Hey friends! What’s up?
I’ll have some beans to spill regarding our move very soon. I don’t want to announce anything just yet, but let’s just say, the end is in sight…
If you know me well, then you know that I absolutely hate uncertainty, waiting, and surprises. And buying/selling a house is basically a strong cocktail of the above, with a little high stakes gambling thrown in for good measure.
I would not make a good poker player.
Or international spy, for the record.
Need me to reveal state secrets and start talking? Make me sit at home in an immaculate house waiting for the next step in a chain of endless next steps to occur. I will crack. Hard.
So as I mentioned last week, I’ve been hitting the thrift store quite frequently as a means of passing time and managing stress.
Now, my heartfelt intention with these trips is to adopt the famous traveler’s motto, “Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints,” however, you know what they say…
The best laid plans…
In my defense:
Exhibit A: This colorful, woven bowl, I humbly submit, could not be left behind. Such an action would be unconscionable and perhaps, in some jurisdictions, criminal.
Exhibit B & C: The brass “pocket change” bowl and the gold four leaf clover. Both of these finds have been past features from the #thriftscorethursday Instagram feed, at which point both became highly coveted finds by yours truly. So when I found both myself for $1.99 each this past week, an executive decision was made to override self-control and gleefully run to the register…
Not to get too cheesy, but the combination of finding the little brass “pocket change” bowl and the four leaf clover in the same week just felt a little too perfect for my current situation. A reminder to pinch our pennies (oh all the fun little fees lately!) and to trust in a little bit of luck (or in God’s control of the situation, which is how I choose to interpret it.) Call it the crazy talking – and there has been some excess crazy lately, I’ll admit – but it was just the kind of serendipity I’ve come to love in thrifting!
Now for this week’s fantastic features from the #thriftscorethursday Instagram feed…
No matter how they tossed the dice, @thriftcandy couldn’t leave this adorable pair of mugs behind. Just look at them there, so happy together!
And for everyone who now has that song stuck in your heads… You’re welcome:
Jen (@greensprucedesigns) was so proud of her 5 year old daughter when she picked out this darling little brass tea set at a yard sale instead of the flashier plastic toys. I would be too! Gotta train ’em young!
And sometimes thrift finds don’t make it home with you, but just have to live on in photographic format, like this beautiful carved wooden personage (Native American/mermaid?) Ariel (@pmqfortwo) spotted out antiquing!
There were some lovely chair finds in the feed this week! Dawna-Beth (@chateau_par_la_mer) found a pair of antique Louis XVI chairs at a storage unit sale for $60 and originally intended to refinish them, but ultimately fell in love with their original condition. Just dreamy!
This leather and chrome modern chair is the very first Instagram post from Teran (@teranj26) and it’s a hell of a way to break into the Thrift Score Thursday game, don’t you think? I haven’t even mentioned the best part – it’s one of a pair found for $15 each at Goodwill!
It’s always dangerous to stumble across a perfect pair of chairs “in the wild”. Danavee (@thisvintagegrove) just couldn’t resist these Mid-Century beauties found at an antique mall, and understandably so!
Finally, this pair of tufted leather chairs from @thriftedriches (kindly found by a friend!) is pretty much my dream furniture score right now. I’ve been pining for a pair just like this for ages!
Wondering how you can join in the Thrift Score Thursday fun and maybe have some of your own finds featured?
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!