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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- Rhoda


  1. Hi Rhoda! Thank you SO much for your sweet words about my ladder! It was my first trip to Antiques in the Garden and I really am glad that I went. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get down there because I love going to Petals from the Past.

    I would be SO thrilled to be featured on one of your posts. I’m honored! Thank you. I’m also really excited to see you teaming up with Layla, Kate and Sarah again for the May’d Link Party. I will definitely be sharing this and other projects with you guys! See you there!

  2. You found some great treasures!!

  3. Rhoda, what a great trip you had! I think I could live there! Great finds and can’t wait to see them after you have done your magic!! I know Vicki is thrilled to have you nearby!

    Hope your Easter was great!

    Lou Cinda

  4. Rhoda, what fun thrifting while on vacation. I love those ticking pillows she found. I would have snatched those, too.

  5. Looks like you had a fun time! Shopping is fun, but shopping with a friend is even better!

  6. Hi Rhoda, This looks like a fun trip! When we lived in the Florida panhandle we would visit this area quite often. There was a great wholesaler of nautical antiques in Apalachicola and I bought things quite often for my shop. I am glad you are back hosting this party.

  7. Rhoda, looks like you enjoyed lots of antiquing and thrifting. Such fun for you. Hope you had a wonderful Easter.

  8. Hi Rhoda, I have just found your blog, not sure how I’ve not stumbled across it before! I’m a big fan of visiting charity (thrift) shops and car boot sales here in London, but Port St Joe looks just lovely from your pictures. Some great finds and spots – the watermelon set is great! I’m a bit late to your party, but linking up my recent finds from Easter when I was back at my parents in Wales. I’m your newest follower

    Lakota x

  9. I had not realized you had started the party up again.
    I am so happy to have it back.

    Except for some church sales nothing had started around here yet but this weekend begin the community wide rummages.
    (I am very excited.)

  10. laura @ the shorehouse says

    I am fairly sure I will covet thy lamp. 🙂 I’ve had some computer issues but I’ve been able to your look (not comment. don’t ask.) at your thrifting posts and more than ever I want to come yard saling in your neck of the woods!! Much more quality than up north.

  11. I love thrift shopping in Port St. Joe …. we found a few treasures there ourself when decorating our vacation rental in WindMark Beach. Not only did we find fantastic deals, but we also chatted with the friendliest shop owners we’ve ever met! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Hi Rhoda,
    My name is Jane and I’m with Dwellable and I LOVE THRIFTING!
    I was looking for blog posts about the Port St. Joe to share on our site and I came across your post…If you’re open to it, shoot me an email at jane(at)dwellable(dot)com.
    Hope to hear from you 🙂

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