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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thrift Score Thursday 33

Good morning friends! On this lovely #thriftscorethursday, I have a little bit of a favor to ask you before we dive into the realm of awesome thrifted treasures…

room for color entry

My dining room was chosen as an entry in Apartment Therapy’s “Room For Color” contest! There are many amazing examples of using color in your home and I’m sure you’ll love looking through them! If you happen to feel so inclined to “favorite” my entry… well, you will earn my undying affection, eternal friendship, and real-life-in-person hugs should you choose to come to the Dallas area to claim them!

So moving on to the real attraction…

Welcome to the 33rd installment of #thriftscorethursday, a hashtag party of epic proportions where we all get to ooh and aah and drool over your fabulous finds on Instagram & Twitter!

This week’s guest host is Michelle from Weekend Craft returning for her second Thrift Score Thursday (she first guest hosted TST #28) and word on the street is that she has some awesome things to share with you guys this week!

Want to know how to join the fun?

Simply share a picture of any recent thrifty find on Instagram or Twitter (or both!) using  #thriftscorethursday!

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The Facts:

- You can share any thrifty finds with us – whether they hail from a thrift store, Craigslist, estate sale, garage sale, side of the road, or apartment dumpster! The fun, the funny, the awesome, the odd - this hashtag party is open to all!
- Feel free to use #thriftscorethursday any day of the week! We'll be keeping up with the hashtag all week long to find our favorites for the following Thursday.
- Each week, Trisha from Black and White Obsession and I will pick a favorite thrift score or two to feature! So please note that by linking up with #thriftscorethursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.

The Features:

Kayleen (Instagram: kayleent) shared this gorgeous set of wicker chairs and an absolutely amazing marble table – I couldn’t love this picture any more!

thriftscorethursday kayleent chairs & table

There was no way I could resist featuring this amazing turquoise/teal typewriter from the queen of teal herself – Tanya of Dans Le Lakehouse (Instagram: danslelakehouse). Just smile and envy kids, smile and envy.

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thriftscorethursday danslelakehouse typewriter

Are you noticing a nice blue theme to the features today? Check out this awesome vintage map Melody from My Passion for Decor (Instagram: mypassionfordecor) found!

For $2.

Oh the green monster of jealousy!

thriftscorethursday mypassionfordecor vintage map

My Find:

Go ahead, roll your eyes. I am so predictable. We could practically make “that’s sooooo Brynne” a thing.

Because that’s what you’re going to say/think out loud in just a moment.

And I’m truly sorry for the fact that brass animals are my thrifting kryptonite. They get me every time. I am powerless to prevent myself from rushing them up to the counter while yelling “Take my money!” and frightening any nearby babies.

But how could you resist this?

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I mean, maybe if your soul had recently been sucked out by dementors and there wasn’t any chocolate handy. But as a still-souled person, I’m sure you can sympathize with my compulsion, right?

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thriftsscorethursday brass buffalo

I'll just be over here building my ark and slowly collecting brass animals one-by-one (or two-by-two if I’m lucky) in preparation for the impending brass-pocalypse (a terrifying future Dallas-wide brass-animal-shortage prophesied and quite likely actually caused by yours truly).

What about you? Have you been thrifting recently? What’s your best recent score?

Brynne
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Be sure to visit my awesome cohosts Trisha and Michelle to see their finds and features as well!

Thrift Score Thursday Trisha color

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TST guest host Michelle

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And hey – are you a blogger who also happens to love thrifty finds and awesome scores? Interested in guest hosting your own week of #thriftscorethursday? Let me know!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thrift Score Thursday 32

What would you know, it’s #thriftscorethursday once more ‘round here! I’m delighted to have you joining me and my cohost Trisha from Black and White Obsession and our awesome guest host Emily from Go Haus Go this week!

Do you know Emily yet? If not, I’m about to do you the biggest favor ever and introduce you to her fantastic style. Like her gorgeous kitchen makeover of Better Homes & Gardens fame, her sexy office with delectable black walls, and these curvaceous yellow tufted chairs that are quite possibly the coolest pieces of furniture I have ever seen and the ones I am most likely to go to prison for attempted theft…

I can’t wait to see what she’s sharing for #thriftscorethursday this week!

Are you new to #thriftscorethursday? Want to find out how to join this party?

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You can come party with us by sharing a picture of any recent thrifty find on Instagram or Twitter (or both!) using#thriftscorethursday!

The Facts:

- You can share any thrifty finds with us – whether they hail from a thrift store, Craigslist, estate sale, garage sale, side of the road, or apartment dumpster! The fun, the funny, the awesome, the odd - this hashtag party is open to all!
- Feel free to use #thriftscorethursday any day of the week! We'll be keeping up with the hashtag all week long to find our favorites for the following Thursday.
- Each week, Trisha from Black and White Obsession and I will pick a favorite thrift score or two to feature! So please note that by linking up with #thriftscorethursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.

