Hey you guys! Welcome to another fabulous week of #thriftscorethursday! I am really feeling it this week. So inspired by the fabulous finds you guys are sharing and so just enjoying life and the thrill of the hunt (my husband and I had a little chat about my thrift store spending, but those darn vintage treasures that keep popping up did not get the memo.)
This week’s fabulous guest host is Ashley from Bigger Than The Three of Us and one of the very first things that drew me to her blog was the way she is able to blend thrifted finds into her lovely style! In fact, she was an early #thriftscorethursday feature with an awesome midcentury chair that she since had reupholstered for her living room!
In case you are new to #thriftscorethursday, here’s the rundown…
Simply snap a picture of any recent thrifty find and share it on Instagram or Twitter using #thriftscorethursday!
– 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 instant I saw these chairs that Sarah from The Surznick Common Room (Instagram: sawissinger) posted – that she got FOR FREE – I knew they were something special but I couldn’t quite place them… When I decided to feature them for today’s Thrift Score Thursday, I did a little more digging online and finally realized why the shape looked so familiar. They are Norman Cherner side chairs – a famous midcentury design, closely related to his well-known “pretzel chair.”
MEGA SCORE. Maybe one of my favorite #thriftscorethursday features ever! Isn’t it amazing when something dirty and old turns out to be hidden treasure?
This is what keeps me Craigslisting and thrift shopping (and occasionally dumpster diving) – I love it!
Are you ready for some true eye candy?
Oftentimes, we feature specific thrifted items or pictures of thrift hauls for #thriftscorethursday, but this feature is extra fun because you get to see the “pile-of-thrifted-treasures” shot AND a gorgeous, styled image of the thrifted items in their place in Amber from Restless Arrow’s home. (Instagram: restlessarrow)
Proof that you can pull secondhand items together into a stunning, high-end finished product!
Finally, I just love this little basket Lindsey from Linny Jane Vintage (Instagram: linnyjanevintage) found! It’s so adorable, and that pink would just work so freaking well in my living room makeover… Check out here Instagram feed – she and I are obviously thrifting soul mates!
I’m going to break a trend today…
And share pictures of some things I did NOT buy at the thrift store the other day, but thought were too cute not to document.
I was really excited when I spotted these two cuckoo clocks until I realized that a) they were both damaged and missing the pendulums and b) they were $25 and $15 each respectively. As much as I would love to do a fun and modern cuckoo clock makeover like Julia from Cuckoo 4 Design, I couldn’t justify spending so much on damaged goods. Maybe one day I’ll find one in good condition!
I guess I have a thing for hippopotamuses (hippopotami?). I just loved Turena’s hippo cookie jar (featured all the way back on Thrift Score Thursday 3!) and this hippo sugar and creamer set were just so darn cute! They were actually sitting on a shelf FULL of knick knacks and I’m now kicking myself for not photographing all of it! These were $7 each or I swear I would have bought them. I have no idea what I would do with them, but I would have bought them.
And this adorable little squirrel figurine…
Nah! Just kidding!
I happily passed up the demon squirrel of Fleet Street, but had to snap a photo. Those red eyes! Maybe he’d make a perfect Halloween decoration?
So what about you? Did you go thrifting this week? What did you find?