Thrill of the Hunt #120

November 26, 2021

Welcome, friends, to another fun-filled Thrill of the Hunt post where I share my latest thrifty (and usually) vintage finds with you.

vintage ironstone sugar pine cones vintage sugar mold white tapers vintage chalkboard white frame

My hope is that by sharing my thrifty finds I can motivate and inspire you to explore your own local thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and barn sales and make your own fabulous finds for yourself. So let's get started.


faux magnolia wreath hung on shutters in front of fireplace

I stalk the faux plants and wreaths section at Goodwill, like, every time I go there. Sometimes I score and sometimes I don't. This time I scored.

white fireplace blue pumpkins faux magnolia wreath

Will you look at this? It's a faux MAGNOLIA WREATH!

white fireplace mantel farmhouse decor vintage carboy fall foliage brass candlesticks

I've known many bloggers from the southern U.S. who blog about how how easy it is to make your own magnolia wreath with the real thing -- fresh magnolia leaves. Well, that ain't happenin' here in the midwest so . . . . I was thrilled to find this faux magnolia wreath. 

 Hobby Lobby half price magnolia wreath advertisement

I got it at Goodwill. And if you can believe this, the original Hobby Lobby price tag of $49.99 was still on it. It is prices like that I can not believe are for real. I know Hobby Lobby frequently offers 40% off, but even with that discount the magnolia wreath would cost $29.99. Seriously? (The one in the above pic was actually 50% off.)

  fall mantel decor

But what did I pay? $7.99. Which for me is a lot for a thrift store wreath, but I've wanted one of these wreaths for a long time. I even tried to make my own with faux magnolia wreath -- but it was a huge craft fail.   

  farmhouse mantel decor

I can't wait to embellish this wreath for the seasons! It's like a huge blank canvas just waiting for me to decorate it.

 blue white porcelain chinoiserie vase jar dish lid

I did the happy dance when I saw this on a shelf at Goodwill for $1.99. It ticked off all the boxes: Porcelain? Check. Blue and white? Check. Chinoiserie? Check.

chinoiserie salt cellar small spoon lidded blue white jar

I'll most likely display this little beauty alone on a shelf or a table, but I could just as easily use it to store small items, like earrings or even loose change for that matter.

lidded candy dish

Or maybe even tiny blue Christmas ornaments. Who knows? 

blue white candy dish Chinese figures words letters

I'll be sharing the other two beauties (on the left) in a future post.

white sugar mold baby boo pumpkins vintage ironstone sugar pine cones chalkboard

This past Labor Day weekend we visited a vintage market in Holland, Michigan. While I've already shared the amazing vintage amber bottle I purchased there, I also got something else I had always wanted: a vintage sugar mold.

vintage white sugar mold pumpkins chalkboard decor

I had passed over many vintage sugar molds over the years due to the expense. This vintage sugar mold, however, was reasonably priced. So I happily snatched it up.

The ones that I'd seen previously were all made of dark wood. This one had a light white coat of paint on it that I absolutely LOVED. Here it sits on my DIY Rustic Corbel French Farmhouse Shelf, filled with baby boo pumpkins, flanked by sugar pine cones.

baby boo pumpkins chunky yarn pumpkins

I originally placed it on a dining room sideboard along with my DIY chunky yarn pumpkin vignette, but in the future I know I'll use it for many other seasonal decor displays over the coming years. Maybe mini bottle brush trees for a Christmas display, perhaps? Or small pots of succulents, or maybe mini vases filled with garden flowers for a summer display? The possibilities are endless.

Well, that's it for today, friends!

I hope you've enjoyed reading about

Thrill of the Hunt #120

and that I've inspired you in some way. 

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My thrift store addiction said...

That magnolia wreath was a great score! You're building quite the chinoiserie collection!

Lynne said...

Great finds at the thrift Store. I love to see what other people are able to pick-up at their local stores.Thanks for sharing.
Lynne, thrifting Wonderland

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow great score on the wreath. Have a great week.

Diana said...

I enjoyed seeing all of your finds Kathleen! I'm a little jealous of your sugar mold <3 <3

Rachel said...

Lovely finds!! The Magnolia wreath is just gorgeous and what a steal on that thing! I always love seeing your thrifty finds. Thanks for sharing!

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