| | |

12 Fall Decor Items to Buy at the Thrift Store

Please note that this post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate and Rewards Style influencer we earn from qualifying purchases and any sales made through such links will reward us a small commission – at no extra cost for you.

12 Fall Decor Items to Buy at the Thrift Store

Welcome to our monthly installment of Thrifty Style Team! This is the place where we get together with our talented and creative blogger friends every month. We each makeover, repurpose or transform something from our homes or thrift stores.  This month we offer 12 fall decor items to buy at the thrift store. Let’s get started!

This is our first official post for the fall season. It seems that folks are either holding onto summer with all of their might, or they are already breaking out the flannel and making pumpkin-spice-everything! We are definitely Team Flannel over here! 

Some of our best fall decor came from thrift stores. So that you’re ready for our favorite season, we are sharing the top fall decor items to buy at the thrift store.

Copper Items

We think that copper is a perfect metal to mix in with your other decor. If the patina is darkened – even better! 

Top 10 Projects of 2017

This next photo was taken in a high-end design store. The copper and wooden dough bowl were inspiration for when we made DIY Spice Candles in a Copper Mug

DIY Spice Candle in a Copper Mug

Copper molds can be displayed in a variety of ways.

Decorating with Copper Molds - Thrifty Style Team

Decorating with Copper Molds - Thrifty Style Team

Books

If you have followed 2 Bees for any amount of time, you know how much we love to decorate with books. Most times, thrift store books are one step away from being incinerated. We prefer to breathe new life into them by using them in our home decor.

Frames

Every visit to the thrift store, we find loads of frames in a variety of sizes, shapes and styles. Frames are perfect for a makeover or as a way to showcase a fall printable.

Wooden Bowls and Wooden Containers

Although We have never personally found a dough bowl at a thrift store, we know a few people that have. 

Fall Tablescape Wine Dinner Party

Here’s a cutie that we did buy at the thrift store.

Easy Fall Centerpiece - vintage french olive oil box

It made for the perfect fall floral centerpiece.

Easy Fall Centerpiece - DIY and pretty

Trays

Trays are a weakness for us. They are perfect to collect as they don’t take up a lot of space. You can use them in a variety of ways to quickly change out your tabletop decor. Our sunflower centerpiece came together within a few minutes. It looks perfect on this wicker tray.

Easy Fall Sunflower Centerpiece

A Dutch tulip crate makes for a perfect tray as well. We typically include it for our fall family room tour.

Candle Holders

You can usually find loads of candleholders at the thrift store – especially brass or glass. Brass blends perfectly with copper for a beautiful tablescape.

Early Fall Tablescape

How to easily clean brass.Brass cleaning made easy with lemons and baking soda

Wreaths

We look for wreaths year-round. Lots of times we buy thrifted wreaths strictly for the base, especially if the are large grapevine wreaths.

Host the Perfect Fall Cocktail Party

This oversized embroidery hoop was found at a local store. Jenn created a beautiful fall hoop wreath with it.

Fall wreath made with embroidery hoop

Pumpkins and Gourds

This just might be our favorite category. We have found so many fabulous gourd and pumpkins at the thrift store. A lot of people pass up natural gourds because of they are dirty or they don’t like the color. Here are our best tips for gourds

11 DIY Ideas to get your home ready for thanksgiving. casual fall tablescape

Any faux pumpkin can be altered to make it look the way that you want it too. It is so cost effective to buy these at the thrift store instead of the craft store.

We took a humble plastic jack-o-lantern to the next level. From this:

Painted Plastic Jack-O-Lantern Makeover

To this:

Painted Plastic Jack-O-Lantern Makeover

A little bit of chalk paint does wonders for these painted pumpkins.

Painted Pumpkins and DIY Stems

Right?

Painted Pumpkins and DIY Stems

Baskets

Baskets can be pricey, no matter where you shop.

Look for all shapes and sizes.

Fall Colored Glass

Colored glass does wonders for your home decor – no matter the season. Over the years we’ve collected purple and amber glass.

Fall home tour. Tablescape with vintage bottles.

