For a while now, I've been on the prowl for a set of inexpensive thrift shop china. We've gone through plates at a ridiculous rate because this old house has never had a dishwasher and I'm a klutz. The fourteen-year-old has taken over hand washing the dishes and I don't think he's broken a plate since, but I already had the idea in my head.
I keep seeing articles about how no one wants Grandma's old china sets and they have no value. Why not make our next set of dishes pretty antiques instead of Dollar Tree plates?
Then my mom visited a rummage sale on the last day and the plates were a dollar a set.
Look at these!
I'm swooning over the grapes and walnuts.
This set seems to be a little newer and if I wasn't giddy about that vintage fruit, they'd probably be my favorite plates in the world.
Now we've got two partial sets of gorgeous dishes and I love them so much more than I'd love a brand new set from the department store.
There's also a third set that's white with blue stripes. It nice looking and functional and exactly what we needed...but these are what I wanted.