Do you love to go thrifting or antiquing and find pretty things with the best deals? Every trip is an adventure! Wait until you see the cool things I found this month while hunting the local thrift and antique shops.

Since starting this series a few months ago, I knew it was challenging to thrift around here where I live in New Jersey, but I didn’t realize just how much!

Many thrift and consignment stores have very limited hours and if you don’t hit the day right, you miss it.

So when I hunt for cool vintage finds in New Jersey, I visit a variety of shops that sell a range of items from thrift stores, to antique stores and flea markets, as well as shops that sell vintage reproductions.

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The Dainty Dandelion in Chester, NJ

But when I’m in Vermont, there are so many more thrifting options available.

I love shopping at the local thrift and antique stores there.

Finding cool things in Vermont is a breeze.

In fact, the town where our cabin is has a weekly outdoor vintage and antique market from spring through fall.

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The Profound Market in Lancaster, MA

The thrifty finds at this market are endless.

I can’t wait to bring you along when we are up there.

Having a home in both states, I think it’s much easier to find things in New England than here in New Jersey.

Plus, there’s such a difference in what you find!

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The Profound Market in Lancaster, MA

If you are visiting Brooke from the Junk Parlor, welcome!

She has a beautiful home and I love her thrifty style.

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Habitat for Humanity Restore in Randolph, NJ

What I Found Thrifting Near Me With The Gals This Month

This month I visited a few stores searching for some architectural salvage, vintage items I can use in my gardens, and end tables for my bedroom.

With my closet and bedroom renovations, I need to update the lighting.

So that’s the first place I looked at the Habitat for Humanity’s Restore.

Isn’t this chandelier so cool?

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But then I saw these lamps.

They are the perfect candidate for a paint refresh.

Have you ever refinished a lamp before?

I haven’t but am willing to try!

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I wound up not getting them though.

They are a little big for my nightstands.

And this piece gets me every time!

I wish I had room for it because it is beautiful!

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And how pretty is this dresser?

I love all those details!

It would look great refinished in a french country or cottage style.

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The few times I stopped in this month, the Restore had some beautiful dining sets.

I really love this set!

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And while I was out thrifting, this pretty set made me think of Ann from Dabbling and Decorating.

delicate blue and green floral place setting

Every time I stop in, the ReStore has the COOLEST chairs.

Aren’t these so fun?

But my favorite find this months, was this awesome vintage bike from France.

It was $75.

I should’ve bought it when I saw it because when I went back the next day it was GONE!

It would’ve looked so pretty in my cottage garden.

Ah well…next time!

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I’m really looking forward to getting back up to New England in May.

The Profound Market is always fun (if they hold it this year) and the antique flea market will open weekly on Memorial Day weekend.

I was hoping to get up there for Vintage Market Days, but can’t swing it this weekend.

Next year!

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My Thrifting With the Gals Group

My friends and I share our in-store finds in Instagram stories every Wednesday at 1PM EST.

If you can’t make it at 1 to shop with us, the stories stay live for 24 hours.

So if you want to come along in-store, be sure to stop by Instagram and check it out.

And the stories will be saved to my highlight called Thrifting.

The Gals

Let me introduce my friends who I’m thrifting with each week.

First, we have Ann from Dabbling and Decorating. She has two homes that she thrifts for in both VT and Maine.

Next, we have my good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse who lives in NC. Rachel is the queen of repurposing found items and super cool DIYs.

My friend Kristin from White Arrows Home lives in the Northwoods in Wisconsin. Kristin not only goes out thrifting in her cute town, but she even has a shop of her own! You’ve got to check it out!

And finally, my good friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells has a beautiful cottage home and garden in the PNW. She thrifts at lots of flea markets and cool small local shops. I just love her vintage cottage style!

And guest hosting with us this week is Brooke from the Junk Parlor.

lady in a thrift store

Let’s see what my friend Kim from Shiplap and Shells found this month while thrifting!

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  3. This was so fun. Thanks for taking us along. We have some amazing junking and antique places here in Kentucky. So much fun! Happy hauling!

    1. Yes I’ll be up most of the summer for extended weekends after mud season! You guys have to come out on the boat! xo

  4. Thank you Stacy for letting me join you this week! I love the shutters you found and I think you and I both gravitate to big pieces of furniture!!

    1. It is so nice to meet you! And I’m really looking forward to following along with more of your thrifting journeys! You’ll have to join us again sometime! xo

  5. A fun post and you’re right. NJ isn’t the best for thrifting. New England always seems filled with great pieces.

    Some blogs I follow up there come home with great pieces.


    1. Yes! Isn’t that so interesting? I didn’t realize how much of a difference it is until I started looking for more places to thrift!

  6. This post is so fun Stacy! I can’t wait to see what you find at the Summer markets. Those garden tools are so fun! I can see why you wanted that cute green bike too!

  7. I loved your blog post, Stacy! You took some great pictures of all the vintage finds! I want to go shopping with you. I wish you would have gotten that bike! I loved the tea set.