Hey, you guys! Happy Thrift Score Thursday! It feels good to have my life back in some semblance of normality – we are closing in on 2 weeks here in the new place and I’m slowly unpacking and finding a place for everything.
>> You can catch the tour of our new home here if you missed it earlier this week.
Of course, in between all the moving and unpacking, I’ve been visiting the local thrift stores, scoping out favorites, and coming home with some fun finds! Finally moved = the green light for thrifting again and not having to worry about immediately packing up my new thrift finds.
This week, I took a page from my #thriftscorethursday cohost Maggie’s book. When I noticed how well my finds coordinated together, I decided to copycat her fabulous style and group them together for a little photo shoot!
The mini pottery houses were a find at the Salvation Army. The gorgeous marbled copy of Cyrano de Bergerac (one of my favorites!) and beautifully illustrated Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales came from a local antique mall, as did the little pottery lion dish.
These petite houses (about the size of salt and pepper shakers) are each labeled with numbers and letters and stamped “Made in England.” After little Google sleuthing, I discovered that these are from the Mudlen End Studio in Felsham, Suffolk. Known as “Mudlen End Cottages,” they were handmade and painted anywhere between the 60’s and 90’s.
They are quite the fun collection to start, and I think I just might need to hunt down some more pieces… I lost myself on this site delving into this whimsical miniature world!
I bought this mini lion dish because it reminded me of my Grandma Toni.
I was just visiting her a few weeks ago and for the first time, began noticing how many beautiful pottery pieces she had hanging around the house as art – beautifully glazed little plates and bowls.
When I found this bitty piece at the antique mall for only $2, I just had to bring it home!
It’s always so much fun to browse the #thriftscorethursday feed each week and gather inspiration from all your wonderful finds!
I get such a kick out of little coincidences, like these brass hourglasses two different thrifters in two different parts of the country both found and shared last week!
Check out this absolutely striking pair of Mid-Century bamboo chairs Julie (@julieaspear) got for FREE! Aren’t they incredible? She says she only needs to make seat cushions for them, and she already has all the materials!
I’m just absolutely swooning over this Mid-Century Modern sideboard Erika (@essentiallyerika) scored for her dining room! That woven detail on the doors – incredible!
Do you remember the wicker buffalo head and elephant stand I featured for Thrift Score Thursday last week? Let’s add this adorable elephant planter Emily (@anatomyofdesign) found to our wicker managerie!
P.S. I have an thrift score elephant planter of my own! Check it out here.
These brass block bookends from Raphael (@thebeauideal) are so simple, yet so stunning! Sleek, solid, fabulousness.
Chelsea (@chelsea_stylemutthome) says this rug was so ridiculously cheap yet so perfect, resistance was futile! Sometimes it’s not on your list, but you just have to bring it home anyway!
Want to see your own awesome thrift finds featured up above?
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!