Most Popular Posts of 2017


Hi there, Friends! Happy New Year's Eve! As we usher in a new year, I like to pause to reflect on the year that's passed. The 2017 favorites include an assortment of thrifty repurposed and upcycled projects, seasonal garden decor, and junkin' adventures. As is often the case, I was somewhat surprised by the two most popular posts of the year, and as always I'd love to hear your personal favorites... 

the best of My Thrift Store Addiction

Friday's Find #230


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Last week I shared that my thrifting adventures may be slightly limited during the next several weeks due to seasonal allergies. However, it just so happened that this week the day that the pollen count was lowest was also the day of the Finds' warehouse sale. Woo-hoo! Let's start with this fabulous mid century modern bowl set-- it seems fitting for the final Friday's Find of 2017...


mid century modern gold rimmed glass bowls

Easy Peasy Eggnog Cookies with Just 3 Ingredients and Creating Christmas Features


Happy Wednesday, Friends! During this week between Christmas and New Year's celebrations, I'm still enjoying holiday goodies and every season I like to try something new. Come see how to whip up these scrumptious easy peasy eggnog cookies--with just three ingredients! I've also selected features from the Rustic & Romantic Creating Christmas party.... 


easy eggnog cookies

Christmas Greetings and Snow Queen Inspired Winter Dress Form


Merry Christmas Eve, dear Friends! I'd like to take the opportunity to wish you all a blessed Christmas and a new year that's filled with peace and joy! I may not have a white Christmas here in Texas, but this year my vintage dress form, Juliet has been crowned Snow Queen for the holidays and winter months to come... 


Snow Queen winter dress form

Friday's Find #229


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends. Can you believe Christmas is just a few days away? Like many of you, I've been busy baking and shipping gifts this week in anticipation of the holiday and I didn't make it to the thrift stores. However, I do have a few fairly recent finds that I haven't had a chance to share yet... 


thrifted embroidery

Vintage Charm Party #113 Plus an Announcement!



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #113! This is our last party before Christmas so we'd like to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Also there will be no party on December 28. Vintage Charm will resume on January 4. In the meantime, please feel free to link up at the Creating Christmas party I'm hosting through Christmas Eve!


My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Charm party



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

15 Minute Cocoa Bar in a Cup: Last Minute Christmas Gift


Happy Wednesday, Friends! With less than a week until Christmas, I'm squeezing in one last 15 Minute Fix for 2017--a simple last minute gift idea. I made mine for Ginger Grand, but depending on the mug and condiments you choose, this mini cocoa station could be adapted for any age...


cocoa bar in a cup last minute Christmas gift

All is Calm Christmas Bedroom


Hi there, Friends! As promised earlier this week, today I'm sharing the holiday accents I've added to my bedroom. I've kept it simple and rather than buying anything new, I've shopped my home instead, to create a calm and cozy Christmas bedroom....


calm and cozy Christmas bedroom

Friday's Find #228 Plus Last Minute Gifts from Secret Garden Herbs


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! It was a week of soft and cozy winter finds, starting with this handmade yarn wreath. Though it needs a little love, it won't take much to refresh it for the winter months! 


thrifted yarn wreath

Vintage Charm Party #112





Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #112!


My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Charm party



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

A Rustic and Romantic Christmas: Creating Christmas Link Party


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I'm excited to be co-hosting the Creating Christmas link party! It's my third year to participate in the fun week long event hosted by Jann at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson. Each host of the day shares a different theme and then you can join in by sharing your related projects and decor, so be sure to check the daily links at the the end of my post. Yesterday, Carol from Art and Sand, delighted us with a Homemade Christmas. Today I'm layering naked greenery with vintage, handmade and repurposed thrift store finds to create a Rustic and Romantic Christmas....


rustic and romantic Christmas

Christmas Elves in My Cozy Vintage Kitchen


Hi there, Friends! It's often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home and I find this especially true during the Christmas season. Come on in! My vintage kitchen is decked out for the holidays. It's small but cozy and you may even find a mischief visitor or two... 

