When you are just starting your food prop collection, it can start to get expensive. It’s great to buy everything all shiny and new, but it does add up. I’m here today to share a little secret – you don’t have to spend a fortune on buying food props. In fact, it costs almost next to nothing!

My tip is to shop locally. I’m talking about yard sales and friends! Visit ones in your community and snag some awesome deals and find that no one else has.

I’ve been visiting yard sales for years but didn’t start back into it full force for my food photography prop collection until this year. ‘Tis the season for yard sales so get up early on Saturday mornings and take full advantage of it while it lasts.

In our area, they typically run from the long May weekend to Labour Day weekend in September. That’s a few months of shopping! I bet you will find some hidden treasures like I have.

Peek at some of the props I’ve discovered in my travels.


Props are an awesome addition to your blog photography. Here is where we buy our photo props for our Glycemic Index Food Website (and some amazing suggestions on what to buy).


Amazon is the king of photo props; they have a massive selection!

Signature Housewares Sorrento Collection 8-Inch Stoneware Pasta Bowl
Eddingtons Italian Olive Wood Honey Dipper
Rustic Cutlery
Vintage Paper Straws
White Flour Sack Dish Towels
Dansk Wood Classics Individual Salad Bowl
Brilliant Bianco 10″ Porcelain Cake Pedestal
Farmhouse Pantry Hobnail Serving Bowl by Rosanna
Berry Bowls
Petite Treat Cup Cake Stand by Rosanna
French Perle Groove Mini Bowl by Lenox
Country Home Slate Cheese Board by Twine
Residential Serving Bowl by Russel Wright
Bamboo Salad Bowl by Lipper International
Pumpkin Serving Bowl by Boston International
Decor Bon Bon Mini Beaded Cupcake Stand by Rosanna
16 oz. Bowl by EVO Sustainable Good
Firenze 9.5″ Dessert Plate by Pamela Gladding
Cotton Napkin by Fiesta
Clear mugs
Libbey Glass Milk Bottle
Ziggy Place Spoon by French Bull
Condiment Server by Cal-Mil
Marble Pastry Slab


Every month you could be shipped props straight to your door with the GlobeIn subscription box!

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Other great places to find props:

  • Crate and Barrel
  • The Dollar store – you will be surprised by the great finds you can find here!
  • Super store also has some great finds!

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