Do you like engaging and learning a little “this and that” about vintage and thrifty home decorating ideas? Join in on this week’s conversation!

Do you guys like hearing about “this and that”, a weekly wrap-up of all things thrifty and vintage in home decorating?

I shared a Let’s Talk About This and That… post a couple of weeks ago and it looks like it really resonated with many of you.

I’m going to try and post a “this and that” twice a month or so. I’m not sure I will get to write one every week, though they are fun to recap and write when I have a little downtime.

So let’s talk about dabbling in “this and that” again this week…

A Barn Sale Visit

I hit up this barn sale on Saturday in Rupert, Vermont.

I saw it advertised on Facebook Marketplace, showcasing some snowshoes, boat oars, and wooden maple syrup paddles that I thought I might be interested in.

Barn Sale

Well, those items were a bit overpriced, in my opinion, selling for around $179 each. Yikes!

But I did find these two yellow $15 McCoy vases, just perfect for spring.

McCoy Pots

Along with these adorable vintage Sherbert bowls and plates for $24.

Vintage Sherbert Bowls

A New Sign

Then a quick stop off at my new vintage booth to hang this new Dabbling & Decorating sign I had made for me over on Etsy.

How to Start a Vintage Booth Business

Snow in the Spring

It rained so hard on Monday and Tuesday that Vermont lost all its beautiful snow this week.

It’s not over just yet, but it is definitely a sign that spring is on its way.

You may also enjoy Thrifting with the Gal’s monthly round-up, Spring Thrifty and Things.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Oops, I spoke too soon. We got about 4″ of unexpected snow overnight, and this morning was absolutely spectacular.

So, of course, I grabbed a bunch of my many spring tulips and took about 1000 photos…

Sterling Silver Wipes

My sweet friend from Maine, Marianna from Apple Tree Lane Studio, over on Instagram shared these Carbona Silver Cleaning Wipes that she absolutely raved about when cleaning her vintage silver pieces!

I can’t wait to try them out on my mother’s sterling silver flatware set.

And they work on brass, copper, and gold, too!

Carbona Silver Wipes

How to Create an Inviting Guest Bedroom

This week I partnered up with Schweitzer Linen again to share their beautiful gifted bedding with you for spring.

The blues and taupes are just extraordinary for the upcoming season.

You can save 20% OFF all their products with the coupon code DYGEN20 too!

How to Create an Inviting Guest Bedroom

A Few Ideas I Collected From Around the Web…

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at

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  1. What a fun week you had Ann. I would have loved to visit a barn sale like that. You have the best vintage shopping in your area. Thank you for sharing my laundry room blog post.

  2. Thank you for sharing my spring dough bowl!! Love your beautiful finds this week!

    1. Love all your beautiful ideas Stephanie🙌🏻

  3. I just had some of my grandmothers silverware out the other day and those wipes are just what I needed. I love your lovely photos you take and hearing about your adventures, good luck with your booth.

    1. Thank you so much Marlene. And I’m dying to try them too🙌🏻

  4. Rebecca Payne says:

    I’m loving those sherbet bowls and plates. Great find.

    1. Thanks Rebecca. Aren’t they so cute😂 I’m going to decorate them for a ladies luncheon. Stay tuned 😉💙💙

  5. Marianna Stewart says:

    Hi Ann,
    So glad to share the tip about the Silver wipes!
    Thank you so much for including me in your blog post today.
    I was so pleased with the results they provided when cleaning my small silver spreaders.
    It’s definitely a good product to keep in your cleaning caddy 🙌

    1. You are so welcome. I can’t wait to try them out. They looks so clean and simple to use too🙏🏻

  6. I have to look for this silver wipes today!! I have a collection of little spoons that are such a pain to clean.
    Thank you for sharing my lemon bread!!
    It’s pouring here and no snow left…but we are getting snow later on..and then 50s next week…welcome to New England!!!

    1. Me too Jennifer. I can’t wait to try them. We’re here in Maine😃