1/27/2010

A Thrifty Treasure Find

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It's Time for Thrifty Thursday!
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Hello my friends...I hope that you're having a fabulous week!
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Today, I am joining Leigh over at Tales from Bloggeritaville for Thrifty Thursday. If you haven't ever been over to Leigh's place...you are missing out on a real treat! Please go by and see what thrifty bargain she is showcasing today and while you're there you can check out all of the other Thrifty Thursday participants. Thank you, Leigh...for hosting this fun filled Thursday thrifting event!!!
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I am joining in with Show & Tell Friday.
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Show & Tell Friday is hosted by Cindy over at My Romantic Home. Please go by and see what Cindy is showing and telling about today! You will find a list of all the other participants over there. Thank you, Cindy...for hosting this fabulous event and giving us an outlet to "show & tell" about our goodies!
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My Latest Thrifty Treasure Find

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"Brookshire" by Johnson Bros. England 1883.
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Ohhh yea...more new dishes!
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Some of you may remember about a sleepless night that I was having a few weeks ago. Since I couldn't sleep I started checking out the online "after Christmas" sales. Dillards was having a fabulous sale...a real dish lovers dream!!! I purchased two sets of these "Brookshire" dishes manufactured by Johnson Bros. for....are you ready???
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...for just $12 a set!!!

They were originally $99.99. Yes...you heard me right...just $12!!! And...there was free shipping! Ohhh boy...was I doin' my "happy dance"! Hehe!
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Each set has a 7 piece place setting for four!

For just $12 (or a total 0f $24 for 2 sets) this is what I got:
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8 - dinner plates
8 - salad/dessert plates
8 - appetizer plates
8 - fruit/cereal bowls
8 - lg. rimmed soup bowls
8 - cups
8 - saucers
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Ohhh my gosh, that's a seven piece place setting for eight people! I just couldn't believe my good fortune!!!
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Just playing around...I thought they would like nice with my rattan mats.
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These dishes are really pretty and are of a very good quality...of course, they are made my Johnson Bros.! They are dishwasher safe, microwavable, and freezer proof...can't beat that!
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A place setting using the dinner plate, salad/dessert plate, appetizer plate, and the rimmed soup bowl.
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This set of dishes have a beautiful cream colored background with a dark hunter green band around the scalloped edges.
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and...just look at all of those beautiful birds!!!
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There are several different types of birds! There are pheasants, ducks, geese, grouse, chickens, and feathers! Ohhh...I just love them!!!
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A few of the beautiful birds. My favorite is the pheasant!
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I think that the "Brookshire" dishes will make a fabulous Autumn table or maybe even a "hunt" table! I'm anxious to play with them...that's for sure! Hehe!
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SALE ALERT!!!
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I just went to Dillards online earlier today and found that these dishes are still on sale. When I found them, Dillards was doing a 50% off of the sale price so I got them for $12/set. However, they are still marked down to just $20.99 a set...great deal!
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Here is the link if you're interested...
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http://www.dillards.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=301&langId=-1&storeId=301&productId=501439742&splashlink=012710_main&Ntk=all&N=1632442+5000027&Nty=1&searchUrl=%2Fendeca%2FEndecaStartServlet%3Fsplashlink%3D012710_main%26Ntk%3Dall%26N%3D1632442%2B5000027%26Nty%3D1&R=02527519
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By the way...Dillards has some great things on sale right now!
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Well my friends, I'm so glad that you came by today for a visit!!! Thank you for indulging my "dish fetish"! Hehe! Please leave me a comment and let me know that you were here...I'd love to visit with you!!!

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37 comments:

Sandi (Meme) said...

And to think, I lay there and think about what I should do the next day to meet my goals, and I could be up looking up great deals on the internet! Have a blessed week, the dishes are SO FINE!!!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Holy Cow, Chari!
You hit the jackpost girl! I really, really, no I mean really, really, love those dishes! I am heading over to check out Dillards. Hey, I don't even know what a Dillards is we don't have any around here. Hope all is well, it's colder than cold here right now.. But it was sunny today, so that was a plus! Hugs, Cindy

Kimberly said...

I am going to check out the other blogs you suggested and those dishes are to die for! You got a great deal!!! Enjoy them!

Jeanette said...

Wow! Incredible buy. And you are right they look great with the rattan.

Linda said...

Don't you just love a great buy and such wonderful dishes! They are charming and I can tell you are so excited and that makes it even better!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Girl you done hit the dishlode on these...Oh girl how pretty there are I just know you of all people will do a Beuatiful table with them...How are you doing my friend..Hope all is well in your world today...Golly gee girl you made a button for me how sweet is that...Your the best I 'm going to add this to my side bar girl for the takers if you don't care...Love ya sis...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Blondie's Journal said...

The only thing better than this sale is how gorgeous the dishes are. We don't have Dillards here and I never thought to check the website!! Awesome. I hope you do a tablescape with them soon!!

xoxo
Jane

podso said...

