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A Small Investment

December 28th, 2014 at 08:19 am

Recently DH and I made the decision to make a small investment in new dishes. We don't have a lot of plates and bowls anymore. The kids have broken a lot of our old set over the last few years and since it has been discontinued, it is almost impossible to find. In pricing new dishes of any quality (not china, but not melamine, either), I found them to be about $7 to $8 a plate.

So instead I went on ebay to look and see what they had in the way of old dishes in good condition and I found they had some that matched the stuff my grandmother had when I was a little kid. We were able to buy 13 plates, 10 of which were in mint condition for less than we would have paid for new, and they are all usable. The small chips in the 3 plates are fixable, though I would still like to get 2 more plates that are in mint condition.

Last night I found 12 matching bowls, so we will be getting those next. They have the same pattern on the outer rim, but the picture on the bottom of the bowl is different from the one on the bottom of the plate. They complement each other nicely.

They do have matching tumblers, but they are more expensive so I don't think we will be getting those now, but it is something to keep my eye on.

These dishes make me so happy and remind me of all the time I spent with my grandmother. And the whole family really likes them, too. The best part is they are dishwasher safe because of how they were glazed. The design won't wear off like with some of the older china.

5 Responses to “A Small Investment”

  1. Ima saver Says:

    The dishes sound wonderful!

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Sounds like a good investment!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    Excellent! I'm in need of some new dishes as well. I originally planned to use birthday gift money that we usually receive from my parents, but they didn't gift us money this year. At this point I may just wait until after we move...in case their would be breakage.

  4. CB in the City Says:

    Mind sharing what the pattern is? I am very interested in old dishes.

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    It's Currier & Ives blue and white. The plate pattern is The Old Grist Mill. The bowl pattern is Early Winter.

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