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!
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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