As soon as I saw these vintage Portugal plates I knew I had to throw a budget picnic! I was able to purchase six for $20 at my local Salvation Army thrift store. As with all my thrifting adventures, once I had a plan it all fell into place.
When I was in the store and decided I needed more beautiful picnics in my life on our new turf, I started to think of what I might need. We have simple dishes and maybe six glasses. I store a few pieces of decor for set ups or special occasions. I don’t really have anything for outdoor dining. In the moment I decided to go for an Italian, or I guess in this case Portugese, style picnic. I quickly looked up some inspiration photos, which I think is always a great idea, this can help you see the pieces you already own and what you want to find at the thrift store.
To make it simple I created two lists, one of items I already owned and pieces I would like to thrift. This kept me on track with my purchases. Plus I wanted to keep within a $30 budget. I know I will use these items again but didn’t want to overspend.
BUDGET PICNIC LISTS
Items I already owned:
- Straw Hat
- Charcuterie Boards
- Oversized Pillows
Items I wanted to thrift from my local Salvation Army thrift store:
- Vintage Plates
- A Ceramic Water Jug
- Small Glasses
- A Nice Textured Blanket
- A Bread Basket
Guess what? With a plan I knew exactly what I wanted to thrift and found every item on my list at my local Salvation Army thrift store! The best part about thrifting is the items I purchase are unique and I cannot wait to share them with friends and family, until then we had a little family picnic in the yard.