Hello, lovelies! Happy #thriftscorethursday! Today is special because we are welcoming a special guest host, Tanya from Dans Le Lakehouse! We are kicking off a series of guest hosted Thrift Score Thursdays and I’m so excited about the chance to get our fun hashtag party out to a wider audience!
Do we have any #thriftscorethursday newbies here today? No worries!
Simply share a picture of any recent thrifty find on Instagram or Twitter (or both!) 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 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’m so in love with this oil painting Gretchen from Boxy Colonial (Instagram: boxycolonial) shared last week! She recently posted about her kids’ Hobbit gallery wall and I think this painting would be right at home there! It just screams Middle Earth/New Zealand for sure, right? Also, I totally have a thing for secondhand original paintings!
Julie Ann (Instagram: vintagerainlove) found this lovely midcentury sofa for only $35 at the thrift store! I just love the blue tweed fabric and the incredible shape… I’ve been keeping my eyes out for the perfect midcentury sofa for quite a while, so I’m very jealous! Doesn’t it look incredible in her home? (I’m also having fiddle leaf fig jealousy over here)
Lastly, I just can’t get over this gorgeous vignette of thrifted finds from Instagrammer gogodecoro! I snap up old copies of Little Golden Books whenever I find them, and I would buy this one for the gorgeous cover alone. The vintage scissors are awesome, the little dishware set is fantastic, AND I had a very similar pair of saddle shoes as a toddler that I was understandably obsessed with. So basically, this whole picture is fantastic, and I would have bought every single item myself too!
Also, I need saddle shoes stat.
My #thriftscorethursday find is this huge gold-framed oil painting of a little girl who Bryan instantly declared creepy. I mean, I get that something about her facial expression is a little off-putting… But I already told you I was a sucker for old original paintings, and it was priced at a point where I could have bought it for the frame alone. And I have some plans for little Ethel here. (That’s what I’ve been calling her in my head.)
I love the idea of upcycled art – taking a very traditionally styled painting/portrait and adding a whimsical and unexpected element to it. I can’t say 100% for sure that’s what I want to do, but I whipped up two Photoshop mockups of possible ideas.
We have hipster Ethel:
I LOVE the glasses on her. And I brightened up the flowers with less-dingy-70’s colors. And who doesn’t love pinwheels?
And we have also-kind-of-hipster-ish animal mask Ethel:
Totally Wes Anderson, right? I found these awesome free printable animals masks here and here. Ethel just rocks that fox mask! But the raccoon is a close second-favorite.
So, I’m dying to know – which is your favorite? Or do you have your own Ethel upcycle suggestion? Darth Vader helmet? Guy Fawkes mask?
And now it’s your turn to share your #thriftscorethursday finds! What did you score?
Be sure to check out the finds and features from Trisha & Tanya!
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says
um, animal mask ethel is my favorite! love her!
I think mine too! As soon as Bryan commented on the Wes Anderson feeling, I was sold 🙂
Great finds! Loving that couch and Ethel! I need to hit up the thrift store soon!
Do it, do it, do it. Just me sending some peer pressure your way. I'm a thrift-pusher. It's better than drugs.
Trisha D says
I'll join in: do it, do it, do it. It's an addiction, and somewhat healthy… we're saving the planet (at least that's what I keep telling myself).
Trisha D says
I think Ethel needs a brass animal in her clutches instead!!
Every time I visit your features I always seem to miss something (either an entire photo or something in it). And in this case it was the Little Golden Book in that vignette from gogodecoro. Wowza, good eye! I've gotta start the collection now, especially since they were my favorite books as a youngin'.
Haha, brass animal Ethel… love it! Maybe I'll sit down and have a Photoshop fest with all these fantastic ideas…
Trisha D says
Oh oh, you could totally use some shiny gold craft paper and cut a silhouette of one of your favorite animals. Orrrr get all clay 'Sculpey' and make mini animals then liquid goldify them. Ok I'll stop now!
Tanya from Dans le Townhouse says
Ethel is amazing!! Thanks so much for letting me partake in the fun!!
Thank YOU for joining our crazy party! We are so glad to have you! 🙂
Sommer Rose says
I love hipster Ethel! I think she needs a beanie though instead of a top hat.
Oooh… a beanie is a great idea! Or one of those colorful helicopter hats… So many ideas 🙂
Katja Kromann says
Oh I love Ethel with glasses and pin wheels. So charming. And that tufted blue sofa: Hello!! Super awesome!!
I love that sofa and it looks like it is in great condition!
that couch is ridiculously fantastic.
How fun Brynne! I miss my thrift stores back home 🙁 Aidez-moi!