose Home

Heidi of Eleanor Rose Home provides a charming tutorial on creating DIY plate magnets—a wonderful method for showcasing your beautiful plates in the kitchen.

Vintage finds- DIY Magnets for the fridge.

4. Turn Ordinary White Ironstone into Advertising Pots | DIY Beautify

Cindy from DIY Beautify shares how to create antique-inspired advertising pots and crocks with packing tape transfers. Grab her free printable sheet of antique food labels.

Thrifted finds-White ironstone pitchers

5.  Thermos Collection: Vintage and Thrifted Treasures | White Arrows Home

Kristen from White Arrows Home says starting or expanding a Thermos collection is enjoyable and versatile, suitable for all seasons and home styles. Engaging with #thermosthursday on Instagram offers a fantastic opportunity to connect with fellow collectors, discover inspiration, and showcase your own finds.

Vintage and Thrifted treasures -Christmas mantel with thrifted thermos jars.

6. 13 Ways to Style Candles in Your Home | County Road 407

Cindy from County Road 407 will show you how to style candles in 13 different ways using different candle holders and incorporating other vintage finds.

Vintage book decor

7. 30 Inexpensive Thrift Store Finds | The Ponds Farmhouse

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse is sharing 30 Inexpensive Thrift Store Finds and how to transform them into mind-blowing stylish home decor.

DIY Card File chest

8. How to Decorate with Vintage and Handmade Pieces | Joanna Anastasia

Joanna from Joanna Anastasia shares so many colorful ways to decorate your home using vintage treasures she has found over the years.

Vintage Christmas Kitchen.

9. Vintage Wicker Demijohn Decor Ideas | The Tattered Pew

Kelly from The Tattered Pew reveals her beautiful collection of demijohn jars, sharing styling tips, buying recommendations, and more. Explore her insights for a perfect blend of style and substance in incorporating these unique elements into your decor.

Vintage and Thrifted treasures -Jimmy Johns displayed on a Christmas table.

10.  Budget-Friendly Decor using yard sale finds| Robyn’s French Nest

Who looks forward to yard sale season? Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest shares some of her favorite finds and how she styles them in their South Florida home. Check out these easy ways to decorate with yard sale finds for budget-friendly decor!

Vintage and Thrifted treasures -White french interior decor.

11.  Adding Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room| Peacock Ridge Farm

Renae of Peacock Ridge Farm shares her creative process of adding vintage charm to her dining room. Discover her practical tips and design choices for bringing warmth and character to your space.

Vintage and Thrifted treasures -Dining table and chairs

Hope you enjoyed these lovely finds and feel inspired to explore thrift shopping! Just stay observant and be open to a little digging. Thrift stores, estate sales, garage sales, and more, hold fantastic treasures waiting to be discovered. Happy shopping!

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  1. Happy New Year! I love all of these ideas and am so happy to feature your post at this week’s Tuesday Turn About Link Party! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Hi Lynn, Happy New Year. Thank you so much for the feature. I appreciate you sharing. It has been a rough start to the new year with all of the illnesses in our household. I hope you and your family are staying well.

    1. Hi Rachel, Happy New Year. I hope you had a great holiday. We have been on the struggle bus with illness at home. I hope to get back to my normal schedule soon.

  2. Your Styling Apothecary Jars in the Kitchen turned out gorgeous. I love the dried orange slices (wow, that would take a while to dry all those). I have never seen that amount of star anise that looks amazing.
    Happy New Year,

    1. Happy New Year Kippie. I used the dehydrator, so it went pretty fast. I bought the anise star on Amazon to make ornaments
      and had a tone left over, now my entire pantry smells like Anise. LOL

  3. RACHEL HARPER says:

    It was great having you join us this past year. Looking forward to many more collaborations with you in 2024.

    1. Wendy McMonigal says:

      Thank you Rachel!

  4. Oh my goodness! You ladies are endlessly creative. I love all of these ideas.

  5. Thanks so much for joining us, Wendy, for “Thrifting with the Gals.” I loved all your apothecary ideas. Happy Holidays!

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