Heavenly Houseware Finds at St. FrancisThrift Store.

Heavenly Houseware Finds at St. FrancisThrift Store.

I firmly believe that “one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure”. An afternoon of thrift shopping and vegan food-spotting is my idea of eco-conscious fun. So, when my friend suggested lunch on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, I was delighted because that is the perfect area in which to enjoy both of my faves!

The bright, red wooden entrance to St. Francis Thrift Store–nestled in the basement of a church on 96th Street–beckoned us inside. Clean, airy and well-organized–it’s easy to navigate the counters, shelves, bins and racks of St. Francis without a lot of effort.

No plastic for me. I love to eat, drink and serve food in clay vessels as often as possible. So, as we hurried into the store, these charming, second-hand, ceramic treasures caught my attention and “slowed my roll”.

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This striking, mat black ceramic tea set stopped me in my tracks.

Heavenly Houseware Finds at St. Francis Thrift Store

Bring a bit of Morocco to your kitchen.

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Dress up your dinner table with this covered ceramic serving dish.

Heavenly Houseware Finds at St. Francis Thrift Store

Ceramic fruits and vegetables add flair to any kitchen.

Heavenly Houseware Finds at St. Francis Thrift Store

Every healthy kitchen needs a ceramic grater.

Heavenly Houseware Finds at St. Francis Thrift Store

Every meal will feel special on these beautiful, blue ceramic dishes.

Heavenly Houseware Finds at St. Francis Thrift Store

I can think of a dozen ways to use these charming ceramic baking dishes.

Heavenly Houseware Finds at St. Francis Thrift Store

Big, beautiful ceramic mugs make tea time better.

Heavenly Houseware Finds at St. Francis Thrift Store

Handmade and perfect for soup, salad or side dishes.

Heavenly houseware finds at St. Francis Thrift Store.

Now toast your fabulous thrift store haul with a glass of organic wine in these lovely blue goblets!

Accessorizing your home for less is easy and green–when you know how to thrift.

What is the name and location of your favorite thrift store? What were your best thrift store finds? Share your comments with us.

The Esssentials

St. Francis Thrift Store

Upper West Side

217 W 96th St

New York, NY 10024

(212) 749-0276