About “Thrifting with the Gals”

“Thrifting with the Gals” started with friends who met 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.

Today, we continue our monthly blog series “Thrifting with the Gals” on the third Thursday of each month. In this series, we share our finds, tips, tricks, and home decorations from around the country, along with one featured guest host. You may sign up here for Dabbling & Decorating and never miss a post.

Our styles are all unique, from Rachel’s farmhouse in North Carolina, Robyn’s beautiful French Nest in Florida, Lora’s thrifted home in Minnesota, and, of course, myself thrifting for our homes from Vermont to Coastal Maine.

Meet the Thrifting Gals

Explore and Thrift with Us!

Box of vintage sterling silver cutlery

45 Vintage Silverware Decorating Ideas

Do you love vintage silverware, cutlery, or flatware? Get inspired with these 45 fabulous decorating ideas, from vignettes to table settings.Table of ContentsDo you love…

Cottage Farmhouse Decor, antique blue and white platter

Cottage Farmhouse Decor Trending Finds

Are you a fan of the cozy and charming cottage farmhouse decor style? Discover how to find and combine popular items to design a warm…

Antiquing 101 A Guide From the Trail

Antiquing 101: A Guide From the Trail

Interested in antiquing? Join me on the vintage trail in Coastal Maine. You’ll learn all about how to navigate antique stores and thrift shops while…

White Crisp bedding in vintage aesthetic bedroom

Vintage Aesthetic Bedroom Inspiring Ideas

Discover how to design a stylish and inviting vintage aesthetic bedroom. Embrace the beauty of the past to create a small, cozy sanctuary with thrifted…

Vintage Winter Collections on Bookshelves

Best Vintage Finds for Winter Collections

Make the most of your winter collections with Thrifting with the Gals. Find vintage treasures, tricks & more for your home decorating journey! Thrifting with…

Decorating with Vintage Books 20+ Ideas to Try

Decorating with Vintage Books: 20+ Ideas to Try

I love decorating with vintage books.  They add so much texture and character to built-ins, cupboards, mantels, kitchens, and more.  I have collected vintage books…

How to Shop For Vintage Decor Online

How to Shop For Vintage Decor Online

Can’t get out to go antiquing or thrifting? Let me share with you how to shop for vintage decor online easily and affordably with a…

Country Estate Sale Near Me This Weekend

Country Estate Sale: A Vintage Treasure Hunt

Tag along with me to a country estate sale near me this weekend. It’s an old Vermont farmhouse filled with vintage antiques and uniques—a treasure…

Vintage Bazaar New England A Summer Visit

Vintage Bazaar New England Join the Fun

Mark your calendars for Vintage Bazaar New England, featuring 140 vendors, live music, delicious food, and a beautiful open field location. *UPDATE: Vintage Bazaar New…

Desert Rose Place Setting

Desert Rose Table Setting: Timeless Style

The Franciscan Desert Rose table setting is a timeless classic. Here’s how to breathe new life into this time-honored piece of tableware. Thrifting with the…

The Best Vintage Garden Variety Market

The Best Vintage Garden Variety Market

Get ready for an extravaganza at Sage Farm Antique’s vintage garden variety market. Find antiques, second-hand items, and garden treasures for your home. Ready to…

The Best Vintage Market and an Antique Haul

The Best Vintage Market and an Antique Haul

I’ve attended a lot of vintage markets throughout New England. But one of my favorite haunts is always Vintage Market Days of Vermont. Accompany me…

Meet My Ol' Gal, Miss Mannequin Dress Form

Dress Form Mannequin: In Home Decor

Add a touch of elegance to your home decor with a dress form mannequin. Meet Miss Mannequin Dress Form and transform your space today. She’s…

Antique Dresser in Shop

A Petite Antique Dresser in the Bathroom

I am romancing over this petite wooden antique dresser that I recently found at “The Vintage Soul,” where my vintage window booth is located. It…

