Happy Thursday, my friends! I’m so sorry to have just abandoned you last week, but I promise, it was for a good cause – I was traveling for my cousin’s wedding and we were getting everything settled to close on our new home! (Full details on that coming soon, promise!)
For now, let’s jump right into the Thrift Score Thursday celebration, because I had a super fun find lined up to share last week…
I am sad to be leaving the Arlington, Texas thrifting scene, because I feel like I’ve finally found my groove there. I have my little circuit that I like to visit – I’m basically on autopilot, traveling from store to store – and I’ve gotten to know certain employees.
At one of my favorites, Texas Thrift Store, there’s the sweetest older gentleman who works there who always keeps an eye out for me, especially if there’s something good behind the counters (jewelry and nicer things get locked up in glass cases.)
So the other week, as soon as I walked in, he asked if I would like to see anything in the jewelry case, so I took a quick look and my eyes lit up as soon as I spotted this little box with a jumble of gold inside.
“I knew you would want to see that one!”
You guys… Gold animal charms! On a necklace, bracelet, and matching enormous earrings! You all know how far my love for brass animals extends. To find them in jewelry format was practically destiny! Penguins, gold fish, horses, lions, bunnies (to name just a few)… YES. All the yes!
The clincher: “You’re gonna look like Cleopatra when you wear these!”
Hey guys, remember Cleopatra, back from Thrift Score Thursday 75?
So you see, I had to buy this necklace for her! The bracelet and huge earrings were just a bonus, really.
These are a good four inches long, at least. I’m definitely not planning on using them as earrings, but I am thinking they could be incorporated into some fab tassels in the future!
Too fun, right?! I realize this crazy necklace won’t be everyone’s jam, but it totally makes me smile!
Plus, my kindly friend got me a 30% off coupon for donating some things, so it was really totally almost absolutely fate that I make the purchase. For Cleopatra…
I was not alone in my good hunting last week! You guys rocked the #thriftscorethursday tag on Instagram as usual!
I know this is going to sound so “hipster” of me, but it’s true – I’ve been a fan of color-coordinated books since waaaaaaay back! So I’m loving this mantel display from Haneen (@haneens_haven)! All those greens and blues are so lovely! I’ll repeat… never skip the book section!
Love vintage books? You might enjoy this post full of ideas for decorating with vintage and antique books!
Our new home has a raised counter in this kitchen perfect for pulling up a few bar stools. I dream of finding some like these brass beautiful from Raphael (@thebeauideal)!
I am so drawn to this unusual blue and white Chinoiserie pottery collection @thekoicurator shared! I have no idea what they are, but this is such a good reminder of the power of groupings! Alone on a shelf, I might not think twice if I spotted one of these animal characters, but they’re so interesting as an ensemble!
Let me tell you, I am oozing with jealousy over this nautical flag Melissa (@melissabrandman) found at her local Goodwill! I actually had to stop for a moment, because I made a nautical flag banner last summer and I didn’t recognize this design. Fun fact: it turns out, this flag signifies the number five.
I can’t stop thinking about how I have the perfect place to hang it in our new place and how much I hope I find one of my own one day!
Another thrift find I found myself totally drawn to – this handmade ceramic plate with a face found by Heili (@hkhd). I was just at my grandmother’s house and noticed all her beautiful ceramic hangings (which of course have been there for ages, but I never truly appreciate them before), so they are fresh on my mind. This one is so cool!
Lastly, let’s wrap up with this space from Gloria (@gloriajoy), because it’s such a beautiful example of the way thrifted finds can seamlessly integrate into an absolutely stunning room design! Just gorgeous!
Thrift Score Thursday wouldn’t have nothin’ if we didn’t have you… That’s right! We eagerly await YOUR thrift finds in the #thriftscorethursday feed on Instagram!
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, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from A Designer At Home, Maggie from Maggie Overby Studios and I will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature! So please understand 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.
This week we are so thrilled to have Bonnie from Revolutionaries Market joining us!
Bonnie’s been sharing some gorgeous furniture makeovers lately and I’m totally obsessed with this beautiful old brick storefront she’s renovating right now!
Be sure to check out the finds and features from Cassie, Corinna & Maggie!
P.S. Are you an avid blogger + Instagrammer who also loves thrifty finds? We’d love to have you join us for a week of Thrift Score Thursday! If you’re interested, you can apply right here!