Hello sweet friends! I’m so glad to be joining you again for Thrift Score Thursday – I missed it last week because I was visiting family in Connecticut and spent a wonderful five days away from my computer. I did check in on Instagram when I had free moments though and I just love knowing that you guys will keep the party going no matter what!
In the spirit of the day, I actually spent the morning of last Thursday in my grandparents’ basement going through a collection of bins full of old treasures, set aside for family to pick from or for future donation. I was in heaven – you guys, I filled up every spare inch of my carry-on suitcase!
It was like thrift store shopping on crack: everything became extra special with the knowlege that a distant-past family member had loved and treasured it – the kinship of taste, the inkling that I could have been good friends with the kind of person who would buy such things…
I’ll have to share the finds serially, or else today’s post would be excessively long and photo heavy, so I’ll start with one of my favorites (oh, who am I kidding, they’re all my favorite), paired with a recent thrift store find.
I think I’ve gotten the top of the dresser in our bedroom almost to where I want it… I’m such a slow decorator, I always have to wait for the right things to come along. The Don Freedman wall hanging and little ceramic leopard are past Thrift Score Thursday finds, and the miniature card catalog was a DIY project. So that leaves the lamp + the little brass stand and cigar case to talk about today…
I spotted the lamp while out thrifting with a friend and admired it briefly, but wrote it off because it was steeply priced at $30. (And I have this thing where I can only buy things in pairs and didn’t know what I would do with a single lamp. I know, I’m nuts – that brass Greek key base?!)
Cut to me lying in bed one night and having a brilliant vision of exactly where I needed such a single lamp and how insanely perfect it was for the top of the dresser… And a visit to the thrift store where everything in the store just so happened to be 50% off, I am not making this up. It was destiny.
I paired the lamp with a large drum shade I had sitting in the closet, but I may end up finding a more perfect shade for it at some point in the future. (Buzzing the thrifting gods…)
This slim little cigar case is one of the treasures I brought home with me from my grandparents’ house. I adore the colors and typography! It was in a box of old office supplies, so I assume it had long-since found a second life as some kind of storage, but I can’t get the image out of my head of a dapper gentleman deftly flipping it open in offering to his lady friend “between the acts” of a Broadway play. Does that make anyone else just squeal with delight? And I don’t even smoke!
I found the brass plate holder at a thrift store on Tuesday for 85 cents and bought it on a whim. When I saw it next to the cigar case, I knew they were meant to be together!
I fell head over heels for this whimsical pottery king pitcher shared by Mera of Red House West (Instagram: redhousewest). His expression cracks me up – solemn and staid, all the while a riot of gorgeous flowers blossoms from his crown.
I discovered this lovely Instagram account through the #thriftscorethursday feed and quickly became mariaski63’s newest follower. Her styling is gorgeous, like this shot showing off the beautifully patterned cover of a vintage Reader’s Digest volume!
What perfect timing – mareejackson shared this incredible vintage Don Freedman wall hanging scored at Goodwill, which is where I found mine as well! I love this piece too!
I always love the chance to spotlight thrift score makeovers! Summer from Simple Stylings (Instagram: simplestylingsblog) found this vintage framed trio and gave them a magical reinvention – see more here. I’m dying to try a piece of paint-dipped art myself!
Are you ready to join in on the #thriftscorethursday fun?
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, 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.
We’re welcoming Colleen from 58 Water Street as our guest host this week!
She’s a genius at rescuing old furniture and giving it a new life, like this awesome striped dresser with a twist!
Be sure to check out the finds and features from Cassie & 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!