Do you love antiquing, thrifting, and all things vintage? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Welcome to our monthly blog series where I’ve joined some other Thrifting Gals from around the country to share our thrifting and vintage shopping tips and finds.
Thrifting with the Gals
Today I am joining my friends for our second THRIFTING WITH THE GALS blog post. Once a month we share all of our vintage thrifting and antiquing adventures, as well as thrifting tips and tricks. But wait, there’s more! Every Wednesday, we will share all our thrifting fun on our Instagram stories.
We all live in different parts of the country, which makes this even more fun! You’ll see the best antique stores, thrift shops, and flea markets from not only my state of Washington but Maine, Vermont, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and New Jersey as well.
Each month we will also be joined by some special guests who will be thrifting along with us from their states as well. Today we are joined by Emily of the Thrifted Table and Robyn of Robyn’s French Nest.
Here are the Other Thrifting Gals
Ann @ Dabbling & Decorating | Pinterest | Instagram | Facebook
Kristin @ White Arrows Home | Pinterest | Instagram | Facebook
Rachel @ The Ponds Farmhouse | Pinterest | Instagram | Facebook
Stacy @ Stacy Ling | Pinterest | Instagram | Facebook
If you’re coming over from my friend Ann at Dabbling and Decorating, welcome. Doesn’t Vermont have the most amazing places to thrift? I only hope I can go visit Ann one day and go thrifting with her!
Thrifting in the PNW
One of my very favorite things is to go shopping for antiques and vintage home and garden decor. And when I can find a great deal, that’s pretty much the cherry on top!
Thrifting for me is not as convenient as it is for some of the other gals. It takes me a good hour to get to any of my favorite stores and flea markets with some only having the option of Saturday shopping. Because of this, I do things a little differently. When I go thrifting and vintage shopping, I make a day of it (a very LONG day) and go to several different places.
If I’m on the hunt for a fun home decor piece or that perfect yard art, I go thrifting for vintage mostly at the local antique stores, thrift shops, and flea markets. But the majority of shops I go to are more about the experience…I call them the “eye candy” shops.
One of my favorites has fresh flowers and plants mixed in among the vintage pieces. Another can make a fabulous espresso while you’re shopping. Each store has its own amazing experience. And I’ve gotten to know some of the small business owners quite well, which has been a lot of fun.
Details Home and Garden – Poulsbo, WA
Every time I visit Details Home and Garden, I walk out with SO MUCH STUFF! It seems like the owner, Tray is ALWAYS going on buying road trips to places like Texas, Arizona, and California. He finds the most unique pieces.
Details Home and Garden has been open since July and is so busy every time I go there. Tray used to have a shop in Arizona but he has relocated to the PNW, and I couldn’t be happier.
I hope this piece with all the drawers is still available when I come back. I think I have the perfect space in my office for it.
Tray has been bringing in a lot of blooming plants and of course, he has the perfect vintage pot or container for you to put them in.
If you follow Tray on Instagram, you will see what he’s finding on his fun buying trips in his stories. He’s actually in Texas today as we speak and finding some amazing vintage!
I bought this yellow vintage toolbox and the faux succulents during my last trip to Details Home and Garden.
Saltwater Vintage – Poulsbo
Here is another one of my favorite stores, also located in Poulsbo, WA. I loved it from the first time I heard the name Saltwater Vintage. I only wish I would have thought of the name first! It was just over a year ago when I first laid eyes on this sweet store, when I saw two men hard at work, moving vintage goodies inside. But the windows were all covered. They hadn’t officially opened yet. My friends and I begged for them to let us in for a sneak peek, but unfortunately, our charm did not work.
Then the pandemic happened. It would be months before I got to see this new (to me) store’s interior. Let me just say that I was so happy when I first walked in and met owner Amy. And one of my favorite things about their shopping experience is that you can order a latte and delicious treat while shopping!
Do you see that rusty vintage container? I took that home with me.
Here are the two shutters I found for $45 each. We added hinges and are still looking for the perfect spot in our home for them.
Valley Vintage Market – Poulsbo, WA
My first visit to Valley Vintage Market was in February and I fell in love instantly! This is a once-a-month pop-up vintage market. They will be open March 19-20, Friday 3-7, and Saturday 9-4.
I love this potting table. Someone else did too, it was sold when we got there.
It’s absolutely the cutest place to shop for vintage, with so much charm and character. I got so many great ideas as to how to style the home décor they were offering.
Just in this corner alone, I saw at least 6 things I would love to have in my house. What do you think about that gorgeous blue dresser?
