One of my favorite weekend activities, aside from going to brunch, is browsing through the items on sale at my neighborhood antique store. If the store happens to have an abundance of kitchen items on display (they change what's on the floor pretty regularly), then I tend to linger a little longer. I love knowing that all of the pieces in the store have their own story, a history.
While shopping for Christmas presents last month, I popped into the antique store for some inspiration. I wasn't looking for anything in particular. I didn't really intend to buy anything. Until I spotted a beautiful wooden serving bowl, matching salad bowls, and wooden serving utensils tucked away on the very bottom shelf of a display case.
When I saw them, I knew they had to be mine. But, I'm not an impulse shopper. I like to do my research, to think about whatever it is I'm wanting to buy before laying down the cash (or my credit card). I told myself that I could purchase the whole set if and only if the pieces were still in the store after I received my next paycheck.
They were still there! Better yet, they were marked down from their original price. I took home the serving bowl, serving utensils, and salad bowls for an incredibly reasonable $23, plus tax. A steal considering wooden serving bowls alone can cost you $50 a piece!
Don't be surprised if I start posting more salad recipes on the blog in the future.
What types of kitchen goodies have you found at antique stores or thrift stores or tag sales? I'd love to hear your stories!