Thrifting Your Holiday Table Setting

Don’t spend a fortune on holiday décor that only gets used once a year. Volunteers of America thrift stores in Central and Northern Ohio are treasure troves for holiday themed linens, trays, glasses, silverware, dishes and much more. Read on to find examples and tips on how to make your holiday table magazine ready AND on a budget. 


There’s nothing like the holidays to make you suddenly realize you don’t have enough serving trays. A quick visit to the housewares section of a VOA thrift store will reveal plenty of serving options from generic to festive.

Christmas tray with Christmas themed glasses


Pro-tip: find one of a kind glassware at your local VOA thrift store. Glassware may not be the first thing you think of when you think thrift, but a quick search on Instagram for #vintageglassware reveals a community out there hunting for this very thing. Join in and find vintage glass for your table.


Where are you going to find snowman themed dishes for the kids table? At your VOA thrift store of course! You can also find everything from patterned to plain in a variety of materials. Pick up some extra silverware while you are there. You never know when another last minute guest will be added to the list.

Christmas Table Setting


Finding the perfect table runners, place mats, table cloths, or napkins is just the right detail that can change your ordinary table into extraordinary!

Thanksgiving Themed Table Setting

Put it all together and voilà! A beautiful holiday table fit or visiting guests without spending hundreds of dollars and fighting lines at a box store. Be smart and shop thrift this holiday season. Find a store near you today.