6 #thriftscorethursday Christmas Village

Welcome back to our thrifted party: Christmas Edition. I'm learning the closer we get to Christmas, the harder it is to contain my excitement. So please join us over on Instagram and spread some Christmas Cheer, thrifted style.

Upload your thrifted Christmas goodies (with the #thriftscorethursday hashtag) and our host's next week will choose our favorites during our Holiday Extravaganza post. It's turning out to be a tough decision from the submissions already!! Oh and you're going to want to explore that hashtag to see what our fellow thrifter's have found!!

#thriftscorethursday Week 44 | Trisha from Black and White Obsession, Brynne's from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, Corinna from For My Love Of, and Guest Poster: Amber from Restless Arrow

If you're new 'round here, Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of,  along with our surprise guest poster this week, Amber from Restless Arrow, invite you to hang out with us on Instagram every week! Currently we're hoping that you'll submit your Christmas treasures but thrifted goodies are always accepted!!
We shall begin with the features:

Tell me not one of the coolest vintage rulers you've ever seen?! Anna from The How To Gal found this killer engineering rod that's far bigger than you can see in this photo. I think Anna scores some bonus points for finding a vintage piece where the "white" stayed white instead of yellowing!

MMMhmm, this is one mighty fine basket I tell ya! Some how whenever I'm at the thrift store, I tend to skim over the massive basket section. I'm sure Holly would shame me, as it seems to be her latest obsession (check out these beauts)!

Anna from Lecrafteur (also a two time guest host here and here) shows off this vintage beauty. Oh the colors and the stripes, how I love thee!! I think we're going to have to go thrifting together if I'm ever in her neck of the woods!

And now, for my Christmassy #thriftscorethursday, a panorama view of this week's find, the glorious Christmas Village:

#thriftscorethursday Week 44 Christmas Village, Panorama | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
Ppst, click here to view larger.

I cannot take any credit for this glorious setup, AT ALL. It's actually the MIL's thrifting haul. If you've been following along for a while now, she's my thrifting partner in crime. I'm lucky, I know.

#thriftscorethursday Week 44 Christmas Village | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
Heart the photo.

She began her scouring a couple weeks before Thanksgiving and managed to score each piece for well under $1 each. The whole setup rang in under $21. Yes $21. I have oogled over some pieces in retail stores that reached well over that for ONE tiny house.

#thriftscorethursday Week 44 Christmas Village | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com
This year I'm living vicariously through her, I've always dreamed of a Christmas Village and I'm happy to admire every time I visit. Next year we're planning on building a set of risers to get not only maximize the space but to give her room for expansion, err to let the homes breath?! Whatever the reason, we're excited she's taken on this new Christmas Tradition.

Oh and fun little fact. She creatively used pieces from an old green Christmas tree along with just a few strands of garland to create the pine effect. Genius way to use whacha got, no?!

Well that’s all for week 44, my dearies! We thoroughly enjoy scrolling through your entries every week and hope to see your thrifted treasures. It’s pretty easy to play along:
  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! 
*You could be featured next Thursday as your hosts Brynne, Cassie, Corinna, and I (+a surprise guest host) dish out our favorite scores every week.

I CANNOT wait to see YOUR thrifted Christmas treasures, so get on it already!

>>>Looking for even more amazing thrift scores? Pop by Brynne, Cassie, Corinna & this week’s guest host: Amber to see what they found this week (by clicking the images below).

#thriftscorethursday Brynne's treasures from The Gathered Home
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

#thriftscorethursday Cassie's treasures from Primitive and Proper Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

#thriftscorethursday Corinna's treasures from For My Love Of
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Twitter and Instagram.

#thriftscorethursday Amber's treasures from Restless Arrow
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Instagram.

So you want to join us beyond the hashtag party on Instagram? Send us a quick email expressing your interest (or love for thrifted goodies) by clicking the image below. Leave us a link to your blog & Instagram so we can stalk you enjoy your pretty pictures!

#thriftscorethursday Call for Guest Hosts

Still not satisfied?! Check out our past thrift score’s here.

*By submitting to #thriftscorethursday, you're granting us permission to share your treasures via our blogs or social media. No worries though, we'll link back to you!



  1. SO awesome that you and your mil thrift together! and love the village!

  2. Anna's find made me drool! I love it. Your MIL is too cool! I love the vintage village!

  3. I love the features you picked! That ruler is so amazing!

  4. Oh my word! The setup is stunning! I just love the idea of setting it all up on top of the kitchen cabinets with garland like that! I am super jealous of your MIL's thrifting luck!

  5. Thank you for featuring my knitting basket, Trisha! The Christmas village is great, and I love where it's being displayed.

  6. What a great find on the Christmas village! They're so expensive....we have our christmas zoo, and I just spent $40 on a light up penguin house (because the zoo is discontinued). I couldn't help myself, because light up penguin house, but, yeah....so expensive!


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