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.
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.
And if you want to see more, we are sharing more of our trips on Instagram stories every Wednesday.
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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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shop The Look
And that’s all for this week!
Let’s stop by and see what my friends found today!
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