Fall Dish and Decor at Some Dollar Stores

Hi everyone!

I told you that I went to check out the Dollar General  and The Family Dollar  to see what they were offering this year in Fall decor and dishes.

Both of the stores were still just getting the inventory onto the sales floor. Last year, by the end of September all the Fall dishes were gone, so if you want to get any, I recommend you do it quickly.

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Now, I didn't buy my Fall dishes at Dollar General because they were $2.00 a piece instead of the $1.00 a piece at the Family Dollar. I think I picked up a few odds and ends dishes that ended up clearance later in the season.

Here is what they had displayed.

Household 229Cute pumpkin, leaf and apple plates. The apple ones are new to me. But, as you can see, they are $2.00 a piece.

Household 230 Pumpkin and apple mugs. I didn’t see any leaf mugs. they are priced at $1.50.

Household 231 Looks like they are going to merchandise some glasses that fall into the Autumn colors as well.

Household 234 I loved these little plush fabric pumpkins. they had them last year and I bought a couple of them. They are $1.00.

Here are just some of the Autumn decor they had out.

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Now on to The Family Dollar Store.

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They didn’t have as much out yet.  But, here is what I saw.

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These were the only plates they had on display. Very cute oak leaf design. And only $1.00 a piece.

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Cute mug designs. I ended up buying two to go with my plates from last year. once again, $1.00 a piece.

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And salt and pepper shakers to match. $1.00 for the pair.

So, that is what the local stores had so far.

Here is a little history of Dollar General.

The first Dollar General store opened in Scottsville, Kentucky, on June 1, 1955, the concept was that no item in the store would cost more than one dollar. The idea became a success, and other stores owned by J.L. Turner and his son Cal Turner were quickly converted. By 1957, annual sales of Dollar General’s 29 stores were $5 million. The Turners did not reach this level of success without obstacles. James Luther (J.L.) Turner’s father died in an accident in 1902 when J.L. was only 11. J.L. had to quit school so he could work the family farm and help provide for his mother and siblings. He never completed his education. J.L. knew his limited education demanded that he become a quick study of the world around him. After two unsuccessful attempts at retailing, J.L. became a traveling dry goods salesman for a Nashville wholesale grocer. J.L. left the sales job after 10 years and settled his family in Scottsville, Kentucky. During the Depression, he began buying and liquidating bankrupt general stores. J.L.’s only child, Cal Turner, Sr., accompanied his father to these closeouts at a young age, gaining valuable business knowledge and skills.

In October 1939, J.L. and Cal opened J.L. Turner and Son Wholesale with an initial investment of $5,000 each. Wholesaling quickly gave way to retailing – J.L.’s third and final attempt at retailing. The switch to retailing resulted in annual sales above $2 million by the early 1950s and the rest is history. Source: Wikipedia

So, there you have it. If you want to get any of these cute Fall dishes, I suggest you do it quickly!

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16 comments :

  1. I love the Dollar store. Our Family Dollar went out. Great finds and I love the info on DGS.
    Sherry

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  2. I need to find a few little dishes so I will be looking at both Dollar General and Family Dollar but I want them for $1 not $2! Cheap? Yep that's me! Thanks for checking this out for us!!

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  3. Very cool post..always fun to visit here..you are awesome!

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  4. I love the rich fall colors that are in the leaf dishes and the mugs. Guess I will have to check out the Family Dollar next time I am near one.

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  5. Diann, You've put me in the mood for fall now too! Those fall dishes are adorable! Thanks for showing us what's for sale at Family Dollar and Dollar General. Have a great week!
    Beth

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  6. I have one all important question - where do you store all your dishes??? ;-)

    Now I have to check out our dollar store and see what's in...

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  7. I'm going to the Dollar Store this week to see what i can find.

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  8. I LOVE THE MUGS AND THE SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS. I BETTER GO CHECK THE DOLLARS STORES. I HAVE LEAF DISHES AND PUMPKIN DISHES. GOTTA SEE IF I CAN FIND MUGS AND SHAKERS AT OUR STORES.

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  9. How fun! I haven't seen any of the dishes yet, I'm still hopeful:@)

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  10. LOVE those little pilgrim s & p shakers!! and how cute were those pumpkin mugs!!

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  11. I am definately going to have to go check out my dollar stores when i get home from the beach!! :)

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  12. Wonderful trivia . I haven't been to the Dollar stores looking , but I will definitely go to my Family Dollar store ,cool stuff you have found there for $1.
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  13. I have been so good about not shopping retail. I rarely go into Walmart except for prescriptions, Target even less. Have even been buying milk and bread at gas station, produce from farmer's markets. As cooler temps approach I may end up being tempted by some wonderful retail displays. I think if I went to an actual city I would have choice overload.

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  14. read the history of Dollar General-I love the Dollar Store! I like to shop every few weeks to see what I can find

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  15. Diann, I am so glad you posted this information. I headed over to Dollar General and purchased the pumpkin and apple plates. I will use the apples with my Fransican apple dinnerware - how cute!
    Blessings, Beth

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