They look beautiful displayed throughout our homes. Here’s a tablescape that we created a few years ago for a fall wine dinner.

Fall Tablescape Wine Dinner Party

These amber bottles look great in a tiered tray display.

apothecary jars

Throws

Throws add instant warmth and coziness to a space.

Fall on the front porch

We love to use them inside and outside of our homes.

Fall on the front porch

You never know when you might catch a chill when sitting out on the front porch.

Fall on the front porch

We especially love to have them handy – draped over a chair or on a sofa.

Easy DIY Fall Pillow

Glass

This category is different than colored glass. Here we are specifically talking about the inexpensive, clear glass pieces.

Early Fall Tablescape

We love to alter these with spray paint to fit our personal decor tastes.

DIY Copper Mercury Glass Votives

These pieces got a copper mercury glass finish.

Thanksgiving Tablescape with Copper and Blue

We hope that you have been inspired in some small way today! 

Don’t forget to Pin this to your favorite Pinterest board!

Now lets see what our Thrifty Style Team members have to share!

Redhead Can Decorate – Old Martini Glass Repurposed into Q-Tip Holder
Our Crafty Mom – Buffalo Check Bench Makeover
DIY Beautify – No Cost Decorating Tips
2 Bees In A Pod – 12 Fall Decor Items To Buy At The Thrift Store
The How To Home – Simple Seashell Centerpiece
Vinyet Etc. – DIY Decor Beads From a Thrifted Beaded Seat Cover
Sweet Pea – Easy Upcycled Twine and Lace Cans Craft
What Meegan Makes – Late Summer Tablescape In Pink
Cottage At The Crossroads – Thrifted  Peat Pot Pumpkin Holder
Postcards From The Ridge – 29 Creative Ways to Repurpose and Upcycle Things for Your Home
Lora B. Create & Ponder – Fun Vintage School Decor Ideas
The Tattered Pew – 5 Simple Ways To Decorate With Flea Market Finds
I Should Be Mopping The Floor – Garden Gift Ideas and Tags
Chas’ Crazy Creations – Vintage Drawer Pulls Jewelry Hanger
Cottage On Bunker Hill – Anthropologie Dupe Moss Wreath

 

27 Comments

  1. Love the new site design!
    Bambi

  2. Great post! I love all your ideas, and those gourds are so cool! I had no idea they would dry and last for years! Sure wish pumpkins were like that, lol!

  3. Oh my! You have so many great ideas for Fall thrifting. I love the books and all the purple bottles. Love your new blog layout. Fresh and inviting!

  4. Rebecca Payne says:

    A lot of great tips. I collect copper items.

    1. Hi Rebecca-
      We are so happy that you like our tips. We agree, copper is always a great addition to home decor. It’s always on our “look for” list when we are thrifting or antiquing!
      Have a great weekend,
      Vicki and Jenn ~ 2 Bees

  5. Girls…I’m in love with every single picture!! I’ve already gone back and looked at them again!! Love this post!!

  6. So many wonderful ideas! I love how you showed us how to use them too…the spray painted Halloween bucket was so clever! I can’t wait to see what you all do for Fall this year!!!

  7. Love all your ideas; thanks for bringing them all together in one inspiring place 🙂

  8. This post is loaded with a ton of amazing fall ideas!
    Thank you for the inspo!
    Hugs,
    Kippi

  9. WOW! WOW! WOW! You guys have so many great ideas here!!! Now I want some apple cider after seeing those candles 😉

  10. So many great ideas, the pumpkins in the crate on the amazing chest is my favourite.

  11. I love all of this! I am off to the thrift store! 😉

  12. Well, I see that we can’t go thrifting together! 😉 Looks like we’d be going for the same things! I’ve never thought to collect purple glass though, I simply LOVE how that looks too! All of your vignettes are so lovely!

  13. Y’all always have the best ideas! Loving all of your finds…but, I’m with you on the baskets, especially! Those are my favorite things to find when thrifting.

  14. I am so ready to decorate for fall after seeing all your beautiful ideas and thrift store finds. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.