Good morning friends! How is this lovely Thrift Score Thursday treating you?
I am hanging in there during this roller coaster of selling our home and house shopping right now. “Roller coaster” is a good term because a) my anxiety is at near-lethal levels, b) my stomach is in my throat the entire time, and c) at any given moment I might just throw my hands up in the air and start screaming…
So I figured I’d keep it real with you guys – that’s what’s occupying 99.97% of every waking (and sleeping) moment of my life right now. The other 0.03% is thrifting, because when you’re playing the waiting game on offers and whatnot, rummaging through other people’s junk is what keeps you sane. Okay, partially sane. Marginally sane. Keeps you from the afore-mentioned arm raising and screaming, which is apparently very frowned upon in public places that are not amusement parks, state fairs, or the delivery wing of the hospital.
So yes, despite the fact that my trips to the thrift stores have increased 247% lately, I’ve been doing my best to not actually buy things.
But when you find a pair of Mid-Century Lane Acclaim tables just sitting there on the floor at Goodwill, all lonely and forlorn, you just don’t say no and leave them shivering there in the cold.
Even when they’re a little… well loved.
Did you know? The “Acclaim” collection was designed for the Lane furniture company by Andre Bus in the late 50’s. The Acclaim series is easy to recognize by its signature oversized dovetail inlays, contrasting walnut with a lighter wood like oak or ash.
I have a huge soft spot for this collection, and at that price, you bet these came home with me! And (spoiler alert!) they’ve already received some major cosmetic help thanks to my beloved Restor-A-Finish (affiliate link). Would you believe that the black marks are completely gone and most of the water damage blended back into the finish? I can’t wait to share “after” photos soon!
With everything going on lately, I haven’t had a chance to snap those just yet, but I thought it might be helpful to share the “as found” shots to encourage you to look closer at what might appear to be beat up junk at first glance!
For more Lane Acclaim, check out this post where I restored a dining table and chairs from the series!
So here’s what caught my eye in the #thriftscorethursday Instagram feed this week…
@karen.kupetsky shared this absolutely precious brass bathroom plaque. I just can’t get over it! It’s one of those little details that just adds bucket loads of charm to a space. Remember, small finds can pack a punch too!
Raphael (@thebeauideal) shared one of my new favorite thrift scores – this set of “Name Your Poison” cocktail glasses! I love the dark humor and absolutely must acquire a set of my own!
I love everything about this vignette from Kiova (@golddustgoods)! That serene lady art is so very 70’s in such a great way, and that brass skull is amazing.
Love brass? Check out this post: How to Decorate with Vintage and Thrifted Brass
I am really loving Asian decorating details lately! I’m so drawn to this curvaceous pagoda and those Foo dogs Megan (@meganmwallace12) found out yard sale and estate sale shopping. And are those pineapple bookends? What a haul!
I think I’ve featured at least two of this style of lamp (both floor and table) for past Thrift Score Thursdays, but I can’t help it – these “lily of the valley” arms and big round bulbs get me every time! I will say, I think this black + brass combo, found by M.Red (@theeventmaker), is my favorite version so far.
My embroidery kick is also still going strong! I drool for crewel! (And so, apparently are the puns…) Sarah (@thistleblooms) shared her stunning crewel collection that left my jaw somewhere in the vicinity of my knees.
Love embroidery too? Shop my vintage embroidery favorites, or visit this post full of inspiration for decorating with gathered embroidery.
And now we’ve come to the call to action. The part where YOU jump in with both feet and show us your thrifting chops…
Simply post a picture of any recent thrifty find on Instagram 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, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from A Designer At Home, Maggie from Maggie Overby Studios and I will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature! So please understand 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.
Be sure to check out the finds and features from Cassie, Corinna & Maggie!
P.S. Are you an avid blogger + Instagrammer who also loves thrifty finds? We’d love to have you join us for a week of Thrift Score Thursday! If you’re interested, you can apply right here!