Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My Collection is Complete! Mostly.

First, my thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of yesterday's Haitian earthquake. May injured victims find the strength to hold on and the rescuers sustain the energy to leave no stone unturned. God bless each of them.

If dishes aren't your thing, you might want to skip today's post. However, if you drool over Pioneer Woman's Jadeite, this might get your heart pumping.

You might remember a post back in November where I decided to start collecting my first set of holiday / winter dishes.

I chose the Royal China Star Glow pattern for a few reasons:

1. It was a pattern I knew.
(My Mom had one of the chop plates - probably from a promotion at "The Jewel.")
2. It had a holiday feel to me, but it could still be used all winter long.
3. It was authentically vintage.
4. my Goodwill store had the plates for $1.99 each.

So, since that day in November - when I picked up 12, yes 12...never know when you might need to feed an army - I've been patiently waiting for the best deals on eBay.

And, I've scored!
To date I have:

12 dinner plates
4 soup bowls
4 sauce/berry bowls
6 dessert/bread plates
4 cups and saucers
salt and pepper shakers
creamer, (no sugar bowl yet.)

So, other than a sugar bowl - no hurry for that - I'm done.
And, the best part?
INCLUDING shipping, I've paid on average $2-3 per piece.

(That doesn't include the 4 soup bowls which were a pretty penny...but it's been my experience that over the last 3 months soup bowls have been sold on eBay exactly ZERO times. I bought them through another site and I'm waiting for them to arrive as we speak.)

I'm a happy camper.
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