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.

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.

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 and always find something cool to bring home.

The town where our cabin is even has a weekly outdoor antique market from spring through fall.

The thrifty finds at this market are endless.

I can’t wait to bring you along when that opens again this year.

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

If you are visiting from Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest, welcome! She has a beautiful home and I love her thrifty style.

(Posts on may contain affiliate links. Click HERE for full disclosure.)

Bricks 'n Blooms Weekly

What I Found Thrifting Near Me 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.

I found some gorgeous old chippy shutters at my favorite local vintage store.

Aren’t these green shutters totally amazing???

Thrifting Near Me With the Gals

I also bought a few of these old chippy white shutters.

They are perfect to add texture and dimension.

And they make a great backdrop for greens and flowers.

For now, I hung the green shutters above my painted piano.

Thrifting Near Me With the Gals

I love how they look!

Don’t you?

From the moment I saw them in the shop, I knew I had to have them! I’m so glad I bought them.

Thrifting Near Me

In addition to all my other on-going DIY projects, I want to renovate my bedroom on a budget.

Given what I already have, I would love to find some end tables that I could refinish and a pretty vintage chandelier.

Thrifting Near Me With The Gals
Isn’t this chair awesome?

I stopped in the Habitat for Humanity Restore and found THE COOLEST things!

Of course I didn’t find what I was looking for, but check out these super amazing finds.

Thrifting Near Me With the Gals
I thought this set would be SO COOL in our basement but it’s a little big for the space.

I found some other cool items at Chester Country Furnishings.

Check out this cool chandelier.

It’s a little too big for my house but I LOVE IT!

Thrifting Near Me With the Gals

But then, look at these gorgeous lamps! I LOVE them too.

Depending on the end table I find for my bedroom, I would love to incorporate these too!

Thrifting Near Me With The Gals

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.

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

thrifting with the gals wording with teacup, flower in circle graphic design

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.

lady in front of vintage white storage drawer cabinet at a thrift store

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!

thrifting with the gals

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!

lady in a blooming cottage flower garden overlooking lake

Let’s see what my friend Kristin from White Arrows Home found this month while thrifting!

thrifting graphic with photos of thrift finds

Want to See What the Gals Found? Click on the Name Below!

Pin and Save It for Later

If you like this post, please share and pin it on Pinterest. (If you hover over the image, the Pinterest button will be in the upper left corner.)

I’ve created the below-custom pin for this post.

thrifting finds
thrifting near me with the gals in spring wording over pic of thrifting finds
thrifting finds

Subscribe to the Blog. Gain access to information not available to the general public.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

Enjoy your day! xoxo

Stacy Ling bricksnblooms logo

If you like this post, please follow me @bricksnblooms on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and TIk Tok. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Or join my Facebook Group.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Those chippy shutters are gorgeous and I love how you styled them. I often find salvaged pieces and don’t know what to do with them so I leave them behind. I may give them another look now!

    1. Thank you so much Emily! I love how they make a great backdrop for my plants! I’m so glad I met you – we had a great week thrifting and I can’t wait to see more of your finds! xo

  2. Pingback: Thrifting With the Gals ~ White Arrows Home
  3. Hi Stacy,
    I was wondering the name of the vintage shop that you got your green shutters from. I love the pictures of the shop and I live in your area. Can you share the name?
    I follow you on Instagram and love your style.
    Thank you,

    1. Yes I bought the shutters from my favorite local shop The Dainty Dandelion in Chester. She has a great shop!

  4. Pingback: How to Shop for Vintage Home Décor - Robyn's French Nest
  5. Great find and purchase on the shutters! They look magnificent there with all of your spring decor and plants. I’m looking forward to more thrift shopping next week. I’m headed to the Round Top Antique Fair. Woo hoo!

  6. I’m so glad you got the shutters, Stacy! I want them so bad, but I wouldn’t know where to put them. I love that you are into all the garden-inspired vintage too. Great post!

    1. Thank you so much Kim! I love the garden-inspired vintage decor and can’t wait to find more this spring with you! xoxo

  7. I adore those chippy shutters! I love that the colors!! I love how you styled them! They are so perfect in your home! I’m still drooling over the blue sofas!!!