What is Red, White, Blue and Wintery?

Hi everyone!

As most of you know, I rarely buy New dishes let alone more than 4 settings. However, I have decided that I would really like a 12 piece setting for winter and one for summer. I don’t need to buy every piece that goes in a setting because I like to mix in white dishes when I can. And I have plenty of white dishes. So, not only does this cut down on the cost, it also cuts down on the storage! Two things that are very important!

I have said a gazillion times that if you like to play with dishes and create different table settings, the most important thing to have is a set of simple white dishes. From there, you can mix and match fun dish finds. And like I just said, it cuts WAY back on cost and storage!

So, keeping that in mind, I have had my eye on this year’s Christmas dishes that Kroger was selling. Kroger always offers a new pattern at Christmas and it is generally a very neutral pattern representing winter. Two weeks before Christmas, they had the pieces on sale for $1.00 each. A good price but, I still waited. I knew I wasn’t going to buy all 5 pieces so, I kept in mind what I would like to use with white dishes for a mix and match winter table.

I patiently waited until the week between Christmas and New Years knowing that they would go 50% off. I kept my fingers crossed hoping there would be enough left to create a 12 person setting.

And there was! I didn’t get the dinner plates or coffee mugs that matched. But, I got the salad plates, bowls and glasses. I also decided it would be pretty and fun to mix and match between the blue and red. With white being the other color used, I think it will look really nice for winter!

IMG_0107I love that the pattern is snowflakes! They are perfect to use anytime during the colder months. IMG_0109The colors are so bright and fun!

IMG_0111By mixing the blue and red, it takes away the feel of just Christmas dishes.

IMG_0112IMG_0115I did go back and get 6 more of these white snowflake glasses to keep with this set. The red ones are Christmasy and will be used during the holiday.

IMG_0104And the best part? All 42 pieces came out to $25.20 (+tax) and I had a freebie $25.00 Kroger gift card that I had been holding onto! So, my out of pocket cost was .20 cents plus the tax!

So, those are my new Winter dishes to use when I have all of my family or friends come over for a meal during the colder months.  

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22 comments :

  1. Fantastic bargain! Love the colours - so bright and cheery!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  2. Very pretty. Love the glasses, too. What a great deal you got.

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  3. I LOVE your new dishes! The snowflakes are so pretty and the colors vibrant-enjoy:@)

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  4. I love the snow flakes! I would have grabbed them too, but I think I would have grabbed the dinner plates and used my white salad plates. But knowing me, at 50 cents I would have taken them all! Yep, from Dec to March you will get good use from them!
    When I went to college in Ohio there was Krogers. People would say they were going Krogering instead of shopping. This NY er thought that was funny. We had A & P., but no one said they were going A & P ing, lol!

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  5. Great buy Diann! I love the snowflake design. I might have to see if I can find just a few of those plates to mix and match. I love that you got enough to do a big family table. hugs, Linda

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  6. I love your new dishes, they are great. The price is unreal also. I agree, mixing everything with white is just the best way to go. Love them. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Lovely!! Now I want to run to Kroger! They always have tons left over here! I like both colors too! Enjoy your winter tables!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  8. I love your dishes. The fact that you can use them all year long is wonderful. We don't have a Kroger store in our area any more. I sure do miss them.

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  9. Hi Diann, I really like these! Very, very pretty. We do not have Kroger in our area but I wish we did. Hapy New Year, Diann!
    Hugs, Beth

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  10. Diann, those are some pretty plates! I like the idea of mixing the red and blue with white. These will make some lovely tablescapes. You are so right; white dishes are the workhorses of the dish lovers dish cabinet!

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  11. BEAUTIFUL. I LOVE snowflakes too. I must admit I have NEVER seen the Krogers near me sell anything like them. Everybody is always in a hurry to use their gift cards. Saving them has advantages, indeed. Great deal for sure.

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  12. I'd love to come over and have these blue beauties to see. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Diann.

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  13. Beautiful dishes!
    My BLUE is my entry, please come and see. Have a great week.

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  14. Those dishes and glasses are really pretty! I too just love a set of good ole white dishes and then being able to add in pops of holiday colors depending on the holiday! And the deal you got - AMAZING!

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  15. Now THAT is a deal. I think with the wonderful snowflake pattern dessert size plates are enough. They can be used with so many other settings and still add a festive feel.

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  16. OMG! You are such a smart shopper!

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  17. Now that's what I call a bargain! I too love the mixture of the red and blue. Mixing it up just makes it much more fun. Both sets of glasses are great too.

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  18. Lovely. I don't think I saw these at my Krogers!

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  19. It is hard to resist things sometime, but your waiting pays OFF LIKE ON THESE PRETTY DISHES.

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  20. Wow! Great restraint on your part! ;0) It sure paid off!

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  21. What a marvelous shopper you are. What a deal!
    Hugs

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