10 #thriftscorethursday Spode Blue Collection Creamer + #dearTST

Hey guys! Hope you’ve had a marvelous week so far! I’m always excited for #thriftscorethursday but today I’m even more excited as we’re dishing out our suggestions for our new #dearTST hashtag over on Instagram. Basically, thrifting lovers submit a photo and ask us to help with their dilemma. I hope you’re ready for this jelly.

Of course there were TONS of spectacular thirfted finds last week, but to save the post from getting too wordy, I’ve dropped off the features for this week. I hope you’ll bear with us as we figure out what format works best with our new #dearTST feature.

#thriftscorethursday Week 67 | 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: Coco from The Crowned Goat

If you're new 'round here (welcome!), my co-hosts Brynne from The Gathered Home, Cassie from Primitive and Proper, and Corinna from For My Love Of and I, invite you to play along with our fun hashtag party on Instagram. The rules are simple: snap a pic of your thrifted treasure and throw the #thriftscorethursday hashtag so our hosts, followers, and amazing TST community can marvel at your goodies.

Occasionally, we're blessed to have a few of our favorite hashtag blogger friends guest hosting alongside us. This week, please give a warm welcome back to Coco from The Crowned Goat! Coco has been BUSY since the last time she popped in so be sure to stop by and check out her summer related goodies (like this sweet tablescape).

Let’s kick this party off with my find:

The MIL was sweet enough to gift me this gorgeous Spode Blue Collection Creamer dish. You see she’s well aware of my glass obsession, and obvs my b&w obsession. However, she was a little leery of adding blue into the mix. Little does she know I have a blue and white plate set tucked away (I have yet to show you guys) that would play well with this little creamer. They’re not too matchy-matchy but I totally dig it.

#thriftscorethursday Week 67 Spode Blue Collection Creamer (details) | www.blackandwhiteobsession.com

I did some googling and was unable to find the same pattern or even shape. So besides the markings on the bottom I’m at a loss as to what ‘set’ or ‘era’ this came from, if you have any ideas, leave ‘em in the comments below.

And now for our new #dearTST dilemmas from our #thriftscorethursday Instagram crowd:

#thriftscorethursday feature, #dearTST Advice for Thrift Scores

First up is an email submission from Dena at Hearts and Sharts. She attached the below photo of her hutch and wrote us with the following dilemma: “I would love advice on this.... the top is missing glass and I plan on selling it so nothing too crazy. I considered replacing the glass with chicken wire and doing a shabby chic thing- I was also thinking about selling the top piece and just painting the bottom.”

#thriftscorethursday Week 67 | Instagram user: heartsandsharts’s thrift score dilemma with this hutch
This gem could go in so many directions, don’t you think?

Now I know she said her goal is to sell the piece, but she does have a shop where she sells her make overs and other handmade goods. So when I saw the piece, it immediately screamed display… a perfect place to showcase vintage pyrex (like those babies in the middle) and other gathered pieces. 

Now y’all know me too well, so it obviously had to be the classic black and white. I really think it suits this particular application as it sets the stage for any type of vignette you could possibly dream of.

#thriftscorethursday Week 67 | Instagram user: heartsandsharts’s thrift score dilemma with this hutch
Please forgive that botched up Photoshop job!

Moving in that direction, I would remove the doors, paint the exterior and trim with a fresh coat of black semi-gloss (or even some high gloss) paint, paint the shelves and backing white, add some interesting hardware (I’ve been dying over these guys), add some white rubber shelf liners (to protect breakables and that nice paint job) and style it with all the fun knick-knacks, vintage pyrex, and toss in some hand made pieces. Lastly, I'd add some rope lighting to illuminate and showcase all those goodies.

If she was really feeling ambitious, she could cut cardboard to the size of the backing and cover them with fabric/hand draw/slap some scrapbook paper to change the look on a whim. Bonus: the bottom section could be used to conceal some of those hide-away shop things like a duster, the tide to-go pens, tape, and even extra price tags.

And next I chose these pineapple bowls from the thrifting goddess, Sandra. Mostly because I’ve kicked myself for leaving a pair of them behind.

Besides seriously regretting that decision, I have another mini-confession. I have a ‘secret’ pinterest board FULL pineapple dish make overs. Some of Sandra's makeovers have even made it (check out her instagram seriously!). I’ve managed to pin this black and white cross beauty used as a ring dish, this bright and colorful one on etsy, and one of my favorites, this white and gold leaf pineapple among many others. 

Sandra already beat us to the punch and made these guys over, but if this group were mine, I’d probably follow suit and go with a black and white one (perhaps more of an abstract look like this painting), then one painted as a geometric interpretation similar to this, and the final one- letting some of that natural wood through with either a dipped look or a Herringbone look.

Well that’s all for week 67, my dearies! I seriously cannot get enough of your entries every week (especially when I can’t always make a run to the store) 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, Garage Sales, 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.

Do you have any ideas for our #dearTST gals? Drop those suggestions below, on any of the hosts blogs, or over on those Instagram photos!

>>>Looking for even more amazing thrift scores? Pop by Brynne, Cassie, Corinna & this week’s guest host: Coco 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 CoCo's treasures from The Crowned Goat
Or click here. You can also find her hash-tagging on Instagram.

Are you a blogger interested in joining 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. love your idea for the hutch and your mad photoshop skills!

    1. Aw thanks Cassie! That photoshop rendering could have been better but that's what happens when you wait until the last minute ha! Thanks for the props though!

  2. I never imagined that cabinet in black but now that I've seen your vision I love it! My dining room hutch is painted in a similar way and I've never regretted painting it. I'm swooning over those pineapple bowls, wow, they're so awesome. Thanks so much for letting me host with you guys again this week. I look forward to Thursdays because of you. PS: I'm pretty sure your blue and white creamer is saying "ship me to florida" ha ha in love! Hugs, coco

    1. Coco, you are just the sweetest!! I'm going to have to go digging on your site to spot a photo of your hutch (maybe that's where I saw one like it ha!).

      I heard those whispers finishing that sentence with "Trisha you can come with."

  3. That creamer dish is what dish collector dreams are made of!

  4. Love your idea for Dena's hutch and your photoshop rendering! Way to go above and beyond! And that little creamer is so cute!!!

  5. LOVE your ideas for both the pineapple bowls and the hutch! I've been considering the cardboard cutout thing for my china cabinet and bar for a while now, because I want to use my furniture to stage photographs of items for sale in my upcoming (yes, STILL upcoming and not yet open) Etsy Shoppe. But it's a great (and probably cheap) way to inexpensively update the look of your furniture for specific themes, seasons, and for when you want a fun look but maybe don't want it permanently.

    Your creamer dish is gorgeous!

    1. Oh I hope you do try that technique! Seems like such a painless way to get a different look. Eeep, opening an Etsy shop is so exciting!!


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