Sunday, August 7, 2011

Thrifting for White China Dinner Plates Finally Pays Off!

I have been scouting every yard sale, garage sale, flea market, thrift store, charity shop, etc. for a nice set of white, china plates.  Of course, I was looking for a set of 6, which is almost impossible...and I was looking for a thrifty price!

This past week I hit the jackpot!  Hubby and I went to Dollar General to pick up a few items on sale with coupons.  When we pulled into the parking lot, to our surprise and excitement, we spotted a charity shop that we had never seen before.  How could that be??? It had to be new, because there's no way we could have missed it before.  (Found out at the checkout counter that they had been there for 3 years!)

We finished up our shopping at Dollar General and hurried over to check out "Dollar Wise".  Closing time was only 15 minutes away.  Quickly I scurried over to the dishes for a quick look......and to my pleasure, there sat the most beautiful set of white, china plates.  I knew they were of excellent quality and they were in pristine shape!  But, the best part, not only were there 6 plates....there were 8!!!  Awesome!  They had my name written all over them.  And, for $2.00 each, they were mine!!!

Hubby and I guessed the plates to be worth about $20 each.  We were right on the money!  After a search online, I found that this particular pattern was discontinued in 2004.  Individual dinner plates are being sold for $19.95 to $23.99 each.

Have you ever experienced the thrill of a good find after losing hope that you would ever find what you were looking for???  That was me!

Not only did I find what I was looking for, but I never imagined to find a full set of 8 that looked brand new!  And, so pretty!  I am in love with them!  I hope to find more pieces soon!

This is probably my best thrift find to date, so I had to share!  Please share what you have found recently that has been on your wishlist for some time.........


  1. You really lucked up! Stop by Treasure Hunt Thursday sometime! All the ladies and I would love to have ya share with us!

  2. Pamela, thank you. I just visited your last Treasure Hunt Thursday...and enjoyed the posts! I have never linked to a party...pretty new to all of this....but will give it a try this next Thursday! Thanks for the invite!

  3. You sure did hit the jackpot on those dishes they were just waiting for you to buy them!
    Thank you for stopping by and becoming a follower, I'm one now on your blog too!


  4. I LOVE the feeling of a great "find." So glad you finally found what you were looking for.

  5. Oh my,I'm in love with your plates as well! You have hit the jackpot,indeed!These are gorgeous and in mint condition....Thanks for your sweet comments,they always make me smile. Have a great week ahead!~Poppy