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 excited that you are joining me here today for the first blog post of a new blog 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, on the third Thursday of every month. The gals will be thrifting from Maine to Vermont, New Jersey, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and Washington.

Meet The Thrifting with the Gals

Stacy @ Stacy Ling | Pinterest | Instagram

Kristin @ White Arrows Home | Pinterest | Instagram

Rachel @ The Ponds Farmhouse | Pinterest | Instagram

Kim @ Shiplap and Shells | Pinterest | Instagram

 Thrifting With the Gals in Maine

Since this is the first post in the series, I am going to share a few second-hand shops where I love to shop, along with some finds and decorating ideas. See all my favorites in this Vintage Shops Near Me: Vermont to Maine post.

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!

Americana Workshop | Kennebunk

One of my favorite stops thrifting with the gals 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.

Apothecary Cabinet

Look what I found as I walked in the door: an antique apothecary cabinet.

Antique Apothecary Cabinet

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

And I did go back to get this apothecary cabinet. See more in the A Vintage Apothecary Cabinet Story post. And see the hutch I settled on for our sunroom in the Vintage Hutch Makeover: Drab to Fab post.

Flying Pig

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

Flying Pig Thrifting with the Gals
Old Colonial Fireplace with Flying Pig on Mantel

Vintage Dresser

Next, I fell for this small dresser. But again, it 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.

Vintage Dresser in Antique Shop

Vintage Chandeliers

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 were 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!

Thrifting with the Gals Chandeliers in store.

Another favorite shop of mine is The York Antiques Gallery in York, Maine, a four-story barn filled with antique dealers. I can’t wait to show you what I found.

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.

Vintage Ironstone bowl and candlesticks on antique table.

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. Beach stones that I had collected at the local beach over time filled the ironstone bowl, adding the much-needed texture.

Ironstone bowl with beach rocks and candlesticks in sunroom

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.

Vintage blue and white bowl on coffee table in front of fireplace.

My 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.

Thanks so much for joining us for Thrifting with the Gals today. I hope you’ll become a regular here at Dabbling & Decorating.

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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  1. Love your posts!wondering if you could help me,thought I saw a book with the name Eunice in the title on your post or one o f your thrifting gals and now can’t find it again.Wanted to buy it for a friend named Eunice!Any ideas where to look?
    You have given me confidence to deconstruct or redo afew pieces in my house.Thank you for that

    1. I’m so glad you have been inspired, Debby. I am not aware of a book with Eunice unfortunately. I’m so sorry.