Hi, I’m Ann, a home decor blogger here at Dabbling and Decorating, a thrifty and vintage home decorating blog from our collected homes in Vermont and Coastal Maine. Dabbling and Decorating launched in 2017 after I retired from a 26-year career in education sales in Connecticut and retired to our dream spot in the mountains of Vermont. I enjoy thrifting and collecting vintage finds to decorate our Vermont Home and sharing it all with you here.
Passionate about decorating my home since I was a little girl growing up on the coast of Maine, I constantly changed around my parent’s Coastal Maine Home every time they left the house! I share all about our family’s Coastal Maine Heritage and Embracing my Roots here. I learned everything from my mother, who was an avid antiquer, thrifter, decorator, and crafter. My father enjoyed making his own furniture, antiquing, and playing tennis until he was 86 years old! There’s not a thrift shop or a flea market that I can pass by! You may join me thrifting for our homes every week in the series Thrifting with the Gals Wednesday too.
After the recent passing of my parents, we are now renovating and redecorating the home they passed down to us. It is very dear to our family and I would love for you to follow along in the featured blog series In My Mother’s Home, and check out all the recent renovations on our Coastal Maine Home Tour.
My husband of 23 years and I enjoy skiing, hiking, kayaking, golfing, and traveling together. Along with our sidekick, Ella our Bernese Mountain Dog who pops in from time to time.
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