Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Thrifting: It's A Secondhand Winter Wonderland

"Now bring us some figgy pudding."

There are seven days left until Christmas. And like many frantic holiday shoppers, I've hit malls, outlets, supermarkets and yes, wine and spirits shops. And I've hit them hard. There was just one place I hadn't been able to hit in anticipation of the big ho-ho-holiday bonanza. 

That's right. I'm hanging my head in shame that, I, the sole force behind Let's Go Thrifting, had yet to visit the thrift store for some holiday inspiration. And so, with a week to spare, I reached out to the kind folks of Impact Thrift, to ask if I could take a few holiday themed photos for this very blog post. And of course, they welcomed me back to take a gander at what festive wares they had in store. 

I was not disappointed. And this got me thinking. Could a well-stocked thrift store be a one-stop holiday shop for gift-givers, party goers, social hosts, and Christmas revelers alike? Well, let's see...








There are lovely dinner platters to bring that you wouldn't mind leaving for your host to keep. Of course, you might want to keep them too...especially that one on the left. But, hey! This is the season of giving! 

There is a bounty of holiday tins. And they'll make a perfect presentation for all of the candy and baked goods you'll be giving to friends and family, or as storage for delicate tree ornaments. 

Talk about some elegant serving options. If you'd like to host a holiday dinner party, why not keep it classy? You can bring your guests some figgy pudding---whatever that is---and  do so with a lovely silver serving bowl. 

And don't forget the decorative touches...

Oh. My. God. How cute are these ornate candle holder gift boxes? 

And carolers-- you can never have enough carolers, even if they demand figgy pudding. 

So, if you're looking for holiday decor, elegant dining inspiration, last minute gifts, or something festively appropriate to wear, thrift shopping can help you be merry, bright, and on budget. 


What holiday goods have you purchased secondhand? 

Season's Greetings and many thanks to the folks at the Feasterville Impact Thrift Store! 



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5 comments:

Jessica Cangiano said...

Tons over the years! From mugs to jewelry, magazines to clothing, I've purchased and given many thrifted and otherwise secondhand presents to those I knew would appreciate and not take issue with them (which, thankfully, is a camp all of my vintage friends fall into).

That thrift store has some really beautiful dishes! I would have picked up two of them (the rose adorned platters) as a holiday gift for myself. :)

Wishing you and yours the very merriest of festive seasons, dear Jackie!

♥ Jessica

afrugalspinster said...

I'm hosting 30 birders tomorrow and all my serving pieces came from thrift stores, including enough bird themed mugs so everyone has a unique vessel to sip their coffee, tea or cocoa from.

chantal king said...

I just picked some Christmas sweaters and mugs from the thrift store!

http://chantillythrift.blogspot.com/

Jackie Jardine said...

Happiest holiday wishes, everyone. And thanks for reading! I'm so glad to see others share in my affinity for secondhand holiday shopping.

<3 Jackie

Anonymous said...

What an amazing blog! Just found it today and couldn't stop reading. I'm a huge thrifting fan myself, it's almost a lifestyle.

Happy New Year to everyone!