Monday, July 20, 2015

Treasure Hunting in The Hamptons

I always look forward to a little thrifting when I'm on vacation.

Thrifting in The Hamptons was not what I expected!

I mean come on... look at this place!

It was more like going to an estate sale in a gorgeous home!

We happened to hit ARF the week after their huge fundraiser benefiting the animals and they still had the following amazing offerings!

Check out these donations!

(On a return visit they had Madeline Weinrib pillows on the daybed!)

I was completely smitten with this piece and could not get it off my mind the entire trip!

Definitely my favorite piece!

I was fantasizing about decorating a house in The Hamptons with thrift store finds :)


I did find a few small treasures in the basement I managed to sneak into my luggage.

Ladies Village Improvement Society
East Hampton

I didn't get many photos here but trust me it was just as amazing as ARF and had an incredible book section, designer clothes galore, a bargain basement and then this furniture barn that I discovered on a subsequent visit!

I was intrigued by this solid brass frame with original built in picture light.

Fresh Air Home is a summer camp in Southampton for physically challenged children ages 7 -18.

The weekend we were there was the Annual Decorators - Designers - Dealers Sale and Auction Benefit Gala.

The morning after the Live and Silent Auction Event they open up the house at 11:00 am and pretty much everything is spoken for by 11:05 because they practically give the remaining items away

It was exciting to be there and experience this highly anticipated event or shall I say "sport" that local Hamptonians wait for all year!

A few spoils to tuck into my luggage as a reminder of my time here.

Southampton Animal Shelter Thrift Shop

I made a quick pit stop here on our first day.

And then saw that there was going to be a rummage sale at the First Presbyterian Church in Southampton on Fri. evening.

I couldn't make it because we were in East Hampton waiting for our son to arrive on the train from Manhattan.

 While looking for a few garage sales we came across this neat shop and a warehouse full of treasures tucked behind it

where I spied this amazing...

We did end up going to several great garage sales in Sag Harbor, Southampton and Montauk.

(Some John Robshaw pillow shams,and an Ikat pillow found at an estate sale in tony Southampton plus a coconut cupcake from Lunch)

At this sale in Montauk we met a wonderful Irish family from Staten Island who have been summering here since the 1960's.

They were a family of firemen, policemen and teachers whose parents bought property and built a home here when it was still relatively undiscovered. In fact they told me that their aunt sold her waterfront property 2 years ago for $15 Million and that it was back on the market for $25 Million!

They took us a tour of Montauk pointing out some famous neighbor's digs like Anthony Bourdain and locales from the Showtime series, The Affair, before dropping us off at the Lighthouse where we were the last to go up and check out the spectacular views of Montauk or as its called, 

"The End."


swedecollection said...

So jealous. Would love to have gone to all of those bargain places. I would be wanting to purchase furniture I couldn't get home that would break my heart. I can't help wondering if that small black coffee table isn't English paper mache worth $18,000 to $26,000??????

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I've been dieing to go antiquing..what wonderful things and what a beautiful place to be visiting...

KATHYSUE said...

Another fun day shopping vicariously with YOU!! What a fantastic trip!! Thank you for sharing your adventures with us,

Sarah said...

I don't know how you could leave all those treasures behind. I know you live on the opposite coast, but really! ;-)
Fun to see all of this. The one time we spent time in the Hamptons, I was amazed at the fun things available in the thrift stores. Same on Nantucket!

I would have found a way to ship that little faux bamboo night stand and a few other things. I've been known to do things like that. ;-)

Thanks for sharing all this fun!

Karena said...

Terri what amazing finds and fun treasures you came home with!
Spotted that little bamboo table and love it! I would love a trip to the Hamptons!

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Mary Ann Pickett said...

Awesome post, Terri!!! I feel like I was there with you...wish I HAD been.

Nancy said...

WOW!!!! you know where the best places are! you should start a business taking people on buying trips. :)

Sustainable Furniture UK said...

So jealous. Would love to have gone to all of those bargain places. It feels like I was there with you. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Porter said...

My favorite way to shop for those special items that come with a great trip attached! My husband would be very nervous though! It's been a while since I've visited. Trying to get back to reading & writing more often in the blogosphere! XO

cindy hattersley design said...

ARe you kidding me? I think you lied and came home with a truck and trailer!!

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