Friday, April 26, 2019

Thrifting British Colonial Style

I went out thrifting yesterday morning. I was looking for anything with a British Colonial, tropical or West Indies style. 
Around the year 2000, there was a very tropical decor trend. It had sort of an African vibe to it. 
I see elements from those decor days on almost every visit to the thrift store. 
Today was no exception. 
I think most of these items can be reused to fit British Colonial style if used sparingly.

I love the fabric with the palm tree. 

Here are some things that I thought would work. 

This reminded me of something they might have had in a Victorian conservatory. 

This was probably my favorite thing that I saw. 

Amazing right?
There was purse to go with the theme.

I only got one of the items pictured above.
I'll show it to you soon.

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  1. Katie,
    I remember this decorating trend and now it seems like it is making a big comeback!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! I will post how my surgery went when I come home which may be on Tuesday but my surgery is not scheduled until 3pm so I may have to stay 2 nights to get my PT sessions in before discharge..

  2. It looks like a wonderful day out! I can't wait to see what you do with what you bought1

  3. I just got back from vacation in Missouri and I was REALLY wishing that I had driven rather than flew so I could go thrifting and antiquing.

  4. I would have brought that Victorian table home for sure!! Fun thrifting day.

  5. I love thrifting! I just had a good thrifting day yesterday. :) I don't know much about British colonial style, but I love some of the stuff you found. Can't wait to see what you brought home! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Inspiration!