Thrift Score Thursday No. 118

Hello my #ThriftScoreThursday friends! Yes it’s that time again, time to share my favorite second-hand goodies of the week. You know I’m sucker for anything with an Asian flare so I’m sure you not surprised that I grabbed all these goodies. I’m in love with my bamboo handled ice bucket and my daughter has her Ramen all ready for her new bowls but what I really wanted to share with you today are these two pieces of Japanese art I found.

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When I spied them at the Goodwill they were framed in a pair of pretty nondescript frames but the pagodas always draw me in.

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Up close I could tell they were hand painted even if they looked pretty rippled. I figured for $3 each I would give them a chance.

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When I got them home took them out of the frames for a closer look. Now I could see they were not painted on paper but on silk which meant I could get them to flatten out with no problem. I took a warm iron to the backside and ironed them flat. Although the silk is very delicate they ironed out nicely and will look much nicer framed with a nice wide matte.

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I know they are not major masterpieces but I’m thinking they were a pretty good find for $6 and that blue pagoda is kind of my dream home!

I think now I’m on the hunt for some bamboo picture frames…

Now let’s have a closer look at what you found…

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But first for the new comers let me explain just what #ThriftScoreThursday is. 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 true treasures.

You can share your finds any day of the week but 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! And we love it when you tag your friends to play along, too!

Each week Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from A Designer At Home, Brynne from The Gathered Home, myself and today our guest-host Karen of Copper Dot Interiors will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature on our blogs! Please note that by linking up with #ThriftScoreThursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.

My Favorites:

Years of searching estate sales, flea markets and thrift stores was well worth the effort for mila_jestcafe,  check out some pieces from of her art collection that I am drooling over.

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And how about this table thejonesfix got at a thrift store for just $20. I like a table with some curves!

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I feel special pride in melissabrandman‘s embroidery find, after discussing cleaning techniques with her she was able to get this cutie looking good as new. Maybe we could share custody?

I said I love a curvy table but I think I want to marry this curvy lamp jmwearing found. She’s crazy in love with it but I love it too,the good new is she scored a pair of them…One for each of us!

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Now don’t forget to stop by and check out all my co-hosts to see what they’ve been up and their favorite #ThriftScoreThursday finds.

Thrift-Score-Thursday-Brynne-colorBlog // Instagram

Thrift-Score-Thursday-CassieBlog // Instagram

Thrift-Score-Thursday-Corinna-ADAHBlog // Instagram

TST Guest Host KarenBlog // Instagram

New Orleans Backyard Oasis

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Today I wanted to share one more post on our trip to New Orleans, this time on a project I’ve done a lot of work on over the years. Today we are visiting my mom and dad’s house, well actually their back yard. You may remember I shared some work we were doing in her living room a few months back. If you do these outdoor photos may shock you a bit since the interior of the house is almost all white.  On outside however its full color and lots of fun as are most things in New Orleans.

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Years ago the back yard oasis began with the addition of a “She Shed” and the checkered pavers. These additions also served to camouflage some of the less desirable features of the yard with requiring demolition. You see the house was actually once two houses that were later joined together by a center room. There was originally a driveway that ran between the houses to the back yard and a garage sat where the shed now sits. The concrete was old and damaged and not very attractive so rather than remove all this concrete we decided to go right over it with a checkerboard of pavers.

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The most recent addition has been the expansion of the back deck which used to be much smaller and had only an arbor above.  The deck has now doubled in size and has a solid roof which makes for great space to sit and enjoy the evening, or the day like Scarlet here does.

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This trip I helped Mom add a little color to the porch area with new cushions from Kirkland’s and throw pillows from World Market and Walmart.

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and a fresh coat of Krylon Mambo Pink on the storage cabinet

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we are ready for a party on the porch.

and for seating you can choose the porch swing…

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or comfy seating…

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where you can sit and enjoy all the yard’s quirky fun.

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and for when the party goes late into the night my dad stung this outdoor lighting across the yard.

