Hey you guys!
This week has been kicking my butt, again, but I’m really REALLY looking forward to sharing what I’ve been working on soon. I took some pictures of the updates in our library, and then our hot water heater basically exploded Monday evening and threw everything into chaos.
These unexpected “perks” of home ownership are never fun, but I’m so thankful for several things: the water heater was located in the garage, the water mainly rain out under the garage door, I found it not *too* long after it happened, a kind neighbor helped me turn off the water to the house and stop the flood, and our plumber came out super quickly and got it replaced for us the next morning. All in all, I’ve been calling it “the best possible disaster”, because I know it could have been so much worse!
Suffice it to say, no blog post was written earlier this week.
Which makes me oh-so-glad I snapped these pictures before any of that happened and had them just sitting here on my hard drive ready to go!
Last week, I told the tale of the oldest find I own and shared how it’s currently displayed on our dining room table:
Hard to see in the photo above, but to the right of the brass tray you can spy these two little recent thrift finds – bitty gilded dishes with a black and white Greek chariot design:
I was so excited to discover the Fornasetti stamp on the bottom! Italian artist Piero Fornasetti is best known for his famous designs featuring the face of actress Lina Cavalieri (which I still swoon over and desire to own one day), but for $0.69 each, I’ll take these for the time being!
Thrift Score Thursday Features
As busy as this week has been, I still found time to browse your wonderful finds in the #thriftscorethursday feed on Instagram. Here’s what caught my eye:
Speaking of beautifully patterned plates, I adore these hand-painted floral saucers Laurie (@mydomicilestyle) found. These are actually just four of a complete set of twelve!
By now, I’m sure you know that my philosophy is that everything can be beautiful, even everyday, utilitarian things. So I am obsessing over these ornate light switch plates and outlet covers Regina (@luvewant) shared – especially that oval one with the petal design!
A little bit of Chinese red lacquer makes everything better, like this patterned sewing box from Teena (@inoldthingswetrust). Just about everything you see here is vintage!
A little while ago, Sandra (@srosen44) shared this striking metal cityscape wall hanging, so I was eager to see where it ended up – above this gorgeous daybed setup, topped with a thrifted vintage bedspread in my favorite shade of yellow!
Bust + books + blue – such a great combination! This lovely lady was shared by Erin (@erin_coleen).
And finally, I know you will go as crazy for this find as I did – @thriftedriches found this incredible, puffy, tufted navy leather Chesterfield sofa on Craigslist for $50. Fifty. Bucks.
Of course, I’m swooning over the tufting, but that upholstered cutaway base is also a dreamy detail!
Thrift Score Thursday Facts:
This is the part of the show where we solicit audience participation!
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!