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.


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


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.


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.


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


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!


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.

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  1. That pagoda art is incredible, Maggie! I’ve had pagodas on the brain lately and those are just too perfect! I love those bowls too!

  2. I love the Asian silk art you scored! Do you happen to have a Chinatown or any Asian markets in your area? You’ll have a field day finding some pretty inexpensive Asian home goods there. 🙂 The art collection and the table from your features are awesome!

    • We don’t have any great Asian markets near my house but funny you should mention it because I did a post a few weeks back about one we visited in New Orleans. It is in an old Walmart so it is huge and carries all kinds of goodies. Of course my son couldn’t stop talking about the Samurai swords. Not exactly what I was looking for but at least it was a fun outing for everyone.

  3. Oh yes! Those paintings are stunning! On silk? I’m sure they’re worth a lot more than you paid. And that rattan ice bucket is so cool.

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