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The thing I love most about a New Orleans yards is the lush vegetation, living in temperatures and humidity that are like an everyday greenhouse means happy plants.

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and when there is vegetation pouring out of everything you can get pretty creative.

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We found this guy for $1 at an estate sale just before I left but we knew this cool cat would be the perrrfect addition to an already happening party.

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It’s Friday, High Five!

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Hello Guys, How has your week been? Mine has been busy but not terribly taxing which has been nice. Today is my son’s 11th birthday (Happy Birthday Will,) he is my youngest so I am reminded how fast they grow. Another bitter-sweet reminder, Wednesday my daughter Katie go her driver’s license. This seems like a “Yah” moment but yesterday when I let her drive off by herself for the very first time and I admit I got a little teary. It was like sending her off to kindergarten only a whole lot scarier. I’m excited for them both as they get older and for all the new horizon’s that it opens but I’m kind of glad I get to keep them close just a few more years (but not too many.) High-five to that!

Here are a few more high-fives for the week…

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1.I ran across the most beautiful San Clemente home tour by Black Band Design and honestly, I keep coming back to this chair. I’m always a sucker for texture and I’ve never seen on like this before so I can’t help bu want one of these in my life!

2. Check out all this hand cranked automation by Happiness Is Horizontal, these kinds of things just make me smile!

3. I met Charley Simpson years ago when she was working in her mom’s quilt shop, now she has a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design in fiber arts and the most amazing portfolio.  I am in love with her Harmony quilt with it’s earthy hues of natural dyes and textures of twills, chiffons, sateens, crepes and organzas. I can’t wait to see where life takes this talented lady.

4. I loved this tutorial by Ella Claire on how to watercolor pillows, the results are so light and beautiful.

5. As long as we are talking textiles, I am crushing on the Sonora Shag Wool Kilim Rug from West Elm. The combination of shag and flat weave is great and I think i would go very nicely with my dream chair above.

Have a great weekend,

Maggie

Thrift Score Thursday No. 117

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Happy #ThriftScoreThursday everyone! Today is a very happy #ThriftScoreThursday because I am sharing a score I have been hunting for a very long time. Years ago I was on a home tour when I saw a vintage Tonka Winnebago Indian on the book shelf, I fell in love. Although I wasn’t actively pursuing my own little Winnebago I always had my eye out… until recently. What really got me on a mission to find my own was following along with Cassie (my #thriftscorethursday co-host) of Primitive and Proper’s Doll House Therapy.  Her mini makeovers had me itching to join in the fun and since I didn’t have room for a doll house I thought a mini Winnebago would be the perfect compromise.

The Mighty Winnebago in this color scheme was only produced from 1973-76 and can come at a pretty high premium in good condition, some running as high as $350 with the box but more often around $50-100, so you can see why I haven’t bought one before. Now, watching and waiting, I spotted this one on Ebay with a make offer option. I jumped at the chance and offered the seller $25. The offer was excepted and now this little cutie is mine!

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If you are not familiar with these Tonka Winnebagos, they are like a little rolling doll house.

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The top opens up and there is a full interior inside just screaming for a makeover.

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With all these cute vintage details I’m thinking this guys is going to get a full on glam-ping redo.

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I’m feeling pretty inspired by Enjoy Cupcakes’ vintage cupcake trailer. Hmmm maybe my Winnebago would be pretty in pink?

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I might not get to it right away but when I do I’ll be sure to share it with you guys.

Now let’s have a closer look at what you found…

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But first for the new comers let me explain just what #ThriftScoreThursday is. 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 true treasures.

You can share your finds any day of the week but 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! And we love it when you tag your friends to play along, too!

Each week Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from A Designer At Home, Brynne from The Gathered Home, myself and occasionally a co-host will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature on our blogs! Please note that by linking up with #ThriftScoreThursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.

That little travel trailer has me thinking pink

My Favorites:

dianerath found these beautifully upholstered stools in the NYC trash. I have got to get better neighbors guys because they never throw away goodies like these.

