• Erin Zaranec

Decorating on a Dime: Directory and Decor Ideas

Did you like my Decorating on a Dime post, but you're still not sure where to start? Like I said in my original blog post, I truly believe that being cheap is an art form - so it's not something that comes naturally to everyone. Like anything else, thrifting and exploring resale shops take practice.


The first few times I walked into a resale shop, I was intimidated. There's just SO MUCH STUFF. And, honestly, you have to work to see the potential in some of it.


Luckily, I had some help along the way (thanks, mom!). I grew up in a well decorated home with a mother who loved the chase of finding the next knick-knack for her shelf. She not only helped me develop my taste, but is my go-to shopping buddy for all my home decor shopping days.


There are so many incredible vintage and resale shops in the Cleveland area.


Here's some of my favorites - warning: you can easily spend a day in some of these shops!


A little key: shops with a purple icon are shops I know and love. Coral icons are shops I've heard of or that have great reviews, but I haven't yet been to. Green icons are thrift stores and only represent one location.

Resale shops not for you? Swap thrifting for craft show and flea markets. There are so many to choose from, though, it can be overwhelming. I've mapped out entire days driving across counties for markets and, for me, it's always worth it. I can't wait for the markets of 2019!

I also scoured Facebook Marketplace for some amazing pieces that I (unfortunately) can't fit in my place... but that could make a great addition to yours!

Vintage jewelry box: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/734779263559885

Wall shelf: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1855897574517484

Midcentury desk: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/307473303307927

Winter wreath: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/345064162754886

Vintage perfume bottles: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/313532652595059

Blue base vases: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2253682938242836

Vintage chest: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/222187532025202

Two tiered side table: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/277535816197706


I'll be doing another post featuring my favorite local vendors... stay tuned to decorate your house in all (custom!) things Cle! Want to see some decor in the meantime? Follow the blog on Instagram.