Opening Late Today – Dogs Must Have Their Photos with Santa at the Humane Society!

Photo with Santa

It’s a must!  We do it every year… the three of them get dressed up in their matching red sweaters; Rudi and Buddy, the little dogs, sit on Santa’s lap while Millie sits in front of him wondering why she has to go through this foolishness.

The photos at the Greater Androscoggin Humane Society are a fund-raiser for that wonderful shelter.

Papa’s – The Cutest Little Thrift Shop in Town!  Come on in and see what we have – we’re small but we have a good selection and our prices are great!

Christmas and other holiday shopping at Papa’s will save you lots of money!

Papa’s Programs & Services.

Low Income Voucher Program.  We’ll be getting our Low Income Vouchers ready soon, so case managers & other social workers we’ve been working with should look for those in your email; if you haven’t been working with us (and don’t know what this is all about), send me an email at

Items of interest to people with low income vouchers: pots & pans, small decoratives, glassware, linens, purses, appliances, and children’s equipment, as well as other items in the shop. We occasionally have small furniture, too.  BTW, we no longer carry clothing!   (Note: Not all items can be obtained for free via the voucher program.  The only items we can afford to give away are those that we received as donations… otherwise, we’d lose our shirt on this venture!  Hopefully, everything will be clearly marked, but if not, just ask!) 

Cool Thrift Shop Items for the General Public.  We have bunches of low cost stuff for you to browse through!  In addition to the small decoratives, cut glass & other glassware, and purses mentioned above (and the items listed under Heritage Wholesalers below), we have candlesticks & candle holders, sporting goods, vinyl record albums, Ball jars, mirrors and loads of other things you obviously can’t live without!

Heritage Wholesalers.  Not only is Papa’s reopening with greatly expanded inventory for the general public but we’re thrilled to be able to offer some items at wholesale prices to flea marketers and other vendors with state resellers certificates… There’s a small minimum purchase required in addition to the resellers certificate, but other than that, it’s easy-peasy!  Come check out the cookbooks, children’s books and other books, framed art and unframed posters, vintage & contemporary china, collectible carousel horses and collectible angels, Christmas and other holiday gift ideas, the Chefs’ collection and more!

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!


Location:  Papa’s Thrift Shop at 5 Park Street, Lewiston ME 04240.
Hours: Usually 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Mondays & Fridays, and 12:00 pm to 4;00 pm on Saturdays.  Sometimes we’re open at other times … if you happen to drop by and don’t see the door open, check around the corner at Heritage Collectibles.  If we can, we’ll open up Papa’s for you.
Our hours do vary, unfortunately, depending on the demands of our day jobs (Linda is a social worker, and John is the post press supervisor at the local newspaper), whether we are exhibiting at an antiques or home show (rare nowadays), doing a garage sale or flea market clean-out, or are attending an auction we just don’t want to miss!  If you are traveling any distance, your best bet is to call us first to make sure we’ll be there, or to make an appointment.  We do try to post our hours each day on the shop’s door, and weekly on this blog.
We expect our hours this week to be:
Sunday, Dec 6 – 1:00-4:00
Monday, Dec 7 – 10:00-5:00
Tuesday, Dec 8 – 10:00-1:15
Wednesday, Dec 9 – 10:00-5:00
Thursday, Dec 10 – 10:00-1:15
Friday, Dec 11 – 10:00-5:00
Saturday, Dec 12 – 11:00-5:00
Contact us:
Maine locations
… Linda: 207 740 2247 or (easier to reach than John, and somewhat more flexible)
… John: 207 713 0674 or
Generic Email

Message re Our Products:
Most of the items we offer are pre-owned (although you’ll find some things still have tags on them).  Therefore, reasonable wear & tear is to be expected, and our items are sold as seen and as described in the photos and/or in person.
We try to describe any damage, nicks, blemishes or other problems of which we are aware in any and all of our listings, and always include plenty of clear photographs which are integral to the description, so please review them closely.
We ordinarily do not “clean up” items because such cleaning may detract from their value.
We are specific and honest in our descriptions because we want happy buyers who will return and/or refer their friends!

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