As I go through my house paring down the excess and re-discovering items I have packed away and forgotten, I realize I am fortunate to live in a state where we can yard sale year round. I have been blessed to pick up some wonderful items for little out of pocket cost.
Here are a few of my favorite things in the kitchen and all of them were five dollars or less.
Spice cabinet. Picked up at a yard sale for $5.00. I saw potential, the seller thought it was ugly and asked what I was going to do with it. Put on the spot I said, "Spices" and as I walked off she remarked to her friend "I should have thought of that!". Sorry for the glare, couldn't figure out how not to get that in the picture!
Still the same blue as when I bought it, maybe I will paint it, maybe not. Perfect size for several of my spices.
Next up is the FREE Cookie Jar my friend Sandra gave to me. She had it in her kitchen and I admired it, saying how similar the colors of my kitchen were to this. She said "Take It, I am not using it".
What a great friend, what an amazing jar!
These are the canisters I found for $3.00 at a yard sale a few months back. The price tag on the bottom read $87.50. Talk about STICKER SHOCK. I love them and the fruit motif goes with my kitchen. Forgive the missing outlet plate, I am about to start the THIRD coat of paint in this kitchen. Dark Bordeaux. I love it!
Portuguese Majolica plates and bowl I picked up for $5.00 from an Estate Sale, most of the items were WAY out of my league however I spotted these and grabbed them up! WOOT WOOT!
Small Crock found at yard sale for $1.00! Perfect holder for cooking utensils. I just love yard sales, don't you!
I had to show you a portion of my cookbook collection. Most of these have been purchased for $2.00 or less at various yard sales and the likes. I lurve cookbooks!
When looking about my home I realize that very little has been purchased at retail stores or for retail prices. I love yard sales and the thrill of the hunt. No matter what my budget is, I love the hunt and you never know what you might find. Like this darling "caddy" I picked up last weekend while out of town visiting my family.
Here it is with a few glasses in it. Both my Aunt and the lady hosting the yard sale wanted to know what I planned to do with it...I said,"Uh, put in glasses or condiments when I serve dinner on the patio". The next thing they wanted to know if I was going to paint it. QUEL HORROR! SACRILEGE! I shelled out .75 cents for this beauty!
I love the chippy green, it has character and a history not found in retail items.
Thanks for viewing a few of my favorite things. I am linking this post to Chari's site. Stop by and see what others have found, repurposed, reclaimed and loved. Thanks for stopping by.