We are back! I had to take a week off of #thriftscorethursday last week, but I’m back! Let the #thriftscorethursday games begin! May the thrifting odds be ever in your favor!
(Speaking of thrifting odds, I can’t fail to reference the huge number of clown paraphernalia/memorabilia I come across every time I go out thrift shopping. Every time. That and DVD copies of Garden State. What gives?)
If you are new to #thriftscorethursday, let me encourage you to jump right in! Join the party by sharing a picture of a recent thrifty find on Twitter or Instagram using #thriftscorethursday so we can all see it!
– 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.
I had so many amazing finds to pick from this week! Summer always seems to bring the best scores, doesn’t it?
I love when I’m browsing the Thrift Score Thursday hashtag on Instagram and I spy something that stops me dead in my tracks because it is SO me and I would have bought it in a heartbeat as well.
As far I’m concerned, Tanya from Dans Le Lakehouse (Instagram: danslelakehouse) won Thrift Score Thursday for all eternity with her snapshot of this gorgeous vintage turquoise typewriter with a typed message including the hashtag! So cool, so genius!
Finally, I just had to shoutout this awesome vintage window turned photo display shared by Bailey (Instagram: _janiejones_) because I’ve been helping my sister-in-law get furnishings/decorations together for her new apartment and she just scored a set of vintage windows as well! Such a fun idea!
Everything is better in pairs, right? Right?!
And if something is supposed to be in a pair but has been separated from its other half… Well, that is just the saddest thing.
One earring. One shoe. A single doughnut… (Hey, I can’t be the only person who needs more than one doughnut, right? Right?!)
I spotted brass on the shelf at the thrift store yesterday and instinctively made a beeline for it, much as a zombie might fixate on brains and shuffle desperately towards the nearest one… “Braaasssssss”
It was a fun little brass bookend shaped like a gingko leaf and very reasonably priced so I dropped it in my basket without hesitation. I scanned the nearby shelves for its mate, but I knew that was a bit much to hope for. Thrift stores never seem to keep things in pairs. I have come to accept that inevitability. Sure enough, no kindred gleam of brass met my eye, so I kept perusing.
I made my way over to the DVD section (and scored nearly-new copies of some favorite movies, I might add) and was pushing past the luggage section when I spotted it. The second bookend! That moment felt like one of my luckiest moments ever and I was grinning ear to ear. I absolutely had not even entertained the hope that I could complete the set! It was completely unexpected.
Serendipity is one of my favorite words and one of my favorite feelings…
For the photos, I displayed them with these adorable and colorful vintage children’s geography guides (American Geographical Society Around the World Program) I scored while out thrifting with the super sweet Tania from Run to Radiance last week!
I’ll just leave this here to close out Thrift Score Thursday… We had a blast:
Go forth and thrift with good luck and good fortune!
Be sure to check out the finds & features from my cohost Trisha!