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Dirt Road Adventures – Thrifting For Fall Decor

Happy Sunday, and welcome to Dirt Road Adventures – Thrifting For Fall Decor. Each Sunday, we review all the exciting events behind the scenes, on the website, and the sources of inspiration I discovered online during the past week. This weekly recap ensures you don’t miss any of our adventures.

Was your week way too short? We didn’t return home until Wednesday, and I’m having difficulty getting back in the swing of things.

However, there is still so much I want to share with you.

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Milk glass fruit bowl with paper roses and old book page pumpkin for Dirt Road Adventures - Thrifting for Fall Decor.

Adventures at the End of the Dirt Road

This is a look back at all my adventures this past week.

Once we were back home, I made an emergency trip to Dollar Tree to pick up some supplies for new projects.

You know I can’t drive by a thrift store without stopping in. I have been out of town for two weeks, and I just knew there would be some treasures.

Why Shop Thrift Stores for Fall

I wasn’t wrong because the shops were full of Fall treasures.

Everyone is pulling out their fall decor from storage, and items they have had for years now appear ordinary. So many things are donated, and that’s good news for you.

These seemly tired old Autumn decorations can be transformed and given new life in your home this fall.

Thrifting For Fall Decor Haul

When I headed out this week, I was thrifting for Fall decor, and these are the items I scored after visiting two thrift stores last week.

I couldn’t grab up the turkey planter and salt and pepper shakers fast enough. The planter may get a makeover, but it looks pretty good as it is.

Y’all know I rarely leave vintage milk glass behind, and I was so lucky this week. A large fruit bowl, a stunning cake stand, and another bud vase were added to my collection. You might say, but that’s not fall decor, but I beg to differ. Wait until you see how I’m already decorating with it.

The large straw wreath is brand new and was less than $3.00. I can always use wreaths; this one is large, so it was a great deal.

I have big plans for the witch’s brew pot, so stay tuned.

I’ve already used many recent milk glass purchases for Fall decorating.

Dirt Road Adventures - Thrifting For Fall Decor Decorating with milk glass for fall.

Both the cake stand and the fruit bowl were last week’s finds. Neutral white milk glass has a timeless appeal. You can layer pieces with natural materials to add a stylish, laid-back elegance to any decor style, from rustic to contemporary.

Plus, did you notice that cute pumpkin? Keep scrolling to see the details.

milk glass cake stand with vintage brass candlestick holders and DIY paper pumpkin

In Case You Missed It

How to Make jute tassels -Dirt Road Adventures - Thrifting For Fall Decor

How To Make Jute Tassels

Looking for inexpensive ways to add rustic charm to your decor? Here is a super easy tutorial on how to make jute DIY tassels! You will learn where tassels can go to enhance your home decor


Napkin decoupage dollar tree pumpkins craftDirt Road Adventures - Thrifting For Fall Decor

Napkin Decoupage Pumpkins With Dollar Tree Pumpkins

Looking for budget-friendly ways to update old pumpkins for fall decorating? Would you like to make cheap Dollar Tree Pumpkins look like designer high-end fall decor? Check out this easy napkin decoupage Dollar Tree Pumpkin tutorial. It’s perfect for beginners, and it’s a great craft project for the kids.


Fall decorating for free in the kitchen - farmhouse style stylish decorating ideas.

11 Five Minute Autumn Decor Ideas For Fall Kitchen Decorating

Looking for quick and cheap decorating ideas to add a touch of Autumn Decor to your kitchen? These 11 five-minute cheap Fall decor ideas are perfect for anyone on a budget. With a combination of organic materials and pulling from curated collections, you can transition your kitchen and dining area with little to no cost.


DIY Leaf Charger Plates with plaster of paris.

DIY Leaf Charger Plates

As the weather begins to cool, it’s time to plan your fall dinner parties and Thanksgiving tables. If you are looking for ideas to create a unique, elegant fall tablescape, you’ll love these stunning DIY charger plates with Fall leaves.


old book page DIY pumpkin craft for fall and autumn decorating.

How To Upcycle Old Books For A Unique Pumpkin Craft Idea For Fall

Looking for a unique pumpkin craft idea for fall decorating? You can make these DIY pumpkins using upcycled old book craft ideas for cheap. All you need is old book pages, foam Dollar Tree pumpkins, and hot glue. You can whip up several unique pumpkins for Autumn decorating for pennies.


Adventures Off The Dirt Road

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

Each week there are so many wonderful blog posts, and I’m sharing some of my favorites with you today.

There are so many creative ideas, and I’m always asking myself, “Why didn’t I think of that”? LOL

Planning to travel this fall? Check out these must have travel items.

Fall gardening is in full swing, and you can get some great tips about growing celosia plants here.

Sometimes, I wish I had a mantel to decorate, especially seeing this Mantel Decorated for Fall.

Looking forward to Fall entertaining? Make this Pumpkin Baked Recipe, and your guests will be so impressed.

Check out these adorable FREE Printable Fall Floral Gift tags.

I was inspired by these tips for creating a softer look for Fall decor.

What’s In My Cart

Most of my shopping has been at thrift stores this past week. However, I found some great deals, and a few are on their way to my mailbox.

These Lotus Pods are a fraction of the price of those at Pottery Barn.

This creepy Halloween netting fabric is on its way.

I’m making another batch of Homemade Limoncello and needed this Cocktail Rimmer to add a sugar rim.

I also wanted to make Lemon Drop martinis and needed this new cocktail shaker.

I just got the latest book by KariAnne Wood, and I love everything about it. I know you will, too.

Plus, you can pre-order Stacy Ling’s new book here.

I’ve got lots of fall projects planned and here are some of my favorite tools and supplies.

Shop All My Favorites in my Amazon Storefront. I add items daily as I find great deals.

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Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate you for following along.

Wendy McMonigle

Sunday 10th of September 2023

You sure had a great run in the thrift stores. I was in Washington, but had zero luck in the thrift stores. However that won't stop me, LOL... I ll be back at it this week. Have a great week Rachel.


Monday 11th of September 2023

Wendy, Thank you for stopping by. Good luck with the hunt.


Sunday 10th of September 2023

Wow! Rachel! What a great find with that lovely fruit bowl and cake stand! I sure wish our Thrift Stores had lovely items like your stores have! I love to collect milkglass, too! Have a great week!


Sunday 10th of September 2023

Mary-Ann, I got really lucky last week. That cake stand is stunning. Good luck with your thrifting.