Oh my, do I have some exciting news to share with you this #thriftscorethursday! One of my dear blogging friends, Cassie from Primitive and Proper is joining us as a third official Thrift Score Thursday host! Trisha and I are beyond excited that Cassie (otherwise known as the “Thrift Ninja”) will now be sharing her thrifty finds, picking features, and generally helping to make our little hashtag party even awesomer each week!
On top of that, we are still continuing our weekly guest host spot and this week we are happy to welcome back Anna from Le Crafteur. Anna was our second-ever #thriftscorethursday guest host and totally rocked it – she shared an amazingly fun interview on her blog about her experience as a thrift store manager!
But the BEST thing about this whole #thriftscorethursday thing is that YOU can be involved too!
Simply share a picture of any recent thrifty find on Instagram or Twitter (or both!) 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, family hand-me-down, 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, Cassie from Primitive and Proper and I will pick a few favorite thrift scores 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.
Once more, you guys made it incredibly hard to pick my favorites this week! Each time I see something awesome I go, “Oh! I’ll for sure be featuring that one on Thursday!” And then you guys go and post a million more awesome things.
This is why I can’t encourage you enough to keep up with #thriftscorethursday on Instagram – it’s such a fun feed to browse, like, comment, and make new friends! The features may happen on the blog on Thursdays, but the party happens on Instagram throughout the week!
Be that as it may, these are a few of my favorites…
Sandra from Light Glass & Trend (Instagram: lightglassandtrend) posted her gorgeous transformation of this $40 mid-century dresser – from yellowed, chipping white paint to an absolutely stunning two-tone finish. The paint she stripped off left a beautiful cerused effect in the wood grain, and I love the soft blush color she used for the trim. I am so head over heels for this!
You can read all about the makeover here on her blog.
Jamala from Viva La Vintage For Your Home (Instagram: urvintagegirl) always shares amazing thrift store finds. I want to shop where she shops – she scored this fabulous pair of brass étagères for $30 each!
Finally, how cool is this German Erzgebirge wooden Christmas tree decoration Charlotte from Ciburbanity (Instagram: ciburbanity) shared? This is actually a still from a little video clip – the entire piece spins slowly so you can see all the adorable little wooden characters! She got it for $6, which was apparently the deal of the century! I think the one in that link ($423!) is the exact same piece! WOW.
By now, you know that I have no self-control when it comes to brass figurines. It goes a little something like this at the thrift store: see, swoop, scoop, buy.
I tell myself that I’m going to open an Etsy shop one day, so I’m building up inventory.
I think lying to yourself like that is definitely one of the waypoints on the road to becoming a full-fledged hoarder. Or maybe I’ll actually open an Etsy shop so that I will have more money to buy more brass animals… It could be a self-perpetuating hobby!
These two brass cranes are so elegant. I love the feather details on the one with the outstretched wings!
And this is the part of the show where we turn the spotlight over to you! Did you go thrifting? What did you find? Share with the class!