Today I’m sharing 10 thrift store kitchen staples! There’s no reason to purchase these items brand new – in most cases these second hand staples are in perfect condition!
These 10 Thrift Store Kitchen Staples were so simple for me to come up with! I just opened my cupboards and started looking at what I have. I hope that after reading this post you will try looking at the thrift store next time you need kitchen supplies. 😉
Thrift Store Kitchen Staples
The first thrift store kitchen staple I’d like to share with you today are wooden spoons! Almost all of my wooden spoons were purchased at thrift stores, and a few of them have become some of my absolute favorite tools in our kitchen.
My friend Sarah over at Rocky Hedge Farm has a great post all about caring for wooden spoons, it’s an awesome resource if you’ve got some spoons that need cleaning.
I love purchasing glass mixing bowls at thrift stores! They are usually in excellent condition and they have so many purposes. My favorite thrift store bowls have spouts for easy pouring.
If you love to bake, rolling pins are essential! I see rolling pins at thrift stores all the time, and I like to keep some of mine right out on the counter because they are just so pretty!
Dinnerware and Glassware
I suppose dinner an glassware are more so dining room staples, but I wanted to include them anyway since my kitchen cupboards are filled with these items! Thrift stores are usually so overloaded with dinnerware that they often price plates and platters very low…like 25 cents low! How can you beat that?!
The same goes for glassware. I have found the prettiest glassware at thrift stores, and again…they are just so affordable. Glassware can be tricky because it all seems to blend together on the shelf, so be sure to look closely!
You guys know how much I love cutting boards, and so many of mine were thrifted. I love looking for unique shapes, signs of ware, and soft wood hues that aren’t too orange or yellow.
Copper and Cast Iron Pans
Copper is usually pretty pricey at antique shops, but thrift stores are a whole different story! Dig through those pots and pans and look for gorgeous copper pieces. Cast Iron is more affordable second hand as well!
Measuring cups and spoons, glass juicers, bread pans and casserole dishes…I could go on and on! I love looking through the kitchen section at thrift shops for miscellaneous kitchen supplies.
Glass canisters with lids are perfect for storing oats and flours, and while one of mine was purchased brand new, the other was a $3 thrift store find! Crocks are the perfect containers for utensils, and baskets are great for storage as well!
Peg racks and Hooks
Peg racks add cottage charm to any kitchen! Mine was a $3 thrift store find, I just gave it a coat of paint. Hooks are essential for hanging towels and aprons!
Vases/Vessels for Flowers
In my opinion, cottage kitchens aren’t complete without flowers somewhere!! 🙂 I love thrifting for unique vessels to hold flower arrangements near the kitchen sink. White pitchers, vintage pottery, even old watering cans make for gorgeous vessels!
I hope these thrift store kitchen staples inspired you to look a little closer next time you go thrifting!! Which kitchen staples do you like to thrift for? Let me know in the comments below!