Great find and wonderful bargain. They are pretty--now where are you going to store all those dishes? I wonder if the appetizer plate is something new in dish sets?

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I just love your new dishes. You do always find the best buys. I can't wait to see how you use them in one of your gorgeous tablescapes. Thanks for the info too, I will have to check out what all they have for sale. Hugs, Marty

Jane said...

Chari,
What a deal. We have a Dillard's and I shop there but I never thought about shopping on-line. $24.00 and free shipping...it was worth a sleepless night!
Jane

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What great information! I love these and that's a great price! Thanks! ♥

Braley Mama said...

Wow you got a great deal!
Thanks for the info about dillards:)

jennifer said...

I love dishes too and those are GORGEOUS! They have a 'fall' feel to me and I can picture them with vintage amber color glassware.

Great find!

Lana Austin said...

Good evening beautiful friend! I always can't wait to come over and see what gorgeous thing you've done or new beautiful pieces you have! And I love this AMAZING deal!!! I'm gonna have to go online and see if the have any left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have such elegant taste. And you know what? I love even the elegant rims, that subtle beauty on these dishes! Do you have many sleepless nights? I do...the Dr. say it's all part of my thyroid/pituitary problems. I wish that I could sleep better every night...BUT...I've found some awesome deals, too, like on Ebay, late at night. I can't wait to share the new deals I got at the thrift store this week!!! That's coming up soon!!! Thank you for your always amazingly kind words dear friend! You are so talented AND so huge-hearted! What a blessing you are to us all in blogland! Blessings to you, L

Sonia said...

Now that was a sweet deal! Those dishes are going to look fantastic on your table! I can just visualize them on a fall table with pheasant feathers..can't wait to see what you do with your new dishes!

Sonia/Miss Bloomers

The Muse said...

Good golly...that is the very definition of BARGAIN !

And they are so attractive...we love anything with birds :)

What is the first real event you have planned for them Chari?

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh Chari, they are lovely! I am so happy you found them for such a wonderful price!

Theresa said...

More dishes? Girl, you are going to have to get a storage building for all those dishes:) Sweet feathered friends on your new bargain. Love them! Have a blessed day dear Chari!

Patriotic Mom said...

Thanks for the tip. I ordered them too. I couldn't resist. Yours looked so pretty! Joan

Chrissy said...

You are too cute...my Dad would love those dishes,he is a bird and duck and goose and whatever fanatic!!! I have to tell you ...your new header is simply stunning...I love it!!!!! Have a good weekend,x0x0x0

Rita said...

Chari, I love your dishes. Thanks for introducing me to this meme. I went straight over and posted one of my recent finds.

I am a daily visitor to Craig's List. You just never know what goods will come your way.

Barb in Ohio said...

I just ordered a set!! Thank you so much!! They are just beautiful.

Melissa Miller said...

They are so pretty Chari! ~WOW!
What a fabulous deal! :)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

HI Chari!
You got an AWESOME deal! Those are gorgeous. And I dont have to tell you about Johnson Bros heirloom quailty. So happy! Thanks for share it with all.
Great work!


Thanks for linking up to Thrifty Thursday!

Leigh

Tales from Bloggertiaville

www.lbratina.blogspot.com

Mimi said...

Super deal on those great dishes...couldn't even get them that inexpensively at a thrift store!

Lenore said...

Your dishes are just perfect, Chari....and what a bargain price!!! I guess there is something to be said about not being able to sleep one night...LOL!

Hootin' Anni said...

Fantastic finds...and what a bargain!!

My show n tell is all about Valentine stuff this week.

HERE

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Those are so pretty and what a deal!!

xinex said...

Oh Chari, you sure get the best deals. I bought 2 sets of this too (Still sitting in boxes in the garage) but I sure paid a lot more than that. And I love them. I just opened the box to take a peak at how the plate looks like and then I stored them in the garage walk in closet, which is my new dish storage area now. I think I will use them for next Thanksgiving. Aren't they pretty?...Christine

Lou Cinda said...

These are awesome and I cannot believe the price you got them at!

They look great! I am on my way to check out what all they have on sale!

Thanks for the link!

Lou Cinda

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a deal, you definitely hit the jackpot Chari! Cannot wait to see them in a tablescape.

~ Tracy

A Hint of Home said...

Oh my, what a deal you got on those. They are lovely.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did get a great deal! Thanks for sharing.

Denise Marie said...

good for you. They are really nice.

Carolyn said...

Hi Chari,
You do find some great treasures!We don't have a Dillards anywhere near here so I guess i am out of luck!
I love your blog header too.
Enjoy your weekend,
Carolyn

Dining Delight said...

Gorgeous dishes! They really will be perfect for autumn or a hunt-themed table. Can't wait to see what you come up with! You were smart to get two sets at that price!

DD

Carmen Collins said...

Oh Chari, they are lovely! I am so happy you found them for such a wonderful price!