Hello all and welcome to the second week of Thrift Score Thursday! Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Megan from Rental Revival and I have teamed up to bring you #thriftscorethursday – your brand new one stop hashtag-to-glory!
We want you to share your thrifted finds with us – just snap a picture of any thrift-store treasure and use #thriftscorethursday when you share on Twitter or Instagram!
*Please note that by linking up with the thriftscorethursday hashtag, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.*
It was so fun to see all the fabulous thrift store finds you guys shared last week, and so hard to pick favorites! But I have to say, I’m particularly jealous of this huge, signed oil painting that Diana (Twitter: @DianaGalian) scored for $35, because I always look for original oil paintings and never find them!
@thegatheredhome Huge, signed oil painting for $35! Frame needs work, but the potential is there #thriftscorethursday pic.twitter.com/iFqRdLFMZ0
— Diana Galian (@DianaGalian) January 24, 2014
And I love this adorable Hollywood Regency-esque dresser Morgan (CharlestonCrafted) shared! (P.S. She’s already given it a makeover – details on her blog!)
Be sure to stop by Trisha’s & Megan’s blogs to see their favorites from last week too!
Now, are you ready to see my thrift score?
I’ll be honest, I won’t be at all offended if you think I’ve totally lost my mind and I have terrible taste – just as long as you don’t say it to my face. K?
Yes, my friends: that is a life size ceramic Boston Terrier statue. White and gold leaf credenza for scale.
I call him Baxter. We are the best of friends. He is so hideous and adorable. Look at his entreating eyes!
I saw him sitting high up on a shelf at Goodwill and I just couldn’t get to him quickly enough. Literally. First I was stuck behind a slow cart-pusher and then the aisle ahead was blocked by two chatty-mc-chattersons… I was absolutely certain someone else was going to snatch him off the shelf right as I squeezed over and reached up. (True story: this happened to me once with a gorgeous silver punchbowl. The snatcher made blank, remorseless eye contact. I saw red.)
When I finally zigzagged my way to victory, I suddenly realized that no one else was hopping carts or dodging aisles to beat me to the punch – I may have overestimated the competition for my priceless new artifact. In fact, I was getting funny looks. More than that: I was being judged. At a thrift store. Where people buy all sorts of crazy things like demented teddy bears and fake 90’s fruit and bejeweled kleenex box covers and pieces of really terrible 3-D printed mirror art. But pick up a life-size dog statue and cradle it in your arms like a baby and suddenly, you’re the one making weird life decisions.
Raised eyebrows nonetheless, I toted him proudly to the counter, paid way too much, and brought him home. I may or may not have buckled him into his own seat in the car… You know, for safe transportation. When I get home from thrifting, I always like to play this fun game (Well, I think it’s fun) called “Guess what I got at the thrift store?” with Bryan. When I tramped up the stairs with an armful of life-size Boston terrier, cheerfully anticipating his confused/disgusted reaction, he didn’t even bat an eye. I guess it’s all a day in the life of The Boy Behind the Blog now…
So that’s my #thriftscorethursday share, dear friends.
Don’t forget to check out the finds and favorites from Trisha & Megan!
Now we want to hear from you! Seriously: we’re sitting here at our keyboards and smartphones ready and waiting! Hashtag away!
Cassie @ Primitive & Proper says
love the painting! i am obsessed with vintage art!
Morgan Smith says
Hey hy thanks for the shout out! And as for that doggie gosh I love him! I love dogs so ugly they are cute! I hope you keep him natural and don't spray paint him!
You're welcome Morgan! Don't worry – I wouldn't dream of spray painting Baxter! I love him just the way he is 🙂
Julia Konya says
I want that dresser and I really actually love the Boston Terrier. Still haven't set foot into any store. I'm so proud of myself. Might have to hashtag an old photo like you said.
Haha, yay! I might not be totally crazy! 🙂 I'm so proud of you too – one month in and still going strong – you go girl!
Diana Galian says
Hey Brynne, thanks for the shout out. Love the ceramic dog – his pose and expression are just too cute!
Diana, thank YOU for being part of our awesome first #thriftscorethursday!!!
Miss Charming says
Love the dresser. And that cheerless ceramic pooch? Absolutely perfect!
Ha! I love your score! Quirky and fun. You can never have too much of that! I also love that oil painting. What a neat find!
Call me crazy, but I actually really like your statue. I have 3 dogs so the ceramic version ain't so bad! ;-)))
Oh yay! I love it too 🙂 I guess I was anticipating some more weird reactions, but my readers clearly have the same excellent taste I do 😉
I WANT that Boston terrier!!! I LOVE them and collect them! Whats your price??? I would have screamed if I had seen this in a thrift store!!! SCORE Dee
Are you anywhere near Dallas, TX? I think the shipping would be quite cost-prohibitive otherwise, since it’s quite heavy! But feel free to send me an email at thegatheredhomeATgmailDOTcom if you’d like to chat about it more.
Do you still have the Boston terrier for sale? If so I’m interested.