Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dishware

....yes, I'm writing. There, now that that's out of the way...

We've had a complaint around here lately about dishes disappearing. There are NEVER enough plates! And bowls? Forget about 'em! After cereal, mac and cheese for lunch, salad with dinner, or any combination there abouts.... there are never any bowls left for ice cream, the MOST important meal of the day. So, finally, I went out and did some second-hand shopping for dishware. You wanna see?

WHAT's left of my original set, 8 of each: plates [small and large], saucers, bowls, and cups

This is what's left of the lovely dishware my mother-in-law bought be because she knows I like roosters in my kitchen....and needed plates! 4 of each: dinner plates and bowls

The one plate I'm sure I will never lose: Mother's Day 2006

More bowls than plates, this is what's left of the Corelle I bought a few years ago. I think I added bowls to that since then...they're pretty cheap at Walmart

My trip to the second hand store a few months ago for sandwich plates

Even before that [apparently these are not in chronological order], I bought these awesome plates...I think. Could have been a Walmart buy...

Yesterday, it was a hodge podge at Goodwill with these whites....

these awesome 80's plates....

I think I had a friend who owned those brown plates...or maybe that was my aunt, back in the 70s....

and finally, the blue and orange striped plates of which there was almost an entire set!



NOW, my cabinet is full. [note the lone custard cup, of which my mother bought me a complete set just months ago...][where did they all go?!?!?!]


Anyone want to come for dinner?


10 comments:

  1. I'd love to come for dinner! And sadly, I know exactly what this is like, but it was a great idea to hit the second hand stores - I might have to do that.

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    1. it's fun, deb. there is so much stuff there. Not like underwear, ya know? I don't think I"ll ever buy retail again...except for underwear.

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  2. I think I have glasses to match the blue and orange striped plates (they have painted rings around the top of the glass).

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    1. Ha! I believe it, Kevin. I like that set, it's a bit lighter than the other ones I bought. That's why I like Corelle, too. really light.

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  3. We'll come to dinner - it's been too long since our families have shared a meal. We'll bring the meal, you provide the awesome dishes! :-)

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    1. That sounds awesome, Katherine!
      I will throw out some dates for you. :D

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  4. The picture of your first set, I have the same set!

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    1. I should have known, MOira... Mmmhmm.
      Nice plates for nice people.

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  5. You could have a huge party with all those plates! It seems like all my plates are chipped, but they work. :)

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  6. i like mix and match stuff. set the table and take a picture!

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