Pink and Blue with Polka Dots Too!

After Easter, I headed to The Christmas Tree Shops to see what they had left in Easter items. They had a decent amount of cute things and at 75% off, I picked up quite a bit of fun Easter items for next year. I love doing that! Next Easter will feel like Christmas when I open all my thrifty new treasures!

Of course, while I was there, I just HAD to look around the whole store! Fortunately, I was really into the whole "bargain shopping" mode. I found a few dishes that I thought were super cute and would look so pretty for the Spring and Summer months. Of course, I only looked at the clearanced dishes!

I got two of these light blue with white flower swirled plates. They are a heavy ceramic. Each clearanced to $1.00. They had the complete set of items clearanced but, I just got two salad plates. If I am going to buy something like this, I go for the salad plates because they seem to be the easiest and more of the focal point in a tablescape. And these will mix and match wonderfully. I also keep in mind room for storage of my dishes and I was determined to stick to my $20.00 budget!





Another complete set of dishes that were clearanced were these cute pink and white polka dot plates. Once again, I got only 2 salad plates. Also marked down to $1.00 each.




I am trying to gather some fun and pretty acrylic dishes to take to our trailer for camping this summer. If you have any kind of RV you know storage is at a premium and you always need to think about the weight of the trailer. So, acrylic works wonderful. And have they come a long way in making beautiful acrylic dishes or what! I saw a lot of awesome acrylic pieces at The Christmas Tree Shops but, once again, I was getting super close to my $20.00 spending cash. I did pick up these two fun and colorful lighthouse plates. They were $1.00 each. And the two green plastic chargers were 2/$1.00 or .59 cents each. They have a ton of different colors and I see myself buying more!






Whoa! There are no 2nd hand purchases in this post! All NEW stuff! I must of had a mini breakdown at some point!! LOL

I am joining these lovely ladies and their weekly parties. Please go over and check out all the awesome things folks are linking up today!

Show and Tell Friday



Friday~~Finding Beauty



Favorite Things Friday



Frugalicious Friday



26 comments :

  1. Hi Diann,
    What pretty plates that you picked up. You will be setting some beautiful tables with those.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  2. Your plates are very nice. I do the Target Challenge sometimes just for fun. Where I challenge myself to only spend 21.00 the extra dollar is to allow for tax.

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  3. I know you had fun and I love the challenge of sticking to a spending limit. Helps me to not go toooo crazy. You got some really cute plates, my favs are the blue one's with flowers...cute on some nice white milk glass?

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  4. Diann, those are adorable!!! I keep saying I wish there was a Christmas Tree Shop here :(
    xoxo Pattie

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  5. Awesome dishes!!!!! I need to find that shop!

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  6. Nice dishes. I have found the best things in thrift shops.

    I would mix and match the first two above (flowers and poka dots) would be adorable together on a table

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  7. I love all your plates. No Christmas Tree Shop here. Looks like great deals.

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  8. Hi Diann. Your plates are really nice. I'm impressed that you stick to a budget. I'm terrible when it comes to sales and bargains.

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  9. Beautiful plates. What a deal.

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  10. Really cute plates, Diann...love the pale blue flowered ones.

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  11. What fun buys you found. Who can resist polka dots? :) Nancy

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  12. Those are great deals! They all are beautiful, but I just love the lighthouse ones! So cute!

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  13. They are very nice , I love them !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  14. lovely plates and I really love the polka dots ones!

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  15. Great bargain shopping! All of the plates are really nice - good work!

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  16. Now....those lighthouse ones would be just PERFECT in my sea decor dining room!!! Care to have a giveaway with me the winner? [kidding]

    My New Doll -my Show n Tell. I would really enjoy your company if you can drop by to visit me. Hope you're having a terrific Friday!!!

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  17. Wow...you got a great deal. How fun!

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  18. I think those light house plates will make a fun beachy tablescape!!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  19. Beautiful plates! I'm going to remember your "salad plate" idea! I have some great navy every day plates that could use some dressing up!
    suchakingdom.blogspot.com

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  20. Great finds!!! Don't you just love the rush of finding a good bargain!

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  21. Oh my goodness those are so stinkin' cute! What a bargin!! ~Jeanne

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  22. Hi Diann-- Thanks so much for joining us in Friday~~ Finding Beauty... you certainly found some beauties -- I particularly love the house dishes.

    Always so fun with you.
    Have a great weekend.
    Claudia

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  23. Awesome collection of plates for the road!! Loads of fun. Hugs!

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  24. The lighthouse plates are so much fun indeed! And what a great deal -I have to find some!

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  25. Those plates are super cute! I love getting good deals like that! Thanks so much for linking to Favorite Things Friday!

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