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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thrift Score Thursday 45

You guys! It’s our #thriftscorethursday Merry Thrifted Christmas Thriftstravaganza!!! Are you as excited as I am? This is our last Thrift Score Thursday of 2014 (we are taking the next two Thursdays off for the holidays) so it’s going to be extra special!

This week, we’re happy to welcome back Anna from Le Crafteur as our awesome guest host! We always love having her join us – she’s a kindred thrifting spirit!

Are you ready to start the Thriftstravaganza fun?

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For the last few weeks, my cohosts Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of and I have been reminding you guys to share your Christmas-themed thrift finds for our big feature party today!

The Features:

It’s been so much fun to see the cool things you guys have collected and the way you’re using your awesome finds in your holiday decorating!

For starters, not one, not two, but THREE #thriftscorethursday participants found similar pairs of brass deer! And I am just dying of brass animal envy (it’s serious, Web MD said so) over here!

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Shared by louloumint9260 – stunning!

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Found by Vidya (Instagram: wuhs)

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Posted by Sandra (Instagram: lightglassandtrend)

Can you even handle all that awesomeness? We seem to have a bit of a deer theme going on today… Check out this cutie Michelle (Instagram: decorandthedog) shared! “I’m cute! I’m cuuuuute!”

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Haven’t had your fill of holiday deer yet? Today’s guest host Anna (Instagram: lecrafteur) recently shared the prettiest vignette featuring a glam vintage deer makeover…

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I love the perfect use Emily (Instagram: elevengables) found for this brass planter she thrifted over the summer!

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And here’s another genius alternative Christmas tree stand from krickettpa vintage shortening tin! The red and white graphics are so perfect!

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Finally, I’ve been waiting ever since Vanessa (Instagram: triedandtrueblog) posted this vintage mail truck turned Christmas card holder so I could feature it today! There’s just something about vintage toy cars and trucks that just scream Christmas, right?

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You guys, this was so fun! You shared some incredible Christmas finds – and other great finds as well; never fear, we’ll get to those too! Here’s your friendly reminder to hit those thrift stores after the holidays as well to snap up some great deals for next Christmas! And keep sharing those thrift scores… the one-year anniversary of #thriftscorethursday is coming up soon and we’re already cooking up ways to celebrate!

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Be sure to visit my cohosts Trisha, Cassie, Corinna and Anna for more great Christmas scores!

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Are you a blogger who loves thrifting? We’d love for you to host a week of Thrift Score Thursday with us! Send me a message!

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Love Is Everything

I sat down to create a fun Gathered Home holiday gift guide/wish list and I was just hijacked by emotion.


Humbled. Grateful. Content. Blessed…

I felt like I was slapped across the face with the truth of this realization:

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This year has been intense. Loved ones have hurt. I have hurt. At times I have been so swallowed up by the hurt of this year that I couldn’t see the joy and the relief and the love.

Loved ones have celebrated good things. I have celebrated good things.

And right now sitting and thinking about the sum of this year hurts, but in a good way.

Because of the love of family and friends that have been a sustaining force of good this year. Because love is everything.

And somehow pretty shiny things were just completely overshadowed… Because love is everything and I truly have all that I need right now.

I didn’t mean to get all mushy on you! But I want to thank you, friends, readers, for all the love I have received from you this year – for your grace and encouragement. It’s small token, but I want to offer you a free “Love Is Everything” printable and my wishes that your holiday season is just filled – overflowing – with love!

I’ll be back later this week with the usual Gathered Home fun!

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Friday, December 12, 2014

Make This! Remodelaholic Contributor Posts

You guys, I’m so excited about this month’s DIY contributor post over on Remodelaholic!

DIY Miniature Card Catalog Storage Box

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I made a miniature card catalog storage box!

I’m planning on using it as jewelry storage, but it would make an awesome Christmas gift (there’s definitely still time – it’s a pretty simple DIY) or you could use it to hold desk supplies or anywhere some teeny drawers would be useful!

Also, check out these gorgeous colorful Christmas craft printables I pulled together! I only chose printables that had a DIY element involved – whether cutting, gluing, folding or glittering. Perfect for gathering some girl friends or your kiddos around with a Christmas movie running in the background and some hot cocoa in hand to do some Christmas crafting! I literally want to use each and every one in my home this Christmas!

I hope you’ll go check out both posts! They were so much fun to pull together!

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Hi, I'm Brynne! Welcome to my little home on the world wide web in celebration of finding and making!

I'm an admitted Craigslist addict, cheapskate, and dyed-in-the-wool DIYer with a weakness for anything brass and a penchant for hyperbole. Read more...