Hello friends! How’s your week been so far?
Last week, I had the pleasure of perusing some local antique malls with a few friends, so of course I spent quite a bit of time taking pictures of all my favorite finds… Are you guys ready for a round of “Things I Didn’t Buy At The Antique Mall” (+ the one thing I did buy)?
You might notice an overarching theme of today’s post: life-sized things, brass things, and things that are both life-sized and brass.
The first treasure I spotted was these stunning pair of brass and marble ibex bookends… I mean, they’re simply 1stDibs-worthy, right?
I seriously debated bring this $8 terracotta head planter/vase home with me…
Okay, a little backstory on this chubby ceramic zebra. I’ve been dying to find an Italian glass zebra figure like this one from Erica at vintagedesignme, but of course when you’re actually looking for something like that, you never have any luck! When I spotted this chunky version, I couldn’t stop cracking up…
It’s the Jonah Hill to Erica’s zebra’s Channing Tatum.
Now begins the parade of life-sized finds.
This life-sized (or possibly larger than life-sized – I’m no duck expert) brass duck was $75 and exceedingly heavy:
If the duck isn’t your waterfowel of choice, there was also a pair of life-sized brass geese, more affordably priced at $50 for both. My friend Sarah told me that she totally could see them fitting in my house… I’ll take that as a compliment!
This is not the most flattering picture of me (excuse: I got up super early for this antiquing adventure!) but I’m putting it on the internet anyway, because: life-sized sarcophagus.
I got home and showed this picture to Bryan: “Honey, you know how I like to bring things home and paint them white?” And for a hot moment he was seriously convinced I had purchased a life-sized lady sarcophagus. And you know what? He wasn’t even that fazed. I bring home so much crazy weird crap that my husband thought it was within the realm of possibility that I would buy a life-sized lady sarcophagus.
Okay. Who’s ready to see what I did come home with?
I guess it really pales in comparison to Queen Tut (as I like to refer to her) above, but I couldn’t leave without these little cactus salt and pepper shakers. After I found them, I walked away for a few minutes and couldn’t get them out of my head, so I went back to pick them up.
Cactus: so hot right now.
They were only $5 and we actually just broke our salt shaker last week, so they were kind of perfect.
I think it’s an unwritten rule that cacti must be paired with pink, so I shot these photos in our bedroom so that I wouldn’t break the universe as we know it. Love them!
Alright! Let’s jump into this week’s incredible features – the things you awesome people spotted, scored and shared!
How cool are these deer head drawer pulls Melany (Instagram: m.a.watson) found? She doesn’t have a plan in mind for them yet, but I’m sure whatever she does with them will be fantastic!
I’m totally in love with this dapper fox mug shared by the ever-fabulous Jenn of suite22antiques! Don’t you think your morning coffee would taste approximately 10x better from this handsome guy?
What I wouldn’t give to come across a Craigslist find like this one! Candy (Instagram: candy_habitat2home) scored the two chairs and ottoman for just $40!!! *jaw drop* She’s channeling some serious Emily Henderson with these babies and I am dying of envy!
Lastly, Emily (Instagram: watassa) has been hitting the thrifting jackpot hard lately! Remember her wicker Tito Agnoli chairs I featured last week? This time, she shared this drool worthy Percival Lafer-inspired tufted sofa that I would also bring home in a heartbeat! (Fun fact: I actually spotted its twin on the set of an episode of the show Mr. Robot)
Who else thinks that Emily’s sofa and Candy’s chairs should pair up for the most awesome living room ever?
We are dying to see YOUR awesome thrift finds!
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, 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.
- 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.
We are SO excited to welcome Claire from Claire Brody Designs as our guest host today!
Claire is a fellow Texas blogger and one of my style crushes! Her master bedroom makeover is one of my favorite room redesigns ever. If you aren’t following her yet, you need to!
Be sure to check out the finds and features from Cassie, Corinna & Trisha!
P.S. Are you a blogger who also love thrifty finds? We’d love to have you join us for a week of Thrift Score Thursday! If you’re interested, send me a message!