2 #thriftscorethursday Vintage Fainting Couch

Today we’re cruising right through the 200th snapshot of the BEST thrift score party around, #thriftscorethursday!! (the 200th gram being the lovely Ms Turena from TSFinds who has been hanging with us from the start!) Can I just say that the entries this week were out.of.this.world. It totally makes my job harder narrowing down my favorites.

If you’re new here, every Thursday, or should I say late into the evenings on Wednesdays, my cohosts (Brynne from The Gathered Home, Megan from Rental Revival) and I cruise through Twitter’s #thriftscorethursday and Instagram’s #thriftscorethursday virtually taking a peak into the thrifty things y’all come across to find our favorites. Whether they hail from thrift stores, antique stores, or even some roadside treasures we adore seeing those second hand goodies getting their much deserved second chance. Or have a laugh at some good ‘ol 80’s d├ęcor.
#thriftscorethursday Week 11 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, and Megan from Rental Revival

I must say, it was very difficult narrowing down my favorites from this week…
#thriftscorethursday Week 11 Features | Instagram user: Betty8701 shows off this pair of Vintage Drawer Pulls
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I love that Betty (Blog, Instagram) shares a little trick on making tired gold shine like new again… with a salt rub (as opposed to lemon on the right). I could totally see these pulls gracing the doors of an ornate vintage bar. Since there’s only two, they could be the star of the show- paired with smaller less detailed knobs.

#thriftscorethursday Week 11 Features | Instagram user: JJ Fuller shows off this vintage Smith Corona typewriter
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I seriously have a soft spot for vintage typewriters and JJ Fuller stole my heart with this beautiful blue Smith Corona. Oh how I’d scoop that baby up in a heartbeat!!

For this week's #thriftscorethursday find, I found the most dramatic, and most expensive piece I’ve come across:
#thriftscorethursday Week 11 Vintage Fainting Couch | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

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Thankfully I was cruising the thrift scores with my secret thrifty weapon, my MIL (she’s a PRO!), because I may have grazed over this beauty all while failing to address the piece properly. You see my furniture vocabulary is lacking entirely as I probably would have called this piece a “Vintage Chase Lounge.”  Of course that would be incorrect since this pale pink beauty is actually called a fainting chair. She also informed me these things aren’t for the cheapskates. And boy was she right. This gem had a $300 hefty price tag.

I’ve always dreamed of a ‘chase lounge’ but more of the modern variety, since light pink vintage flowers just don’t cut it for me. If we would have ponied up the cash for this baby (which had a matching bench that you may notice to the left) I would have tried to recover with a pearly white leather. And then I’d be broke.

I couldn’t find a replica online but it seemed as though fainting chairs can range from $350 all the way into the thousands, so I could have been a decent investment.

Well that’s all for week 11, my dearies! I really hope you’ll follow along with us?! It’s crazy easy to play along my friends:
  1. Snap a photo of something that catches your eye or you decided to splurge on from anyplace secondhand (Craigslist, Thrift Stores, Auctions etc).
  2. Share your photo with the hashtag #thriftscorethursday on Instagram (if your profile is public) and/or Twitter, any day of the week!
Do you enjoy the education and history you receive when visiting secondhand stores? I know I do. Have you found any interesting pieces lately?!

>>>Looking for even more amazing thrift scores? Pop by Megan and Brynne to see what they found this week (by clicking the images below).
#thriftscorethursday Brynne's treasures from The Gathered Home
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#thriftscorethursday Megan's treasures from Rental Revival

Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

Want even more thrifty finds? Check out our past thrift score’s here.

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  1. Haha, I thought you just might choose to feature the typewriter! Maybe you should be "Black and white AND TYPEWRITER Obsession" ;) I would dearly love to find one at a decent price point one day too - the blue color on that one is just too fun!

  2. A fainting chair? That's awesome (and sounds so ladylike) - I think you did the right thing walking away though, it could have been a money pit to recover!


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