Thrifting In July With Christmas In Mind

Happy Thursday, friends!!! It’s time for our monthly Thrift Store challenge. I absolutely love seeing what everyone else finds and buys at the thrift stores!

Confession, I’m obsessed with all things Christmas! Like so many of you, it’s my favorite holiday by far!! Throughout the year, whenever I do a project around my house, or stop at an antique store, thrift store, or flea market I ALWAYS have Christmas in mind! My first ever DIY project at my house was a faux mantel in the living room, all because I wanted a mantel to decorate for Christmas. Last year, I tour out the half walls in my stair case so I could add a banister/railing to hang fresh cedar garland on for Christmas. At thrift stores and flea markets, I’m always looking for old ornaments, Santa mugs, and all things Christmas. Am I a little crazy, or what?

When I was on vacation a couple weeks ago, I stopped in at a flea market and found this old clay bowl, some flower frogs, old-ish knobs, and some old egg cups, perfect treasures for now, or for Christmas decorating!

So what do these little random pieces have to do with Christmas decor? Let me show you….

Flower frogs are useful for many things. One of my favorite uses for them, a perfect vintage card holder! Flower frogs are getting harder and harder to find, I was so lucky to find these for just $1 each!!!

Egg cups are great bases for bottle brush trees! I’m loving the egg cup that I found with the sweet little gold stripe! It will be perfect for Christmas!!!

And the knobs, also a great base for a bottle brush tree. It’s fun to add unique, creative bases to some of the darling trees!

So while these thrifted finds will be perfect to use now and throughout the year, I really got them with Christmas in mind. It’s always fun to think about Christmas in July!

Let’s hop over and see what everyone else is sharing today! Simply click on the pictures below….

Thank you for stopping by today!!! I hope your day is full of sunshine and happiness!!!


Recommended Articles


  1. Love seeing what others find while thrifting. Thanks for sharing.
    Lynne, Thrifting Wonderland

  2. What a creative idea! I love it!

  3. I never thought of egg cups and bottle brush trees together! So genius!!

  4. Love all your treasures! I can’t wait to see them this Christmas. You forgot to say that the bowl will look perfect filled with some of your amazing vintage ornaments! lol.

  5. How clever are you? Such good and darling ideas, Emily! Love them all.

Leave a Reply