Are you inspired by thrifty finds and things? Let me show you how to add character to your home for spring with thrifted and vintage finds.
Thrifting with the Gals
“Thrifting with the Gals” started with a group of friends who met over on Instagram and formed a special relationship through a mutual love of home decorating. We share a passion for all things vintage, thrifty, and cozy. Sharing our monthly finds along with tips and tricks on our blogs here every month. And over on Instagram stories daily.
Our styles are all very unique from Kristin’s log cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Rachel’s farmhouse in North Carolina, Robyn’s beautiful French Nest in Florida, and of course myself thrifting for our homes from Vermont to Coastal Maine.
If you are joining me from Rachel, over at The Pond’s Farmhouse welcome! Rachel always shares the best DIYs and flips with her thrifty and things finds that are so inspiring. And I love the beach house renovation she has going on now too, wow!
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An Old Quilt
It’s been a brutally cold winter here in Vermont and until just recently I haven’t felt much like getting out to go thrifting. So Etsy has been my best friend this winter…
That is where I found this vintage blue and white quilt for just $100!
It has a few breaks in it but that’s ok, as the colors are spring-inspiring yet still cozy for a day like today with the snow falling outside.
SHOP BLUE AND WHITE VINTAGE QUILTS
Green Champagne Flutes
These green champagne flutes. I’m in love!
The Eclected Tabletop over on Etsy has an amazing assortment of colored glassware collections in case you are looking…
The vintage vibe they have is fantastic. Talk about spring thrifty and things!
You may also really like this amethyst glassware that I found last summer in Maine too.
SHOP COLORED GLASSWARE
Limoges China Bowls
These thrifty Limoges china bowls are going to pair really well with the green glassware too.
I found these 6 for $24 while out “Thrifting with the Gals“.
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SHOP VINTAGE LIMOGES BOWLS
New Vintage Booth
The big news this month is I’ve started my very own vintage business booth as part of my “Top Thrifting Goals for 2022“!
And guess what? It’s an awesome window booth at The Vintage Soul right in the heart of our 4 season resort town here in Vermont.
Here is the space before.
And I could not be more excited about this new adventure all in the name of spring thrifty and things!
You can learn more and read all about it on the post, How to Start a Vintage Booth Business.
The Itch to Switch
What is it about this time of the year that gives us that itch to switch and rearrange everything in our homes?
Maybe it’s the promise of spring around the corner, yet the snow is still falling outside and we’ve all been inside over the winter too much?
Whatever it is, it’s real. I stripped our vintage mantel and rearranged some old blue shutters around our old pine hutch in the sitting room.
I just love this color blue accentuating the natural pine textures.
SHOP VINTAGE BLUE SHUTTERS
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Now, THIS is the real thrifty and things that I enjoy so much.
And Ella our Bernese Mountain Dog did her best to get my attention during all of it…
Spring Table Setting | Green with Envy
And it’s now time to match up those vintage green Limoges bowls and green flutes on this Spring Table | Green with Envy.
Oh, and happy belated Saint Patrick’s Day!
Spring Thrifty and Things Barn Sale
I made an appointment to visit this barn sale in Rupert, VT that I found advertised on Facebook Marketplace. It looked like they may have a few things like snowshoes and maple syrup paddles that I could be interested in.
Well, the paddles and snowshoes were just way too overpriced for me at $179+ each…
Check out my blog post on vintage ski lodge snowshoes. And you’ll see why I thought this was very high.
However, I did find two vintage McCoy pots for $15 each…
What Makes McCoy Pottery Special?
McCoy Pottery is known as the “King” of the “Pottery Capital of the World”. You can pick out these beautiful pottery pieces by their vibrant colors and detailed patterns.
How can you tell if pottery is made by Nelson McCoy?
You may find a number of different logos made by McCoy pottery, here are a couple of very standard McCoy logos.
Check out the McCoy Pottery Collectors’ Society to learn more about McCoy Pottery.
SHOP VINTAGE MCCOY POTS
And how cute is this set of blue and gold sherbert bowls with plates for $24?
There was no marking on them to know who made them, but they are simply adorable!
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A Pencil Post Bed
I also partnered up with Schweitzer Linen this month and shared “How to Create an Inviting Guest Bedroom” with this vintage pencil post bed that my parents gifted us when we first moved to Vermont.
I love how the bed can be positioned low to the ground or lifted up like we have it displayed here.
High beds are my favorite, they feel so much cozier.
And if you love tulips this time of the year, check out these 17 Simple Tulip Arrangements You Can Create Today.
How to Fold and Hang Tie-Up Valance Curtains
Did you know there’s a proper way to fold and hang tie-up valance curtains? I bought 5 panels off of Etsy to hang up at our home here in Maine and that prompted my research.
I am sharing all that I have learned over on the post How to Fold and Hang Tie-Up Valance Curtains.
If you enjoy shopping Estate Sales & Online Auctions, are you familiar with Auction Ninja? I was recently introduced to Auction Ninja and they have some amazing deals over there friends! I just saw an antique crock sell to a $30 winning bid!
I’m very excited to be one of their featured bloggers this week too over on their BLOG HERE!
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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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Next up on today’s “Thrifting with the Gals‘ spring tour is Kristin from White Arrows Home. You won’t want to miss Kristen’s beautiful log cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin and how she decorated with her amazing mixed vintage dishes.
Join the Other “Thrifting with the Gals” Here Today Too…
This Month’s Guest Host: Jessica | Old Barn Company
Robyn | Robyn’s French Nest
Rachel | The Pond’s Farmhouse
Kristin | White Arrows Home
Rachel Harper says
I loved all your thrifted finds this month. Those green champagne flutes are amazing. So fun doing these together.
Thanks so much Rachel🍀🍀
Kristin | White Arrows Home says
I’m in love with all your finds Ann! Those Herbert glasses and wine flutes are gorgeous! And I love the way the quilt looks over your couch with the cable knit pillows! I’m so excited for your booth!!! It will be amazing!
Thank you so much Kristin. I loved your dish bar👏🏻👏🏻
Jennifer Howard says
Exciting times over there in Vermont!! If I ever get over that way I have to come check out your new shopping space…but you know I’m a coastal girl and don’t go inland much!!
I am so excited for spring it’s been such a long winter💁🏼♀️
You have such good taste. Thanks for your inspiration. Unfortunately none of my friends share my enthusiasm for such beautiful things to make a home. People like you are keeping me company on my journey to decorate my home.
Oh no, that’s not good😉 But same here. I’m excited to go to my booth today to dabble and decorate with people who love it too😂
Kim Waldorf says
Ann, your thrifted items are always the best and so fun to follow along with. That blue and white quilt was a great find and just beautiful! Congrats again on your new space!
Thank you so much Kim💙💙💙
Cindy Rust says
Congratulations on the interview with Auction Ninja! It was a great article😊 The green glassware is stunning – such a great find Ann! Happy Weekend 😊
Thank you so much Cindy😘
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
I’m loving your blue and white quilt, Ann. It’s so perfect for your home. And the green glassware is absolutely stunning! That is such a perfect pop of color for your table.
Thanks so be much Kim💙💚