Heart Decor for Valentine’s Day

Heart Decor for Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day nears, you start to see allllll the heart decor. From wreaths to tchotchkes and everything in between, there are hearts everywhere- whether you’re a fan of Valentine’s Day or not!Read more ›

Wooden Sleigh for Winter Decor

Wooden Sleigh for Winter Decor

Year after year, the same thing seems to happen: I find something I want to upcycle for Christmas (such as this wooden sleigh, for instance), but then December is gone in the blink of an eye. And I’m either going to have to wait another year, or I use it for January decorating instead.Read more ›

For the Love of Shiny Brite Ornaments

For the Love of Shiny Brite Ornaments

Just about every vintage-collector I know has one thing in common: they all have a soft spot in their hearts for Shiny Brite ornaments. Perhaps they just love all things vintage Christmas, but they always have a special affinity for Shiny Brites. And I, of course, fall into that same adoring category, as well!Read more ›

Christmas Coasters for the Holidays

Christmas Coasters for the Holidays

I’ve always loved finding sets of book coasters at thrift stores. Sure, I don’t see them as frequently as I used to. But I have a hard time leaving them behind whenever I do. And when I recently spotted this set while thrifting, I decided to make them over into Christmas coasters for the holiday season.Read more ›

100+ Upcycle Ideas and Projects

100+ Upcycle Ideas and Projects

I know it doesn’t seem possible that yet another year is drawing to a close, but indeed it is! Which means the time has come for the Thrift Store Decor Team to reflect on our best and favorite projects and upcycle ideas from 2022! (Which makes this post a great one to keep in mind when you’re about to step into a thrift shop or estate sale.)

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Christmas Ornament Hooks for Mini Ornaments

Christmas Ornament Hooks for Mini Ornaments

Many years ago, I published this post about a set of Christmas tree baskets that I had thrifted. The project itself was not, admittedly, overly amazing. But I included a quick discussion on how I made some Christmas ornament hooks for the mini ornaments that I hung on the baskets.Read more ›

Antiques and Thrift Stores in Winston-Salem

Antiques and Thrift Stores in Winston-Salem

There are lots of junkin’ day trip options from where I live in Charlotte, NC. And one of them is Winston-Salem, which you’re likely familiar with for one thing or another. Maybe it’s the tobacco history (weren’t there both Winston and Salem cigarettes?) or being the home of Wake Forest University. But for me? Well, it’s another collection of antiques and thrift stores for me to check out!Read more ›

Christmas Necklace from Vintage Curtain Tie Backs

Christmas Necklace from Vintage Curtain Tie Backs

Many years ago, I found some vintage curtain tie backs at a Country Living Fair in Atlanta, GA. I had plans to turn one into a Christmas necklace and I published the tutorial here on the blog. But no one really saw it- it was the earliest days of my blog, after all. So, I’ve decided to republish the project because, well, it’ll basically be new to everyone…nearly nine years later!Read more ›

Making an Artisan Vase with Coffee Grounds

Making an Artisan Vase with Coffee Grounds

Forgive me if this project is similar to a previous project. But I recently saw a tutorial on Postcards from the Ridge that involved making an artisan vase or stoneware vase. And it involved coffee grounds! So, I knew I needed to try out the technique myself and share the results with you.Read more ›

Fall Candy Dish and Indian Corn Decorations

Fall Candy Dish and Indian Corn Decorations

A corn bowl like this is something I see while thrifting quite frequently. Some of them are valuable (i.e., Corn King by Shawnee Pottery). But there are a LOT of dupes and fakers out there, which I decided were fair game for upcycling. And I had an idea to turn one into a fall candy dish that doubled as Indian Corn decorations, which would be perfect for Thanksgiving.Read more ›