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 How perfect is this mid-century chair thriftedriches found? Such a cutie!

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doug_fritock snatch up a set of six of these chairs right as they hit the thrift store floor, awesome timing!

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I loved it when teranj26  shared one of these last week in green but her fiancé didn’t dig it. This week she found one in pink and I might love it even more. She said “I’m not even going ask my fiancé about this one,” I really hope that means she bought it.

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Thanks so much for sharing your great finds, all this pretty in pink seating makes this #MOSChairJunkie so happy!

Now don’t forget to stop by and check out all my co-hosts to see what they’ve been up and their favorite #ThriftScoreThursday finds.

Thrift-Score-Thursday-Brynne-colorBlog // Instagram

Thrift-Score-Thursday-CassieBlog // Instagram

Thrift-Score-Thursday-Corinna-ADAHBlog // Instagram

Inprired By DIY: Urban Outfitters

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It’s time again for the monthly Inspired by DIY Challenge organized by my good friend Jess of Domicile 37. Each month, we find a piece from a store or designer that we find inspiring and create our own version, DIY style. This month’s inspiration is the always hip Urban Outfitters. I chose to DIY the Geo Diamond Pendant which retails for $69 only my version will come in at a fraction of the cost.

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 Materials needed:

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My project began with a gold metal geometric diamond I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby for just $4 but really any geometric shape would work as long as it s open enough in the middle to house a light bulb. I knew it would be easy to just knot a cord to the frame but I really wanted the light to look finished so when I found this allen + roth White Hanging Light Swag Kit at Lowes I knew it was the perfect solution. The kit actually works like a clamp with a tightening screw that allows it to attach to any object that will fit within the clamp.

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The first step to making my diamond fit was to file off the point.DSC01340

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Have a look at how it works. After filing the top of the diamond flat I gave it a test fit. Perfect!

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But before attaching it permanently I removed all the stickers and gave the light kit a coat of gold spray paint so it would match the diamond (remember to mask off the cord.)

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Then I reattached it to the diamond. You’ll notice in the photo below the light clamp is a little off-center but adjustment is easy by loosening the clamp.

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Another plus of this kit is that it came with all the necessary hardware for installation as well as a switch already installed on the cord.

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So once you decide on the location of your hooks and add your vintage bulb your light is complete.

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and for right around $20 a budget friendly alternative to the Urban Outfitter Diamond Pendant.

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If you like this be sure to stop by and see what the other bloggers have been up to as they were inspired by Urban Outfitters.

 
A Designer at Home // Maggie Overby Studios // Pretty Practical Home // Domicile 37 

 

It’s Friday, High Five!

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I’ve been on the road for over two weeks now and while I’ve have had a great time visiting my home town of New Orleans and a few other stops along the way, tomorrow I am headed home. I love seeing family and doing all the things I’ve missed while I was away but it is always nice to get back home to my own bed and my own space. God knows I also need to get back to my regular routine because all this good food has my pants fitting a little snug. So tomorrow after 10 plus hour driving and weeks away I can snuggle in to my own bed and take a day to sleep in. High-five to that!

Here are a few more high-fives for the week…

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1.I ran across TheJonesFix on Instagram and fell in love with this room, well her entire feed actually. Her style is full of vintage and color…right up my alley.

2. Did you know Shutterfly is the new place to go for home decor ideas? With the addition of their new line of personalized home decor items they have also added a huge gallery of home decor ideas… 600 to be exact. I scrolled through and spied a lot of my favorite bloggers featured so next time I hunting ideas I’ll have to remember to stop by.

3. HOT SPOT vases are coming soon from German porcelain giant Rosenthal, with 400 pieces of West German Pottery I’m hoping I can find room for just one more…

4. Everyone needs a little fun in their life so why not a GILTIG teacup and saucer available at Ikea, kitty cats and coffee. What’s to hate about that?

5.  Bi-fold door are not always the prettiest especially when you have the simple inexpensive ones that’s why I loved this Bi-fold Door DIY  from Monica Wants It that made these once plain doors look expensive.

