Five Dollar Finds

I love thrift stores and thrift shopping especially for cute little dishes and one-of-a-kind kitchen items. Once you can get past the visual overload and hodge-podge, there are usually some gems to be found.

Case in point, these turquoise gems.

I found this set of two little flat plates or saucers, two compartment plates, and two little cups for $5 dollars.

One woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure.

Not sure why anyone would have parted with this set, but that’s where the old, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” analogy comes in.

I have a recipe coming up in using these. They were begging to be put to use, immediately.

Some other favorite five dollar finds include:

This cream

I started using it when Skylar was a baby for her dry skin but realized it’s extremely thick (almost too thick for a baby), it’s made with lavender and chamomile, and it does an amazing job of keeping my body soft and my hands from drying out after doing dishes, which is a seemingly non-stop job some most days.

A bag of cashews and rice is less than five bucks…

for making homemade horchata, which is a new staple for us.

Birthday Cake Oreos. Get ’em while the gettins’ good.

If you don’t happen to eat them as-is…

You can make Oreo-Stuffed Brownies with them.

Happy first day of spring today!

It’s finally sunny again in San Diego after a really rainy and nasty cold snap we’ve had for the past half week, but it’s picture perfect today.

Have you found anything great for $5 dollars lately?

I recently did a post on some $1.99 finds, too.

Here’s my Drugstore Top Ten post. All products are under $5 bucks.

Are you enjoying any springtime weather today?

Thanks for the Baking Supplies Giveaway entries

53 comments on “Five Dollar Finds”

  1. Wow — those dishes are amazing! Good eye, finding those! Happy Spring — it’s going to be 83 degrees here in Maine on Thursday — sort of strange but I’ll take it.

  2. Those dishes are beautiful. What a total find! Excited to see them in your recipe pics!

    Today in Santa Cruz, the weather is absolutely gorgeous. In fact, that pic you posted could have been right up the street from me, that’s how it looks outside – even now, as early in the morning as it is! I just bought a Vitamin D tanning bed for my business and let me tell you, Averie…it is AWESOME. Something about sunshine makes the body feel great! Happy Wednesday to you!

  3. What a great find! Those blue dishes are gorgeous. I haven’t been out shopping much, so I haven’t been able to find many good deals. In fact, it seems like everything is rising in price. I’ve gotta hit the dollar store!

  4. I adore those turquoise dishes Averie – $5 for all of them is SUCH a steal!

  5. I totally thought of you when I bought new plates + bowls at Christmas Tree Shop this weekend. I didn’t get QUITE as good of a deal but I’m not complaining since no piece cost more than $1.50! :)

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  7. Love those turquoise finds!! What store is it?????

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