Last week I took several bags of clothing and miscellaneous items to the thrift store. After I dropped off the donations I decided to look for plates and napkins.
There was one plate I liked for everyday use, and half-a-dozen linen napkins we'll also use daily.
Bonus finds were a lap-sized afghan, a small tin of cookie/pastry cutters, and a full set of measuring spoons, which were desperately needed since several of ours have gone through the disposal and are no longer usable.
All practical, in constant use (except for the cookie cutters), and my total cost was $6.50.