Hello dear friends, and welcome to another wonderful week of Thrift Score Thursday! I can’t wait to see what treasures you’ve been thrifting lately – browsing the #thriftscorethursday feed throughout the week is always a highlight!
I’ve had my eyes out for a vintage federal mirror ever since I spotted one on Craigslist at the beginning of the year for $40. While a fairly reasonable price, it was just too expensive for me (and 45 minutes away, to boot) so I saved the listing and had to content myself with checking it every now and then to see if the price dropped (it never did) or if it sold.
So imagine my excitement when I walked into Goodwill recently and found this for $16…
It’s molded plastic, made by Syroco and stamped 1959 on the back. The shiny gold finish looks completely brand new, like it just came out of the box! And of course the convex mirror is ridiculously fun – our cat Tiny Tina was completely mesmerized by it at first.
Ever since I spotted the original mirror on Craigslist, I knew I wanted to hang one over the vintage post office box in our living room next to the front door that holds shoes and serves as a drop point for keys, mail, etc. Naturally, this prompted a little rearranging and I was practically forced to incorporate a few other recent thrift finds in our entryway as well.
We had been using a wooden bowl to hold keys by the door, but it inevitably ended up collecting other clutter as well. I found this little brass house hook for just $1.29 and hung it up with command strips that I cut down to fit. Now the keys hang conveniently by the door and the other clutter will have to be dealt with on the spot rather than simply dropped off.
And finally, this white ceramic rabbit candle holder originally hailed from Anthropologie, but was just $4 at a local thrift store!
I would be lying if I said this is the way the entry is going to stay forever (like, do you know me at all?), but for now I’m loving this little entryway vignette! You probably recognize the books and little potted (faux) grass from other pictures I’ve shared, but that’s exactly why I try to only buy things that I absolutely love – because then they work no matter where I move them around in the house.
I just love these bold, delicious colors in this rug Emily (Instagram: watassa) scored at the thrift store for… wait for it… $12! So good!
Have you ever seen anything like this giant brass anchor Anne at Planting Sequoias (Instagram: annie88b) found at a garage sale for $10?! (You guys are seriously making my local thrift stores and garage sales seem too spendy!) I love her post on her find where she addresses the very valid question: What do you do when you’ve scored the ultimate thrift score?
You’re not even going to believe this – I mean, I’m going to tell you, but I think you’ll tell me to shut up.
Okay, here goes… It was FREE…
Can you even?! Of course, it was originally in pieces and needed to be lovingly reassembled and reupholstered, but what a worth-while project! Way to go, ladies!
(P.S. That mirror was a yard sale score! See more of this stunning living room right here.)
Do you have an awesome recent thrift find of your own to share? We’re dying to see it, big or small, fancy or funny.
Simply share a picture on Twitter or 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, Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of and I (plus a special weekly guest host!) will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature! So please note 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.
So get to hashtagging you guys!
This week, we’re happy to welcome back Paula from Sweet Pea as our guest host!
Be sure to check out the finds and features from Cassie, Corinna & Trisha!
P.S. Are you a blogger who also love thrifty finds? We’d love to have you join us for a week of Thrift Score Thursday! If you’re interested, send me a message!