Goodwill Hunting

Goodwill and flea markets are great places to find unique items for a deal. To save on floral costs on our wedding, I got glass bottles and vases from Goodwill. My mother-in-law and sister-in-law, who are both expert Goodwill hunters, also lent a helping hand.

We ended up with an eclectic mix of bottles and vases, ranging from olive oil to perfume bottles and from large bouquet vases to single bud vases, which really gave our centerpieces a homemade kind of vibe. I bought flowers in bulk at the LA Flower Mart to fill our vases and our total cost for the centerpieces, boutonnieres, and bouquets came to about $300.

You’d be surprised what you can find at Goodwill. Eddie Ross, a famous stylist, recently created a table from Goodwill and flea market finds, and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you today. I think it’s a great example of what you can do with a small budget.


I also love that he used Sixlet candies as part of the table setting. Incorporating food, snacks, and desserts is a great way to encourage table conversations and keeping the guests happy while they wait to be served. The candy colors tied in the color scheme really well too.


Aren’t the blue taper candles cute and classy? His mix of colors are so cheerful and inviting. Here is the final product:


Check out more of the details of each item you see on the table, where they’re from, and how much they cost (you’d be surprised!) on Eddie’s blog. He has really great styling tips too, including how to break the rule of coordinating patterns!

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About Ann {Swoon}

Hi! I'm Ann, cofounder of Love Olio and ardent aficionado of fun and unique weddings. Join me in discovering swoon-worthy wedding design, decor, and style ideas - all sure to spark your creativity!
Cross-indexed in cheap centerpiece ideas, cheap tablescape, cheap wedding flowers ideas, diy wedding decor, goodwill table, wedding design and decor.

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