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Fall Decor For Home – What To Thrift For

Today, I’m sharing what to look for while thrifting fall decor for home. These are the vintage fall decor items that I’m thrifting for right now, as well as how to repurpose and reuse those items.

Everyone I know is pulling out fall decor and guess what? They are getting rid of many items that they forgot they had and have already replaced with something new this season.

Welcome to Thrifting with the Gals monthly Blog Post where we share all our best thrift store ideas with you. If you are joining me from, Michelle at Marchemaison, welcome! Didn’t you love all of Michelle’s outdoor Vintage spaces. Be sure to check out all the great thrifting tips at the end of this post.

Thrifting for Vintage Fall Decor For Home

You may be asking what should I look for! Well, here are some of my favorite tips when thrifting for fall decor for your home.

Fall Vintage Tableware

Anything fall related will get a glance from me. I love finding fall serving pieces and tableware decor. Last fall I dedicated a full post to a Thrift Store Thanksgiving Tablescape. Click on these highlighted links to see previous posts and links.

I hope I have the same success this fall when searching for tableware.

This cute pewter leaf was only $1.00. It can be used year round, but looks perfect for fall.

The table was only $7.00 and after a fresh coat of paint and new hardware, it’s perfect for the front porch. Even these rockers are all thrifted.

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Thrifted Fall Wreaths

One item that I’ve had success finding for my home is thrifted fall wreaths.

First, keep in mind, they don’t have to be in perfect condition.

If you own a hot glue gun, you are golden. Just fill in any gaps with additional supplies that are cheap at the dollar store. See this cheap tin can and dollar store wreath tutorial.

I especially like to find great grapevine wreaths. Y’all know that I make a lot of those myself because you’ve read My Ten Tips for FREE Fall Decorating, but I don’t leave behind a great deal either.

What if it’s not the right size? Here I’ve combined a smaller wreath with a larger grapevine wreath.

I purchased this cute little wreath at the thrift store for only $3.00. Since it was smaller than I needed for this space, I used a piece of floral wire to tie the two wreaths together.

Next year they can be used separately again.

Here is a Christmas wreath that I used this same technique with. The larger wreath was found while thrifting.

I’m sorry for the Christmas view but this really shows the impact of combining a thrift store wreath with the smaller Floral Treasure Wreath.

Look for Vintage Fall Prints

Another favorite item to look for is prints or needle point pieces. The colors in these pieces are great to add to your fall vignettes.

I picked up these two needlepoint pieces for $1.00 to $3.00 each. You can see how I used the print below to decorate the screened porch this fall.

The hard work that went into this artwork and attention to detail makes it perfect fall decor for home. Plus…. the custom frame alone, is worth the price I paid.

Vintage Amber Bottles – Perfect Fall Decor for Home

Y’all know that I love my amber bottles and although a lot of mine are inherited, I’m still picking up a few here and there. You can occasionally find some great deals on them at thrift stores and antique malls.

The labels on most vintage bottles are long gone, however you can learn How to Make Vintage Labels with this easy tutorial.

I recently found these two for only $7.00.

These look great grouped together for fall or alone with a fall stem or piece of wheat.

The larger bottle is labeled Pre-Digested Meat. I really can’t imagine what that bottle contained. LOL

Start Looking for Christmas

Yes, I said the C word!! I’m already seeing a lot of Christmas decor in the thrift stores.

I know!!! It’s too early but have you been to Hobby Lobby lately?? Then you know it’s never too early to shop for Christmas Decor.

I just found this box of Shiny Brites for $1.00. They are not my favorite color for Christmas, however they will be great in an ironstone tureen in my bathroom or in the guest bedroom.

Always look for Seasonal Vintage Decor

My last tip is to always be looking for seasonal vintage decor. Sometimes the best deals are after the season is over and people don’t want to store all those treasures. So keep your eyes open when thrifting and you may get some great items for next year.

You can see more of my ideas at my Top Ten Tips for Successful Thrift Store Shopping.

Thrifting with the gals

Join all the gals for their best thrifting decor tips.

Next up – Thrifting With The Gals is Ann at Dabbling & Decorating, sharing her Second Hand Home Decor Ideas. Be sure to click on each link below to follow along.

Dabbling & Decorating Secondhand Shopping -/- White Arrows HomeVintage Bikes

Create & PonderRecent Vintage Finds. -/- Marchemaison Vintage Fall Feels

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.

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Sunday 19th of September 2021

Such a fun informative blog RACHEL Love it all Rachel.

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Monday 20th of September 2021

Diana, Thanks for your sweet comment.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Friday 17th of September 2021

I love all your finds Rachel! Especially those beautiful amber bottles.

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Friday 17th of September 2021

Kim Thanks so much. I appreciate you for stopping by.

Lora Bloomquist

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Love those amber bottles with the raised words! Great tip to layer the wreaths, Rachel. Sometimes they're skimpy by themselves, so this is a great remedy for that; love how the Christmas ones look together!

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Friday 17th of September 2021

Lora, I really appreciate this. So happy we did this hop together

Ann Afflerbaugh Kehl

Thursday 16th of September 2021

Great doing the wreath upon a wreath. I have a summer geranium wreath that is large and even though it has been hung on the door for the summer I am not happy. A thrift wreath (second wreath) would make it pop. Thank You Thank You for the idea.

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Friday 17th of September 2021

Ann, I'm so glad this was helpful to you. I really appreciate you for taking the time to comment.


Thursday 16th of September 2021

Rachel, I love all these beautiful finds! That little table was such a good deal.

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Friday 17th of September 2021

Shawna, Thanks so much for stopping by.