Good morning, friends!
What’s new in your lives this week?
Over here, I’ve just been hustling on a secret project (hang in there, all will be revealed soon!), rearranging furniture (as hinted in this post), and generally having fun making our new house a home.
[Poll: how long can I call it our “new” house? We’ve been here four months… It still feels like we just moved in!]
So I shared the very front room of our house with you earlier this week, the “library”, which is immediately to your left when you walk in the front door.
To your right, you have a doorway to Bryan’s office, and this little entryway vignette:
We also used the vintage post office box in the entryway of our first house, and you might recognize “Baxter”, our friendly household guardian angel Boston Terrier statue, from the second-ever Thrift Score Thursday post. The gold sunburst mirror was a DIY project, and you got to meet the brass antelope pair for Thrift Score Thursday week 96.
So what’s actually new here?
I found the Fitz & Floyd “Temple Dragon” planter + carved wooden stand + pretty darn realistic silk orchid plant at the thrift store for under $10 this past weekend, and the woven mat everything is sitting on was found at the same thrift store, a few weeks back, for pennies!
The fake orchids are surprisingly lifelike, and I’m in love with the Fitz & Floyd temple dragon planter, dated 1975 on the bottom – the print is so crisp and flawless, especially considering its age!
Finally, in context, featuring a sneak peek of my best, most recent score in situ…
Thrift Score Thursday Features:
And now for the features, chosen from the #thriftscorethursday feed on Intagram! It’s NEVER an easy decision, but here’s what was speaking to me this week…
Loving the colors from this table setting shared by Nikki (@the.wolfeden) – that teal is too delicious, especially paired with those rustic stoneware plates and picnic-esque flatware!
Morgan (@thegildedpanda) shared this selfie that’s just chock-full of thrifted goodness: the pottery, the glass jar, the blue and white egg, the cat figurine, the glass dome and base, the rattan plant stand, the orange enamel pot… So much gathered goodness!
Speaking of gathered goodness, how incredible is this dining room from Christina (@found_phoenix_restoration), filled with Mid Century Modern treasures?! Christina employed one of my favorite strategies – sell off what you have to fund your new finds – and scored this table and chairs for net $110!
I have a weakness for all things original and oil painted, and this vintage sea captain portrait Gillian (@my.life.in.colour) found is no exception! This shot feels very Emily Henderson to me, which is just about the highest form of praise in my book!
Just check out this incredible space from Kim (@galladoodle) – dark walls make such a striking background for vintage finds and fresh greenery!
And finally, since I have libraries so on the brain these days, I just had to share this space from Courtney (@courtneykennedydesign)! She filled her shelves with vintage books from thrift stores – hardback Better Home and Garden volumes from the 70’s, old encyclopedias, etc – and brought in a thrifted mirror, chair, coffee table, and decor pieces! Dreamy!
Thrift Score Thursday Facts:
I trust you’re pretty psyched at this point to start sharing any fabulous thrift and secondhand finds you’ve been hoarding!
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 Cassie Bustamante, 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!