Christmas elves cozy vintage kitchen

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas: Friday's Find #227


Thank God it's thrifty Friday Friends! How is your Christmas season going? Have you finished decorating? I always enjoy finding thrifty Christmas trinkets during the holidays. These vintage miniature Santa mugs were only .50! Aren't they jolly? 


thrifted vintage Santa mugs

Vintage Charm Party #111 and November Feature of the Month





Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #111 and November Feature of the Month!


My Thrift Store Addiction



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Shades of Aqua and Blush for the Holidays: Cozy at Christmas Blog Tour


Happy Wednesday Friends! Today I'm participating in the Cozy at Christmas Holiday Blog Tour. Whether you're new here, or a regular, I'd like to wish you a warm welcome! Over the years, I've used a variety of colors to decorate for Christmas, from traditional red and green to neutrals and metallics. This year, I've decided to embrace the nontraditional color palette in my living room for the holidays. My vintage holiday decor ranges from robin's egg to deep turquoise and blush to hot pink. Grab a cup of coffee, get comfy and let's get started!


Aqua and Blush Nontraditional Christmas Decor

DIY Vintage Lace Garland and Christmas Tree Skirt: No Sewing Required!


Hi there, Friends! If you're like me and have a tendency to hoard vintage linens even when they're not in the best of condition, then today's project is for you! No linens, no worries-- I'll how you how to create the same DIY garland and tree skirt with supplies from your local thrift store with absolutely no sewing required! Grab your trusty scissors and let's get started...


DIY lace garland and no sew Christmas tree skirt tutorial

Vintage French Snowman Tablescape: Friday's Find #226


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! I don't know about you, but this time of year is so busy, my visits to the thrift stores have been limited. Since I only have a couple of items to share, I thought it would be fun to show you how I styled my first find. These adorable vintage snowman plates from France inspired a whimsical holiday tablescape....


Whimsical french snowman tablescape

Vintage Charm Party #110




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #110!


My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Charm party



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

15 Minute Mini Gingerbread House Village, Place Cards and Hostess Gift Ideas


Happy Wednesday, Friends! When it comes to crafts for the holidays, I'm all about simple and thrifty! For today's 15 Minute Fix, I'll show you three quickie projects that you can make with these adorable mini gingerbread houses....


15 minute gingerbread house projects

A Very Vintage Christmas in the Gazebo


Hi there, Friends! If you are new here, visiting from the Christmas Porch Tour, welcome! This is my first year to participate and I look forward to seeing lots of outdoor Christmas inspiration. There will be links at the end of the post so you can tour more festive Christmas porches that are decked out for the holidays! Since I don't really have a porch, I like to create seasonal retreats in my garden gazebo. Take a little stroll with me for a very vintage Christmas in the gazebo...


vintage gazebo Christmas porch tour

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving dear Friends! I am enjoying time with my family for the holiday. If you stopped by for Vintage Charm, the party and features will resume next week, on November 30. Have a blessed holiday! 


Happy Thanksgiving from My Thrift Store Addiction

My Thrift Store Addiction Signature

Support Small Business Saturday for the Holidays: Shop Local Handmade and Vintage


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Did you know Small Business Saturday is coming up this weekend? As the small business owner of two Etsy shops, I try to support other small businesses and also to shop locally during the holidays. Last weekend I shopped two local holiday sales: Vintage Market Days and an annual church sale. I enjoyed both so much that I wanted to share them with you....


Shop local Chunky throw and fluffy pouf

Vintage Farmhouse Christmas Sign Repurposed from a Player Piano Roll


Hi there, Friends! Many of you expressed curiosity regarding my plans for the vintage player piano roll I scored thrifting a few weeks ago. Well today I'll show you how I repurposed it as a vintage farmhouse Christmas sign and how you can create one too, using craft paper.  Oh, and if calligraphy or beautiful handwriting isn't one of your skills, no worries--it's not one of mine either! I'll show you a simple trick to fake it...


vintage farmhouse Christmas sign

Linens and Angels and Bears, Oh My! Friday's Find #224 Plus a Sale


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Starting today I'm offering a 15% off sale in my Etsy shop--no coupons and no fighting crowds required! I hope you'll drop by to browse and perhaps do some holiday shopping. Now for this week's fabulous finds--it was a good week for thrifting and I gathered a fun assortment of linens, angels and bears...oh my! Let's get started with this set of handmade vintage Christmas linens... 


vintage Christmas placemats and napkins

Vintage Charm Party #109




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #109!