There were so many beautiful dressers and cabinets there. And everywhere I looked I saw vintage glass bottles, wire baskets, shutters, frames and mirrors.
How about this chair? I only wish I had room for it in my home.
Jaysworld – Online
Jamie aka Jaysworld specializes in vintage books, style, and decor. She has a huge inventory of neutral and colorful vintage books that look gorgeous anywhere you style them in your home. I love mine! Custom orders are also welcome.
I hope you had fun looking at all the fun shops in Poulsbo, WA. It’s always so much fun to spend the day shopping for vintage to take back home to my 100-year-old beach house. If you are local, I’d love to hear where your favorite places are to shop and where you find the best thrifting opportunities.
The next “Thrifting Gal” is my friend Robyn of Robyn’s French Nest. You won’t want to miss her blog post on how to shop for vintage home décor! The rest of the gals are listed below, so don’t forget to visit them all for more thrifting around the country.
How the Gals are Thrifting in Other Parts of the Country
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Hi KIm, I look forward to your reading your emails every week. They are so informative. I wish I lived close to you as would like to hire you for help in decorating my home and designing my flower gardens. I love everything in your yard. Your potting shed in adorable. I have a problem and I hope you can help me. Like you, I love sweet peas. A few years ago, I planted some sweet peas. I thought that they were annuals. Over the past few year, they come back every spring and I cannot get rid of them. I can’t even pull them out. Do you have any suggestions for me?? Do you plant annuals or perennials?? Looking forward hearing back from you. Jan
Mary from Life at Bella Terra says
Kim, OMG! Such wonderful resources! Ok, I am now determined to see if Phoenix has opened any great places. Since the pandemic so many places have closed. There must be resources like this here. I bet Tray would know! Thanks for sharing. I’m inspired to go shopping!
Your shops look like so much fun! I can’t wait to come visit some day! And as a store owner it is fun to see how things are styled! Lots of inspiration!
Dying over these fabulous spots, Kim! It’s always so much fun to go treasure hunting but also to find inspiration for all sorts of fun vignettes too. I’m in the same boat as you in that the closest vintage store (or really any other store) is about 45 minutes away so making a day of it is something I always look forward to. Love that you guys are sharing something you’re so passionate about. I always love finding out what you brought home. Hugs and happy weekend, CoCo
MaryJo Materazo says
Omgosh!!! Thank you for all the eye candy. You totally have me itching to go vintage hunting. It’s been awhile. I had to zoom in and analyze so many of the vignettes. lol. Looking forward to see how you style your finds. Have a great day! XO- MaryJo
Thank you MaryJo! I am hoping to share all of my latest finds in my home on stories next week. Thanks for visiting.
Kim I love the shutters you found and that dreamy blue dresser….did you get it? You have some really neat shops…I love the one that has lattes! Yes please!!! Thanks for taking me along on your thrifting trip! So fun!
It is REALLY convenient getting a latte as you’re shopping! I didn’t get the dresser but may try to paint one of my own with a color that’s similar. I really love it! Thanks for stopping by!
Kim I luv those shutters. I can’t wait to see where their final home is. So fun👏🏻👏🏻
I can’t wait either Ann. I am literally out of space and will have to take something else down, wish everything could stay up!
Robyn Huff says
You have the most amazing vintage hunting places! Gorgeous!
Thank you Robyn. We tend to have more eye candy stores than true thrift stores. But that’s what is so fun about seeing where all the gals shop, so many fun and unique stores to visit virtually.
Kim Waldorf says
You found some really great stuff! I love the shutters and can’t wait to see what you do with them. What’s not to love about a yummy espresso while you shop! Thanks for sharing all your good finds!
Thanks so much for stopping by Kim! I wish you could come and help me find a spot. There isn’t much room left!
These shops look wonderful! I am loving all the chippy furniture pieces. Thanks so much for having me this week. I’ve learned so much!
I really loved having you thrift with us this week Emily! I will definitely have to watch your stories and keep up with all your fabulous finds. Funny, I got a DM on Instagram today from a person who actually had that really chippy green cabinet before it was at this shop! Small world!
Rachel Harper says
This looks great. It’s fun doing this together.
Thank you, Rachel. It is fun doing this all together.
Kim you found some great stuff! I picked up some cool shutters too! I love the stores you get to visit and I want the huge antiques sign! The shops near you have a vibe that seems so garden vintage I love it! xo
Aren’t they fun Stacy! I love the fact that many of these shops are garden-inspired. I LOVED your shutters as well, and will always take them off your hands if you find the need to let them go someday.