I always see the great finds that Monica gets at the thrift stores in her area. She does a great job finding things, mostly because she actually goes to them!
When my parents were in town we were out shopping and I decided to stop in at a nearby thrift store to check my luck.
My purpose is to find a shoe rack. I need something for our hall closet and that’s the kind of item that is worth shopping around town a bit.
We walked down the kitchen aisle when my mom picked up a pan. She looked at it and realized it was a Pampered Chef pan. I got a set of pans for our wedding and it was from the same set we own. We also found a skillet that matched. They just looked like the previous owner had put them through the dishwasher (which is a no-no, I used to be a consultant, I know all the “rules”).
So I snatched up my deals, paid less than $10 for two pan easily worth $150 brand new and was on my way.
The best part?
Here’s my skillet in action.
Every time we make a recipe that required a lid, we’d cover the big skillet with a cookie sheet. Now this skillet fits the lid from my stockpot!
I’m working on a “thrift store wish list” so I’m ready to browse those stores when I am out. What’s your favorite thrift store find?