Happy August friends! So this week I was back at our home in Vermont overseeing some home renovation projects we have going on this summer. One of which I can not wait to share with you when it’s all finished this fall, the front porch! And while I was out “Thrifting with the Gals” I had this front porch in mind when I found and thrifted this for free!

Front Porch Renovation

On Tuesday I thrifted my way back to our home in Maine, pulling over at a church bazaar in Londonderry, Vermont with all kinds of furniture outside and with FREE signs everywhere! WHAT?

The church had a bazaar over the weekend and whatever they did not sell, they were giving away today. Have you ever heard of churches doing this before?

I’m definitely going to be watching this trend more closely!

Check Out What I Thrifted for Free

These two little antique cane chairs were sitting right outside on the front lawn of the church.

How I Thrifted This for Free.  Cane Chair.

They had been marked $20 then $10 and today they were free! I can’t even imagine anybody not wanting these adorable vintage cane chairs.

How I Thrifted This for Free. Cane chair.

The caning was in great condition and the chairs themselves were as sturdy as could be.

There were so many other treasures available here at the church bazaar today too. All kinds of dishwares, shutters, furniture, lighting, glassware, etc… So many items that a family could say that they thrifted this for free too!

How I Thrifted This for Free.  Greens shutters and blue and white bottles.

I am so crushing on this color scheme with greens paired with blues and whites for our front porch once it’s completed this fall.

How I Thrifted This for Free.  Two cane chairs.

After reviewing cane chairs over on Etsy, I could see a chair this size and in this condition sells on average for about $200 a chair. And I thrifted this for free today!

How I Thrifted This for Free.  Cane Chair.


The next stop on the way back to Maine was this old stand-by, The Cottage by the Brook, still looking for some porch items that I could thrift.

This place never disappoints me, but I don’t expect that I will find anything I can thrift for free here:) But you never know what you will find…

How I Thrifted This for Free.  Vintage Beer cans.

I am also looking for inspiration here today not necessarily to buy anything. As I think I’m going to wait until the porch is finished.

I do have quite a bit already that I can repurpose. Which is kind of like I thrifted this for free too.

Which will be fun to do too. So stay tuned for some DIYs coming your way.

I did grab this green cutie though. I have visions of this chippy iron urn sitting on a coffee table on the porch in Vermont with little white pumpkins in it for the fall.

How I Thrifted This for Free.  Old Iron green urn.

Thrifting with the Gals Wednesday

Be sure to stop back every third Thursday of the month when “Thrifting with the Gals” and our guest hosts share all our thrifted finds decorated throughout our homes.

You may also enjoy this charming antique table and chairs for two I thrifted last year!

How I Thrifted This for Free.  Cain Chairs.
Vintage Cane Chair
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A wooden table

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  1. I can’t even believe you found those chairs for free! Every time I think you’ve shared the very best thrifted find, you always seem to do better. πŸ˜‚ Thanks for taking us along Ann.

    1. Aww thank you, Kim, I’m enjoying watching your boating trip!

  2. Wow what great finds! I so wish we had adorable flea market shops like you do there. I too can see that sweet basket full of white pumpkins. Fall is arriving quickly. Where did the summer go?

    1. I’m so glad you enjoy them Lori and it’s always so nice hearing from youπŸƒπŸ

  3. Rachel V Smith says:

    What great finds! I love a church bazaar! So many fun finds and it’s always for a good cause.

    1. I agree Rachel! Thank you so much for dropping by today!