The Thrift Finds That Made Our Home Complete | Chesapeake Wedding Photographer

Anyone who knows me knows I love a good thrift store find.  The DAV, Goodwill, or recently I’ve been scoring big on Facebook Marketplace!

Here’s the thing about thrifting:  When you find something that fits you just right or is exactly what you’ve been looking for, you feel like you’re on top of the world.  Because unlike department stores that have 30 of each item, there’s only one of that special something!  And I found it!  Call me the Goodwill goddess!  (For real, that’s how I feel!) 

All jokes aside, I really feel like in our seasons of need (or even just want!) the Lord has blessed us with exactly what we we’re looking for through thrift stores.  When we first moved to St. Louis, each Goodwill trip yielded the very thing we needed.  When I didn’t need something, I didn’t find anything.  But when we were hunting for a rug for the living room, a mirror for the bedroom, and chairs for the dining room there they were and I felt a little squeeze from the Lord each time, like these were gifts sent just for us.  He’s good like that, you know?  He cares about the little things too and he is so incredibly generous.  Same thing happened when we moved to Chesapeake.  A desk for my office? Bench for our hallway?  Chairs for our living room? Check, check, check- all in his timing, all in his grace.

Want to know my top thrifting tip?  Go often!  The turn-over in thrift stores is fast (especially with the recent Marie Kondo craze!) so visit once a week if you’re looking for something in particular.  If they didn’t have it last week, you might just score big this week!

So today I’m sharing photos of my favorite thrifting/garage sale/Facebook Marketplace finds that have made our home complete!  If you want to see a full home tour (as of last fall) you can check that out here.



Above Image: Desk, Curtains, Gold Globe, Briefcase- Goodwill

Below Images: Hallway Bench- recovered from Goodwill

Stool- DAV

Window- Garage Sale

Pillow- Goodwill

Lamp- Facebook Marketplace

Above image:  Chairs and Pillows- Facebook Marketplace

Faux Tree, Lamp- DAV

Below Images: Blanket- DAV

Above Image: Pillow- Facebook Marketplace

Shirt- Goodwill

Below Image: Couch Pillow- Goodwill

Side table chest- DAV

Above Image: White Chest- DAV

Grey pillow- Goodwill

Below Images: Sofa table and crate side table- DAV

Above Image: Chairs- Goodwill

Below Image: Table lamp- DAV

Above image: Serving plate set- Goodwill

Below images: Dining Table- Garage Sale

Above Image: Fake Plants- DAV

Below Images: Lamp, Vase- DAV

Old Books- Goodwill

Above Image: White Mirror- Garage Sale

Teal Mirror- Goodwill

Below Images: Bed frame and mattress- Facebook Marketplace

Grey and white pillows, Comforter- Goodwill

Above Image: Chair on the left with matching ottoman and pillow- Goodwill

Grey ottoman- Facebook Marketplace

Above Image: Mirror, frames, and lamp body- Goodwill

Below images: Vanity Desk, Stool, Bench, Pillows- Goodwill

Above Image: Gold Globe- Goodwill

Frames- Bargain Box

Small globe by frames- Salvation Army

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