1 Feb

Have you heard the new song Thrift Shop?  Better yet, have you watched the video?  Hilarious.

Well, Sherry and John at Young House Love were so inspired by this ridiculous song, that they issued another challenge.  Yay challenge! (I have a weakness)


Since I’ve been trying lately to stop by the thrift shop semi-regularly, the only additional thing I had to do for this challenge was get silly and snap a few cell phone pics.  So, let’s go thrifting together!

#1. Go to a thrift shop with – just as the chorus of the song says – “$20 in your pocket” and take a picture.

20 dollahs in my pocket

#2. Spend that $20 any way you’d like and photograph your spoils.

I was VERY tempted by this chair for $19.99, but I fought my inner chair hoarder and told her we had no place to put it.  It’s probably better that way, but how awesome would this chair be reupholstered??


I can assure you, I did NOT buy this guy.  Seriously, not sure if he’s worth $2, let alone the $7.99 asking price.  At least he lives in his own happy, delusional land where someone might actually want a lamp that will give them the heebie jeebies……

creepy boy lamp

I ended up spending only $5.30 (including tax) on this Indian engraved bronze bowl.  (At $4.99, I’m not sure who decided that this was worth less than the creepy lamp….)

thrift bowl

How pretty is that detail?

bronze bowl detail

#3. Find one item (or more) referenced in the song and snap a pic.

I’m shooting for a two-fer here.  This severely ugly leather and fur jacket can be described by 2 song references.  “Dookie brown leather jacket that I found diggin” AND “What you knowin’ about wearin’ a fur fox skin?”  That’s my sexy-face, can’t you tell?  Actually, it’s more like my “I’m trying to rock this jacket and take a pic before anyone notices face”

thrift shop ugly jacket

Over all, not my most fruitful trip to the thrift shop, but definitely not a bust.  Even Hubby likes the new bowl!

Have you gotten any awesome thrifted treasures lately?


8 Responses to “Thrift Shop CHALLENGE”

  1. ourlifeinaction 02.01.2013 at 11:14 am #

    Came over from YHL – LOVE That new bowl.

  2. Caitlin @ Desert Domicile 02.01.2013 at 11:50 am #

    Visiting from YHL! I love the bowl you found! I wouldn’t have been able to pass up that chair so props to you for doing so 🙂

  3. Chitra 02.01.2013 at 2:37 pm #

    I hail from India and i can tell you that brass bowl would have costed a fortune. With a little polish it will look stunning…Great find.:)

  4. Letitia 02.02.2013 at 7:42 pm #

    Just clicked your link from YHL and thought, “Is that the Savers in The ‘ham?” Then clicked on your about link and see that you’re from the Boston area! I live in The ‘ham in a 130+ year old home. No blog though.

    • vintageviolet 02.03.2013 at 11:17 pm #

      I live in Natick! LOVE the history of the homes around here (and the shopping ain’t too bad either)

  5. michelle@decorandthedog 02.03.2013 at 11:03 am #

    That chair is awesome! (From a fellow furniture hoarder.)

    Love your find.

    I’m impressed with everyone trying on coats. Freaks me out. And I have low standards. 😛

    • vintageviolet 02.03.2013 at 11:19 pm #

      LOL! The state of some of the other clothes freaked me out, but aside from being fugly, this coat looked rather clean. Rest assured, though, I kept it on only as long as it took for the pic and no longer.

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