It’s week 6 of #thriftscorethursday and each week keeps bringing fun surprises and interactions and absolutely brilliant thrift store finds! It’s always so much fun to see the things you guys find and enjoy and post. There are so many cool things out there – Thrift Score Thursday is an education for me each week!
Ready to participate in #thriftscorethursday?
Simply snap a picture of any thrifty find or thrifted treasure and use #thriftscorethursday when you share on Twitter or Instagram!
– 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, Megan from Rental Revival, and I will pick a favorite thrift score or two 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.
And, to continue the theme of awesome beverage accessories, how crazy cool is this freaking KNIGHT’S HELMET ice bucket eveislestudios shared? I mean, I seriously want one now. Before this, I didn’t even know they existed. And now my life won’t be complete until I get my hands on one.
Raise your hand if you knew and loved Cottage Living.
Keep your hand raised if the mere mention of Cottage Living still bring a nostalgic tear to your eye.
Keep your hand raised if you still have old copies.
Keep your hand raised if you have ALL THE OLD COPIES. EVER*.
What? Just me? 😉
*Well, I am apparently missing two issues: January/February 2005, #3 and April 2007, #23. Nooooo! Must find.
Cottage Living got me into decorating.
I mean, as a kid I had always had a thing for making spaces pretty… Like staging my dollhouse to perfection and then yelling at my sister not to play with it (“what do you think this is – a toy??”), rearranging my mom’s china in the cabinets, painstakingly searching out every sunflower-themed textile known to man to decorate my room, and very vocally bullying advising my parents on their house’s color palettes…
But Cottage Living truly opened up another world for me.
A world of gorgeous floor plans, old home renovations, and perfectly styled vignettes. A world of bold paint color choices, reupholstery, and DIY projects. A world of spray paint, antique and vintage finds, and table settings.
And while my friends may have been reading whatever teen magazines were popular at the time (I have no clue, don’t even ask me to hazard a guess), I would snatch the latest issue of Cottage Living out of my mom’s hands as soon as it arrived and pore over it cover to cover multiple times.
In fact, this one was my very favorite one… I was absolutely obsessed with the bedroom on the cover.
So when my mom mentioned that she was cleaning out the attic/closets/cabinets and was thinking of getting rid of all the old Cottage Living issues, I begged her to give them to me! Making this not exactly a thrift store find, but it was entirely free so I’m definitely counting it as a “thrift score”.
Plus, now I totally have to keep my eyes peeled for issues #3 and #23, so I have a thrifting mission. Practically a heaven-sent quest. Like the Holy Grail. Or the crusades. But with less military invasion. And a marked absence of halberds and tabards. (I’m not 100% sure what those are, but they are good, strong medieval-sounding words, aren’t they?)
So what about you guys? Any Cottage Living lovers in the house? What did you find this week?