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Visiting GRIME soon, but today I’m heading out to Worcester friends for a Harvest Meal!


Bangs trimmed, clothing appropriately layered for New England October daze …

Speaking of clothing, I recently checked out the great stuff at GRIME and More vintage clothing store on Shrewsbury Street, Worcester.

Beautiful looking store!

They have cowboy boots just like new, vintage tee shirts, sexy dresses, wildly colorful blouses and jackets, skirts, blue jeans and STUFF FOR HALLOWEEN!

Get creative, creatives!

Visit GRIME today and create your own homemade Halloween costume-masterpieces!

Owner Molly is 100% local – from the goods she sells, to that real, down to earth Worcester ‘tude! Plus, she’s beautiful and knows fashion!

CLICK HERE to check out Molly’s store website !

Visit her shop today!

The GRIME shop on Shrewsbury Street: Great vintage clothing, boots, shoes and other items!

We visited GRIME Vintage clothing shop …

… and More on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester a month ago. Love Molly’s shop! Walked in and left smiling!


Owner Molly is GREAT! Unlike some chubby fakers in the biz (a chubette we’re learning lots of folks in Woo do NOT like!) Molly PAYS her workers – doesn’t exploit them like the chubette who buys herself boats and homes and pays NO ONE.  And … Molly is 100% local! She is actually at her shop – not in Texas or NYC or Connecticut pretending to be in Woo!  Molly is a real shop owner, truly committed to Worcester.

CLICK HERE to check out her store website ! Visit her store today!

The GRIME shop: Great vintage clothing, boots, shoes and other items! And a terrific, down to earth, beautiful owner! Molly!

– R. Tirella

Some of the coolest, most unique gifts …


A few years ago Rosalie picked up what is now her fave cozy VINTAGE Mr. Rogers Sweater at Goodwill on Park Ave, Worcester. For around $2 !

The sweater’s tag is so 1950s – all America is #1! Love the automobile!



The Goodwill Store on Park Ave is open 7 days a week – most days ’til 7 p.m. Great selection of some wonderful dresses, skirts, blouses, jackets, etc! For $2, $3, $4! Lots of their clothing is very gently used. Some of it vintage – but you have to SPEND TIME LOOKING!!! Make a shopping date with a gal pal and have fun! Proceeds go to running their job training programs for people in recovery and more! 

… can be found at Goodwill, the Salvation Army and, of course, ABBY’S HOUSE GIFT THRIFT STORE on 52 High St.  and UNIQUE FINDS on 1329 Main St. (Webster Square).

Why pay “vintage stores and shops” the extra money (they mark up $$ big time) when you can go straight to the source – the places they go to buy their stuff? And you can buy the clothing/items for a song! And support great causes and local small business folks who actually make a living selling their stuff. It’s not just a hobby. It’s how they pay their rent/ buy groceries.

CLICK HERE to visit Abby’s House website and learn more about Abby’s House thrift gift store and Abby’s House Women’s Shelter. All $$ from Abby’s thrift store goes to fund the shelter!




Above: Hundreds of unique gifts, hundreds of vintage toys at Unique Finds at 1329 Main St., Worcester! This sprawling, quirky store is filled with items for around $5 and is open 7 days a week – ’til 8 pm. Check out UNIQUE FINDS today!

– photos and text by Rosalie Tirella

Looking for last-minute holiday gifts such as … vintage goodies, clothing and household items?

CAM00922 (1)A few months ago my neighbor gave me this blouse and other goodies. What I didn’t use I donated to non-profits, with one very nice pair of shoes (new) going to Abby’s. … All your donations are tax-deductible.   – R. Tirella

… then shop where our Parlee Jones works – ABBY’S HOUSE!

52 High St., Worcester

Parlee runs their homeless shelter; she places women, often fleeing domestic violence, in safe spaces.

By shopping at Abby’s House THRIFT SHOP (52 High St., across the street from St. Paul’s Cathedral) you support the shelter and the homeless women for whom it spells HOME.

Lots of greats buys! Lots of items Diamonds in the Rough! Don’t forget! The money you spend at the shop goes towards supporting Worcester’s iconic women’s shelter.


Learn more (from their website):

Abby’s House Thrift Shop

The Abby’s House Thrift Shop continues to be our largest single source of revenue.

All of the profits from sales at the Thrift Shop fund our emergency shelter.

The Thrift Shop is full of quality clothing, accessories, home goods, and bargain-priced cosmetics.

We encourage you to visit the store today, not only to donate clothing and homegoods, but to add some great pieces to your wardrobe!


Monday through Thursday: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fridays: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturdays: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Thrift Shop is closed on holidays. When Worcester Public Schools declares a snow day, the Thrift Shop will be closed.

In case of bad weather, please call ahead to make sure we’re open: (508) 756-5486 extension 12.

Making Donations:

Donations are accepted during regular shop hours. We are happy to accept gently used, seasonal women’s clothing in good condition and household items of all kinds including kitchenware, lamps and decorative items. New, unopened health and beauty products are also welcome.

At times we are in need of furniture in good condition that may be used to set up an apartment, such as small kitchen sets or desk sets. If you would like to make a furniture donation, please call ahead.

We do NOT accept books, computers, TVs, furniture, records, record players, hangers, used pillows, men’s clothing or used children’s clothing and toys.

Please note that due to the new laws regarding child safety we can only accept children’s clothing or toys if they are NEW, in package or tagged.

CLICK HERE to visit the Abby’s House website to learn more!