Welcome to another Tumbleweed Tidings, thrift store version, where I share unique items for the home that I find at reasonable prices by visiting consignment and thrift shops. Today, I’m sharing a couple of small decor items as well as a couple of larger occasional furniture pieces that I have purchased over the past few months.

I mean, look at those legs and base!!

The first item is an antique side table that I found at a consignment store in Sandpoint, Idaho. It is old and has the most lyrical shape to the legs and base and a beautiful oval wood top. The moment I saw it, I knew it would be perfect as a nightstand in one of our guest rooms. The cost was $69, which is a bargain for a nightstand, let alone one with this much character.

The next item was a vanity that I had been looking for to put in a particular place in our master bathroom. The dimensions were pretty specific to fit between the tub and the doorway. When I found this one in Walla Walla at a consignment store, it was not only the perfect size, but came in such a beautiful color and curvy shape, I felt so lucky. It was a little more at $159, but again, when it is the perfect size, good quality, and in great condition, it made the decision to buy it an easy one.

This tray holds some favorite perfumes…
And my stack of scripture notes…

With this little bench, it makes a perfect place to put on makeup or tie my shoes…
How lucky to find the perfect size and color in this little vanity…

Another item I found at a thrift store was this sweet little votive candle holder. I probably don’t need another crystal candle holder in my life, but at only $3, I could not pass on this heavy, faceted holder. It looks great when lit and placed on a stack of books, making it a nice addition to our living room.

This crystal holder is deceptively heavy…

Casting a nice glow in the evening…

Next is the most interesting thrift store item that I never knew I needed:) It is comprised of six old spoons and forks, used for appetizers, jams, pickles, or olives. They came in an old box, and the funny thing is that the box isn’t for these pieces. Even so, the tag is very proud to announce that the box is included for the bargain price of $6. I mean, could this be the find that will take me to Antiques Roadshow where I find out they are worth $20,000?

These spoons and forks are so charming and are actually three sets of two that seem to go together. I believe the silver ones are from London, with the crown and other building, but I couldn’t figure out which one it was. One of the gold ones appears to be a crusader with a cross on the shield. If you have thoughts as to where any of these may have come from, please let me know in the comments. In the meantime, I will enjoy these little novelty pieces of silverware and use them proudly on my next charcuterie platter.

The detail work on these is so precious!

Buying used and thrifted items is a great way to give your home that collected-over-time appearance. Because these items are typically older and typically not mass produced, by buying used you can be assured that they will help to make your home unique. If that is important to you, buying second hand is a great option. Another plus is that when you buy previously loved items, you are saving them from going to the landfill, which is good for the environment, and the prices make them good for your budget.

Whether it be Facebook Marketplace, the Habitat ReStore, consignment shops or a thrift store, there are treasures galore out there, just waiting to make your house a one-of-a-kind beauty. Happy shopping!

Good tidings,

Diane

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