When these white dishes landed in my local Salvation Army a couple months ago, I was totally psyched. I’m always on the lookout for more white dishes to add to my party stash. As you may remember, I like to throw no-waste parties. Instead of buying disposable products for each party, I use real dishes, glasses and silverware. It’s lots nicer; it costs less; and it’s good for the environment, too. Go here to read more about my no-waste party set up.
White dishes work for any party theme, and it’s fairly easy to piece together a set on the cheap. You don’t even have to stick to a single brand to get a cohesive look. Pretty much every company makes a basic white plate. Restaurant-grade dishes are my preference because they’re extra sturdy, and they show up in thrift stores often enough.
See where it says,”ALibbey Food Service Company”? That’s a sure sign you’re getting something sturdy.
But, unfortuntately, my excitement for these dishes ended there because the plates were priced at $3.99 each, and the bowls were priced at $2.99 each. With 19 plates and 18 bowls, that would have been $129.63! Way out of my range.
We’ll, turns out, they were out of everyone else’s range too because after they sat around for a couple months, they got marked down to $.25 each. And, let me tell you, at that price, I couldn’t load them into my cart fast enough.
So I got the whole stack of dishes for $9.25 and tax – a killer deal.
But wait, there’s more …
Because, you may recall that my Salvation Army store gives away free bread with every purchase.
And that means my lovely new dishes came with two lovely loaves of bread. Pretty sweet deal, eh?