Thrifted Vintage gardening decor is a great way to add character and charm to your outdoor space. Adding these Vintage Garden Decor Ideas is also a more sustainable option than buying new items, as it helps to reduce waste. These budget-friendly decor ideas are sure to enhance your garden and other outdoor spaces.
The best part about thrifted vintage gardening decor is that it’s unique. You’re not going to find the same things at everyone else’s house. You can find everything from old watering cans and birdbaths to antique garden furniture and tools.
For today’s edition of Thrifting with the Gals, I’m sharing how to add Thrifted Vintage Gardening Decor Ideas to your backyard and outdoor spaces to create unique and exciting outdoor vignettes. In addition, I’m clearing up the mystery of what thrifted means.
Table of contents
- Thrifting With The Gals
- What Does Thrifted Mean?
- Where To Find Best Deals For Budget-Friendly Shopping?
- How Can You Use Thrifted And Vintage Gardening Decor?
Thrifting With The Gals
If you are joining Thrifting With The Gals for the first time, we are a group of friends who live in different areas of the country but share a love for thrifted and vintage finds.
We take you along on our thrifting adventure on Instagram stories, and once a month, we share thrifting tips and ideas with you here on our monthly blog hop.
Each month we have one thrifting guest with us, and I’m so excited to welcome Lora from Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder back this month.
If you are joining me from Kristin at White Arrows Home, Welcome.
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What Does Thrifted Mean?
Since Thrifted isn’t found in the dictionary, let’s begin with the official dictionary definition of thrift which is the careful management, especially of money!
How about thrifty? Given to or marked by the economy and good management or thriving by industry and frugality: Prosperous
Therefore, when you purchase thrifted items, you are a good money manager, frugal and prosperous. I’ll agree with those definitions. LOL.
Therefore, any item that was previously owned and is available for sale at a much-reduced cost is considered thrifted when purchased by a new owner.
When you shop in yard sales, thrift or junk stores, donation resale shops, garage sales, or flea markets, most of the merchandise is gently used, although no longer needed by the previous owner.
It’s my favorite way to shop because I love to save money on home decor, tableware, clothing, etc.
Where To Find Best Deals For Budget-Friendly Shopping?
Here are some tips for finding thrifted vintage gardening decor:
- Start by visiting your local thrift stores, consignment and antique shops. This is where you’ll find the most variety of items.
- Pay attention to the Facebook marketplace, yard sales, flea markets, and estate sales. Check local listings for upcoming events.
- Be patient and persistent. Finding the perfect pieces may take some time, but it’s worth it in the end. Check back often, most thrift stores and consignment shops will have quick turnover.
- Feel free to ask for help from the staff. They may be able to point you in the right direction. Find out when they restock so you can check back at an opportune time.
- Look for items that are less than perfect. You can disguise many damaged pieces with plants, etc. These will be your best deals.
How Can You Use Thrifted And Vintage Gardening Decor?
Vintage Gardening Decor is an economical way to decorate your outdoor spaces. You can reimagine many thrifted items for your garden and landscape.
This vintage glider and garden chairs have been repainted with Rust-oleum paint for many years. The individual pieces have been collected from yard sales and thrift stores.
Add Thrifted Vintage Garden Decor Ideas for the Porch
The front porch is filled with Vintage Garden Decor ideas.
As you know, outdoor items may not last as long when exposed to the elements, such as dampness, rain, and sunshine. Therefore, I like to find cheap, thrifted items for the front porch.
This rustic primitive cabinet was a steal because the door was missing. However, it makes a perfect place to display other thrifted pieces on the porch.
I love Kennedy Rockers because they are comfortable and were initially manufactured in my hometown of Asheboro, NC. However, they are very expensive, so I’m also looking for them at yard sales and resale shops.
This rocker was my latest find for cheap at the Habitat ReStore.
In addition, the side table is another thrift store find. It was very inexpensive, and a fresh coat of paint was all it needed to make a perfect side table for our rockers.
You may remember that I found two of these wrought iron sconces at two different thrift stores on the same day. How does that happen?
They are perfect by the front door of my workshop.
Vintage Gardening Deals
However, they are usually much cheaper than new ones, and I love the aged appearance so much more. The patina on an old concrete garden planter is hard to replicate.
Even the potting bench is filled with thrifted old clay pots and this cute used chandelier that has plastic crystals and no lights. However, you’ll not believe how pretty it looks at night, wrapped with a strand of solar light. The solar panel is above the light, attached to the roof of the outdoor kitchen.
The DIY Bird Houses are constructed from thrifted porch posts and reclaimed roofing tin.
Garden Statuaries and Bird Houses
Chippy and crumbling old garden statuaries always steal my heart, and I can’t resist bringing them home. Miss Bunny is one of my favorites because she was so cheap, and the owner was surprised I wanted her. Who could resist her sweet crumbles?
Handmade Birdhouses are another weakness of mine. I rarely leave one behind.
Architectural Salvage and Dumpster Diving Treasures
Another fun Vintage Gardening Idea is using architectural salvage for your plants to climb upon.
These vintage iron porch posts received a coat of white rust-oleum spay paint and so did the rusty old iron bed frame found in the woods.
While diving into an old trash pile, I discovered this old wheelbarrow that could no longer serve its purpose. However, it makes a perfect planter beside the greenhouse.
Stay tuned for more budget-friendly shopping and DIY ideas coming this fall.
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Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to check out my thrifting friends listed below. You will be rushing to the thrift stores after seeing their finds. Up next is Lora with her fabulous ideas for decorating with vintage suitcases.
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