My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Charm party



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Repurposed Vintage Milk Can Snowman


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Today I'm sharing a fun project to add a little whimsy to your holiday curb appeal. Yes, I know Thanksgiving is still a week away. {If you missed my vintage Thanksgiving mantel, you can see it here.} It's one of my favorite holidays, so much so, that I'll be stepping away from the computer screen all next week to spend time with family. The thing is, I really like to savor the Christmas season which for me, means getting a head start on holiday crafts, and that brings me back to today's project. She's really too feminine to be called a snowman--isn't she sassy? Come see how I repurposed this vintage milk can and dressed her up with things I already had on hand...


repurposed vintage milk can snowman

Simply Elegant Holiday Chair Decor with Preserved Evergreens


Hi there, Friends! I'm really excited to share a new project with you that will add a touch of elegance to your dining chairs during the holiday season. The greenery used is a mixture of preserved and faux so it will take you from Thanksgiving through the Christmas season--plus it couldn't be easier to assemble! 


simply elegant holiday chair decor

Thriftathon Part 2: Friday's Find #223


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Today I'm sharing the rest of my fabulous finds from my thrifting adventures with Cecilia B. In addition to the Find's warehouse sale and shops in Comfort, we shopped five more local thrift stores. If you missed part one of my thriftathon treasures, you can see them here. Now for the rest of my finds...


thrifted vintage thermos

Vintage Charm Party #108




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #108!


My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Charm party



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

15 Minute Upcycled Storage Basket


Happy Wednesday, Friends! It's time for the latest 15 Minute Fix! Today I have a thrifty upcycle that doubles as storage and of course, can be completed in less than 15 minutes... 


upcycled storage basket

Decorating with Thrifted Vintage Plates... Can I Get an Amen?


Hi there, Friends! A few weeks ago, when I shared tips for creating a beautiful home on a budget, I illustrated just how much of my decor has been upcycled from estate sale, thrift store and yard sale finds. Today, I want to show you several different ways I use thrifted vintage plates as wall art. It's an inexpensive way to add classic charm to any room...


decorating with thrifted vintage plates

Thriftathon Part 1: Friday's Find #222


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! As promised, today I'm sharing the first part of two posts featuring my finds from my thriftathon with Cecilia B.  Can you believe the size of this frame? I'm not one to pass on vintage frames and at 3' x 4', it's the largest I've come across thrifting. I love its curvy details and it was only $2! Stay tuned Sunday to see how I'm using it!


thrift store vintage frame

Vintage Charm Party #107 and October Feature of the Month




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #107 and October Feature of the Month!


My Thrift Store Addiction



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

Celebrating Blogger Friendships: Peace, Love and Comfort, Texas!


Happy Wednesday, Friends! Last week, I was blessed to spend some time celebrating my friendships with Cecilia from The B Farm and Audrey from Timeless Treasures. Over the last several years, we've forged a special bond from our shared passions for faith, thrifting and blogging. We always have fun sharing food and fellowship during our annual thriftathon. Tag along for a virtual tour, as I share our adventures!


Blogger friendships and Comfort, Texas

How to Chalk Paint Vintage Dining Chairs: 2 Different Techniques


Hi there, Friends! Recently I updated the vintage dining chairs for my kitchen table with chalk paint. Undecided if I wanted to commit to painting all four, I started by painting two with my favorite brush on chalk paint. Then, after living with purposely mismatched chairs for a few months, I decided I was ready to paint the other two. When I was blessed to receive two cans of Rust-Oleum Chalked spray paint in a giveaway from Lauren at Wonderfully Made, I chose the Linen White shade so I could compare the two paints and share my results with you. Thank you to Lauren and Rust-Oleum! {This is not a sponsored post but I have included affiliate links for DIYers. See full disclosure here.


chalk painted dining chair tutorial

Vintage Moon Deco Pyrex: Friday's Find #221


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Every once in awhile, I happen to come across a vintage find that I've never seen before. I consider myself pretty familiar with vintage Pyrex patterns, but this Moon Deco covered casserole, was a new one for me!


