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 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 is doing on now, too, wow!

Spring Thrifty and Things

Spring Thrifty blue and white dinnerware platters.

You may also enjoy the post, Set a Fabulous Irish-Inspired Spring Table.

An Old Quilt

It’s been a brutally cold winter here in Vermont, and until 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!

Blue and White Quilt

It has a few breaks in it, but that’s okay, as the colors are spring-inspiring yet still cozy for a day like today, with the snow falling outside.

Blue and White Quilt in sunroom

Shop Blue and White Vintage Quilts

Green Champagne Flutes

These green champagne flutes. I’m in love!

12 Mismatched Champagne flutes

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.

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.

Spring Thrifty and Things colored glassware.

You may also enjoy the post Thrift and Antique With Me Right into Mud Season.

Shop Vintage Limoges Dinnerware

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 four-season resort town here in Vermont.

Here is the space before.

How to Start a Vintage Booth Business

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 in the post, How to Start a Vintage Booth Business.

How to Start a Vintage Booth Business

The Itch to Switch

What is it about this time of year that makes us want 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 too much over the winter.

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, which accentuates the natural pine textures.

Blue Shutters and Hutch spring thrifty

Shop Vintage Blue Shutters

You may also appreciate 16 Easy Spring DIY Ideas You Can Start Today!

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 Table Setting Ideas | Green with Envy

Spring Thrifty and Things Barn Sale

I made an appointment to visit this barn sale in Rupert, VT, which I found advertised on Facebook Marketplace. It looked like they may have items like snowshoes and maple syrup paddles that I could be interested in.

Barn Sale

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…

Vintage McCoy vase with pink tulips

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 was made by Nelson McCoy?

McCoy Pottery may have created several different logos; 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 Vases

Vintage Sherbert Bowls

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!

You may also enjoy A Very Vintage Weekend.

Spring Thrifty and Things

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.

How to Create an Inviting Guest Bedroom


If you love tulips this time of year, check out these 17 Simple Tulip Arrangements You Can Create Today.

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 five panels from Etsy to hang 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.

How to Fold and Hang Tie-Up Valance Curtains

Auction Ninja

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 for a $30 winning bid!

I’m very excited to be one of their featured bloggers this week, too, and to be on their BLOG HERE!

Auction Ninja

You may also enjoy Riding out the Rain with These Fabulous Umbrellas while April’s showers bring us May flowers.

Ride out the Rain with These Umbrellas

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at

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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 it 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

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  1. 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.

  2. Congratulations on the interview with Auction Ninja! It was a great article😊 The green glassware is stunning – such a great find Ann! Happy Weekend 😊

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

    1. 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😂

  5. 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!!

    1. I am so excited for spring it’s been such a long winter💁🏼‍♀️

  6. 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!

    1. Thank you so much Kristin. I loved your dish bar👏🏻👏🏻

  7. Ann,
    I loved all your thrifted finds this month. Those green champagne flutes are amazing. So fun doing these together.