Mad Maine Vintage Shop

This little blog will chronicle my ventures into selling vintage items in a local antique market.
My booth is called Mad Maine Vintage Shop - it features items inspired by a certain popular TV show,
and I am located in lovely Maine. Viva Vintage!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Do you thrift on vacation?


One of my favorite things to do on vacation is to find the area's thrift stores, flea markets and antique malls.  Last week I went on a quick family trip to Virginia, where I used to live, and got to revisit several of my favorite thrift spots.  It was like seeing long lost friends!  Below is a video that shows a few clips from my thrift part of my trip.  Do you thrift when on vacation?


  1. Historic Buildings of Connecticut » Blog Archive » 235-257 Asylum Street, Hartford (1872)

    Hey my friend,

    Watching your video, I realized you were traveling through Hartford, Connecticut, the state I was born and raised in. Here's a quote: Asylum Street is named for the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, which later moved to West Hartford and is now called the American School for the Deaf.

    If you check out the link above, you will learn something about the architecture of Asylum Street and see some photos. Connecticut has a long history for the treatment of mental illness and when I was young and we were less politically correct, if someone was acting at the end of their rope or a bit out of sorts, the question was, are you going to Middletown? Connecticut is a very pretty state, hope you enjoyed driving through.
    I have to admit, I DREAM of thrift shopping when I travel, but my family does NOT encourage me, they think I am a hoarder and have too much stuff already.

  2. That's such a pretty drive! And that thrift shop looked like it was so full of goodies. Wish I had found something like that when I was in VA.

  3. Of course, I always am charting my course for thrifts when I go on vacation! It's so much fun to check out the different shops!

  4. i love doing that too! it is fun to see the different kinds of things that show up in antique shops and thrifts in different parts of the country.

  5. I have made lists of thrift shops to check out on romantic weekends with my husband. Luckily, he loves a good treasure hunt as much as I do.

  6. I always visit charity shops wherever I go in the UK! Its a bit of an obsession!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  7. I would make it just a thrifting vacation if I could, but I try not to stop at too many because my husband gets bored and kids do not enjoy it at all so I usually can only get myself to stop at one or maybe two unless I can squeeze some time on my own. Your videos are fun.

  8. I always try to fit in some thrifting when we're traveling by car. Before we leave, I make a list of local Goodwills, etc... and then hope that we pass by the store or are near enough for us to stop. My husband sits in the car (in silent protest) while I quickly peruse the aisles. The majority of the time, I do find goodies!

  9. I love visiting my Sister in Florida because we have a special day of just the two of us thrifting in her town! My husband would join us but it's the daddies watching the kids!! When my sister comes here, I take her to my shops!

    I'm glad you like the videos, but I am deaf and cannot understand them.. I always looked forward to your written posts and the pictures you posted.