Moon Deco Pyrex

Vintage Charm Party #106




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #106!


My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Charm party



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

15 Minute Rosemary Lemongrass Fragrant Natural Household Cleaner


Happy Wednesday, Friends! The holidays are around the corner and today I'm sharing a natural household cleaner that will leave your home sparkling, smelling heavenly and ready to welcome guests. Plus, you can make it in less than 15 minutes!


15 minute rosemary lemongrass natural household cleaner

Stuck in a Rut? 7 Ways to Create a Beautiful Home on a Budget!


Hi there, Friends! Have you ever found yourself in a rut when it comes to decorating your home?  We all want to create a beautiful home but at times, it can be a challenge to keep from getting stuck in a rut. You might think since I share upcycled and repurposed home decor each week, that I wouldn't be prone. To be honest, I hadn't even realized it myself, until I made a simple change recently. Today I'm sharing some thrifty tips that will help you conquer a decorating rut or avoid one altogether! 


budget friendly home decor tips

Estate Sale Salvage: Friday's Find #220


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! When you shop an estate sale, where do you start? While I've found some great buys on vintage dishes, linens, and furniture from estate sales, you might be surprised by the place I look first....


estate sale finds

Vintage Charm Party #105




Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #105!


My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Charm party



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

DIY Cozy Pom-Pom Throw


Happy Wednesday, Friends! As temperatures drop, nothing says fall, quite like a soft, comfy throw. Would you believe I made this cozy pom-pom throw for less than $10? Plus, there's almost no sewing required--if you can sew a button, you can make this simple lap throw...


DIY cozy pom-pom throw

How to Style Collections as Seasonal Decor: Vintage Transferware Thanksgiving Mantel


Hi there, Friends! What comes to mind when you hear the word collection? A hutch full of matching dishes inherited from a loved one? A mismatched assortment of whimsical animal figurines? The best collections are gathered over time, treasured and displayed--not tucked away in a cabinet. There's no specific number that qualifies as a collection. In fact, mine each started with only a few pieces. Today, I'm sharing a simple, yet elegant Thanksgiving mantel that highlights just three pieces of my thrifted vintage transferware collection. If you're not a collector, no worries--a similar mantel can be styled by shopping your home, garden and maybe a trip to the grocery store...


how to use collections as seasonal decor

Friday's Find #219


TGITF Friends! We've finally had some weather that feels like fall and I have loved it! Ready for this week's fabulous finds? Several of this week's vintage treasures are from the same estate sale, starting with this gorgeous vintage crystal bead necklace... 


thrifted vintage necklace

Vintage Charm Party #104



Welcome to Vintage Charm Party #104!


My Thrift Store Addiction Vintage Charm party



We invite you to share your vintage experiences--whether it’s your latest finds, crafts, or DIYs, we’d love to hear about it.


Link up your furniture flips, roadside finds, repurposed projects, collections, home decor and more!

15 Minute Upcycled Vintage Plate Sign


Happy Wednesday, Friends! It's time for another 15 Minute Fix and once again, this project can easily be completed in closer to five minutes. Plus, it's oh-so thrifty and all you need is a plate and a dollar store decal! 


15 minute upcycled vintage plate sign

Pancake Mix Recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting



Hi there, Friends! Today I'm sharing the recipe for the pumpkin spice cupcakes I featured with my fall tablescape in the garden. They are so simple to whip up and the cake portion only has two ingredients--pancake mix and milk! They are topped with a delicious cinnamon buttercream frosting that complements the subtle flavor of the pumpkin spice, just right! Ready to get baking?


pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream frosting

Vintage Christmas: Friday's Find #218


Thank God it's thrifty Friday, Friends! Like many of you, I shop thrift stores for Christmas treasures year round. Not only do I buy most of my own Christmas decor, I also stock  my Etsy shop.  I couldn't resist this pair of whimsical snowman pictures. Aren't they darling? 

Fabulous thrift store finds of the week