Hi there! Welcome to Thrift Score Thursday!
A lot of things going on around here lately and a lot of changes here on the blog! Most of them are behind the scenes, so you might not necessarily notice anything different, but last Friday The Gathered Home moved from Blogger to WordPress and I’ve been playing around with my shiny new blogging platform ever since. I’m hoping this will help me continue to make the blog even more user friendly, organized and pretty!
We are now on week 63 (SIXTY-THREE!) of #thriftscorethursday and if you haven’t yet joined our Instagram hashtag party, we’d love for you to join in!
Simply share a picture of any recent thrifty find on Twitter or 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 For My Love Of 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.
Are you ready to jump into this week’s features?
How awesome are these vintage Eureopean horse medals found by Bee from Windgate Lane (Instagram: windgatelane)? She says they are an especially neat find because George is the middle name of both her sons – so fun!
I’m insanely jealous of Jen’s incredible vintage paint-by-number seascape score! Seascape + a desert plant = the perfect vignette (and such a dose of whimsy), right? Find her on Instagram: at1stsightbk
First of all, this picture Lynda (Instagram: lynda_dsouza) shared of her thrift score is just a stunning shot in and of itself! Secondly, I love the way she is using these vintage onyx wine glasses as tea light holders – such a perfect repurpose!
I think I’m having a love affair with Rachel’s kitchen! I love the mix of blues and aquas in this shot, and I love her two thrifted capiz shell pendant lights! Find her on Instagram: at_home_in_maywood
I think it’s time for another round of “Things I Didn’t Buy At The Thrift Store,” because I’ve been snapping pictures left and right but exercising admirable restraint.
Let’s start with this fun and surprising enormous vintage plaque I spotted. I didn’t include my toes so you could admire my lack-of-a-manicure, but so you can see just how big this piece was! It reminds me a ton of this vintage mushroom clock I featured in week 39 – maybe by the same company?
I wonder what this would look like painted a glossy white and displayed on a darker color wall in a kid’s room? That could be awesome, right?
Check out this adorable owl macrame wall hanging! I think I’m an idiot for leaving this behind… Now I can think of the perfect way to use it!
These cut-glass decanters with embossed metal tags were so pretty. I have no idea if they were vintage or brand new, but at $8 each I just wasn’t quite feeling bringing them home as an impulse-buy. Kind of kicking myself for my frugality now though.
At first glance, I didn’t think anything of this kind of rustic-styled jug, but then I recognized the polka-dotted design on the bottom and turned it over. It was stamped “Boleslawiec, Hand Made in Poland” on the bottom, just like two little creamers I have that I use to store pencils (I’ll have to share those one of these days!).
Probably a pretty exciting find to the right collector – if it had been one of the more ornate patterns, I’d have scooped it up in a heartbeat.
So what do you think of these four “catch and release” thrift finds? What would you have done in my place?
Maggie from Maggie Overby Studios is our guest host this week, and I could not be happier to have her joining us!
This lovely lady is thrifting her way through Germany at the moment – if you want to drool with envy, check out her Fat Lava pottery collection!