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Thrift Store Urn Tablescape for Spring

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Creating a thrift store urn tablescape for spring is an affordable way to add vintage finds to your dining room.

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dining room table with thrift store decor

Welcome to this month's Thrift Store Decor project.

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Each month, I come together with my blogging friends to bring you fabulous thrifty ideas for your home from the shopping adventures of our local thrift store.

Be sure to follow to the end of the post where you will find links to the other projects.


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thrift store compote

These two pieces were just purchased last week when Ashlyn and I came across the top part of a china cabinet for $30. She's working on turning that into something really cool. She's already started stripping the old stain.

This month's post is a little different in that I didn't have to do anything to the vessels.

compotes with moss balls on a table

I'm sharing how I took several collected thrift store urns and used them in a tablescape.

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One of my favorite things to do is to create beautiful tablescapes. All of the vessels plus the pair of little birds are all from the thrift store.

I may use the same place setting, but always change things up with the centerpiece.

candlestick on table

This place setting would easily work for an Easter table or for Mother's Day. These thrift store birds received a simple dry brushing of chalk paint.

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Thrift store finds are an inexpensive way to decorate a fabulous spring table.

What to Look For at the Thrift Store

  • plastic urns
  • ceramic urns
  • brass and silver urns
  • compotes
  • crystal urns and compotes
  • wood urns
dining room with spring decor

I've been collecting urns for quite a while. I love it when I score and find a white one.

spring tablescape with decor

I have several that are concrete, resin, and silver. Those are fabulous as well. I tend to use those singularly in vignettes.

You can see more on how I use urns in this post.

If I am creating a tablescape with urns, I love for them to all be the same color scheme.

My preferred color is white.

Whites work well with all of my fabrics, china patterns, and any favorite flowers.

thrift store urns

I have found some brightly colored pieces in the past that just didn't work for me. Paint is the quick fix.

Spray Paint Thrift Store Urns

You can unify the different shapes and colors of your thrifty finds with spray paint!

Yes, spray paint is your friend.

Check out this post to see how I painted the crock with my favorite spray paint for ceramics.

Luckily all of these urns and compotes were already white. They look fabulous with the painted crock that was originally red. What a treat it is to come across milk glass vases and compotes.

How to Use Urns

  • fill with a floral pick
  • Easter eggs
  • faux succulents
  • faux flowers
  • real flowers
  • greenery
  • moss balls
  • shells
  • ornaments
  • bottle brush trees
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The first thing that I did for this tablescape was to place my runner. I purchased this runner last year at HomeGoods, and it is by far my favorite runner.

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Start by placing some sort of tray in the center. This wooden tray has a nice vintage feel. It gives a layered feel to the table.

urn with flowers

Similar White Vessels HERE, HERE, and HERE. You can find the beads HERE. Similar Hydrangeas.

This crock was a thrift store makeover from last year. It's what I consider the focal point.

A few books add interest.

II love using crystal or glass candlesticks from the dollar store. These are my choice of candlesticks for spring and summer.

spring dining room

I tucked in the white urns, all from the thrift store, with the candlesticks. You can find my exact curtain lights HERE.

I was looking to use only what I had so I pulled out my faux hydrangeas from Hobby Lobby for the centerpiece.

spring decor

Moss balls were the perfect thing for me to use in the urns.

You may notice that I did not have enough moss balls. I almost sent Ashlyn on a store run for me.

I checked out my floral stash, and I had a bag of reindeer moss. I used this in two of the urns.

I'm so pleased with how it turned out.

I can use any of my china to create different looks. If I want to give it an Easter feel, I could tuck painted eggs here and there.

spring dining room with white dog on rug

I see myself using this look for a while! Bentley invites you to check out the other projects from the thrift store team. You will find the links below.

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collage of 10 thrift store before photos

Be sure to check out the other projects!

Baking Soda Paint Thrift Store Makeover

Thrift Store Stacked Boxes Makeover

Vintage Garden Bench Makeover

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Shamrock Decor from Vintage Wooden Bowls

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How to Paint a Wooden Mirror Frame

Bird Nest Vintage Water Dipper Display

DIY Wood Bowl Candle

Melamine Serving Tray Makeover

Succulent Terrarium using Embroidery Hoops

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  1. Thanks so much! I can see why…I’m really enjoying the hunt for white milk glass.

  2. Your white milk glass pieces are perfect for spring! I’ve been collecting them at the thrift store whenever I find them. You can’t go wrong with white decor pieces! Besides they match Bentley.

  3. This is such a classic look Christy, and I love it! The white and the green colors look so fresh! Pinned 😊

  4. I love how inexpensive your tablescape turned out to be. The new little milk glass vessels are perfect. But my favorite? The blue books! They really caught my eye.
    I agree with Carlene, your dining room is so pretty, and that sweet Bentley just adds to the beauty!

  5. Goodness! So many great ideas here. I’ll be referring back next week as I work on my Dining Room centerpiece! I love those white pieces. I, myself, have a milk glass addiction!! They look wonderful in groupings.

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