Welcome to this month’s round-up of the series “Thrifting with the Gals.” If you are coming over from Rachel at The Pond’s Farmhouse, welcome! Rachel and I have such similar tastes and styles that we often laugh at how much we have in common. This month, I’m sharing inspiring second-hand shop home decor ideas.

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Sometimes, the best second-hand shop is right in your own home.

Starting this month off with “Thrifting with the Gals,” I shopped our attic to create The Cutest Little Outdoor Beverage Table.

The attic here in Maine is filled with my parent’s antiques, flea market finds, old clothes, lamps, furniture, holiday decorations, books, and so much more.

Here is where I found this charming table and chairs for two that I had forgotten all about.

And with the fall temperatures upon us, I was looking forward to spending a little more time outdoors with friends and family.

The Cutest Little Outdoor Beverage Table from second hand shops

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The amethyst glasses I found at a second-hand shop out of Ogunquit, Maine, are also available on Amazon here too.

I love decorating with second hand shop’s colored glassware, especially in the fall. They have such beautiful, rich colors matching all the colors of Autumn.


Have you seen this second hand shop table that I also found for Vermont? I think it’s an old wallpaper table!

Vintage Table with hydrangea and colored glassware from second hand shops

Antique Etcetera Second Hand Shop | Rockland, Maine

This week, we headed north to Rockland, Maine, to celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary at the Samoset Resort. There, we weathered out Hurricane Henri, ate at the best Italian restaurant, and discovered this wonderful antique shop.

Samoset Resort
Schooner Sailboat

There I found these 4 doll chairs. I believe 3 of them are reproductions, and one is antique. All different colors and shapes, but each one stands 15″ tall.

Fall Windowsill displayed with second hand shops finds.


On a trip to the local farmstand, I was able to get the last 4 small white pumpkins and fresh-cut flowers. This was such an easy display to pull together. And the first attempt at this year’s fall decor.

You may see more of this fall windowsill and doll chairs here.

Doll Chair and Flowers from second hand shops


How to Fold and Display Heirloom Quilts

The one week I skipped the second-hand shops and went thrifting in our attic, I found this trunk full of heirloom quilts and blankets, which inspired me to display these quilts in our guest bedroom here in Maine.

Trunk Full of Quilts

Do you know how to fold a quilt properly? Do you fold them like you would a blanket? I know I was…

Drop by the blog post How to Fold and Display Heirloom Quilts to see and read more.

Folded Quilts on Wooden Dresser

Kennebunk, Maine

Just after Labor Day, I took a drive up to Kennebunk, Maine, to usher in the Fall season with a visit to my favorite Snug Harbor Farms. There, I picked up some fresh-cut flowers, took lots of amazing photos, and crushed over the cutest little white chickens.

All while listening to Van Morrison. It was a perfect day!

Americana Workshop

Americana Workshop Second Hand Shops

Then I was off to a few other favorite second-hand shops like the Americana Workshop, where I came home with a beautiful large blue birdhouse and a dozen small brown mittens.

See the blue birdhouse at our home in Vermont here on the Vermont Foliage Home Tour.

I think the mittens will be so cute and displayed as a garland over the holidays. And I have plans for the birdhouse on our front porch in Vermont.

We’ll be heading back to Vermont next week, and I can’t wait to get our porch all decorated for fall with all my second-hand shop finds!

The Americana Workshop was in full display for fall and it was so inspiring to see.

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed visiting our Home in Coastal Maine with us today.

Be sure also to check out our Home in Vermont, where we spend winters enjoying the coziness of home in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

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Inspiring Second Hand Shops Home Decor Ideas

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Each Wednesday over on Instagram my friends Rachel, Kristin, a guest host, and myself share our weekly thrifting adventures along with tips and tricks. We live in different states across the country and have so much fun sharing our local shops and finds with our followers. Be sure to check out their monthly round-ups too. Along with Lora and Michelle, this month’s guest hosts also joining us.

Next up on the tour is my friend Kristin over at White Arrows Home. Kristin lives in a log cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, a home that dreams are made of!

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  1. What a nice blog. It reminds me of the magazine “Colonial Homes” that I used to collect. It’s no longer in publication but your home and decorating style are like pages taken from that magazine! I too love anything New England or Williamsburg.

    1. What a beautiful thing to say Emma. Thank you kindly💙💙💙

  2. Those brown, hand-knit mittens are adorable! Can’t wait to see what creative styling you do with them! And that birdhouse is awesome! Perfect porch decor. Thanks for including me in your fun bunch of vintage-loving ladies!

    1. Thank you so much Lora. They’d go great with your sleds! So glad you joined us ❤️

  3. Donna Woodruff says:

    I love visiting your blog and following you on Instagram. I have only been to the beautiful NE once, but feel like I’m there again thru you.😊❤

    1. What a sweet thing to say! Thank you so much, Donna!

  4. Ann,
    I love that we have such similar taste. I guess it’s good that we don’t live close because we might be fighting over that blue bird house. LOL