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Thrifting with the Gals!

I'm so excited that you are joining me here today for the first blog post of our new series, "Thrifting with the Gals"! A few of my favorite friends from over on Instagram and I have teamed up to share all our thrifting and antiquing adventures with you along with all our tips and tricks! We will be thrifting from Maine to Vermont, New Jersey, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Washington. We will be sharing all the thrifting live in our Instagram stories every Thursday followed up with a blog post showcasing all our thrifted finds in our homes on the third Thursday of every month! We will also be inviting guest hosts to join us weekly too! It's going to be so much fun!


Stacy @ Stacy Ling | Pinterest | Instagram

Kristin @ White Arrows Home | Pinterest | Instagram

Rachel @ The Ponds Farmhouse | Pinterest | Instagram

Kim @ Shiplap and Shells | Pinterest | Instagram

Since this is the first post in the series, I am going to share a few locations that I luv to shop along with some finds and decorating ideas. Then be sure to join us all over on Instagram every Thursday to join in on the live thrifting and antiquing, then back here monthly to see how I decorated with the collected finds!

If you are new here today, welcome! This week I am at our Home in Coastal Maine thrifting and decorating a home we inherited from my parents about a year ago. Other times we reside in Vermont. I'm excited to share all the thrifting from both our homes and while traveling between the two!

One of my favorite stops this week was at the Americana Workshop in Kennebunk, Maine. I am looking for a few special pieces for our home here in Maine and this shop did not disappoint! Two items on my radar currently are; an apothecary piece for our dining room and a natural pine dresser for our sunroom.

Look what I found as I walked in the door!

I can't tell you how much I am in luv with this piece. It's missing a drawer on the bottom and it's selling for $795 with 20% for President's Day week. The depth is perfect. Unfortunately, this apothecary cabinet was just too short in length for the space in our dining room. It looks much larger here than it actually was. The color is just beautiful.

Next up I spied this flying pig weathervane. Again, that same vintage blue coloring! Luv, luv, luv. I brought her home and styled her with my mother's antique brown jugs on the fireplace mantel. I luv it displayed on our dining room table too! I named her Olivia Dabbles after all the Instagram suggestions I received from you!

Next, I fell for this small dresser. But again she was just too small for my sunroom and I really think a natural pine will be more warming for the room that already is carrying so many blue pieces. I had to pass.

After taking a lot of measurements here, I decided to head home. I made one more quick stop at a place in Ogunquit, Maine. There I found the most adorable pair of vintage chandeliers. Exactly what I had been looking for to hang in our Maine dining room.

The antique chandeliers were selling for $400 for the pair minus 20%. I adore everything about them! However, when I asked the clerk if they worked he responded, "he didn't know and didn't guarantee anything". Then I asked if he could call the vendor selling them to ask them if they are in working condition. He replied rudely "no and that I had to take my chances". (They're $400!!) I was so frustrated I left. Shop owners are always happy to call the vendors and vendors are always happy to get those calls too! I was so disappointed. But I will find another pair somewhere else and I will be so happy when I do!

Another favorite shop of mine is this four-story barn filled with antique dealers, The York Antiques Gallery in York, Maine. I can't wait to show you what I found! Join me over on Instagram and in my profile in the saved highlight "Thrifting with the Gals", where I shared and saved my adventures here in detail.

I went there looking for some ironstone pieces that I wanted for our home. Being familiar with this shop, I knew there was a vendor here who sold ironstone at great prices. And it did not disappoint!

I found this ironstone bowl, which I was looking for to add to our new coffee table in the sunroom. The bowl was $28 with the traditional 10% off at checkout when paying with cash or a check. I ran it through the dishwasher and it came out beautifully! I added some stones I had collected at the local beach for the texture I was looking for.

I found the two brass candlesticks with candles for $17 + 10% off at checkout. I can never pass up brass candlesticks especially at this price! I adore the vintage charm they add to almost any space.

The other favorite piece I found was an antique ironstone mold for $22 +10% off at check out. For now, it simply sits on a dark antique table that was my mother's in the dining room. I really like the contrast of the white with the dark table accompanied by a local book. I'm sure it will find its way into several places throughout the home though. Stay tuned...

I'm so glad you dropped by today friend, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Coastal Maine Home. Please join me as a regular here at Dabbling & Decorating by signing up for my newsletter below and never miss an update!

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Rachel ~ The Ponds Farmhouse

Stacy Ling ~ Bricks n' Blooms

Kristin ~ White Arrows Home

Kim ~ Shiplap and Shells

Hi, I'm Ann!

Welcome to Dabbling & Decorating, a home & vintage decorating blog.  I luv sharing decorating tips, vintage and thrift store finds, DIY projects, and antiques from winters in Vermont to summers renovating our coastal Maine family home. And our berner, Ella who pops in from time to time...  I'm so thrilled you stopped by today and hope you will become a regular here at Dabbling & Decorating! 

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