The first few weekends following Christmas are some of the best times to go to thrift stores. After Christmas, people (including myself) tend to get rid of a lot of things and take them to D.I.
Last weekend, after taking down all of my Christmas decor, I redid this bookshelf with some of my newest found treasures. This year I am incorporating a kind of beach cottage look to my rooms. Note the sea shell art and coral. There are only 2 items on the shelves that did not come from thrift stores!
In the dining room I added some candelabras and a fun frilly pillow (both D.I. finds).
A lot of people say they never find anything at D.I. My secret is to spend about 2 hours on Saturday mornings and watch for them to bring out the newest items. There are large crowds of people that do the same thing, so it gets a little crazy, but I am patient and polite as I knock people down going for the things I spy. (really, I have seen that happen, but I DO NOT do that)
Give it a try!