Antique Family Heirloom to Buffet Table & Sideboard

Antique Family Heirloom to Buffet Table & Sideboard

A special family antique heirloom repurposed into an elegant sideboard and buffet table. One-of-a-kind, designed with love and remembrance. This family heirloom is the dining…

Hanging Kitchen Aprons

Wood Wall Hooks You Can DIY in Minutes

Learn how to create stylish and functional wood wall hooks using vintage plates. Perfect for adding a shabby chic touch to your kitchen. Wood Wall…

Vintage Market Days Fall 2022 Vermont

Vintage Market Days Fall 2022 Vermont

Bringing the vintage experience to you in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont. Paired with grand fall foliage, music, food, and so much…

10 Best Fall Inspired Vintage Decor Ideas

10 Best Fall Inspired Vintage Decor Ideas

Are you looking for first-rate fall-inspired vintage decor ideas? Here are some of my favorites from my time with Thrifting with the Gals. Thrifting with…

Summer's Interior Heirlooms and Musings

Summer’s Interior Heirlooms and Musings

As summer winds down, today I want to reflect on all the lovely interior heirlooms and musings that have blessed our home. Joining me in…

Antiquing Down East, A Day's Jaunt

Gifts From Maine: A Day’s Jaunt Antiquing

Have you ever been antiquing in Down East Maine? Discover unique gifts from Maine antiquing Down East. Explore must-see antique stores with me and find…

This Summer's Thrift Store Decor Finds

This Summer’s Thrift Store Decor Finds

Are you ready for some thrift store decor encouragement? This month’s “Thrifting with the Gals” round-up is stockpiled with summer treasures. About Thrifting with the…

Quilt on Clothesline

Vintage Vibe Aesthetics to Treasure

Did you know that the “Vintage Vibe Aesthetic” is super popular right now? And “Thrifting with the Gals” is all about it this month. Thrifting…

Sage Farm Antiques "Early Buy Event"

Sage Farm Antiques Early Evening Buy

Join us for this Early Evening Buy Event at Sage Farm Antiques in North Hampton, NH. Discover unique vintage finds and enjoy a fun time…

Vintage Cruel Rug Found on a Vintage Weekend thrifting

Vintage Weekend Finds Thrifting in Maine

Step into the world of vintage treasures! Find out what I uncovered on a vintage weekend antiquing in Coastal Maine, from blue teacups to colorful…

Back Porch Spring Ideas: Vintage Inspired

Cheap Spring Decor: 51+ Ideas on a Budget

Get inspired with these 51+ cheap spring decor ideas. Learn how to give your home a makeover on a budget with thrifty and DIY projects….

Vintage Lemonade Set

Vintage Haul for Spring Porch

Get inspired with unique vintage ideas for decorating spring outdoor porches. Explore this week’s thrifty vintage haul for creative inspiration. Vintage Haul For Spring Porch…

A thrifty décor featuring an old dresser with blue shutters and wicker baskets.

Spring Thrifty and Things

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…

How to Start a Vintage Booth Business

Vintage Booth: Tips & Tricks For Success

Discover the joy of starting and running an antique or vintage booth business and bring your passion for thrifting to life. Here are tips and…

This Season's Thrifting Scoop

Thrifting Trends: Hottest Sorted Collections

Stay ahead of your thrifting decor game with Thrifting with the Gals. Explore the hottest thrifting trends in second-hand shopping and uncover hidden gems. Thrifting…

6 Best Country Kitchen Counter Decor Ideas 2 (1)

Vintage Hutch Makeover: Drab to Fab

Get inspired by this vintage hutch makeover featuring vintage cabinet hardware and charm, and learn how to transform your old furniture. Vintage HutchTable of ContentsVintage…

Thrift Store Haul

What is Thrifting and How to Get Started

What is thrifting? Explore the benefits of thrifting and find out how it can help you discover one-of-a-kind items at affordable prices. Let’s chat all…

