One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is to go to the Farmer’s Market and hit some garage sales or thrift stores. There is something so therapeutic about heading out and wondering what you will find on any given Saturday. My kids have gotten in on the fun and now love coming along too. You will be amazed at the things we pick up for hardly anything at all.
If you have been following me for a while, you may have noticed that I have a China, Silver and Crystal obsession. You can not believe how many sets I have (just ask my husband)! The only reason I can afford this habit is that I pick them all up for pennies during my thrifty excursions.
I am constantly asked by my followers, about all my dishes and props that are used in the photographs in my blog. Many have wondered if my Food Blog “Hobby” wasn’t costing a fortune. The answer for me is NO. I do not purchase expensive props and the food the I write about on my blog is food that I serve to my family and friends.
I don’t cook for my blog. Quite the opposite, my blog is a reflection of our life.
Soooo… how much can you buy for under $5 and 2 quick garage sale stops?
Old fashioned Colander (with rust on the handle…LOVE!) .50… Can’t you just see strawberries or green in this colander?
Set of 5 Etched Glass Stem Glasses (why is the one in the back a different shaped differently?) $2.00… I’m thinking Chocolate Mousse, Portuguese Rice Pudding, Ice Cream or Fruit Salad
Coffee Mugs from Portugal (I buy anything made in Portugal) 2 for $1.00
Stainless Steel Gravy Boat .50
Knife with Wood Handle .25
Wooden Spatula .25
Mason Jar .25
This Thrifty Saturday total cost $4.75
Spending the morning outdoors, doing the things you love, with those you love… priceless.
Have an awesome weekend friends! See you Around the Family Table for Sunday Supper tomorrow!