Welcome to #thriftscorethursday!
Joining us this week as our lovely guest host is Stephanie from Sandpaper & Glue! Stephanie is a #thriftscorethursday veteran and has a soft spot for animal statuary like me – you might remember her awesome (and huge) moose statue or this incredible panther planter she shared. She’s also been instagramming some amazing vintage cameras lately, so I can’t wait to pop over and visit her post today!
Are you new to #thriftscorethursday? It’s easy to join the fun!
Just share a picture of any recent thrifty find on Instagram or Twitter (or both!) using #thriftscorethursday, so we can all be jealous of your scores!
– 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.
Gretchen from Boxy Colonial (Instagram: boxycolonial) found not one but two incredible oil painting seascapes. I’m incredibly jealous of the first one – I love how thick and textural those waves are! I can’t wait to see how she uses them in her home!
I’m quite a fan of this stately lion artwork that Jenn from Two Butterflies (Instagram: jennbrasher) found. It looks incredible against that black wall!
Speaking of lions… Shannon (Instagram: shannonlat) posted this awesome brass lion that I’m pretty sure needs to become bffs with the buffalo I shared last week… Lions and buffalos and brass animals, oh my! I’m going to start a checklist of all the different kinds of brass animals that are out there – I mean, are there badgers? Flamingos? Anteaters? What fabulous specimens do I need to seek out and add to my menagerie next?!
Well, first of all, the photos of my #thriftscorethursday find this week were shot inside of another find that I revealed to my Instagram followers… (Ahem: go follow me there if you haven’t already.)
The chippy metal barrister case made a fun backdrop for this fall-themed cake stand I found at Goodwill last week.
I don’t think the stand is anything particularly special, but I thought the acorn motif was perfect for the season and it just might inspire me to whip up an autumnal cake and/or tablescape…
So first of all – what should I bake? And second, what have you found recently? Share with the class!
Be sure to check out the finds and features from Trisha and Stephanie!
Gretchen always scores amazing paintings! I need to go shop at her spots :). And that cake stand is awesome– so intricate.
She does! She has epic thrift-painting mojo – I need to borrow some!
Katja Kromann says
Gretchen's painting is so fantastic. I just love all the intricate carvings on that cake stand of yours. I wonder what kind of cake you might put on it 🙂
It's been a while since I had a good slice of carrot cake…
Got my second ocean painting in right under the wire! ;). That cake stand is completely charming–I love it! And the big lion's another favorite of mine from this week 🙂 Both the lions, in fact.
Haha, yep! Those paintings are fantastic… Definitely channeling some Cassie there 🙂
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says
gretchen's finds spoke to me, too! love them so much!
Surely one of us needs to sneak into her house and – er – "liberate" them right?! The race is on!
Shannon Latimer says
Brynne, I'm pretty sure my lion and your buffalo are soul mates. I love all the finds this week! Those paintings remind me of my late grandmother, who was an artist and painted beautiful seascapes.
Oh wow Shannon! I so wish I had any painting talent at all! That's so neat that you have those memories of her – and hopefully a painting or two? 🙂
Kyla Herbes says
Those paintings are amazing! LOVE!
Agreed! We should all start a "Gretchen's Paintings Fan Club" 🙂
Julia Konya says
Love Gretchen's first seascape so so much!
There's just something about that first one – it's definitely special!
Amber Wills says
What a beautiful cake stand!! Gretchen's painting is awesome. She always finds the best artwork!
She does! I need her to find me some now!
Trisha D says
Such a pretty cake stand and the acorn details are so stinkin' cute (I never see the full detail on instagram). You should make something squirrel related– a nod to the acorns and all!
Perhaps a cake: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/431641945509676804/
Or a regular cake with these as the toppers: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/142215300706863565/
Oooh, those are so cute! I need to get my bake on! 🙂
That cake stand was part of the Southern Living at Home collection 🙂