Thursday, 30 August 2012

Pretty White Dishes


I hate my dishes.  They're matte grey stoneware from Ikea.  They're man dishes.  We also have a set of 4-colour rainbow dishes from Walmart because even Kevin started to hate the grey.  Now I think he's indifferent, but I'm on a mission for change!  I want white!  Preferably white ironstone like my little thrift-store pitcher.  So I'm not just going to pick up a box of Corelle from Walmart to satisfy my white dish craving.  I grew up with white Corelle.

But I don't know where to even start looking.  Superstore has plain white dishes for $1.00 each that would be suitable.  However, I don't want to just snap up the first cheap option I find.  They'll be chipped in a week!

I can't afford anything fancy (like Sophie Conran...I've been wanting it for years).  Should I collect mis-matched white pieces from thrift/antique stores?

We also need new glasses.  The ones we got for our wedding are cloudy and drive me crazy.  Any suggestions?

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  3. You should collect mismatched thrift store stuff!
    Regarding the cloudy cups, is it build up from dishwasher detergent or small scratches? When mine start to look that way, I soak them in a sink full of hot water with vinegar. It seems to make them nice and shiny again.

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    1. I'll have to try the vinegar trick. It's probably a combination of both scratches and build-up. Either way, the vinegar will make them look better when I take them to Goodwill...I'm ready for something new.

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  4. I agree, mismatched thrift store finds to make a collection. And since your glasses are 10 years old (right?), maybe a trip to Ikea for some new ones wouldnt' be too expensive.

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    1. I probably will get our glasses at Ikea. I love their kitchen section. The funny thing is that when we got married we received 3 sets of glasses. We kept only the two sets that matched and returned the Ikea ones. I could go buy identical glasses if I wanted too!

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  5. I bought a set of white dishes from the dollar store....and then I added to my collection with yard sale finds :)

    Have a great Labor Day weekend!
    karianne

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    1. That sounds like a great plan, Karianne. I might just get those $1 plates. Thanks for your input!

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