The Features:

How amazing is this Danish midcentury chair Abi from Laughing Abi (Instagram: laughingabi) finally talked herself into purchasing? She says she debated the purchase for an hour because she didn’t have a place for the $70 treasure, but I’m so glad she ended up taking it home! Some things you just can’t walk away from!

thriftscorethursday laughingabi mcm chair

You guys know my love for vintage art and portraiture, no matter if it’s a little creepy. So I just love this little 70’s jester-girl with an almost-creepy vibe that Lea (Instagram: livinginlayers) shared, perfect for Halloween!

thriftscorethursday livinginlayers jester

Kayla from The Gilded Bear (Instagram: kainaible) posted this fabulous tufted sofa on Instagram but sadly wasn’t able to bring it home. Sob!

thriftscorethursday kainaible sofa

A reader recently emailed me about a tutorial for dying a velvet sofa she was trying to track down. I wasn’t able to point her in the right direction, but I asked her to pass the tutorial on to me if she ended up finding it, and sure enough she did. Thank you Vonda! (Tutorial here.)

I just can’t help thinking how fabulous Kayla’s sofa find would be dyed a rich royal or navy blue! So thrifters, file this one away for future reference.

My Finds:

These vintage locker baskets were one of my first really good thrift finds several years ago and I’ve hoarded them ever since waiting for the perfect purpose. It just so happens that they are a) the perfect size to hold DVDs, and b) the four of them fit perfectly in my “new” antique buffet-turned-tv-stand. I’m in love!

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thriftscorethursday locker baskets3

These baskets were made by Kaspar Wire Works in Shiner, Texas – love the vintage tags!

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And now it’s your turn! Share your recent thrifty finds with us! What’s your best score?

Brynne
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Be sure to check out the finds and features from Trisha and Emily as well!

Thrift Score Thursday Trisha color

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TST guest host Emily

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Are you a blogger who loves #thriftscorethursday and would be interested in guest hosting for a week? Send me a message!

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Thrift Score Thursday 31

Good morning and happy #thriftscorethursday all!

I’ll be honest with you all – this past month has been less than perfect over here and I’ve been in kind of a sucky place inspiration and creativity and motivation-wise. But one thing that is always inspiring to me is poring over all your thrifty finds, so keep them coming! There’s nothing like the thrill of a perfect thrift score to help get you out of a slump!

And do you know who’s joining us today with oodles of enthusiasm and a thrift-score record awesome enough to beat any slump? None other than the adorable Cassie from Primitive & Proper! This girl is the queen of decorating with vintage finds – check out her gorgeous dining room to see many of her treasures in action!

Is this your first time joining the #thriftscorethursday hashtag party?

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Join the fun by sharing a picture of any recent thrifty find on Instagram or Twitter (or both!) using #thriftscorethursday!

The Facts:

- You can share any thrifty finds with us – whether they hail from a thrift store, Craigslist, estate sale, garage sale, side of the road, or apartment dumpster! The fun, the funny, the awesome, the odd - this hashtag party is open to all!
- Feel free to use #thriftscorethursday any day of the week! We'll be keeping up with the hashtag all week long to find our favorites for the following Thursday.
- Each week, Trisha from Black and White Obsession and I will pick a favorite thrift score or two to feature! So please note that by linking up with #thriftscorethursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.

The Features:

Sabrina from Retro Future Furniture (Instagram: futuristichuman) always has fantastic finds to share. This week alone, some Broyhill Brasilia, some gorgeous teak, some to-die-for kilim pillows, and this classy peacock chair and brass antelope… This girl has style!

thriftscorethursday futuristichuman peacock chair

Check out this awesome 1970’s dining set Nirma (Instagram: nirmi25) found on Craigslist. I’ve seen a chair or two in this style pop up, but I’d certainly love to one day get my hands on an entire set!

thriftscorethursday nirmi25 1970's dining set

Finally, this gallery wall of thrifted and vintage treasures from Vanessa of Tried and True (Instagram: triedandtrueblog) is all sorts of incredible, isn’t it? I’m equal parts obsessed with all the fun art, that killer credenza, and the perfectly cracked leather on the lounger…

thriftscorethursday triedandtrueblog gallery wall

My Finds:

I’ve been doing some extensive living room rearranging over here.

That is to say, I rearranged all my super heavy furniture five or six times…

And then moved it all back to where it started.

But while furniture rearranging, I moved my little knickknacks from the tv credenza to the coffee table and loved them so much there that’s where they’ll be camping out for a little while.

thriftscorethursday coffee table vignette

Guess how many things in this photo were second-hand finds?

(A) capiz shell candleholders, (B) brass pheasant, (C) ceramic basket planter, (D) vintage books, (E) coffee table (of course), (F) credenza, (G) leopard rug… In fact, I think the only things not thrifted were the TV (although my husband did buy it second-hand from a friend) and the little fake grass plant from Ikea.

I love how serendipitous finds can come together in a fun vignette like this!

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If I set out to put together a little vignette like this from retail sources, I’m not even sure I would land on something I like half as much, and I would surely have spent a great deal more – little accessories add up! Yet another reason that it pays to be a hoarder. (Feel free to tell your therapist I encouraged you. Blame it on me. Then send me the boxes when you purge your hoard.)

So what have you found recently? Are you in need of some thrifting therapy as well? Let’s go shopping!

Brynne
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Be sure to visit Trisha and Cassie and see their wonderful finds and features!

Thrift Score Thursday Trisha color

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TST guest host Cassie

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Are you a blogger who loves thrifty finds? Would you like to guest host a week of #thriftscorethursday? Send me an email!

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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...

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