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Monday, April 5, 2010

Can you have too many white dishes?

I have an obsession. I'm a dishaholic. My drug, I mean dish of choice would have to be white ironstone. I love it! I want it! I need it! And boy did I get a fix last weekend. I hit the mother load.

As you probably know by now, I love to shop at thrift stores. I only go on Saturday morning otherwise you would be seeing me on that new TV show call Hoarders. Since I really don't want to be on TV for that, I keep my thrifting to a minimum.

Well I was at my local thrift store on Saturday when all of a sudden I heard a heavenly choir shouting "hosanna". A bright light ascended from the heavens & shown down on a box in the corner. So you know I had to look. And low and behold, what did my eyes see? Why a box full of white dishes. And not ordinary white dishes, but ironstone. Never mind they were made in Japan instead of England. They were ironstone.

The set came with 8 dinner plates, 7 salad plates, 8 saucers and 7 cups. No bowls. Boo hoo.
And what did I pay for my heavenly manna?

Why I paid $15.00!

That's 50 cents a piece. Such a deal.

Double obsession fix. Ironstone & cheap!

Some of the plates are chipped and some are crazing and even some are a little discolored (kind of like me). I call it character.

I already had 4 dinner plates exactly like this that I had picked up from various thrift stores over the years.
I also picked up some other white ironstone dishes over the past month that I forgot to take photos of. But only a plate or two or six. Nothing like getting almost a complete set at one time like this.

My hubby thinks I already had too many white dishes before buying these.

Can you really have too many white dishes?

I don't think so.

What do you think?



Linking to:

Today's Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm

26 comments:

  1. Kim,
    You got an AWESOME deal on these dishes...comeby and show them off tonight at my PAR-TAY...hope to see you there:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. I am with you on this one...nope...never too many white dishes!!! They are really cute! Good job!!!

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  3. It doesn't matter what color the dishes are...you can never have enough. You can always find a little spot to fit them into...at least I can!

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  4. Don't blame you a bit, Kim! I love the whites too! What a great bargain and they sure come in handy for decorating and company! Have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. I agree, you can't have too many white dishes! What a great find, Kim. Lucky you!!

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  6. Frugal Score! What an incredible find, you had to be so thrilled...I know I would have been. Fantastic that you have nearly a complete set, sans the bowls...maybe they will turn up next week?

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  7. Oh you can never have too many white dishes or any color for that matter!! Oh my gosh, I love dishes too, you have a great find there!

    Nancy

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  8. I have been trying to find some. That was a great deal. They are all $2 each when I find one. I'm waiting for the big find.

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  9. Answer -no! You can never have too many dishes! Especially when they are white ironstone. Great find.

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  10. Hi Kim:
    Alas, I'm also a dish hound. If I had a butler's pantry, I'd be in heaven (small "H" on purpose). Hmmmm...maybe if I converted the laundry room? Thanks for sharing photos of some of your treasures.
    xoxo
    Donna

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  11. What a great deal! I LOVE white ironstone too and it has become my new obsession. I have found a few pieces that I have displayed in my dining room and I want to hang a few above a mirror in the dining room too.
    Love what you found....it was definitely your day at the thrift store.
    Jane

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  12. Answer to your question...
    NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Just keep finding those Ironstone deals!!!!!

    xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  13. Too many dishes? Oh heck noooo! lol

    On one thrifty trip, I came home with an ironstone tureen, as I was cleaning it, I heard my son say "Another one!? Mama, you're obssessed" To which I replied "you say that like it's a bad thing" ha!

    You scored, Kim! Those are fabulous! I so heart ironstone too!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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  14. In case you don't know I'm pretty sure that mark "SR" is for Sears and Roebuck. I do know that they were made for Sears so it only makes sense that that's what the mark is. GREAT FIND!

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  15. First your dishes are beautiful! I love the shape of the plates. Second, there's no way you could ever have too many white dishes, floral dishes, platters...... LOL

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  16. Oh I just love your dishes! What a great find! Be blessed. Cindy

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  17. What a fantastic find! I'm sure you will enjoy them for a long, long time. You can never have too many white dishes...or too much of ANYTHING white, IMHO. (My hubby says I have a "white obsession.") :)

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  18. You made a good score there! I collect various ironstone platters and plates....I love the color variations of the old pieces.

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  19. Are you kidding me?! Too many white dishes???? NEVAH! Love them!

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  20. Kim,
    I'm so happy that you came to my PAR-TAY...hope you had a good time:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  21. Awesome enjoy!!!
    No you can never have too many!!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  22. I have an OBSESSION with ironstone, too!
    I found a whole box of 72 pcs. of Pfaltzgraff ironstone last year for $15, also!
    i think I need to go to Goodwill tomorrow and get another fix!
    :)
    Fun post!!

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  23. If they make you happy and you have a place to put them, then why the heck not? :)

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  24. Never too many dishes white or otherwise in my opinion! I might be working on being a candidate for Hoarders but I love my dishes! I think you got an awesome deal for sure.

    Linda @ A La Carte

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