What’s up on this fine Thursday, friends? I’m sorry for unexpectedly going silent last week. I had an entire week of migraines that made looking at a screen or even getting out of bed impossible – I went almost a full week without even turning my computer on! Thankfully, they’ve completely disappeared this week and I was able to get back to life as normal, and even hit a few thrift stores, of course.
Earlier this week, I shared a look at our current living room set up, including this mantel situation, featuring the beginnings of my new obelisk collection:
You see, you have to be careful when you’re thrifting… Once you have two of something, you might not realize it, but that’s the official start of a collection. From that point on, every time you find another, you’ll just have to bring it home and add it to the collection, or spend a great deal of time reasoning with yourself and talking yourself out of it.
The brass obelisk on the left is actually a find I’ve shared for a previous Thrift Score Thursday. A while ago, I saw this image by Eddie Ross and it’s stuck with me ever since – so when I spotted the green marble and brass obelisk on the right, there was no question: it had to come home!
Two down, just a half dozen or so more to go! 😉
The Thrift Score Thursday Features:
Now, let’s take some time to appreciate these fabulous finds, freshly picked from the #thriftscorethursday Instagram feed…
Pillows are some of my favorite things to thrift! I’ve brought home eight in the last two weeks – I just can’t resist when I find a great pillow cover (perhaps with a down insert) for a few dollars (or less). So I’m loving this eclectic mix of pillows Nina (@ourcozyhome) found!
Is there anything better than a sweet friend who thrifts on your behalf? A garage-sale-ing friend found this adorable petite carved wood and marble table for Colette (@restyleitwright) – lucky duck!
Not quite enough marble for you just yet? Feast your eyes on these spectacular marble lamps from Francine (@hotcoolvintage)! Would you believe, they were actually acquired at different times and in different parts of the country – Tuscon and New York City?! Incredible.
And speaking of New York City, that’s where Diane (@dianerath) was lucky enough to spot these fuschia velvet beauties in the trash. Say what?! Who could just discard these? Diane says they only needed a quick steam cleaning before being put right back to use!
Finally, let’s wrap with this gorgeous image from Eirene (@crazyoldeirene) that I haven’t been able to get out of my head ever since she posted it. Vintage quilt meets entryway wall and becomes the most awesome, graphic, large-scale piece of art ever! (And the fab light fixture is just the icing on the cake.)
The Thrift Score Thursday Facts:
Thrift Score Thursday is all about sharing your finds with like-minded thrifters. We can’t have a party without you!
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!