Beyond Local with Tabitha Robinson of Tabitha’s Table: Garrett County Thrift & Antique Shopping
Tabitha is one of Garrett County’s most talented, creative and sweetest ladies! I’ve worked with her both as a photography client and wedding professional and have always been impressed by her skills. What started as a faux flower business for Tabitha has now turned into a flower + home influence with her blog Tabitha’s Table. Her flower business also still lives as Tabitha Robinson Flower Gardens and she's constantly creating beautiful pieces for weddings and events, including her own homegrown florals, new in 2019!
Tabitha's list of services and interests includes floral arrangements for weddings and events, recipes, tablescape designs, interior design, and DIYs, but I’ve been most impressed with her thrifting and antiquing abilities! (Wait until you see what she did with thrift store baskets and an empty wall!)
So as post #1 in a series I’m going to call “Beyond Local”, Tabitha is sharing her favorite thrift and antique shops here in Garrett County, along with some shopping advice. Our area has some notable shops and opportunities!
First up, her thrift store favorites! (She even included their store hours…thanks, Tabitha!)
The Highland Thrift Shop - Non-profit with a mission to help the poor in Garrett County
Store Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-4pm, Tuesday and Thursday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-2pm
Address:116 Main ST Grantsville, MD 21536
Habitat Home Store - Supports Garrett County Habitat for Humanity
Store Hours: Tuesday Wednesday and Fri day 10am-2pm, Thursday 10am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-12pm
Address: 5411 Hutton RD Oakland, MD 21550
Christian Crossing Thrift Shop - Their mission is to improve the quality of life for those of limited means and those in critical need.
Store Hours: Tuesday and Saturday 10am-1pm, Wednesday 2pm-5pm, Thursday 10am-1pm & 5pm-7pm
Address: 2 West 1st AVE Loch Lynn Heights, MD 21550
Other Thrift Stores in the Area
Store Hours: Monday - Saturday 9am-8pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Address: 233 N 3rd ST Oakland, MD 21550
Mason Dixon Outlet - Helps support local charities
Store Hours: Monday – Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Address: 3227 Chestnut Ridge RD Grantsville, MD 21536
Pick of the Litter Thrift Shop - Supports Hart for Animals
Store Hours: Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Address: 24457 Garrett HWY McHenry, MD 21541
Blue Moon Antiques
Store Hours: Everyday 10am-5pm
Address: 165 Main ST Grantsville, MD 21536
Englander’s Antiques and Grill
Store Hours: Monday - Saturday 8:30am-5pm, Sunday 8:30am-3pm
Address: 205 E Alder ST Oakland, MD 21550
Best Places to Find…
Furniture: Habitat Home Store, Christian Crossing Thrift Shop, Goodwill
Home Décor: All stores listed
Doors, Windows, Light fixtures: Habitat Home Store
Tabitha’s favorite thing to find: It’s always a really good feeling when I find a specific piece that I have in mind for my home, but my favorite finds are always vintage Christmas décor! I love the history and knowing that there were other people that used the pieces to celebrate Christmas.
And lastly, two quick shopping tips from Tabitha:
Go often. Some days I don’t find a thing and other days I go home with a car full. You never know when new merchandise is going to be donated.
Know what you are looking for before you go. Search for those items first so no one else can grab them up before you do. Then go back through and browse to see if anything catches your eye or inspires you.
I also told Tabitha that we may need to do a vlog episode where we actually go shopping with her! I can only imagine we’d be inspired and amazed at what she finds, and how she turns them into pieces for her home…like what you see pictured in this post! All these pictures were taken by Tabitha and are of the thrift and antique items she’s turned into home décor.
Doesn’t her home space look lovely!? I think my favorite is her basket wall that sits behind her dining room table.