Welcome to Thrift Score Thursday 72 and another round of “Things I Didn’t Buy At The Thrift Store”!
I know, I know – given my affinity for thrift finds, you might find it hard to believe that I do, at times, exercise restraint. But the fact is, while I do love to [thrift] shop and impulse [thrift] buys are fun, I try to keep my spending to a very reasonable budget and bring home only things I absolutely love and have a reasonable plan for where they will work or what I can do with them.
I also have a little system where if I spend $20, even if it’s at the first thrift store of the day (I have three that I tend to visit in a row), I cut myself off from shopping and go home. It’s totally self-imposed, but I find it really helps me think through my purchases and avoid that “rose-colored glasses” excitement over every single find.
Anyway, I’ve been saving up photos from my last few trips of things that didn’t quite make the cut or that weren’t perfect for me but I thought were too interesting not to share.
These brass leaf sconces were $9 each. I sadly passed on them since I didn’t have the perfect place for them and they would have sent me home after 5 minutes in the first thrift store I visited. (See my $20 rule above.)
Aren’t these little ceramic forest animal bells so cute?
Okay, now these two perfectly quirky dog mugs are something I really do regret leaving behind. The monocle! The magnifying glass!They would have made the most absolutely wonderful little planters. I am kicking myself for not buying them.
This last find was actually from an estate sale that I went to with a friend. I seriously considered buying this tufted velvet sofa to resell (it was only $75!) but it had a few stains that I just wasn’t sure about getting out and was missing a button on the back. Hindsight is 20/20, and I probably should have bought it. But hopefully it went to a great home and made someone else very happy!
Now these are some sconces I don’t think I would be able to leave behind! Rachel (Instagram: urbanacreage) found these at her local Habitat for Humanity ReStore – so lucky!
So last week, one of the features was a brass anchor… This week, it’s a brass propeller! Shared by Crystal (Instagram: clearcutcrystaldesigns), this solid brass propeller is such an awesome art piece and conversation starter!
Fifi (Instagram: kroehlergirl) found this gorgeous and huge (4’6″ x 3’4″) oil painting for only $12! I am so incredibly jealous – such a dreamy score!
Hopefully by now you are psyched about Thrift Score Thursday and ready to hit the thrift stores and get to sharing some fabulous finds of your own! It couldn’t be easier to join the fun – simply share a picture of any thrifty find 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, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of and I (plus a special weekly guest host!) 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.
- Please note that we can only see photos shared by public accounts, so if you have a private Instagram account and we haven’t been showering your finds with love, it’s simply because we aren’t able to see them.
And don’t forget about #dearTST!
Tag your #thriftscorethursday finds with #dearTST to let the Thrift Score Thursday hosts know you’re looking for input – we’ll chime in with our suggestions on Instagram and ocasionally, we’ll be featuring #dearTST submissions on our blogs, so you’ll end up with a bunch of new ideas!
Jess from Domicile 37 is joining us again as our guest host this week!
This lovely lady has such an eye for thrift finds – I can’t wait to see what she’s sharing!
Be sure to check out the finds and features from Cassie, Corinna & Trisha!
P.S. Are you a blogger who also love thrifty finds? We’d love to have you join us for a week of Thrift Score Thursday! If you’re interested, send me a message!