 

 

Have a great weekend,

Maggie

 

Thrift Score Thursday No. 116

I know all my thrifters out there know what it’s like to see that find that takes your breath away. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad and sometimes it just plain ugly. When I run across these items I just can’t help but take a photo so I can remember the things I didn’t buy. These photos are of things that baffle my mind that they were ever purchased in the first place. The things that you just don’t know what to say about. The things that are just so out there you kind of love them anyway but can’t for the life of you decide where they could live peacefully. Things I didn’t buy, This #TriftScoreThursday is dedicated to you!

This living room set is so over the top I kind of love it. Finds like these make me wish I was a set designer and had just the right genre I needed to fit so I could snap this up. I’m thinking Boogie Nights 2 might be the perfect set.

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I love vintage needlework but this craft project is not exactly what I’m usually looking for.

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They always refer to Jesus as the light but I think this chandelier may have taken that a bit too literally.

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I’m not one of those people who is scared of clowns but these clowns pretty much clarify why people find them creepy. Whether it’s Ronald Mcdonald’s secret love child, a 3D poltergeist clown coming to tell you the time, or the “Sexy Clown” who you DO NOT want at you kid’s birthday party, none of these will ever be making it to my house from the thrift store.

And that’s just a few tings I didn’t buy.

Now let’s have look at few finds you DO want to take home …

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But first for the new comers let me explain just what #ThriftScoreThursday is. 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 true treasures.

You can share your finds any day of the week but 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! And we love it when you tag your friends to play along, too!

Each week Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from A Designer At Home, Brynne from The Gathered Home, myself and occasionally a co-host will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature on our blogs! Please note that by linking up with #ThriftScoreThursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.

My Favorites:

I am a huge fan of flea market art so when I saw ericareitman had scored  an entire portfolios of work from one artist I was so jealous.  Check out these two beauties…

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o0mckenzie0o found this 1950’s Crosley Dashboard Backlite Radio which is a retro cutie with the bonus of an amazing color I have never seen before.

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yomiland found this great rug with even more amazing color.

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and thriftcandy must have known my weakness is chairs because she totally stole my heart with this yellow desk chair. (#moschairjunkie)

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Once again a gorgeous haul from you guys…

Now don’t forget to stop by and check out all my co-hosts to see what they’ve been up to and their favorite #ThriftScoreThursday finds.

Thrift-Score-Thursday-CassieBlog // Instagram

Thrift-Score-Thursday-Corinna-ADAHBlog // Instagram

 

2016 Traditional Home New Orleans Showhouse – Part Two

Who is ready for day two of the 2016 Traditional Home New Orleans Showhouse. Today I’m taking you upstairs and out to the guest cottage for the rest of the tour. Let’s head up the stairs first…

Gallery Hall by Southern Style Now My favorite thing about this house is the amazing art in every single room.

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Including the Laundry Room by Margaux Interiors Limited

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Den (Bedroom) by FlynnSide Out

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Master Bath & Closet by Graci Interiors, LLC

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Bathroom by Olasky & Sinsteden

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Bedroom by Paloma Contreras Design This was one of my favorite rooms, the wallpaper is hand painted and so delicate.

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Sitting Room by CBG Interiors LTD I want those chairs! #moschairjunkie

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Bathroom by Laura Burleson Interiors Even the bathroom has a gallery wall, my kind of house.

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Now lets head outside for my favorite part of the tour, the guest cottage. I would move into this space in a heartbeat.

Terrace by Jade Interiors Plants by The Plant Gallery

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Guest House Living Room & Kitchenette by Lisa Mende Design The colors in this space make me so happy.

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and this tiny kitchen just enough, and way nicer than mine at home.

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Bedroom by Savage Interior Design

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There are one or two spaces that I was unable to get great photos of but otherwise that’s the tour. What did you think? There were some rooms I loved and some that were just nice but either way I loved taking the tour. I never pass up a house tour even if the house is empty. Even better if the house is as beautiful this one and full of inspiring design ideas. Hope you enjoyed it too.

