Thrifted art. One of our favorite things to do is thrift for interesting art. It’s a continuous work in progress. Most of the art we bring home is destined for a very specific place in the house. This year, we found a few things that were a bit difficult to hang, especially in our rental, so I ended up arranging them together on our fireplace mantle. Searching for art this year has also helped me find color palettes that really speak to me.
Candles. I’ve held out for a long time buying candles. I’m not a fan of artificial fragrances (super sensitive nose + allergies) and candle containers that aren’t reusable just become clutter. But I tried other solutions to add scents to my home (palo santo, sage smudge sticks, oil diffusers) which I just didn’t stick with. Plus, candles are super hygge (cozy!) and I needed them in my life. So, instead, I found a local candle maker who uses only essential oils and biodegradable materials to craft her soy wax candles. She also pours them into reclaimed mason jars so I can reuse the container once the candle is gone. Plus, her scents are amazing!
Plants. Not everyone is a plant person, I get it. But for me, I’ve found that greenery really adds a nice liveliness to a living space and I also like having something to care for. Although overwatering is a real danger. I’ve added a few new plants to my collection this year and re-potted some of my existing plants for a nice refresh. I’d really like to start buying plants secondhand, and second-hand plant pots, so I’ve typically got my eye out for these types of things when we’re thrifting.
2. Vintage brass plant stand, vintage brass watering can