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thrifted jewelry finds

Thrifting over the years has been good to me. I’ve lucked up on some gems especially in the jewelry department. If you are looking for unique and cheap pieces now is the time to start snooping around your local area thrift stores.

The all familiar purge and declutter movement is kicking up steam all across the country as we prepare to leave what we don’t want in 2017. Somebody else’s junk will overwhelmingly become somebody else’s treasure as thrift and consignment stores abound with purged finds.

I know some people are averse to thrifting and that’s fine, I’m not and if you aren’t either jewelry pieces are great to thrift. The years have been good to me and I’ve collected some pieces that are unique and might I add cheap.

I don’t have sensitive skin so after a good wipe down with alcohol I’m good to go. As far as caring for high end costume jewelry,  I don’t coat anything with clear polish but I do take care not to expose the items to water.

If you are looking for cheap ways to dress up your outfits, and you love a good treasure hunt be sure to hit up your local thrift stores. When you find something good make sure you tag me on Instagram so I can see!

In a few weeks I’ll be doing an epic thrift store tour of Atlanta so stay tuned!

In the meantime, here are a few of my favorite thrifted jewelry finds, some of these stay on repeat like my favorite thrifted necklaces here and here.

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    Trina - Baby Shopaholic
    February 19, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    You have some fly pieces! I’m coming over to play in your stash!
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    February 19, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    You have the best thrift store hauls. Bring them back. Off topic but I also want to see more of your garden process.
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    February 20, 2016 at 9:59 am

    I’ll be starting a series next week on how to start a garden!!
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    February 20, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Yes!! I’d love to see your thrift store hauls! Maybe it’ll motivate me to get out there & get some stuff myself!
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    Tasheena @ Our Delightful Home
    February 21, 2016 at 3:57 am

    Live your pieces. I’ve found some really great pieces at my favorite consignment stores for around $1.
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    February 22, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Yes, please bring them back! I would love to be a thrifter. I’m just not there yet. I’m always amazed at your awesome finds.

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    February 22, 2016 at 7:57 am

    I love accessories, especially beaded jewelry, necklaces to be exact. I used to make my own. I sold most pieces but kept a few favorites for personal wear. Love your collection :-).

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    valmg @ Mom Knows It All
    February 22, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I haven’t been to a thrift store to shop in probably 30 years. You found some really nice pieces, and it’s always nice to save some money.

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    Mimi Green
    February 22, 2016 at 11:51 am

    I love this, growing up my Mom and I hit the thrift stores every Saturday and I would find some of the most exciting things. I loved the one of a kind pieces.
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    February 22, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I can never. EVER. Find cute jewelry like this when I hit up the goodwill! TEACH ME YOUR WAYS!!!

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    Chelley @ A is For Adelaide
    February 22, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    What a collection! I need to go to your consignment shops. We don’t have any around here that stock such gorgeous and fun pieces!

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    Miranda (Anosa)
    February 22, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I used to think I was good at thrifting but I think you’ve put me to shame. I am loving all your finds.
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    February 22, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I absolutely love thrifted jewelry, especially when they are costume pieces. I love shopping my Nana’s jewelry box and finding some unique pieces to wear…and she loves to wear my more modern stuff. It’s perfect!

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    Tori Gabriel
    February 22, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    I love shopping in charity shops (I think these are what we Brits call Thrift Shops). You can find some amazing pieces and they are totally individual.
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    February 22, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    These pieces are so neat! I have been wanting to expand my jewelry collection for a while now but it just has not happened. Second hand jewelry is a great way to save money.

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    Miles L.
    February 22, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    I also discovered that jewelry needs not to be really expensive. There are decent accessories such as these.

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    February 23, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Yes for the thrift! I’ve thrifted some of my favorite pieces via stores and family members. Treasures indeed.

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    Terri Beavers
    February 23, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I love finding gems at our local thrift stores. It’s a great way to add to my jewelry collection at a discount.

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    February 23, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    I absolutely love thrifting! Especially for jewelry! You can find so many fun pieces and not break the bank!

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    February 23, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    These are all so gorgeous! I would love to go thrifting, I haven’t in a long time but I love it and find so many amazing things. Nothing this great though!

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    Claudia Krusch
    February 23, 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I haven’t been to a thrift store to shop. You found some really nice pieces, love it!
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    Allison Jones
    February 23, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I love that long chain necklace! These are great finds.


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    Nancy @ whispered inspirations
    February 23, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Great haul! I love everything you’ve found! So stylish and cute!

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    Valerie Robinson
    February 23, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Great finds! Thrifting is one of my favorite things to do!

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    February 24, 2016 at 1:15 am

    These are beautiful pieces. I never thought of thrifting jewelry. Obviously, I’ve been missing out:)

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    Rebecca Swenor
    February 24, 2016 at 1:54 am

    I am indeed a thrifter and these are some really cute thrifted jewelry finds for sure. I love The chain necklace with the clear blocks of crystal on them. This piece is beautiful but yet unique. Thanks for sharing these awesome thrift pieces.

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    Jasmine Watts
    February 24, 2016 at 6:20 am

    I absolutely love thrifting and these are some wonderful collection! I love all of these!

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    February 24, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I would love to see more of your thrifting finds. You have found a lot of great jewelry pieces.
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    February 24, 2016 at 10:48 am

    I love thrifting and these jewelry pieces are gorgeous. I’ve been avoiding the thrift stores but this makes we want to go on a jewelry hunt.
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    Vashti (veepeejay.com)
    February 24, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Oh wow! Those pieces are amazing. I love thrifting but I have not been in a while because I really to get rid of more stuff lol. You make me want to go hunting.

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    February 24, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    These pieces that you found are beautiful! I’m not a thrifter, but I’ve wanted to get into thrifting for a while. This post definitely makes me want to start even more now!
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    Elizabeth Anderson
    February 25, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    You found all of that in a thrift store?! I have not had that kind of luck but I don’t have the patience to sift around and hunt for pieces.

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    February 25, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    I kinda hate shopping and thrift stores sometimes require some good digging to find the good pieces. But you found some super cute pieces so maybe I should give it a shot LOL.

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    March 6, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    These are beautiful. I wish I could find some great finds like these at Goodwill!!Maybe I should give it another try. The last couple of times I went were a thumbs down. I’m sure it’s all about season and location too, so I might need to check out some other Goodwills in town.

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    December 17, 2017 at 1:04 am

    Thrifting is a part of my self-care. LOL!

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