I can’t believe “Thrifting with the Gals” has been in full swing now for almost a year. We’ve had so much fun and I’ve really enjoyed sharing it all with you here and over on Instagram. As we finish out this year, I’m excited to be joining the gals today in sharing our last “Thrifting with the Gals” round-up of 2021, a “12 Best Vintage Finds of the Year Countdown”.
If you are joining me from Rachel at The Pond’s Farmhouse and her Top 10 Thrift Store Shopping Deals for 2021, welcome! I love every one of Rachel’s 2021 deals, especially that green chippy cabinet!
What were some of your best vintage finds this year?
Let me know in the comments section below.
Countdown of this Year’s Best Vintage Finds
12. Bistro Style Chalkboard
This bistro-style chalkboard was serving as the open sign at Breakaway Designs in Wells, Maine when I walked in over this past summer.
The owner offered to sell it to me for just $30. How could I resist that?
It is now the perfect “welcome to the porch” kind of sign on our porch here at our home in Vermont.
My husband drew this Christmas tree scene on it for the holidays.
11. Amethyst Goblets | Because It’s All About the Glass
I thrifted 6 amethyst goblets this past summer in Maine for $24 and I still adore them today. The color just gets me and I love them paired with a dark antique table piece.
Are they vintage or are they new though?
Check out more of these best vintage finds here.
10. A Flying Pig | Olivia Dabbles
This flying pig was such a favorite this year displayed over our fireplace at our home in Maine.
I found her at The Americana Workshop in Kennebunk Maine last spring.
After an Instagram poll from all of you, we named her Olivia Dabbles.
9. Large Dough Bowl
These large dough bowls were a steal for $65 at a flea market in Dover, NH. I’ve always admired them, but never wanted to pay the hundreds of dollars for them as they are often priced.
See more of this best vintage find on display in our dining room today in Maine.
8. Vintage Sewing Machine
This Singer sewing machine I found at a local thrift shop in Maine for $35. It now sits beautifully on our white built-ins at our home in Vermont.
Behind our big little poser, Ella…
See it here first at our home in Maine.
7. Johnson and Johnson’s Autumn Delight Dishware Set
This best vintage find table setting for 8 was just $65 and I knew it would work beautifully in the fall at our home in Vermont.
See this Johnson and Johnson table set on our fall porch here.
And learn all about this best vintage find of Autumn’s Delight here.
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6. Best Vintage Finds | Blue and White Dishes
I really scored on some beautiful blue and white dishware this year. I just adore them and use these collections as our everyday dishes now at both of our homes.
You may see these best vintage finds of blue and white dishes in Vermont here.
And this second set of blue and white vintage dishes at our home in Maine here.
5. Apothecary Cabinet
This apothecary cabinet was one of my top best vintage finds this year and was loved by so many of you.
You may see more of this vintage apothecary here and here decorated at our home in Maine.
4. Vintage Pine Hutch
There’s just something about pine furniture I can not resist. Its warming tones, rustic charm, and soft color are just so appealing.
And this hutch works so beautifully in this sitting room I created off of our dining room in Vermont.
And look at all that added storage I now have for dishwares and the like.
3. Vintage Desk
It’s quirky, vintage, pine, and I just adore it!
It resides today in our dining room in Maine, you may read all about this unique best vintage find here.
2. Wallpaper Table
It was a very hard choice between my number 1 and number 2 honestly.
I found and bought this wallpaper table at a second-hand shop, The Cottage by the Brook and it fits so well on our long and narrow farmer’s porch. It’s one of my favorite vintage finds!
I’ve enjoyed many outdoor table settings on this vintage wallpaper table. I just love it!
Here are a few of the outdoor tablescapes here:
- My Favorite Second Hand Table
- Outdoor Table for 2 with Mountain Views
- How to Style a Table in October Blue
- Ski Lodge Inspired Christmas Decor
1. Grandmillennial Coastal Curtains
I realize these curtains are not for everyone, but I simply adore them for our living room in coastal Maine.
And to find 3 matching sets too!
They were custom made for a boat and they have that grandmillennial style with all the charms of a coastal cottage.
Found at one of my favorite antique shops, The York Antiques Gallery.
See more of this best vintage find of 2021 here in the post Leaning into Grandmillennial Style with Fabulous Drapes.
Check out all of my favorite second-hand shops from Vermont to Maine here.
Happy New Year!
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RACHEL HARPER says
You have made some great choices this past year. I love that vintage desk, the wall paper table but the apothecary chest is my favorite. This year has been so fun and I look forward to all our adventures this coming year.
Thank you so much Rachel❤️❤️
Kristin | White Arrows Home says
Your finds this year have been amazing Ann!! I’ve loved each and every one and love how you’ve incorporated them into your homes!! I can’t wait to see what treasures 2022 brings for all of us!
Thanks so much Kristin. Me too. Happy Holidays my friend 😃
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
You have really found some beautiful things, Ann. I really love that apothecary chest. Can’t wait to follow along to see what you find in 2022.
All of these finds are completely amazing!! My favorite has to be the dough bowl…what a steal for how large it is! These are all superb finds..what a good year you had. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much Rachel😘
I love your taste in vintage finds and most of all, I adore your taste in china and glassware. Well, just maybe how you put it all together is my favorite. It has inspired me to subscribe AND to get some of my junk (oops, I mean finds) out of drawers an closets and use them for display and fun. Thanks for the inspiration I needed on this cold, blustery day in Minnesota. Love your vintage choices.
Thank you so much for your fun note. and I’m so glad you are here joining me😄