Do you love the thrill of the hunt? The ladies from Thrifting with the Gals are all sharing some tips about how to use your thrift store finds today. In addition, Brooke from The Junk Parlor is joining us with her fabulous thrifting tips. If you are joining me from Kim at Shiplap and Shells, I’m so glad you stopped by. Be sure to check the end of this post for all the links.
Today I’m sharing How to Display Your Thrift Store Collections. There are so many options for displaying your collectibles and I’ll share those with you as well as some great visual inspiration.
I get a lot of questions about what I do with my thrift store finds and I honestly display most everything I find. Maybe not all at the same time but most everything is something I use in my home decor.
I love to collect but I don’t have collections like some of the ladies that inspire me.. So today I’ll be sharing some pro collectors with you, as well as some of my meager collections.
What is a Thrift Store Collection?
First, everything doesn’t have to come from thrift stores. You may find many items at yard sales, flea markets, estate sales and antique shops. So I’m referring to anything that you have collected more than 3 of.
I have many collections and I don’t style every thing together but the smaller the item, the better they look displayed together.
Displaying Collections on a Wall
Last week, I shared 5 Easy Bedroom Ideas for Spring and I pulled all my blue & white pitches, platters & plates together to display. I realized what an impact having all the pieces together made on the whole room. I placed many items on the old mantel and hung the platters and plates on the wall. In addition, I placed several of my vintage blue books on the mantel to complete the vignette.
Here are more wall displays for inspiration.
How to Display Smaller Thrift Store Collections
One of my favorite collections is vintage rolling pins. This is an example of a collectible that completely looses it value when not grouped together. By placing them in a vintage tool box, they create one of my favorite vignettes.
I’ve only recently started collecting copper pieces and most of the collection is grouped around this DIY plate rack and hutch.
Tablescape Vintage Collections
Sitting a pretty table is another of my favorite ways to display collections. It gives me an outlet for my obsession with dishes and vintage tableware. When you use collected pieces, the table is so much more unique and interesting.
Cabinets & Hutches
Another perfect way to display your collectibles is gathering them all together in a great vintage hutch or cabinet. Here are some stunning displays that will take your breath away and make you want to join us for Thrifting With the Gals every Wednesday on Instragram Stories. I hope you’ll check it out.
The one thing you will notice is that the collections are grouped together for more impact. I hope these tips inspire you to pull your collections out of the closet and display them proudly.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the collections and collectors who inspire me when I’m out Thrifting with the Gals. Now it’s time to see what tips and tricks my friends are sharing with you this week. Next up is Ann at Dabbling & Decorating from Maine. Click on the highlighted names to link to each post.