Do you love to go thrifting or antiquing and find pretty things with the best deals? I love to go finding but there aren’t a lot of options to go thrifting near me that are a close drive. And the options there are, have limited hours of operation so I can’t always get out when they are open.

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 some vintage reproductions.

But when I am in Vermont, there are more thrifting options available that I can get to. I love shopping in all the local thrift and antique stores there and am always find something cool to bring home.

The town where our cabin is even has a weekly outdoor antique market in spring through fall. We found some cool stuff there! I wish we had more of that in NJ but we just don’t. Having a home in both states, I think it’s much easier to find things in VT than here in NJ.

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Thrifting with the Gals

This week, I went thrifting with some friends from all over the country. Well we didn’t actually thrift together, but we shopped at some local thrift and antique stores then joined up on our blogs to show you the things we found where we live.

They found some great stuff…and so did I! So be sure to follow the tour at the end of the post!

Since it was so fun to “thrift together” we decided to get together once a month here on the blog to take you shopping and show you what we are found.

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Photo by the Dainty Dandelion
Thrifting near me with the gals
Photo by The Dainty Dandelion

Thrifting Near Me

I love finding vintage or vintage inspired things that mix with my houseplants and garden decor. Since we don’t have many options available in my area, I like to visit a mix of antique, vintage and thrift stores.

This week, I shopped at one of my FAVORITE local shops right here on Main Street called the Dainty Dandelion. It’s my favorite local shop.

And the best part? My friend Monica owns it and she finds the coolest stuff!

Plus she refinishes some of her finds and sells all American handmade items.

Last year, I was drawn to this cool vintage light. While I was admiring it, Monica came over to tell me it came from the set of the TV show Gotham.

Isn’t that so cool?

Rustic Farmhouse Spring Home Tour

I originally put it in my kitchen over the kitchen sink and love how it looks there. Because there’s no hard wiring for electricity there, I added a puck light so it was usable.

As much as I love it there, we decided we want to use it in the Vermont cabin, so we recently took it down and will install it there.

Let’s Go Thrifting Near Me…

Come visit the Dainty Dandelion shop with me to see some of the cool things I found! Monica finds the coolest vintage pieces and lots of architectural salvage. Oftentimes, I drive by just to see what she has stocked outside.

She sometimes keeps pieces as they are and sometimes she refinishes them.

I’ve bought a few doors and shutters from her already. They look great in a corner with some plants and other accessories.

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Photo by the Dainty Dandelion
Thrifting near me with the gals
Photo by the Dainty Dandelion

Ok isn’t this plant stand AMAZING? I found it while shopping in the store not too long ago and had to have it. It’s perfect for my plants.

Right now, I have it in my dining room and put all of my baby aloe plants on it. I love that it fits between the two windows in my dining room so they get lots of bright indirect light.

Aren’t the details on it so pretty?

I love that the drip tray shelves are metal so if any water leaks onto them, they won’t get damaged.

aloe pots in metal plant stand
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And how cool is this rustic A-frame birdhouse with the corrugated roof? I love the rustic vintage vibe.

Originally I picked it up to use outside, but I love it more inside. It’s tucked in on top of the cabinet among my vintage crocks, vases, and faux greens. I’ve never seen a birdhouse that is in the shape of an A-frame before.

Have you?

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Plant Styling Tips

But I also enjoy picking through some of the architectural salvage pieces she finds. I recently snagged this chippy black shutter that I absolutely love! It looks great against the shiplap in my laundry room with some pretty spring florals.

Laundry Room Ideas

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Let’s stop by and see what my friends found today!

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Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse

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Kristin from White Arrows Home

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Ann from Dabbling and Decorating

thrifting: distressed pig decor

Kim from Shiplap and Shells

vintage home kitchen with hanging pot rack

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  2. What fun! I definitely have to check out that store. I also love that everything is made in the USA! Stay safe and warm today!

  3. Hi Stacy,
    Thanks for sharing Dainty Dandelion in Chester.

    When the weather gets better Chester here we come.

    Looks like a great shop! If you have any others please email your fellow Jersey girl!


    1. It’s such a great shop! You will love it!!! Plus Sally Lunn’s Tea shop is close by too! Let me know when you come out – would love to connect! xo

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  5. What an awesome shop! I would love to go shop there too! So fun to see the finds you have in your home! This is going to be such a fun series!

    1. Thanks Kristin! I agree – this was a really fun post to do and I’m so happy to be shopping with you guys! xoxo

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