Do you love all things thrifty, chippy, and vintage? Join in on today’s “This and That chat” a weekly wrap-up with Dabbling & Decorating.

I started this week off right with a date with my new vintage booth/window. I’m finding this to be a very happy place for me, as I come upon my first full month. Check out How to Start a Vintage Booth Business to learn more.

Rearranging, styling, and thrifting for treasures, it’s all been so much fun at The Vintage Soul!

I was up early on Saturday morning so excited for a full day of Dabbling & Decorating at the shop.

Do you remember this Vintage Toboggan Sled | Ski Lodge Decor? Well, it made its way to the shop’s booth and I love it even more now!

This would be so cute hanging over a mantel at a ski chalet.

Vintage Toboggan Sled | Ski Lodge Decor

And later in the week, I added a basket of terracotta pots with vintage garden tools along with a gorgeous blue antique ice cream maker!

Vintage Finds

The Orginal Pink Box

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This bag of pink Lady’s Tools is my new best friend!

My girlfriend first introduced me to what she coined “Her Lady’s Tools”, a pink bag full of pink tools when I was visiting her house this past summer in Maine!

What? How did I not know about these?

The Original Pink Box

I was so impressed, as my husband is forever using our tools around the house.

And never ever putting them back where I can find them!

Do you have this problem too?

So now I carry my Lady’s Tools with me to the booth, in the car, and at home. It’s been, priceless friends!!

The Original Pink Box
Photo Credit: Lowe’s

How to Paint Wicker Furniture Shabby Chic Style

Ella and I had fun refinishing and painting these wicker furniture chairs that I found on Facebook Marketplace a few years back.

Check out the Before and After HERE.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Spring Skiing

And with the warmer temperatures, we enjoyed a bit of spring skiing this week too. So good for the soul!

Oh, and my neighbor told me I need to swap out my antiquated ski helmet for a new one, haha.

Meanwhile, Ella, our Bernese Mountain Dog isn’t quite ready to see winter go just yet…

Truthfully, we will probably be seeing more snow before spring officially arrives here in Vermont. I just heard snow on Sunday…

Bernese Mountain Dog

A Spring Hyacinth Bouquet

A bouquet of Hyacinth from the supermarket brightened up our sunroom in this vintage pitcher and bowl I found out “Thrifting with the Gals“.

They smell absolutely amazing!

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And have you tried Forcing Forsythia Branches into Beautiful Spring Flowers?

Sunroom hyacinths

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We Got New Outdoor Furniture!

On Thursday our long-awaited porch and fire pit furniture that we ordered back in September finally arrived! Check out How to Design a Backyard Fire Pit Conversation Set when we first started it all, this time last year…

I’m going to be setting it all up this weekend, weather permitting, and sharing it with you here on the blog this Tuesday.

Needless to say, the day it all arrived it was snowing, sleeting, and raining. Never a dull moment! Here’s a teaser…

And when I shared this with many of you over on Instagram a number of you said you too were mopping your decks in all the rain, anxious to clean up and get your furniture out for spring as well. #springinnewengland

What’s Coming Up?

  • I’ll be joining my Instagram besties on Thursday sharing our Spring and Easter Table Settings.
  • How to Create an Inviting Front Porch with Wicker Furniture on the blog Tuesday.
  • How to Quickly Restore and Refinish an Old Wooden Table. Remember My Favorite Second Hand Table I thrifted last year? It’s time for a facelift…
Vintage Sherbert Bowls

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 Vermont.

Be sure to also check out our Home in Coastal Maine, where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.

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  1. I can’t believe I missed this post, Ann. I absolutely love your blue wicker. That color is amazing! and of course, Ella is too. I just love that you have a vendor booth and have so many fun things to offer. Thank you so much for sharing my vintage garden decor post.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing my napkin rings.

    I hope your booth iss doing great!

    Have a great day!

    1. You are so welcome Cindy. Happy Sunday🌷❄️

  3. All so pretty…anytime the the sweet dog is in the photo it is my favorite! Ha, love him sitting on the ice. Our Huskies used to do that too. Those blue/clear glass dishes/ plates! Do they have a name? I would certainly look for some on EBay.

    1. Ella is such a character. I think you are referring to the Sherbet bowls? I don’t know who made them unfortunately, they’re not stamped anywhere. But they are sherbet bowls💙

    1. You are so welcome Kristin👏🏻👏🏻

  4. Your blue wicker chair looks amazing Ann! I hope things are going well with your vendor booth. Headed over to your post on starting a booth business. We have a vendor spot locally – it’s always fun to hear about other bloggers that also have a vendor booth 😊 Happy weekend!