Friday, December 25, 2009

It's the Little Things that Make a Big Difference- Matching DISHES! [Thrifty Finds]

I've been with my boyfriend for 13 years come January 17th. When I met him, he had purchased his own set of hunter green WalMart dishes about 2 to 3 years prior to us dating. Half a year into our relationship, we got some hand-me-down dishes from an ex friend, a few years into that we purchased some dishes from Mardens, some plastic bowls from a yard sale, and maybe a dish or two from a thrift store.

It was purely chaos in my kitchen cabinet with the colors. I wanted a set of dishes that not only matched, but matched my decor.
Here is my BEFORE- yes that's all of them, I've managed to break a few over the years: (don't forget to click the pictures to get a better close up!)

Here is my big find! YELLOW and WHITE Couture Styled by Mikasa
Accent Casuals in Jasmine #JH104 6 (SIX) piece setting which included:
1 serving plate, 6 dinner plates, 6 bowls, 6 smaller plates,  and 1 serving dish.....
all for the price of........ $7.99!!!
Yes my friends, SEVEN DOLLARS AND NINETY NINE CENTS from Goodwill! Could you imagine if they would have sat around til the day they went on half off-- it would have been even crazier to get these at $3.99-- which I didn't, and that is totally fine!!!

Not a single chip, break, crack, etc!!! They are in PERFECT condition!!
Ready to see them in the cabinet?!?!

So much better!! I'd like to thank the previous owners of the dishes for keeping them all together and treating them kindly! And a big thanks to Goodwill for the incredible price!

The dishes aren't listed on the site, the stamp looks pretty old, so it's hard to tell if they are "antique" or if they just have an old time stamp. Again, all that mattered was that I have dishes that all match and are all there!

I packed up our dishes and ran them to Salvation Army the next day. It was sad seeing them go, but we'll find tranquility in these matching, unchipped dishes!


  1. Tranquility is so worth it! Congrats on a great find :).

  2. That was the cutest blog entry. Love the story and your dishes were a great find. I love yellow anyway, I would have loved the dishes just for that.

    Thank you for visiting junkblossoms! Hope you'll come back soon. Happy New Year!

  3. Great find and sooo much better! Those hunter green dishes served you well and it was time to move on to better things.

  4. Hi Katy!
    Thanks for stopping by.
    I figured out what the page break thing was on my test post... exactly what you were talking about... you have to click to read the rest of the post! ICKY. Now I know not to ever do that... LOL
    Your blog is very cute. You have a new follower.
    Happy New Year to you!

  5. Wow.... what a way to end 2009! thank you so much for stopping by over at my quarter life crisis! your comments made me blush to say the least!! i wasnt sure anyone was still reading out there seeing as i have been slacking off and just kind of winding down from the year. i cant wait to start looking around your blog :) seems we have a few things in common. i am from MD- bron and raised- and now in NC. if you have ever heard of crofton/gambrills/odenton hats where im from! i also had the hunter green dishes from walmart haha!
    have a safe and happy new year and i hope we get a chance to speak again soon and i cant wait to hear if you find any treasures at the habitiat store!
    and thank you again for your very generous comment :)

  6. Hi!
    Thanks for your ever soooo kind comment! I was sick in bed the day I read it and it put a big ole smile on my face.
    What a great find; gotta love Goodwill. I’m itching to get there a.s.a.p. I’ve not been since before Christmas. Once I get my house back in order I must feed my GW addiction.
    Happy New Year to ya!

  7. Don't you love it when you run across a find like that!!

    Hi Kati, I just wanted to answer your question.

    I like to pull the rod 6-8" out on either side of the window, so that your curtains are framing the window, but actually covering the wall. I do this because it brings in more light and gives the illusion that the window is bigger.

    Hope you are having fun putting everything the way you want it! Thanks for your comment.

  8. Hi Kati! Thanks for stopping by the blog! Goodwill is the BEST isn't it?!

  9. Oh my goodness, what a great find! You should link up to my day on Friday's called Frugalicious Fridays. it's all about finding fabulous...for less, without breakin' the bank! And you sure did that with thise ca-ute plates! I'm like you...I think saving is fun too!

  10. Katie, thanks for coming by! I'm really enjoying all the comments from all of you.


  12. Those dishes are so pretty, what a great find!!



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