Say what?! 100 weeks? That’s just crazy talk! Our little hashtag party has indeed hit the triple digits… And we have the 7,700+ photos on Instagram to prove it!
When I first came up with the idea for #thriftscorethursday a little over two years ago, I knew exactly what I wanted it to be but I wasn’t sure how to get there… Thanks to my wonderful friends Cassie, Corinna & Trisha who host weekly and have helped shape Thrift Score Thursday and encourage growth, and the over 30 fabulous guest hosts who have joined us, it has been a huge blessing to see that vision unfold:
Thrift Score Thursday is an outlet for people who love hunting and gathering and digging and treasure-seeking to share their finds with each other, lift each other up, and most of all inspire each other.
Most of all, we would not be here each week without YOU – Thrift Score Thursday readers and participants! You are the most important element each week – your finds and your enthusiasm are what make this series a party and a community!
#thriftscorethursday has taken on a life of its own. It’s such a crazy thing to realize that we could stop posting on our blogs about Thrift Score Thursday (which we currently have no intention of doing, for the record), and it would still thrive, because you guys are so active, participatory and encouraging!
I’m so happy that #thriftscorethursday isn’t a drop and run hashtag – you guys sure know how to spread the love and knowledge, sharing compliments, back stories, interesting history tidbits… I’m so freaking proud of my TST peeps I could burst!
So we hosts banded together to host a fun giveaway on Instagram in celebration of 100 weeks of Thrift Score Thursday and as a little token of our appreciation for you all:
I’ll be announcing instructions for entering here at my Instagram account: @the_gathered_home. If you don’t see it just yet, check back soon! We all know just how far $100 can go for you thrifty treasure-seekers!
You guys, the feed was so amazing this week and it was so hard to narrow down just four favorites to feature! I actually wasn’t even going to focus on this past week – I have some “Best Of” features to share with you below – but I just couldn’t resist shouting these out:
First up, these tonala pottery birds @mellabobella tagged have me kicking myself for passing up two within the last several weeks. I wouldn’t have thought to group them into a little collection, but now I’m so inspired to start one!
I love this abstract wooden statue Doug (@doug_fritock) shared, especially paired with the Matisse “Blue Nude” behind it. Such an incredible find!
Wow! Sarah (@handbagsandpigtails) really scored with TWO deliciously over-sized finds – that fabtasticly ornate gold mirror and the giant blue “G”, both of which I would happily adopt! G is for gathering, right?!
I just recently discovered Joey & Mark of @ball_and_claw_vintage and let me tell you, their Instagram account is one to follow! The dresser below was a $40 thrift store find – can you even believe it? Stories like that make so ridiculously happy: treasures are out there!
Choosing these four “Best of Thrift Score Thursday” features was quite a feat. In the end, I didn’t overthink it – so please view this as more of a “Brynne’s Fave Features” rather than any kind of a judgment over which finds were better. It’s totally subjective.
I went back through past features and picked the ones that extra jumped out to me – the ones that I would absolutely and unequivocably have gathered for my own home and hung onto for dear life. Certainly there have been hundreds and hundreds of other finds shared over the past 100 weeks that I could have included, but then I would basically be duplicating the #thriftscorethursday feed on Instagram, so I had to go with my gut for these four favorites.
First up, these brass “Boss” bookends from @sarah_702parkproject have stuck with me all this time! They popped into my head when I was thinking over my favorite past features and I have to say, they are definitely something special! A pair like these are very firmly on my thrifting wishlist.
And how I could I forget the time Anna (@annabode) found this 14 foot fiddle leaf fig tree on Craigslist for $60? This shot does my heart good!
And here’s a neat final favorite to share with you. I became friends with Nancy (@casacavaliere) through #thriftscorethursday – I just love this girl’s bold style and tear-inducingly-fabulous thrift finds.
In July of last year, she shared a treasure trove of gorgeous original paintings that she stumbled across by NY artist Laura Schiavina (1917-2014) and I featured them for that week’s Thrift Score Thursday.
Fast forward to last November, and I received an email from a friend of the artist’s, who had stumbled across my blog post! She was able to put Nancy and me in touch with Laura’s niece and it was absolutely wonderful to get to make that connection, learn a little more about Laura’s life and work, and just marvel over the way Thrift Score Thursday had brought us all together!
Jaw. Dropping. Seriously one of the coolest things to come about in my blogging experience!
As we head into our third year of Thrift Score Thursday, we are excited as ever to see your finds!
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 A Designer At Home 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.
- 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.