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Thrift Bits And Favorites That Added Charm To Our Home Space!

Thrift Bits And Favorites That Added Charm To Our Home Space!
Thrift Bits And Favorites That Added Charm To Our Home Space!
One question that I receive all the time is, how do I find pieces that will look amazing in my space? And how do I clean most of the items I buy second-hand? Well, today, I am going to share a few of my most recent finds and the low down dirty truth about buying used stuff.

Let's be honest. I love to shop and buy things that look fabulous on a budget. What I love most about thrifting is I can find something to wear and decorate my home. But, I must admit there is a trick to all the madness when it comes to shuffling through other people's trash. Just know there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it will become a good treasure find if done right.
When Rico and I decided to spruce up our home, the kitchen was where we started first. I knew I wanted to decorate the top part are of our cabinets. I started looking at plants and big pictures but later started collecting old tin cans. Although adding plants would have added a family charm to our place, adding rusty tin cans added a vintage vibe. I've been collecting vintage cans and tins for about a year now. The prices range from $1 to way above $20, which is a bit steep when shopping second-hand. 
Thrift Bits And Favorites That Added Charm To Our Home Space!
I look for pieces that have the original stamp and date of the company. Just recently I stumbled across a limited edition Quaker Oats tin can, After proper negotiations with the vendor, I scored it for $3 bucks. Then I bought the Ritz can, and a few other items that I know will have lots of value later on in life. 
Thrift Bits And Favorites That Added Charm To Our Home Space!
One of my favorite buys were the Jersey Cream Butter Cookies, which were my favorite as a kid. I must admit decorating with thrifted tin cans can really add a vintage character to any space. 

How I clean my can once I get them home. I use hot soap and water, then I scrub, inside and out before polishing with a little oil. 
Thrift Bits And Favorites That Added Charm To Our Home Space!
In my latest apartment reboot post, I shared a thrift picture of Jimmi Hendrix. Hands down, this has to be my best find to date. 
Thrift Bits And Favorites That Added Charm To Our Home Space!
For the last few years, I've been looking for a coat rack, and I have had no luck at all. But on my previous thrift snooping trip, I fell upon an iron rack with seating, and it was black with a yellow seat that matched our weird home style to a tee. Yes, I screamed because I scored this baby for 35 dollars. Yes, that was steep, but it has character, and it is incredibly sturdy, so I was sold. 
Thrift Bits And Favorites That Added Charm To Our Home Space!
Usually, I take my items to our local carpet and upholstery steamer, but this time I decided to clean and disinfect myself. First Rico, cleaned all the iron from top to bottom, the sprayed the set with Lysol, before doing two treatments of a foam cleaner. He allowed me to spray the first time since I have a phobia of controlling everything. 
Thrift Bits And Favorites That Added Charm To Our Home Space!
When we first started shopping for our place, one of my favorite finds was this 10 vintage lamp I found at the last minute before leaving the store. Then I saw the cutest gumball machine that went really well in our movie section. Some of you asked how I cleaned these items as well? It was easy. I used warm soap and water then I basically went right after with some lemonwood cleaner. I filled the gumball machine two days later, so there was no chemical smell left behind from cleaning. 
Thrift Bits And Favorites That Added Charm To Our Home Space!
In conclusion: Buying used, second-hand thrifted items is no longer looked upon as dirty. To me, it is like being a kid in the candy store. I love going thrifting and finding those hidden treasures that look expensive, and yet I paid half the cost. Buying clothes second hand is not only good for our environment and community. It is also a way to find an unusual style that elevates the confidence of the weird and funky side of a woman. Let's just say it's cool to thrift. Not to mention, when I buy furniture and my odds and ends, I am almost guaranteed no one else will have it. And the best part about thrift to me is finding things that build up a happy home. :) 

There you have it a few of my thrift bits and favorites. Which one do you love?


Until Next Time See Ya In A Bit!

xo Tangie 

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Thank you, and I appreciate you all for ding so.


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  1. My favroite thing that you purchased was that yellow/gold seat! I loved everything but that's the piece that stands out the most!

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    1. I know right...those were my favorites also:)
      xo Tangie

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