11 Vintage and Thrifty Decor Ideas to Inspire You

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I have a deep appreciation for vintage decor, and today I am thrilled to showcase 11 exceptional vintage finds that can infuse character and charm into your home.

Whether it’s the timeless allure of weathered furniture or the nostalgic appeal of retro accents, these treasures can transform your living space into a unique and inviting haven. Join me on this journey through the world of vintage aesthetics, where each piece tells a story and contributes to the timeless beauty of your home.

Shopping at a flea market is a great place to find vintage decor to add to your home!

11 Vintage and Thrifty Decor Ideas to Inspire You

Hey there! So, last month was a blast because I got to tag along with the amazing ladies from Thrifting With The Gals for a super fun thrifting adventure and post.

Shoutout to Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse, Ann from Dabbling and Decorating, Kristin from White Arrows Home, and Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest – they host a different blogger each month. Today, we’re all throwing it back and sharing our posts from the entire year in one lovely spot.

Take a moment to check out each post—I really think you’ll love them!

And, fingers crossed, they’ll totally get you excited to see vintage and thrifted stuff in a whole new way.

Now, without further ado, let’s dive into 11 Vintage and Thrifty Decor Ideas that are here to spark your creativity!

Pine cones in a tray on our kitchen counter.

1. Vintage Wicker Demijohn Decor Ideas (& Where to Buy Them)

First up is the post I shared all about collecting vintage wicker demijohns. If you love texture, the thrill of the hunt and unique pieces, these are for you! I spill all the tea on where to find them and which ones are considered vintage vs. antique. I even share how I style and use them in our home.

Wicker Demijohn in antiques booth

2. How to Decorate with Old Musical Instruments

Ann from Dabbling and Decorating is talented at incorporating unique thrifty vintage decor. So when she shared her post on how to decorate with old musical instruments I was curious to see what she had to share.

And let me tell you it’s amazing! If you are a music person you have to stop by and see how she displayed her drum and many other ornaments. Plus enjoy her gorgeous home and many other thrifted finds as well!

Dabbling and Decorating
Ann from Dabbling and Decorating

3. 30 Mind-Blowing Upcycled Thrift Store Decor Transformations

Seeking inspiration for your upcoming upcycle project? You’re in the right place! This post from Rachel of The Ponds Farmhouse showcases 30 incredible transformations of thrift store decor through upcycling.

Whether it’s revamping old furniture or giving a new life to outdated accessories, these projects offer a guide on turning thrift store discoveries into unique, personality-infused pieces that will elevate your home.

The Ponds Farmhouse

4. How to Decorate With Yard Sale Finds: High Impact Low Budget

If delving into the world of thrifting for fantastic decor finds is a passion of yours, then I’m excited to share this post from Robyn of Robyn’s French Nest on how to elevate your home with budget-friendly and visually appealing yard sale discoveries!

Explore these simple yet effective methods for incorporating yard sale finds into your decor, and stick around for a mini-tour of her home, where she’ll show you firsthand how she uses these treasures to create charming and wallet-friendly decor. Keep reading for some inspiration!

Robyn's French Nest

5. Thermos Thursday Inspired Collecting and Decor

Dive into the world of vintage thermos decor with some inspiring ideas from Kristin of White Arrows Home. Discover the charm of decorating both inside and outside your home with these nostalgic pieces.

Her vintage thermos collection began years ago, initially she was drawn to the plaid patterns and later expanded to include various others. Join her on the journey as she shares insights into her collection, and enjoy the creative community of fellow enthusiasts through the weekly hashtag #thermosthursday.

White Arrows Home

6. How to Make DIY Fridge Magnets With Vintage Plates

Get ready for a step-by-step tutorial from Heidi of Eleanor Rose Home, showing you a simple and fun way to infuse style, personality, and functionality into your kitchen decor.

Learn how to create unique DIY fridge magnets using vintage plates, and discover the art of transforming everyday items into charming accents for your kitchen space.

Eleanor Rose Home

7. DIY Antique Inspired Packing Tape Transfers

Discover a fantastic DIY project from Cindy of DIY Beautify that allows you to effortlessly transform the appearance of your ceramics or glassware using simple and budget-friendly packing tape transfers!

Dive into the process of crafting antique-inspired advertising pots and crocks with the help of a complimentary sheet of printables provided by Cindy. Elevate the style of your decor as you follow this easy and creative tutorial, adding a touch of vintage charm to your home.

DIY Beautify

8. 15 Easy Ways to Style Apothecary Jars in the Kitchen

Step into the world of apothecary jars with Wendy of WM Design House, where functionality seamlessly intertwines with style in the most captivating manner. These delightful glass containers, with a history dating back centuries as vessels for medicinal herbs and potions, have evolved into cherished elements of home decor.

Wendy shares 15 effortless and imaginative approaches to styling apothecary jars in the kitchen, transforming them into captivating focal points that effortlessly blend practicality with aesthetic allure.

WM Design House

9. How I Style Candles To Be Interesting and An Expression Of Me

Enter the world of candles and candlesticks with Cindy from County Road 407, where she explores the theme with a vintage twist. You might initially underestimate the vintage appeal of candles, but hold on – they have a charm of their own!

Cindy is here to showcase how she styles candles to exude fascination and reflect personal expression, inspiring you to do the same. Discover the art of making candles a captivating element that adds a vintage touch to your space.

County Road 407

10. How to Add Character and Vintage Charm to Your Dining Room

Discover the secrets to infusing your dining room with timeless vintage charm through the art of incorporating vintage finds. Elevate the character of your home effortlessly with simple yet effective tips from Renae of Peacock Ridge Farm.

Transform your dining space into a haven of vintage eye candy with these easy-to-follow suggestions and give your home an instant boost of personality.

Peacock Ridge Farm

11. Colorful Holiday Home Tour

Step into the vibrant holiday home tour curated by Joanna Anastasia Lifestyle and Design, where color reigns supreme, and thrifted treasures take center stage! Embrace the festive spirit as Joanna invites you into her uniquely decorated space, showcasing a commitment to using existing items and featuring thrifted finds as the focal point of her holiday decor.

Explore a home adorned with charm and personality, where each piece tells a story and contributes to a festive atmosphere filled with warmth and creativity.

Joanna Anastasia

Vintage and Thrifty Decor Ideas to Inspire You

Embarking on the journey of incorporating vintage and thrifty decor into your home opens up a world of timeless charm and individuality. The 11 carefully curated ideas I shared here from my friends serve as a testament to the power of nostalgic accents and budget-friendly finds.

By infusing your living space with these unique treasures and ideas, you not only add character but also create a home that tells a story, inviting both warmth and creativity into every corner. And that is always my goal! Embrace the beauty of the past while shaping a present that reflects your personal style and ingenuity.

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  1. You know how much I love your demijohns. Thanks for joining us for “Thrifting with the Gals” this year Kelly! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  2. I clicked over and read your post and thought it was magnificent! I would have commented over there but they are turned off. Anyway, you gave me some great ideas! I have one Demijohn but it’s glass, no wicker on it. Well, now I must find one or four! They have so much texture and character. Cheers to 2024. Will it be a year of more fantastic finds?! I say yes!

  3. Your vintage decor inspirations are fantastic! Have you tried scouring local thrift stores or online marketplaces for hidden gems to enhance the nostalgic atmosphere?

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