Welcome! I'm Nina, the face behind The Thriftocrat. I've had a love of the hunt of thrifting ever since I was young. It all started with clothes, looking for a great bargain from my local Salvation Army and church thrift shops. After my fiancé and I purchased our first home in 2017, that's when it turned to housewares and décor. I spent all my extra time (& money!) every weekend hunting for the perfect pieces to fill our home.
Our family and friends were so impressed on how I decorated our little cottage so fast and truly so much (insert: love of tchotchkes!) to say it mildly, on such a budget. I hunt thrift stores, church shops, flea markets, antique malls, craigslist, FB marketplace, estate sales & garage sales, anywhere that offers a bargain, you'll find me!
This is what later planted the seed for The Thriftocrat. It started with an account to document the 'glow up' of our 1950's Stucco cottage, filled with small reno's and DIY's but later turned into a showcase for all the great things I've been finding and hoarding. A few short years later, and we're official! Curator & reseller of fine vintage goods.
I offer my services to anyone that is in need of finding the perfect piece, décor or furniture for your space. Anything you may be on the hunt for I can certainly help! I also do private sourcing for a few local retailers and am looking to soon expand to decorating services. Stay tuned for what the future holds!
Thanks so much for stopping by & learning a little about me!
xoxo The Thriftocrat