For many, many months now we've been having the conversation pretty regularly about needing new dishes. Our current set is dwindling, it's about 6 years old and was purchased new. Such a short life can often mean (and is true in our case) that the quality was pretty dismal to begin with. We've gotten to the point where we aren't putting them in the dishwasher unless we are going to run the load because we wouldn't have enough clean plates left in the cupboard for our next meal. You know what I'm talking about... we've all been through the various stages of shrinking dish sets. My problem is that I have no desire to drive to, or spend, an entire afternoon at the big shopping mecca in our area. It's a consumers dream or nightmare, depending on how you look at it. It depresses the heck out of me and I avoid it as best I can. Then it occurred to me... "Heather, you run a little online vintage shop... and for every item you have in there, you have five more waiting to be photographed and listed... go shopping right here, silly... why did it take you so long to figure this out?" There, that's better. Look at all those plates, saucers, cups. And there were even two creamer sugar sets! Maybe I can let one of those go. I still need some bowls though, some deeper digging needs to be done. In the meantime, I'm so pleased with my new dish set. And you know, I would have spent more in gas to go to the mall than I did on this whole set (that I found at a flea market five minutes from my house). That makes the score extra sweet. That and the fact that I'm pretty confident this set will hold up to more than six years of use.
Does anyone know the name of this pattern? Rhonda left a note in the comments asking, and I'd love to know too. If you know the name please let us know, thanks so much!