Happy almost Thanksgiving 🙂
I wanted to share a quick post today about my favorite corner of the apartment, all decorated by some beautiful pieces i have found through thrift shopping.
Ever since i started my journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle, finding creative ways to reduce plastic waste and making attempts to reduce our carbon footprint in this beautiful world, i have found immense pleasure in “thrifting”. I often mention about it on Instagram but i have never really talked about it here.
I love visiting Thrift stores these days as well as resale home stores to find one-of-kind treasures & vintage finds. I could honestly spend hours inside a thrift store just browsing through vintage pieces and tons of unique decor things.
I find immense satisfaction in decorating with handmade or vintage or thrifted pieces, knowing that i am contributing towards reducing waste. I also feel they add a great value in our homes and in our lives. No wonder the term “vintage” makes everything so much more valuable in the sense that its not only a celebration of something that’s been quite old yet one-of-kind and been formerly used in different ways.
I have quite a collection now of some of most amazing thrifted home decor items i have collected over the last few months. Not only thrifting is an eco-friendly way to shop but pocket-friendly as well. I love the idea of using recycled or up-cycled pieces by different people in different ways, each having a unique personality/way of living.
What does “thrifting” really mean?
With that being said, if you are someone who is new to this term called as “Thrifting“, it simply means buying secondhand or formerly used pieces at an affordable price. These pieces, whether clothes or furniture, are usually in a great shape, just passed on or handed over by previous owner to shops that further sell these items at a much lower cost, known as “Thrift stores”.
Thrift shopping is nothing but a way of giving formerly used items a new life, a new meaning or a new use.
The most exciting about thrifting is that whenever i visit a thrift store, i have no clue what i may find and how precious it would become once i bring it into our home. The thrill of the hunt is what compels me most and also the joy of finding something that matches with my personality: bohemian, free-spirited, old school etc.
Thrifting could also be referred to as shopping at local flea markets or a a nearby garage sale, its usually the intent of finding an interesting item at an affordable price, finding new use and new love for vintage material goods which had been thrown out.
In a world that’s lead by mass production & consumerism, thrift shops hold endless potential for using our own creative ideas and re-use a perfectly good item in a new way. It’s not only good for the environment but also great for the wallet. Thrifting is a great attempt to reduce waste no matter how big or small it may be.
We have to waste less!
Waste less energy, waste less water, waste less food and waste less resources!
Thrifting has become such a way of life for me that I sometimes forget there are people who have yet to succumb to its charm and that i why i wanted to share about this favorite corner of our small apartment that i have decorated with one-of-a kind thrift buys.
My Thrifted finds:
Wicker baskets (different shapes & sizes), used for decor, storing fruits etc.
Lightweight Planter basket.
Rattan Chair set.
Wooden stool, used as a plant stand.
Small wood crate (vintage) with spice jars (not in the picture).