Thrift Score Thursday #83 A Basket & Teacup

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Hey There!

So today is Thursday, which means there's a whole lot of thriftiness going on on a couple of fabulous blogs and Instagram. You know the drill, it's #ThriftScoreThursday. Did you tag your finds this past week? I hope you did! Let's jump into what I've scored and then let's check out a few awesome thrift scores from the #ThriftScoreThursday Instagram feed.

I've got 2 small scores to share with you this week. An adorable bright and floral tea cup and the basket it's resting in.

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I love baskets, who doesn't?! I was really drawn to the interesting weave this one had and the oval shape. Right now I'm using it as a catch all atop my elephant plant stand. I never use the plant stand for plants because the platform is so tiny. It's hard to find a planter the right size that doesn't look dinky.

And the teacup I found to be charming so it had to come home with me. I see other bloggers collect coffee mugs and teacups and I always asked myself what the point was. And then I started to find mugs and teacups that were totally my style and I realized this could be a new thing for me. *Fellow mug/teacup hoarders- If you like graphic patterned mugs, the dollar store near my house has really cool ones so make sure you're checking yours, too.

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The features:

Features were especially hard to sift through again this week. I tried to pare it down to a few eccentric pieces. Like a glass rooster. I have a friend who works with glass in downtown Norfolk at D'Art center (tell her I sent you if you go visit her! Her name is Cathey :)) and seeing her work gives me such a fascinated appreciation for the art form. You must see a demonstration if you've never seen one.

[caption id="attachment_1237" align="aligncenter" width="700"]@miriams_memoriesGorgeous vintage hand-blown glass rooster that I found at Goodwill...in perfect condition! Similar online listings have it as Murano from the 50s? #thriftscorethursday #thrifting #goodwill #muranoglass #blownglass #vintageroosters #vintagedecor @miriams_memories Gorgeous vintage hand-blown glass rooster that I found at Goodwill...in perfect condition! Similar online listings have it as Murano from the 50s? #thriftscorethursday #thrifting #goodwill #muranoglass #blownglass #vintageroosters #vintagedecor[/caption]

Corinna chose a rattan chair to feature? #whatsnew. I found this piece to be really cool and unique though with the rounded arms. You simply cannot lose when you score a rattan chair. #ipromise.

[caption id="attachment_1238" align="aligncenter" width="700"]@maggieoverbystudios Ahhh this #chair. Had it been a bigger bargain it would have gone home with me because I am a total #moschairjunkie. Of course my husband would have asked "have you seen our garage lately?" And I would have looked at him completely innocent and said " I have no idea how all those chairs got in there!" #chairhoardersanonymous #rattan #vintage #thriftscorethursday @maggieoverbystudios Ahhh this #chair. Had it been a bigger bargain it would have gone home with me because I am a total #moschairjunkie. Of course my husband would have asked "have you seen our garage lately?" And I would have looked at him completely innocent and said " I have no idea how all those chairs got in there!" #chairhoardersanonymous #rattan #vintage #thriftscorethursday[/caption]

And finally this incredible placemat. Erica is hilarious, so definitely click over and just read some of her captions. Can you beleive this is 6 times the size of her head? Hello massive wall art (because they wouldn't last a day as a placemat in my house).

[caption id="attachment_1239" align="aligncenter" width="700"]@ericareitmanThis kinda looks like a rug, but no siree Justin Bobby. It's a placemat! True this placemat is 6x the size of my head, but that's how we like things around here...large-n-in-charge. I have 3 of these bbs, and I got them at the #rosebowlfleamarket with @mericherryla Actually, they were a gift from Meri cause she never let me pay her back for them. I know what you're thinking: "Hey, Erica. It's SOOOOO weird that you bought some vintage crap at the flea made out of [wicker/straw/rattan]!!! That's so unlike you!" And to that I say: whatevs, folks. I am clearly a woman of great mystery ??(for anyone who gets the Spencer Pratt crystal reference here too, let me know immeds so we can be BFF's). @ericareitman This kinda looks like a rug, but no siree Justin Bobby. It's a placemat! True this placemat is 6x the size of my head, but that's how we like things around here...large-n-in-charge. I have 3 of these bbs, and I got them at the #rosebowlfleamarket with @mericherryla Actually, they were a gift from Meri cause she never let me pay her back for them. I know what you're thinking: "Hey, Erica. It's SOOOOO weird that you bought some vintage crap at the flea made out of [wicker/straw/rattan]!!! That's so unlike you!" And to that I say: whatevs, folks. I am clearly a woman of great mystery ??(for anyone who gets the Spencer Pratt crystal reference here too, let me know immeds so we can be BFF's).[/caption]And that's it for me today! I hope you've enjoyed these finds and features. Do you collect basksts and mugs? Deinitely leave me a comment letting me know so I can stalk you. just kidding! Before you go, be sure to stop by and visit my fabulous co-hosts, and special guest co host!

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  • We want you to participate! Hit up your local thrift stores, craigslist, yard sales, estate sales, side of the road, anything! Thrifty doesn’t necessarily mean from a thrift store. We want to see your good deals, wacky finds and treasures.

  • Don’t feel like you need to save those finds for Thursdays! Yes, features are shared on our blogs and Instagram on Thursdays, but we’re all checking in on (and using!) the hashtag all week long. So, when you see/find it, feel free to share it!

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14 comments

  1. Great finds! The tea cup looks really good in the basket! Great photo!

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  2. i love your basket! it's so pretty! lately i have been craving some sweet baskets.... must be the fall weather!

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  3. Such a sweet basket. How fun is it that the elephant with books + basket sort of ends up being a side table?! Love the styling.

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  4. I don't collect baskets or mugs but I do hoard, oops I mean collect, vintage coloured glass and pottery. Amongst many more collections. But they are all thrifted so I can sort of justify it!

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  5. Lately, I've fallen in love with the idea of stocking an Etsy shop with only adorable mug and tea cup finds - I have such an affinity for them when I find them, but I don't allow myself to bring them home since my mug shelf is already full! Maybe one day when I have as much time as ideas, haha! Love your mug - it's so sweet!

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  6. You can never have too many baskets! And I love the colors on that mug!

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  7. corinna.ah@gmail.comOctober 1, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Yes! I'm glad you agree ;)

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  8. corinna.ah@gmail.comOctober 1, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Me, too! If only I had found them. Maybe next time.

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  9. corinna.ah@gmail.comOctober 1, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    That would be such a cool idea! Just do it! I imagine it wouldn't be a whole lot of extra work (unless there turns out the be a huge market for that... then....)

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  10. corinna.ah@gmail.comOctober 1, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    I've always wanted to get into collecting those! I think fear of having a 3 year old breK it all holds me back. I think it being thrifted is all the justification you need!

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  11. corinna.ah@gmail.comOctober 1, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Ha! Thanks Trisha! Making so with what I have while trying to make it as pretty as possible #goals

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  12. corinna.ah@gmail.comOctober 1, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Baskets and fall are perfect mates! Go thrift yourself some girl :)

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  13. corinna.ah@gmail.comOctober 1, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Thank you Kristen! Great photos are a dime a dozen here. Haha. But I'm working on it!

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