Thanks so much for visiting Thrifty Rebel Vintage. I’m Tuula, and I’m so happy you’re here.
Are you a carrier of TSB… the thrift shopping bug? If you’re not sure check out my Are Your A Thrifter? Questionnnaire… and find out. I know I am. I love thrift stores, garage sales, flea markets, and auctions.
I love a great bargain and the adventure of hunting for potential treasures, and I’m passionate about repurposing, reusing, and upcycling. Saving money and helping the planet at the same time is a win-win.
I started this site to share both my love of thrifting as an adult (I have been accused of being one on occasion), and of DIY, decorating, and crafting, but now with the fearlessness that I had with my crayons as a child.
Do you remember the joyous creative freedom you felt when colouring as a child? That wonderful feeling of self expression… with no worry about rules. Well, that’s what TRV is all about. Decorating the way we want to. Not the way that anyone else tells us we’re supposed to, and not the way that’s trendy and hot at any particular moment, but the way that makes our homes a reflection of ourselves and our own families and lifestyles… and doing it in a budget-friendly way.
Where I live in Southern Ontario, Canada, with my hubby John and 4 feline friends, we get 4-5 cold months of winter a year, and that’s a lot of the white stuff. I want to decorate my home as if it’s summer all year round, hopefully making it feel warm and cozy when it’s cold outside. I want every single room to make me smile.
I’ve always loved to decorate with colour, and I’ve been doing my own decorating and DIY for years. I’ve learned a lot along the way, but I’m still learning… always. After all, isn’t life just one big DIY project? We learn as we go and we do the best we can. Life’s too short to worry about perfection.
I hope you join me as I decorate outside the lines (and inside the budget) with repurposed, reused, and upcycled projects for my house, my gardens, and my life.
If you have any questions or comments I’d love to hear from you.
Be nice to yourself, and laugh out loud every day!! It’s so-o-o good for the soul.