Thrifting in Port St. Joe

My friend, Vicki, loves to thrift shop too.  She hits thriftstores more than I do, since I tend to love the yardsales.  So, with that in mind, she took me to a couple of her favorite spots in Port St. Joe, a local humane society thriftstore and good ole’ Goodwill.This was a fun little place to browse and Vicki hits it every time she is in town.I saw a few things worth taking pics of, like this cute and summery watermelon serving set.  How fun a summer table set with this would be!  The only problem with specialty dishes like this is storage space.  Most of us don’t have enough of it.I spotted a couple of blue and white striped throw pillows for $2 each and Vicki took them home.  She is working on a sitting area at her house in Georgia and these will be perfect for that redo.  I also spotted this cute little wooden lamp with some fun details for $5, that I thought were quite coastal feeling, perfect candidate for a makeover in a pretty creamy white spray paint.  Just down the way, I spotted this cute old vintage shade for $2 that will be a good fit too, she just needs a new harp to make it work.  We’re going to cover this shade in burlap and of course, I’ll be sure to share it with ya’ll when we’re done. I also found this large fabric remnant, which someone had obviously sewn together and used as a large window treatment.  It was hemmed on one end and has a lineny feel to it. For only $3, Vicki is going to take the seam out and use it as panels in her Port St. Joe living room.  What a steal for this much fabric!

We left there and headed to the cute and quaint downtown area of Port St. Joe. Lots of neat shops and restaurants are located on main street.  Plenty of shops to visit.  Vicki says that Port St. Joe is a very friendly small town.I love the feel of it myself. Great place to get away from it all and the beaches are unspoiled and natural.We strolled into this antique store.Strolled around and looked at a few treasures that caught our eye.Pretty pieces.  Of course, I don’t need a thingThese rustic rocking chairs were neato.  I’d be afraid to rock in these though.Some ladder back chairs waiting for a new home.Across the street is a good sized Goodwill, right on Main Street. Lovely white dishes.And here’s our find of the day.  A solid wood coffee table for $22, another prime candidate for a makeover.  We’ll be painting this in a creamy white.  Vicki is going for a cottage feel in her living room that she’s working on.  I’ll share all of this eventually!

As you can see, our time in Port St. Joe was positively splendid!  From beach walking to thrifting, we covered it all.

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What have YOU found lately? Add your link to the Linky list and remember our guidelines for the party:

  1. Add your permalink to the link list, which is the actual post that you did for this party, NOT your general blog url. To get the actual post, after you publish the post, just click on the title and THAT will be your party post url. PLEASE try to get the correct url in the first time! :)
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  3. Please do NOT link to an Etsy shop or something similar (even if you think it’s a fabulous deal) or I will delete the link. This party is for sharing thrifty finds from yardsales, thriftstores, or something along those lines. If I see that your post is not really on track with this theme AND you don’t link back, I’ll delete your link. Sorry, but I’d like to keep the party consistent! IF YOU SEE THAT YOUR LINK HAS BEEN DELETED, IT IS PROBABLY BECAUSE IT IS NOT IN LINE WITH THIS PARTY THEME.

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- Rhoda


  1. Rhoda,

    Lots of treasures to be found! I love that old cash register. I am actually looking for one for our pub.
    I hope you had a wonderful Easter!
    I am linking up my Easter mantel which is made up of mostly thrift store finds (the jars, the pedestals, the antique bottle and vintage porcelain rabbit.)

    Your Friend,

  2. Looks like you spotted some real finds! Love the watermelon set. Still watching to see if you post anything about the museum!

  3. Thanks a lot for hosting!

  4. Oh how fun! I love thrift-ing! I found some great finds this week too….I need to write up a post and link:-)

  5. Just popping in to say Happy Easter to you! Hope you had a wonderful day with family…Nancy

  6. Thanks Rhoda for hosting. What a great looking day you ladies had! How fun! Sure wish I were in the Atlanta area to join your luncheon…sounds so FUN! Enjoy.

  7. It looks like you ladies found some fabulous deals! I love this link party idea, too. You never disappoint, sweet Rhoda!


  8. Wow! Great finds. What a great collecton of ideas. Thank you for hosting.

    I hope you had a very Happy Easter!

  9. I love yard sales and thrift stores! If you’re ever in the Kennesaw area, check out Wellspring Treasures on Barrett Pkwy, next to Marshall’s and TJMaxx. I volunteer there (such a dangerous thing to do, such temptation!!!) and would love to meet you (and sell you something-ha!). WT supports Wellspring Living, an organization that helps young girls and women who are/ have been victims of molestation and/or human trafficking. Awesome organization! Sorry, I sound like an advertisement, I just strongly believe in what they are doing for these girls. oh, and we take donations as well! 😉

  10. Hi Rhoda,
    I can never resist your thrifty finds posts because you always find such wonderful items for a steal. Port St Joe looks like the sort of place I would love to visit (or even live in). And those antique and thrift stores would be an added bonus.

  11. That little town is just wonderful! And you guys found such awesome things! I can’t wait until I see the room/house ya’ll are putting together with these finds!!! I pray that you are doing great!

    A late Happy Easter to you,

  12. Great party. Thanks so much for hosting. I always enjoy your site. It’s such a happy place. And it is nice to see encouraging remarks about thrifting. I, too, am an evangelizer for second hand shopping! Let’s spread the word.

  13. What wonderful finds! My grandmother had a set of those white dishes. She passed away last November. My mom offered them to me. I just may have to take her up on it. I have so many dishes now.

  14. Lovely photos and finds,,,,
    I am waiting for weather and the sun? to get out there?

  15. westinflorida says

    I’m now feeling the need to make a little day trip to Port St. Joe. To have all of this cool stuff AND oysters is a dream come true!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Good morning, Rhoda.

    Did you enjoy your Easter. It seems that you’re having so much fun lately. 🙂

    I’m enjoying these finds! Wow… I can imagine the coffee table in a creamy white. That would be fabulous and, $22??? That’s fantastic!

    Have a great week!


    Luciane at

  17. Morning Rhoda,
    Love the white dishes and the chippy rocking chairs!

    Thanks so much for hosting this party.

    janet xox

  18. Sometimes it’s fun just to look and not buy, for a change. Easier on the pocketbook, too! 🙂 I saw a lot of cool things in your pics. Love the old cash register. Vicki got a great buy on the coffee table- it’s ripe for a cottage-y makeover! Thanks for hosting, Rhoda. ~ Sue


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