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Friday’s Five Under $5: Funky in the Kitchen

Fashionistas, I’m still on my vintage kick! And this time, I’m trying to decorate my home. For this activity of finding five Goodwill gems for under $5, I decided to challenge myself to find different kitchen items, both vintage and modern, to add a little spark to my living space this summer.

And guess what?! I did it! After much digging and searching, I found five types of items I’m very excited about.

Two white coffee mugs with flowers printed on them on top of an ornate blue table cloth and yellow patterned napkins

1.) Vintage Cups

First up, at the Alexandria Goodwill, I found 4 vintage, plastic, floral cups for about 50 cents a piece – meaning I only spent $2 total on these!

I can’t wait to drink my beloved Chai tea out of these and treat my friends to a summer tea party.

A spatula and serving spoon with white handles that have floral patterns on them on top of an ornate blue table cloth and yellow patterned napkins

2.) Vintage Floral Cooking Gear

But wait, there’s more floral! What’s great about Goodwill is you can pick up cooking gear, like spatulas, of all decades! These two vintage floral-handle beauties were each about $1-$2 an piece.

I’m in love with these handles! They’re so unique and it reminds me of something you would find at Anthropologie for a lot more money.

I’m going to display these in my kitchen on the wall with pins.

A table cloth with an ornate blue, white, and gold pattern with a print of a plant on it

3.) Vintage Tablecloth

And this gem?!?! When I saw it, I was speechless. For just $3.99 I knew I had to take it home! This beautiful pattern will make my table a conversation piece at  any upcoming meal. I snagged this gem from the Alexandria Goodwill during my June Meetup.

With some wooden plates, my table will look rustic and Italian.

A couple of yellow napkins with a faded vintage yellow, green, and orange pattern

4.) Vintage Napkins

These napkins will be the perfect accompaniment to my table cloth! For under $5 a pair,  I picked up these yellow, vintage, Vera napkins at the Waldorf store.

I have other kinds of vintage napkins from Goodwill too – I guess I now have a collection!

An avocado cuber on top of A couple of yellow napkins with a faded vintage yellow, green, and orange pattern

5.) Kitchen Hacks – Avocado Cuber

This is the most fun and “I-didn’t-know-I-needed-it-until-I-found-it” tool I’ve discovered in months!

For $1, I picked up this avocado cuber at a DC Goodwill location. When you place this on top of an avocado, it slices it perfectly into cubes for snacking or guac.

I’m on a big avocado kick at the moment, so it was perfect timing that I found this. I usually keep it at work and utilize it during lunch for my salad.

Two white coffee mugs with flowers printed on them, a green avocado cuber, a spatula and serving spoon with white handles that have floral patterns on them on top of an ornate blue table cloth and yellow patterned napkins

Have you found any kitchen items for under $5 lately you’re jazzed about, fashionistas?

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