 

 

 

 

2016 Traditional Home New Orleans Showhouse – Part One

IMG_7820Today I have a big treat for you guys. Last Thursday had the opportunity to visit the 2016 Traditional Home New Orleans Showhouse. This year’s tour house was a million dollar Queen Ann Victorian built in 1895 on St.Charles Avenue one of the most prominent streets in New Orleans. Tours to the 4,000 square foot home closed yesterday but lucky for you I took lots of pictures to share. The house itself was gorgeous even before the designers got to work but now it pretty fabulous.

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Actually I took so many pictures I think I’ll break the tour up into two posts…  So today we’ll start downstairs.

Foyer & Stairwell by MMR Interiors This Foyer is breathtaking and I have to say one of my favorite spaces in the house.

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Study by Michel Smith Boyd Interiors

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Living Room by Shaun Smith Home I wish I could have captured this better in a photo. This room had high gloss lacquer walls and ceilings that were so amazing. Shaun Smith was at the house and explained the process, seven coats and extensive prep work were required to achieve the look.

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Parlor by Reagan Hayes, Inc.

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In the parlor there was more drama on the ceiling mimicking the lines of the light fixture.

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and the entire house was full of the most amazing art.

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Dining Room By William Rankin McClure IV

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Family Room by Parker Kennedy Living

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You know I love this wall, does it look familiar?

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Kitchen by James Farmer Design

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Butler’s Pantry by LCH Interiors The butler’s pantry was another favorite of mine, but who doesn’t want a pantry full of champagne and caviar?

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And that’s just the downstairs! and I haven’t even got to the guest cottage yet…Stop by tomorrow for more of the 2016 Traditional Home New Orleans Showhouse

Thrift Score Thursday No. 115

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This week my thrift scores were blessed! Finding a “Last Supper” paint by number is a blessing, especially at $11, but this is actually the second one I’ve scored this year. I guess that means I am a doubly blessed and this week the blessing kept coming with lots of cute coordinating finds.

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I love paint by numbers especially the early ones that are full of these retro 1950’s colors, lucky for me my other finds all seemed to fall into the same color range.

A pair of  needlepoint butterflies I found for just $3 pretty in pink and aqua make a good match with the same gold frames.

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and a pair of party plates with matching tea cups covered in pink and aqua retro daisies make me want to serve a little supper.

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Hope the blessings keep coming…

Now let’s have a closer look at what you guys found …

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But first for the new comers let me explain just what #ThriftScoreThursday is. 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 true treasures.

You can share your finds any day of the week but 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! And we love it when you tag your friends to play along, too!

Each week Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from A Designer At Home, Brynne from The Gathered Home, myself and occasionally a co-host will pick a few favorite thrift scores to feature on our blogs! Please note that by linking up with #ThriftScoreThursday, you are giving us permission to share your finds via social media or on our blogs.

My Favorites:

househomemade found this dresser at a thrift store and the addition of legs and paint made it amazing. Now it’s found a home in her best friend’s nursery. The yellow is so sweet for any baby’s room.

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teranj26  wanted this tufted beauty so badly but her man said it was gross! Surely something must wrong with him! I say get rid of the man keep the sofa or at least give it to me.

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maras_market found this fun phone at a local church sale for just $1. It’s pink need I say more…

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This week reneephill shared her first #thriftscorethursday find this $11 bamboo wine rack. I love anything bamboo and if it holds wine, even better. Glad you decided to share!

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Great scores everyone and I think they all fit nicely into my paint by number blessed color scheme…

Now don’t forget to stop by and check out all my co-hosts to see what they’ve been up and their favorite #ThriftScoreThursday finds.

Thrift-Score-Thursday-Brynne-colorBlog // Instagram

Thrift-Score-Thursday-CassieBlog // Instagram

Thrift-Score-Thursday-Corinna-ADAHBlog // Instagram