Hello all and welcome to the second week of Thrift Score Thursday! Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Megan from Rental Revival and I have teamed up to bring you #thriftscorethursday – your brand new one stop hashtag-to-glory!
We want you to share your thrifted finds with us – just snap a picture of any thrift-store treasure and use #thriftscorethursday when you share on Twitter or Instagram!
*Please note that by linking up with the thriftscorethursday hashtag, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.*
It was so fun to see all the fabulous thrift store finds you guys shared last week, and so hard to pick favorites! But I have to say, I’m particularly jealous of this huge, signed oil painting that Diana (Twitter: @DianaGalian) scored for $35, because I always look for original oil paintings and never find them!
Now, are you ready to see my thrift score?
I’ll be honest, I won’t be at all offended if you think I’ve totally lost my mind and I have terrible taste – just as long as you don’t say it to my face. K?
Yes, my friends: that is a life size ceramic Boston Terrier statue. White and gold leaf credenza for scale.
I call him Baxter. We are the best of friends. He is so hideous and adorable. Look at his entreating eyes!
I saw him sitting high up on a shelf at Goodwill and I just couldn’t get to him quickly enough. Literally. First I was stuck behind a slow cart-pusher and then the aisle ahead was blocked by two chatty-mc-chattersons… I was absolutely certain someone else was going to snatch him off the shelf right as I squeezed over and reached up. (True story: this happened to me once with a gorgeous silver punchbowl. The snatcher made blank, remorseless eye contact. I saw red.)
When I finally zigzagged my way to victory, I suddenly realized that no one else was hopping carts or dodging aisles to beat me to the punch – I may have overestimated the competition for my priceless new artifact. In fact, I was getting funny looks. More than that: I was being judged. At a thrift store. Where people buy all sorts of crazy things like demented teddy bears and fake 90’s fruit and bejeweled kleenex box covers and pieces of really terrible 3-D printed mirror art. But pick up a life-size dog statue and cradle it in your arms like a baby and suddenly, you’re the one making weird life decisions.
Raised eyebrows nonetheless, I toted him proudly to the counter, paid way too much, and brought him home. I may or may not have buckled him into his own seat in the car… You know, for safe transportation. When I get home from thrifting, I always like to play this fun game (Well, I think it’s fun) called “Guess what I got at the thrift store?” with Bryan. When I tramped up the stairs with an armful of life-size Boston terrier, cheerfully anticipating his confused/disgusted reaction, he didn’t even bat an eye. I guess it’s all a day in the life of The Boy Behind the Blog now…
So that’s my #thriftscorethursday share, dear friends.
Don’t forget to check out the finds and favorites from Trisha & Megan!
Now we want to hear from you! Seriously: we’re sitting here at our keyboards and smartphones ready and waiting! Hashtag away!