Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Enough Dishes to Feed Guests

So, for sometime now I've been trying to collect white dishes from thrift stores to add to my own.  Remember I'm the one who only had service for 4, pretty hard to have folks over if they have nowhere to put there food.  Anyway, I was up to 6 white Cafeware from Fred Meyer.  I was cruising through Freddies one morning and came across white Corelle plates on clearance for $1.64.  I only bought 3, because I couldn't remember how many dishes I had at home at was aiming for service for 12.  When I got home and realized I now had a grand total of 9 I knew I had to go back to the store the next day and I did.  Much to my sadness they were all gone, snatched up by some other women who was wanting the same thing as I.  So that night I was at another Fred Meyer near my house getting dinner stuff.  I cruised their home section and they were out as well, then I looked up for some reason.  And there it was...a whole set of Corelle Enhancement pattern on clearance.  Could it be?  I did the math and it was on clearance for $22 and I had a $7 off coupon as well.  Be still my heart, I grabbed it up quickly and whisked it away to the checkout line.

I now have service for 15.  I didn't think I would like the Corelle again, I remember we had it growing up.  This is an all white elegant design with a slight ridge on the edge.  The moral of my story is be patient and you never know what you will come across.  I think I may have friends over for St. Patricks Day.  Cheers.