How To Make the Most of Vintage Items In Your Home – Tips, Tricks and Ideas|Peacock Ridge Farm

Here are 15 great ideas to help you put your new-found thrifting skills to work in your home.

Here are our favorite ideas and tips to help you get the most use of your vintage finds. These can be applied to any thrift store find as well as antique hunting.

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Are you feeling a little stagnant in your decor style?

It happens!

After staring at the same pairing of furniture, fabrics and accessories for so long it can start to feel like something is missing from your space.

What if I told you that making the most out of vintage items could be just the breath of fresh air that your home needs?

Yes, it’s true – modernizing vintage finds is easier than you might think!

In this post we’ll take a look at how adding some elements of yesteryear into our homes can help bring revive tired and outdated spaces while creating an interesting look with personality.

Read on and discover some great tips, tricks and ideas to incorporate classic pieces into any room.

Today, I am sharing How To Make the Most of Vintage Items In Your Home – Tips, Tricks and Ideas.

Come on, I’ll show you.

Thrift stores can be a great place to find unique antiques and vintage items, but knowing what you are looking for is key.

This post shares several ideas that will help you spot the best finds on your next trip!

I had the great pleasure of joining the “Thrifting with The Gals” group this year.

This wonderful series is hosted by Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse. She is amazing!

Each of these ladies are so talented. You are going to love seeing what they are up to.

See my post here. Amazing Vintage Finds That You Won’t Believe.

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Are you looking for a way to add your own unique style to your home?

Vintage pieces, whether they’re one-of-a-kind finds or treasured family heirlooms, have an undeniable charm and character that will instantly help you express yourself. I

n this blog post, we’ll explore creative ways of repurposing and integrating vintage pieces into your interior design – from rustic barn finds to more traditional items such as old quilts and crockery. I

f you’re ready to give your space some historical flare with just a few simple changes, keep reading!

Jen From Midwest Life and Style

Jen has such a great eye. You will love her style. Learn how to blend your new decor with vintage thrift store finds to create a cottage style vignette in five easy steps. See her post here.

Michele from Vintage Home Designs

If you love beautiful neutral farmhouse decor, then you are in for a real treat. See Michele’s post here. Michele is obsessed with thrift store and estate sale shopping and I want to share how about finding treasures at thrift stores and how to use them in your home decor.

Ann from Dabbling and Decorating

Have you ever thought about starting a vintage booth business? Here’s what you need to know to get started. It’s pretty easy and so much fun! Ann shares everything that you need to know. See her post here.

Robyn From Robyn’s French Nest

Robyn’s French Country home is unbelievable. You are going to love it. Thrifting is one of her favorite things to do and she loves to decorate with thrifted bread boards! See her post here.

Kristin From White Arrows Home

Kristin has the most amazing home in the Northwoods. You are going to love it. She is sharing her top thrifting finds this month to add beautiful winter decor to her home, mixing in the old with the new for rustic, timeless style. See her post here.

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse

Rachel can make something wonderful out of anything. You are going to love what she can do. Rachel is visiting The French Farmer’s Wife Christmas Show. The barn is filled with rustic French Farmhouse Decor and European Antiques decorated for Christmas. See her post here.

Kelly From The Tattered Pew

Kelly is so talented and has the best outlook on life. She is decorating with vintage flower frogs is a great way to add a touch of personality to your home. These charming little frogs have been used for centuries to hold flowers in place, and they make a beautiful addition to any room. See her post here.

Ann and Anne Marie From Simply 2 Moms

Not only are they Simply Mom’s, but they are Simply amazing all the way around. Decorating your home with unique items doesn’t have to be expensive. They are sharing their favorite vintage thrift finds that they love to use in their homes. They love decorating our homes with vintage finds. See their post here.

Lora from Lora Bloomquist

Lora has such a fun sense of style and she loves color. You will enjoy her so much. Vintage milk glass is a common thrifted find. Here are 10 pretty ways to decorate with it for inexpensive home decor. See her post here.

Cindy From Country Road 407

Cindy has such great taste. Her homes are full of beautiful vintage finds. Want a few fun ideas for summer season decor using vintage finds?  With 5 vintage finds, she gives 3 extra ideas/ways to use the piece as well for a total of 20 ideas. See her post here.

Jennifer from Cottage On Bunker Hill

Over the past couple of years, I have found so many great home decor pieces. You’ve got to admit that finding for gem hidden on the back of the shelf is a rush!See her post here.

Jessica from Old Barn Company

Jessica has such a lovely home and great ideas. She is sharing time and money-saving strategies for finding the good stuff when thrifting, See her post here.

We hope you enjoyed our exploration of all things vintage and that you’re feeling inspired to start incorporating some secondhand finds into your décor.

Before you go on your next antique shopping spree or raid your local thrift store, be sure to check out our blog for more great tips about how to use vintage pieces in your home.

And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest and Instagram for daily doses of interior design inspiration – we can’t wait to see what timeless looks you create in your own space!

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Jennifer Howard

Saturday 17th of December 2022

Everyone had such fantastic finds!!

Renae Frey

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

They sure did. Hugs to you.

Jennifer Howard

Saturday 17th of December 2022

Everyone had such great finds this year!! Have a wonderful Christma, Renae!

Renae Frey

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

You, too, Jen.


Friday 16th of December 2022

Renae, it was so nice having you join us this year for Thrifting with the Gals. I hope you'll join us again in the new year. Happy Holidays!

Renae Frey

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

It was a pleasure. I would love to join you again. Thrifting is my thing. Hugs to you.

Rachel Harper

Friday 16th of December 2022

Renae, Thanks so much for joining us this past year. I hope you’ll be a guest again in 2023. Have a Merry Christmas

Renae Frey

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

It was an honor. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you so much. Merry Christmas.

Barbara at Mantel and Table

Thursday 15th of December 2022

You have so many gorgeous vintage pieces Renae, and they're beautiful in your lovely home! I'm going to reassess my own, and see what exciting new looks I can create, inspired by your wonderful post. Thanks so much for all the great ideas, and Happy Holidays over there!

Renae Frey

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

You have such a lovely home. So many great details. We need to go thrifting together some time soon.