Today I wanted to share my 2019 thrifting wishlist, which is exactly what it sounds like, it’s all the things I’m going to be looking for when I go thrift shopping this year!
I’ve found that going into the thrift store with a list of things helps me stay intentional with my purchasing. It’s easy to just buy things at the thrift store because they’re cheap. But just because it’s cheap, doesn’t mean you need to have it in your space.
Don’t get me wrong sometimes you have to listen to the thrift store and be open to what it brings to you, I definitely do that as well. But like I said, having a list keeps me focused on finding specific pieces that will help me curate the eclectic thrifted space I’m going for!
For The Home:
I love thrifting just about anything (besides underwear ew)! But
Some of these things I’ve been wanting to find for a couple of years and others I’ve recently added to the list. Thrifting and curating a space takes time! But let me just tell you, when you find the piece that you’ve been hunting for (at an awesome price!!) it makes that find that much sweeter.
Honestly, decorating a space with character (while also on a budget) means you have to play the long game. Which can be hard when we’re all so used to instant gratification, but just wait till you get that “thrift high”! It’ll be worth the wait.
If you’re interested in reading all the things I’m on the hunt for this year, let’s get into it!
Mid Century Modern Dresser:
This is definitely one of the things I’ve been on the lookout for at the thrift store for awhile. With the craziness of 2018, I didn’t get to thrift as often as I would have liked. I’m definitely manifesting that this will be the year I’ll find my dream MCM furniture (record players, side tables, you name it). Specifically, a dresser is the top priority.
Credenzas are another similar name for these pieces. Whatever you want to call it, just bet I’ll be on a serious secondhand search all of 2019.
There are so many spots in my home that would benefit from a vibrant rug with lots of texture!
Plant Stands and Pots:
Last year I started to dip my “thumb” into the houseplant world. Let me just say, it’s been a journey of ups and downs. But I’m learning so much, and constantly looking forward to growing my collection. I have run out of plant space on the rattan shelf I thrifted (look forward to that thrift haul), so I could definitely use more plant storage for my growing collection.
As a plant collector, I’m also learning you can never have too many pots. And pots are so expensive retail. Whether it’s re-potting time or I’m just adding more plants to the collection, I’m going to be on the lookout for lots of cute pots to store my new plant babes in.
If you follow me on my Facebook page this might sound familiar but I was talking all about how I want to start a vintage globe collection. Not only do I love bringing the travel element of my life into home decor, but I’ve just been really inspired by Pinterest photos that have a bunch of globes on display.
Alternative Wall Shelves:
Can we dub 2019 the year of alternative shelving ideas?
Besides the thrifted rattan shelf I mentioned, I have absolutely no storage for home decor. I love little tchotchkes and trinkets, but instead of over cluttering my furniture, I’d like to add a wall shelf for some decor. Cause wall clutter is best, right?
I’ve been specifically drawn to vintage metal shelves. I’ve actually found some really adorable ones on Etsy, but because it’s from vintage resellers the price is really steep! Like $60+ for a small shelf, steep. So, I’m hoping to stumble across one myself.
I’m basically interested in finding any kind of shelving that’s not your run of the mill basic black shelf. Things like the funky suitcase shelf in my inspiration collage!
This might seem completely random to have on my list, but hear me out: disco balls add beautiful lighting to a room when the sun catches them. All the reflected shapes add such a fun and whimsical element to a space.
I’ve always loved
I’ve thrifted dishes many times before, but I’m looking to upgrade my collection. Recently I’ve been drawn to vintage Pyrex, 70’s inspired dishware, and amber glassware.
I mean is this the sign of getting older? Getting excited about updating your Walmart brand dishes to a vintage set? China
Botanical Wall Decor:
So this one is totally my mom’s fault, but last year she created a whole gallery wall of all different floral wall decor. It’s beautiful, and I need it in my life. I’d love to find all different sizes, shapes, and textures to make all my wildest gallery wall dreams come true.
We currently have these horrible (for my vibe) modern hotel lamps. “Hotel lamps”, you ask? The dead give away is the built-in plugs on the front. Don’t get me wrong, we were fortunate enough to get these for free as a young couple moving into our first home, but I think it’s time for an upgrade!
I’m leaning towards a set of vintage brass lamps! That or I may end up trying to find a hanging situation. We’ll see what the thrift store brings me!
I think it’s safe to say that I may not find everything on this list. Though I know these items are definitely out there secondhand, we’ll have to see what all fits into the
Maybe I should have called this a bucket list. Regardless, I am confident that if I’m consistent with going I will find so many things that will help me achieve the overall look I’m going for.
You can look forward to seeing my thrift hauls throughout the year. Make sure to stay tuned and see if I can check these things off my list! Wish me luck, this is a pretty hefty list with a lot of really cool things! I need the thrifting gods and goddesses working in my favor this year!
I hope you enjoyed reading what I’m on the hunt for! I love reading and watching this kind of content because I find it so fun to hear what other people are searching for while thrifting.
That being said, please share what’s on your thrift list this year in the comments below! Or do you go rogue while thrifting sans wishlist?