It's hard to believe this is the first time I've ever attempted a "thrift challenge". Guess what? Yes, I am HOOKED! It was so much fun to go blindly into a thrift store (even though I do this every time I thrift shop because you never know what you are going to find!) with a goal and leave feeling accomplished. For this challenge I decided that I was going to try to do my best to find a few pieces to make my Thanksgiving table setting beautiful and unique.
After about 15 minutes in, I fa sho thought to myself “welp, I can’t find anything… I’ll have to figure out a different video concept for this Thanksgiving collab”. But ALAS, right on the cusp of frustration (there were literally only 3 shelves of “home” to choose from) I found a few little saucer plates about the same size. None of them matched and I loved the idea of a mismatched table setting. Next, I see a little something green in the corner of my eye and #YAS it was a super cute, festive little table wreath! Thinking to myself “did this just happen? is this actually going to work?!”, I turned a few more times down the aisles and found the 4 glasses to add to my basket and Daniel helped me spot two mismatched candlestick holders. Success? I think yes. DID I MENTION it was only $7.56 for all these little items? Praise.
We made a pit stop at the dollar tree for $1 candlesticks and cruised on home with my finds. Immediately, I started pulling out things from around my home I thought would work well with the items I purchased. There was an orange velvet curtain I hadn’t used in a while, a nice amount of our leftover couch reupholstry fabric (aka the dropcloth we used to DIY, rit dye and cover our vintage couch…read here if you’re curious!) that would be perfect as napkins at the table. With a few other knick-knacks and some pumpkins, the table came together beautifully! I couldn’t stop staring! I wanted to sit there and enjoy my Thanksgiving table in that moment. Yes, I was v proud. You can ask Daniel, I wouldn’t stop telling him how cute I thought it all was, ha!
Check out the video to see it all come together. I encourage you guys to try this yourself! It’s not as intimidating as it may seem and you can pull together the coolest tablescape with your personal touch. That’s what I love about thrifting – what you LOVE, someone might completely pass up. You can curate such an amazing space, home and wardrobe when you choose to thrift shop. Plus, treasure hunting budget friendly finds is a blast.
I'm Alyssa, thanks for stopping by! A few things: I enjoy laughing, making youtube videos and thrift shopping. Currently listening to "Everything Now" by Arcade Fire. I like my coffee black and my preferred method of maxin' & relaxin' is with my husband and pup.