Where to Find Interesting Trinkets to Decorate Your Kitchen

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Decorating a house is supposed to be fun. Of course, you need to ensure the basics are in place. For example, in a kitchen, you’re going to need cupboards, a sink, a cooker, and some worktop space. There are plenty of interesting options available that can help your kitchen look unique and stylish.

two gray hanging frying pans
Photo by: Niki Nagy

But, to really personalize the space you need to add interesting trinkets that reflect your personality and outlook on life. Fortunately, they are easier to find than you may think.

Check Local Events

The first thing you should do is check what’s on in your area. For instance, if you’re in Melbourne you can check here to see a full list of what events and festivals are on. Simply add the event to your calendar and plan to visit when it’s on.

Festivals, exhibitions, and even local markets are all likely to introduce you to interesting trinkets that will complement your kitchen perfectly.

Best of all, when you attend these sorts of events you’re certain to meet some interesting people and may even make some new friends.

Craft Markets

Another great source of trinkets for your kitchen is craft markets. These showcase all the things that have been made locally. They are often handmade and intriguing. You may never want to use the item but it will look great in your kitchen.

Online

Another good place to find some interesting trinkets is online. There are plenty of online shops and marketplaces where you’ll find items that appeal to you. They can be ordered online and delivered within a day or two. However, it’s worth noting that you can’t touch items online. That means it is possible they won’t look or feel as good as you hoped. It’s a risk you have to take.

Auctions

You will be surprised at what is auctioned off. It can be an old car, the family silver, or a bizarre trinket. It’s worth visiting an auction to get a feel of how it works before you visit to bid. But, if you can set and stick to a maximum price, you’ll find they are a lot of fun and you never know what you may get.

Boutique Shops

Most towns and cities have an area dedicated to boutique and bespoke shops. It often feels like a permanent market area. You should take a look at what these shops have to offer, they may surprise you with the trinkets available and the attractive prices.

On Vacation

Vacations are always a great place to pick up something different. You can collect almost any trinket and find a slot for it in your kitchen. It doesn’t need to be useful. Its presence will remind you of your holiday while brightening and even enlightening the kitchen.

In Your Loft

Don’t forget to take a look in your loft. You’ll probably find an array of interesting items that have been put away for one reason or another. You can recycle some of them by finding a space for them in the kitchen. Just be prepared to tell the story behind them to all your guests.

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