Junkin' Finds, Vintage Style

October Junkin’ Finds! Thrifted Treasures for Our New Home

Hello friends! It’s been such a long time since I have done a “junkin’ finds” post, and I am super excited to share this one! I recently thrifted some treasures for our new home that I have been looking for since we moved in.



Thrifted Vintage Electric Sconces for The Foyer

If you saw my fall preveal home tour, you might remember that I mentioned I was on the lookout for different electric sconces for each side of the foyer fireplace. 



Traditional Brick Fireplace decorated for fall fall fireplace mantel with velvet pumpkins and twinkle lights

The vintage tole sconces are super cute and I plan to use them somewhere else in the house, but I wanted vintagey-French sconces to coordinate with the foyer chandelier. I have been looking for almost a year, and I finally found them at a local antiques shop for only $40 for a pair!


I absolutely love them! They are just the style I was hoping for.  We have had a hard time finding the right size bulbs with a low wattage since they are vintage, but I still have a few hardware stores to check out.


I will share more about these beauties when I find they bulbs and they are looking all beautiful for the holidays!



Vintage Federal Eagle Mirror

My goal for the new house is to create a more elegant and traditional aesthetic with English country, New England or traditional Southern influences. I have been looking for a federal Eagle mirror for a few months but they are hard to come by, and they can also be very expensive!



A junk loving friend of mine actually just had this mirror jstored out in her garage so we decided to trade some of my vintage dishes for the mirror. I love those kind of deals!



After a coat of black acrylic paint, dry brushed gold metallic acrylic paint over top of the black, and gold leaf rub and buff as the top coat, my vintage Federal mirror is looking much more “antique,” classic, and elegant! 



Foyer Bench

After living in our home for a couple of months now, I realized we needed some type of little bench or chair for putting on shoes near the front door. This $10 thrifted Restore find is perfect for the purpose! I am going to give it a new look soon and I will post all about the makeover!


*If anyone knows what type or style of bench this is, please comment below. Thanks!


Vintage Alabaster Lamp 

This beautiful alabaster lamp was in my own garage and I had forgotten about it until our living estate sale. My mom was helping me with the sale and she needed a bedroom lamp, so I told her to take it home, especially since it was dirty and dusty and I just wasn’t up to fooling with cleaning it up.  After a few days she called me and said that she loved it but it wasn’t quite what she was looking for and she felt like it belonged in our new home. She brought it over all pretty and clean, and sure enough, it looks perfect on the little shabby entry chest. 


I have a larger alabaster lamp that I plan to use in the sun room but it needs a shade, so now I am on the hunt for the perfect shade on my next junkin’ adventures. I would love to find a black shade, or maybe DIY paint a shade black.


Nell Hills

These recent scores (and “recently re-found”) just remind me that with a little patience, the right treasures will turn up on a thrifting adventure at some point! I can’t wait to share more of my finds with you as we decorate our new home. 

Have you been on any fall junkin’ adventures? I love hearing from you!

Thanks for visiting!


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  • Reply Rachel-The Antiqued Journey

    AMAZING finds, Amber!! That sconce is just stunning and looks so pretty in your new house!!

    October 26, 2023 at 3:17 pm
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Love the sconces Amber! Patience won out. I love how you transformed the mirror and how awesome you traded with a friend. The house is coming along beautifully. Thanks for bringing us along. XO- MaryJo

    October 26, 2023 at 3:44 pm
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