12 Days of Christmas Thrifty Makeover Ideas

15+ Christmas and Holiday Thrift Store Makeovers

We saw our first snowfall this week in the mountains, friends! Which inspired this month’s “Thrifting with the Gals” round-up post, “15+ Christmas and Holiday…

Vintage Scrabble Letters

Vintage Market Days Vermont Fall Haul

Every Friday before Columbus Day | Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend, Vermont kicks off with Vintage Market Days Vermont. One of the most popular weekends of…

Estate Sale Rug

Thrifting for Treasures with the Gals

Hutchins Antiques | Ogunquit, MaineTable of ContentsHutchins Antiques | Ogunquit, MaineSHOP SOME OF MY OTHER FAVORITE COLORED GLASSWARESYork Community Services Thrift Shop | York, MaineSHOP…

Thrifted Free antique Cane Chairs

How I Thrifted This for Free

Happy August friends! So this week I was back at our home in Vermont overseeing some home renovation projects we have going on this summer. One of which I can not wait to share with you when it’s all finished this fall, the front porch! And while I was out “Thrifting with the Gals Wednesday” I had this front porch in mind when I found and thrifted this for free!

Vintage Glassware - It's All About the Glass

Antique Amethyst Glassware: A Hidden Gem

Experience the thrill of finding antique amethyst glassware or not… Learn about the allure of colored glassware and how to incorporate it into your home…

My Favorite Second Hand Table

My Favorite Second Hand Table

Join me for all the thrifting adventures from Vermont to Maine and my friends from around the country, as we share all our thrifting adventures along with tips and tricks!

Outdoor Summer Lobster Table

What Does Frugality Mean to You?

Join me for all the thrifting adventures from Vermont to Maine and my friends from around the country, as we share all our thrifting adventures along with tips and tricks!

Vintage Styled Living Room

Best Thrift Finds ~ Thrifting with the Gals

Thank you so much for joining “Thrifting with the Gals” over on Instagram every Wednesday and here on the blog every third Thursday of the…

Thrifting with the Gals!

Thrifting with the Gals in Vermont

It was such a fun time thrifting with the gals in Vermont over this past month. I discovered a new vintage shop locally, The Vintage…

Manchester Country Store and Deli.

Vintage Shops Near Me: Vermont to Maine

Discover a treasure trove of vintage shops near me in New England. Unearth one-of-a-kind decor pieces and experience the thrill of thrifting. Vintage shops, also…

a reproduction pig in a store

Thrifting with the Gals

Step into the world of thrifting with the gals! Follow our monthly series as we share our adventures, tips, and favorite second-hand shops. I’m so…

vintage items in the snow

Thrifting in Winter’s Snow

A couple of days ago a nor’easter dropped about 3′-4′ feet of snow in Vermont and I thought it would be fun to share what it’s like thrifting in winter’s snow here in New England.

Vermont Vintage Market Days Booth

Vintage Market Days Vermont

Photo Credit: Vintage Market Days Vintage markets are just made for the fall, don’t you agree? I look forward to the Vintage Market Days Vermont…

A bench in front of a house

Thrifting for Treasures in New England

Thrifting for treasures is one of my favorite things to do! I love looking for vintage finds to enhance our home in both Maine and Vermont. So when Ashley over At Home with Ashley in Utah asked me to go thrifting with her virtually, I couldn’t say YES fast enough! How fun this would be to go thrifting in New England with Ashley!

picture of a flower and a bust

Decorating with an Antique Haul

It’s always a great day when you get to go Antiquing in Vermont.  My main stop was at the Stone House Antique Center in Chester,…

paintbrushes, pumpkin, and books

Vintage Market Days and Inspiring Finds

Do you attend your state’s Vintage Market Days? Did you know that many states offer Vintage Market Days? I was so excited and fortunate enough to…

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 annck@dabblinganddecorating.com

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