As September winds down and the cooler temperatures set in, we say goodbye to our summer home in Maine and head back to our home in Vermont. I am really looking forward to all the Vermont fall colors this year, and I can’t wait to share it all with you!

Coastal Maine Home with firewood before  the fall colours arrive.

Thrifting with the Gals Round-Up

And now it’s time once again for the “Thrifting with the Gals” monthly round-up. Each week, we take you along on our thrift store and vintage shopping trips over on Instagram. However, today, we share tips on using those thrifted vintage finds here on our blogs.

If you are joining me from Rachel over at The Pond’s Farmhouse, welcome my friend! I’m so excited you are here, and I’m sure we both share a love for all things thrifty, vintage, and chippy! Rachel always has the best-thrift furniture makeovers, and isn’t her kitchen island to die for?…

Grandmillennial Nautical Curtains

Before we packed up and headed back to the mountains, I had one last “Thrifting with the Gals” outing in Maine, where I found these grandmillennial nautical curtains at York’s Antique Gallery. Honestly, I think these drapes are one of my favorite finds ever.

Grandmillennial Drapes

Drop by and see these curtains today, all hung and styled in our living room in Maine,

Leaning into Grandmillennial Style with Fabulous Drapes here.

Drapes , pillows, couch and coffee table.  Fall colours.

Wonky Little Chair

And this “wonky little chair” was sitting so pretty at York’s Antique Gallery along with these amethyst bottles. Oh My! The perfect fall colors to bring home into our sunroom.

I adore the amethyst colors with the antique dark woods.

Vintage Chair with Dahlias

The Cottage by the Brook in Fall Colours

My favorite stop on my way back to Vermont is always at The Cottage by the Brook in Westminster, Vermont.

I picked up this small blue and white vintage platter for $5 there. This weekend, I used it with a few garden-grown tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.

Blue and White Vintage Platter with fall colours.

I also knew they would have some of the freshest vintage ideas for Halloween, too. And they did not disappoint.

You may also enjoy the post, 10 Best Fall Inspired Vintage Decor Ideas.

The Vermont Country Store Decorated in Fall Colours

While back in Vermont, The Vermont Country Store is a must-stop if you ever find yourself traveling the mountain roadsides looking for Vermont’s fall colours.

The Vermont Country Store in Vermont Fall Colours.

It’s not thrifting, friends, but it’s just as quaint and inspiring, with its vintage Coca-Cola coolers, old-fashioned candy counter, cheeses, maple syrups, and all the hard-to-find products from days gone by! Don’t miss it, trust me!

Just look at this cheese platter I created from all the cheeses found here!

Check out my full shopping day on A Fall Visit to the Vermont Country Store here. Ella and I left with a cozy flannel shirt, a luxurious duster, and large amounts of delicious provisions.

Ella thinks the duster is for her…

They also have a fabulous catalog and online store that you may shop if you can’t make it to the stores themselves.

Bernese Mountain Dog and plaid shirt in Vermont fall colours

You may also enjoy the post, Vintage Market Days Fall 2022 Vermont.

How to Easily Upcycle Plastic Urns

Next up, I found these plastic urns while out thrifting at a local store that was going out of business; you can see how I upcycled them here. I love how they look on our porch here in Vermont for the fall.

Painting a plastic urn in Vermont fall colours, green.

Vermont Foliage Home Tour

To see more of our home this fall, join me over on the post, Vermont Foliage Home Tour, and in 2022, in the post, Vermont Fall Foliage Home Tour.

Essex Green Urn with Purple Mum in Vermont fall colours.

Vermont Vintage Market Days and Fall Haul

And there’s always Vermont Vintage Market Days. It is one of my favorites, and I enjoy attending it twice a year. Read all about this year’s trip and fall haul here amongst all the Vermont fall colours.

Vintage Scrabble in Vermont Fall Colours

How to Style a Table in Vermont Fall Colours

I found the most amazing antique blue and white dishes at the market, and with them, I created this outdoor fall table on our porch. I’m calling them my “October Blues”!

Blue and White Tablesetting in fall colours.

Check out this second-hand wallpaper table, too, that I found thrifting this past summer. It’s the perfect table for our long, narrow porch.

October Blue Tablesetting with Fall colours

You may also enjoy this Outdoor Table for 2 with Mountain Views post, too.

Cheese Platter

Check out this week’s Vermont Cheese Platter | Vintage Style!

Cheese board and platter

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. I would love to have a store around here like your Vermont Country Store Ann. It is the cutest! I always love your thrifted finds.

  2. I love the spots you shopped the month, the things you found and how you styled them in your home and I absolutely love your photography! Beautiful post Ann!

  3. Ann,
    I love your post. It makes me want to visit you and all the spots you thrifted!