Things you should be Buying from a Thrift Store for your Kitchen

Today I thought I’d share a few tips on thrift shopping. There is no doubt that one of the number one things I have saved money on by thrift store shopping is supplies for the kitchen. I know I have saved hundreds of dollars. Here are a few things to keep your eyes peeled while shopping to save you oodles…

Whiteware

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Mixing bowls, platters, porcelain utensil holders and pitchers all cost at least $20 at a regular store. They all cost less than $5 at a thrift store. I have a slight obsession and have a collection Martha Stewart would be proud of…Who can pass up a cute, white pitcher for $1?!

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Vintage Glass

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A close second thrift store favorite! Vintage stemmed glasses, cake stands, vases and dessert plates are all frequent finds.

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Small Appliances

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Remember the famous Dualit find? The beauty is still my favorite find of all time. Thrift stores are always stocked with crock-pots, blenders, toasters, juicers etc that are usually working fine, in great shape and are looking for a new home.

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Professional-Grade Cookware + Bakeware

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Other prized thrift store possessions are my Le Creuset dutch oven, professional cake pans/cookie sheets/cooling racks. These high quality items cost a fortune brand new, I feel lucky to have found them at a fraction of the price.

It is easy to go overboard and buy a lot while thrifting. Always remember the golden shopping rule:

Do not buy anything you do not need or cannot live without!

There is no point even spending a few dollars on something at the thrift store because it was a good deal if it is never going to be used.

I hope these tips are helpful. Happy hunting friends!

3 Responses to “Things you should be Buying from a Thrift Store for your Kitchen”

  1. kimberly Says:

    Great post, you seriously are the expert in this subject, and its a great reminder, to think outside the box when shopping for kitchen items.

  2. Boxwood Clippings » Blog Archive » Our Spring Break Says:

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  3. LB Says:

    Gorgeous vintage glasses!