Goodwill had become the place I shopped first when a clothing need came up. Two weeks ago I wandered into Goodwill to see what kitchen items they had for sale.
I have always wanted some Fiesta Ware dishes, but never wanted to pay the price for a set of these dishes. I had priced them and they were just out of my price range. When I was at Goodwill looking for some kitchen stuff, I spied a Fiesta Ware knock off. I really wanted them and the price was only $9.99 for the 8 place settings.
Guess what I did? I walked out of the store and decided to think about it. I broke a cardinal rule as a shopper of Goodwill. If you see something you like, you stick it in the cart right away. If you don't, there is a good chance it will be gone when you go back to buy it.
Well, I wanted to think about it for a couple of days and I was prepared for it being sold to someone else before I could buy it. Yes, it was hard, but I really wanted to think about.
When I returned a couple of days later, they were still there. Why did I want to take some time to think about it? Because I really wanted to think over if I could use these dishes to compliment what I already had. Yes, for some people $10 is a drop in the hat, but I have learned that I could go hog wild at Goodwill and spend a lot of money on a bunch of stuff just because everything is priced at a low bargain price.
Here are the dishes:
They coordinate with my corelle dishes:
And they work well with my grandmother's Franciscan Ware that we use only at Christmas and Easter:
While I was at Goodwill I found two plates that I really liked for $1.00 each. I liked the colors on the plate and find that these two plates work well with the dishes too.
And I also found some mugs that I could mix and match for only 50 cents:
And last, I found these old kitchen pans that I will use in my kitchen to hold things and perhaps a few to use as planters.
Buddy likes to get in the pictures I take.
So for around $17.00 I was able to get all of the above at Goodwill and I am absolutely thrilled to have dishes to mix and match and play around with.
I had so much fun doing this. What made it fun? Finding the mix and match items, being patient and putting off any purchases for a few days while I thought about it, the price and the satisfaction of finding a cheaper version of something that I have always wanted.
I'm tickled pink (or should I say gold). AND I used my Christmas money to pay for it.
You know what else? I could have boxed these dishes up and given them as a gift which means Goodwill will be one of my first stops for gift giving from now on.