Friday, I did two of my favorite things…shopped at my favorite tag sales, Painted Mill, Farmhouse Design District, and Vintage Tin Can, and ate crab Alfredo pizza. Even better, I got to do it with good friends and family. Now, that’s a good Friday in my book! Keep reading to check out all the wonderful treasures we picked up!
We arrived at 9:45 to get a parking spot and scope out all the unique items before the mad rush came in. And that didn’t take long! We always start at Painted Mill because the good steals move fast!
My new “fish tales” sign! Eek so excited to get this guy hung in our house!
Spotted this beauty on the hunt for our friends who are decorating their new home. You can see me taking a photo to text them because they were on another level and you can’t go running looking for someone every time you spot a good find…too much foot traffic in a tight space for that nonsense! Loved it, but not quite right for their space, so we left her for another lucky shopper.
I absolutely love the porthole style mirrors, but this one was a little pricey for my liking. Keeping my eyes peeled for one when I travel and of course every time I pop into Marshall’s or Home Goods.
Grabbed some dried penny cress because my stash of dried flowers and herbs at home is getting a bit tattered. I’ve used them in my decor on and off for years. For $8, it’s worth it if they last a few years, and there are so many different colors and styles to choose from. One day I’ll start growing them myself, but for now, I’ll buy anything that isn’t lavender (I finally have a fruitful bush in our garden).
And that’s the line to check out! Fortunately, I already made my purchases. I snapped this while waiting for our friends to checkout.
Next stop was the Farmhouse Design District. This shop has beautiful, grand pieces that wouldn’t fit in most of our houses. However, there are a handful of smaller items too. We always find a good piece of furniture, a vintage wall hanging, or small accent piece here.
I didn’t snap a photo, but my sister found a vintage Chesapeake Bay map. Can we say jealous?! And our friends purchased a large hutch for their living room, at a great price I might add. I found a set of heavy duty concrete a-z bookends for our friends to use in their nursery.
I also spotted this old wood box! Swooning over this one! I love the subtle nautical detail of the rope handles and the “Sharon, Pennsylvania” (who knows where that is lol) and other worn off lettering on the side. Our friends were looking for a large basket to store blankets in their living room. We saw a few options throughout the day but they were out of our price range. As soon as I spotted this vintage crate, I knew it would be perfect. It is quite deep in height, but also narrow, so it will not stick out too much. They were excited for this one!
And last, but not least, we made a quick stop in the Vintage Tin Can. This shop tends to be a bit kitchy, but occasionally we find something good here, and when we do, it is priced extremely well! Today our friends found a pair of Crate & Barrel Rattan wicker chairs for less than $70 for their screened in porch. Let’s just say that was by far the deal of the day!
After a few hours of shopping, we were all tired, hungry, and sticky. That’s right, I said sticky, because we live in Baltimore and it’s been raining for a week, so today was 85 degrees, but it felt like 100 with the humidity. My least favorite thing about Maryland, unless I’m on a boat. Anyway, we made our way to Gunpowder Lodge, otherwise referred to as GPL by locals, to grab a bite to eat and a cold beverage to cool us off.
If you’re looking for something to do this weekend or you’re on the hunt for unique, vintage, and chippy home decor, check out these monthly tag sales for a rare shopping experience on Main Street in Fallston, Maryland! This weekend is extra special because it is their annual and semi-annual sales, their most popular events of the year! Run (yes, run so you don’t miss any steals) to Main Street Saturday or Sunday from 10am-5pm. You can find more info. on parking and vendors on their sites linked throughout this post. Happy hunting, friends!