Join me and the gals
this week for some antiquing,
and the best lobster buttermilk biscuits
Along with 6 darling thrifty finds!
There’s nothing like joining a gal pal and heading out for a little antiquing and thrifting!
So good for the soul, am I right?
I have been fortunate in my life to have several very close girlfriends that have been with me for more years than I can remember. Like my friend Lisa, pictured above. We met when she moved to Maine back in high school and we have been besties ever since.
Do I dare tell you that Lisa doesn’t even like antiques or thrifting?
She’d much prefer a day of clothes shopping, haha. But she joins me on many of my antiquing and thrifting adventures when I’m in Maine. Even showing me new shops and towns that I’m not yet familiar with.
Like our visit on this day to “Just the Thing” vintage shop in Dover, New Hampshire. What a little gem this shop was! If you find yourself antiquing and thrifting in New England, you may want to check out and save this post, My Favorite Second-Hand Shops from Vermont to Maine.
Thrifting with the Gals
And I chose to share our day together antiquing and thrifting for this month’s “Thrifting with the Gals” blog series. If you are joining me here today from Lora over at Create and Ponder, our guest host this month, welcome! Don’t you just adore all of Lora’s vintage stoneware?
Ok, back to antiquing…
Two floors filled with reasonably priced antiques, vintage, and thrifty treasures.
and we even questioned what a few things were.
But antiquing and thrifting with the gals is, well, just plain fun!
There were piles and piles of Country Living, FleaMarket Style, and Early American Home magazines. Great for collections, coffee table styling, bookshelf styling, bedside tables, and so much more.
And this gorgeous scale was a steal selling for just $32.
Oh, and it was on sale too!
My first of 6 thrifty finds!
And if you’ve been following me for any amount of time, you know that I adore this Nordic blue and white dishware pattern. You may also enjoy these Dishy Kitchen Hooks You Can DIY in Minutes that I made out of the smaller version of dishes in this same pattern.
I don’t find the large dinner dishes that often so I snagged 6 at just $8.00 a piece.
Second Thrifty Find of the Day
These cute blue and white Chinoiserie balls were just $4 each.
How could I resist these? They’ll be so cute in a bowl in the kitchen, on a coffee table, in the sunroom, etc…
Have you seen these Blue and White Chinoiserie Pots with Evergreens that I decorated for winter this time last year?
Third Thrifty Find
I can’t resist affordable dishware like these 4 Johnson Brothers antique blue and white bowls selling for just $5 each.
In case you missed it, you may see why I collect dishware like this in the post, Blue and White Asymmetrical Vintage Platter Wall | Design Yours Today.
Fourth Thrifty Find of the Day
You may also enjoy the post, 17 Best Summer Home Decor Accessories to Thrift.
And how adorable are these miniature salt and pepper shakers?
I think I may keep a couple for myself and resell the others in my vintage window booth, which you may see more of in the post, Vintage Booth Winter Window Display and How to Start a Vintage Booth Business.
Fifth Thrifty Find
You may also enjoy Memorial Day weekend finds in the post, Baby Adidas, Petite Cobbler Rack, & Watercolor Ski Drawings.
One can never have enough candlesticks!
White farmhouse candlesticks like these are in high demand and I’ll display these beauties in my window booth too.
You may also enjoy the post, You may also enjoy the post, Thrift and Antique With Me Right into Mud Season.
Sixth Thrifty Find
You may also enjoy Irresistible New England Antique Barn Sale | Budget Friendly.
Take a walk around the shop with us in this video:
It was now time to head back to Maine. About a 10-minute drive from Dover, NH.
We both had lobster buttermilk biscuits on our minds and we knew just the place to get them.
Robert’s Maine Grill in Kittery, Maine serves up $9 buttermilk biscuits loaded with lobster. I don’t even like buttermilk biscuits, but these are out of this world!
A perfect way to end a day of antiquing and “Thrifting with the Gals“.
Seinfeld Fans Anyone?
And now I will join my friend, Lisa for a night of Seinfeld trivia. Are you a fan? I’m going to really stink at this, but fairs fair:) Our team’s name was “Susan’s Envelopes”. Do you know what that is in reference to?
You may also enjoy the Vintage Shopping, A Church Collection Basket, and Wild Oats post.
Such a fun day antiquing with 6 thrifty finds and a lobster biscuit!
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You may also enjoy the post, Summer-Ready in Coastal Maine.
The next day I popped into the FairTide thrift shop in Kittery Maine along with my favorite, The Fabulous Find where I also found this $8 Amelia Earhart suitcase and set of blue mugs. The Seacoast really does have the best thrifting!
I loved the texture of the small suitcase for our guest bedroom in Vermont, which will get a wallpaper makeover starting next week!
You may also enjoy the post, The Best Vintage Garden Variety Market.
I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Coastal Maine.
Be sure also to check out our Home in Vermont too, where we spend winters enjoying the coziness of home in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
Be Sure To Check out the Other “Thrifting with Gals” Joining me Today!
Next up on today’s tour is Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest. Robyn is sharing 10 Common Thrift Store Finds for Spring Home Decor. You won’t want to miss Robyn’s beautiful styling!
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