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Thrifting for the Garden at the Vintage Market

Do you love shopping at the thrift store for vintage finds? Wait until you see what I found thrifting at the vintage market for the garden.

Since we’ve been up in Vermont a lot this summer, I’ve spent a lot of time at the vintage flea market and local antique stores.

And I found some pretty cool things that I can’t wait to show you!

Some things I bought and others I wish I bought home with me.

There’s something that I want to buy but held off that’s still in the antique store.

My husband wasn’t a total fan, but I can’t get it out of my head!

I’ll tell you all about it later in this post.

And if you love it as much I do for the garden, I will go back and get it!!!

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Have you been following along with the monthly thrift hauls?

Every month my friends from around the country and I get together to go thrifting.

It’s so cool to see how different the thrifting is in different parts of the country.

If you are coming from Kristin’s at White Arrow Home, Kristin has such a beautiful log cabin home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

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What I Found Thrifting at the Vintage Market

I’ve told you about this cool outdoor antique and flea market near our cabin in Vermont.

The vendors sell pretty neat things.

And you can pretty much find anything that you’re into.

Last month, I found a few great items here that I brought home for my garden.

I love those vintage egg crates, don’t you?

I still haven’t figured out what to do with them yet, but I love them just the same.

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Anyway, we shopped the antique flea market a few times in the last month.

Some trips were fruitful and others a bust.

Here’s what I found!

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How cool is that go cart?

I considered taking it home to pot it up and leave it outside in the garden.

That rusty red really caught my eye but I don’t really have the room for it in the beds.

But then I found these cool jugs and crocks.

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I’m a huge fan of jugs, crocks and bottles.

They are perfect for holding fresh cut and faux flowers.

So I grabbed a few of these.

This thrifting trip, I was especially drawn to the crocks.

thrifting for the garden at the vintage market
Here is one of the crocks I bought for cut flower arrangements.

They are perfect for holding fresh cut flower arrangements in water.

There’s no chance of anything leaking and the shape compliments floral arrangements.

I bought them in two different sizes so I can style them together or move them around.

Once home, they were immediately put to good use.

The neutral color of the crocks looks so pretty with these bright and beautiful zinnias.

Thrifting for the Garden at the Vintage Market

This jug and vintage fan caught my eye as well.

I love the fan but wasn’t sure where I would display it.

So I didn’t get it.

The jug I almost brought home but held off because I bought those crocks instead.

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I also found these beautiful dishes and amber glassware.

The glassware would be perfect for fall decorating wouldn’t it?

I’m leaning towards this light amber color palette in my decor this autumn.

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I wound up not purchasing the amber glassware.

But it did inspire how I want to decorate this fall.

And I can’t wait to show you all that soon!

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What I Found Thrifting at the Local Antique Store

In addition to thrifting at the outdoor vintage market, we also stopped by Chapman’s Antique Store in Wilmington, Vermont this month.

It was my first time ever visiting this small antique store and let me tell you, they did not disappoint!

They had some super cool things!

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I mean, how cool is the armor??? We considered bringing this home but where would it go???

It was a rainy day when we stopped in to check out the store.

We were thrifting with my inlaws who were visiting from Hawaii.

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I found a pair of these yellow chairs and REALLY love them.

That pop of yellow would be so pretty in my gardens.

I don’t think my husband was too into them though.

So I held off getting them.

But they’ve been haunting me ever since!

I know they are still there…should I go back???

thrifting at the vintage market

These crates were super cool and there’s so much you can do with them.

I love decorating with crates.

From using them for storage to making them containers for flower arrangements, they are beautiful additions to any decorating style.

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While we were shopping, I saw this vintage stroller.

I really wanted to buy it and pot it up.

Wouldn’t it look so cute with plants or flowers inside of it?

My husband didn’t agree with me though and talked me out of it.

If my kids were still small, I would do it and not think twice about it potted up with some pretty flowers in the garden.

I know it’s not a great way to maintain the history of the piece, but it would make a fun statement in the garden.

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I hope you enjoyed thrifting with me today in Vermont.

Next up on the thrifting tour, is Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse.

Let’s see what she found thrifting this month!

Now Let’s See What the Gals Found This Month

If you’ve been following along our thrifting adventure, my friends and I from all over the country shop for thrift store vintage finds.

Some of us live in areas that have a lot more thrifting opportunities than others, so it’s pretty cool to see what the options are and how different it is across the nation.

Be sure to stop by and see what they found!

Click on the blog name below to see their cool finds and how they style them in their homes.

Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse

Rachel thrifts in North Carolina and has the most beautiful farmhouse with lots of cool vintage finds.

Thrifting for the Garden at the Vintage Market

Kristin from White Arrows Home

Kristin lives in a gorgeous cabin on the lake in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.

I love her rustic cabin decorating style and can’t wait to see what she found this month thrifting.

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Ann from Dabbling and Decorating

Ann has two vintage style homes in both Vermont and Maine.

She is always out thrifting and finds the most fun stuff!

I can’t wait to see what she found this month.

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20 Comments

  1. Stacy, I just love that blue crock you got. I need to get down your way to thrift. Love those shops in Vermont. Have a great day!

  2. I was shopping a monthly vintage market when I saw the cutest child’s wicker baby buggy filled with dried lavender. I asked if the buggy was also for sale….and when she said yes ( it was $8) I scooped it up!!!!

    It sits in my garden. It had some damage, but a lovely ivy plant has filled the buggy and hidden the damaged area. I have a picture of Shirley Temple with a similar buggy. I love my treasure ❤️

  3. New around here, looking forward to reading more of your blog. I love the style of the chairs and would buy them, but for me would have to change the color…yellow looks nice in a garden. Ha, that old fan caught my eye. Love the little amber bowls. I have amber glassware that is always on the fall tables…glasses, plates, silverware etc. I am not personally a huge thrifter, a little goes a long way, but love what others do with their finds. It’s always fun to look though, and also fun to see your trips.

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