Our oldest three children are boys and they do most of the dish washing so we are often short on plates. I thought instead of buying new that buying plates at the thrift store would be more economical. We already have remnants of about 4 patterns so a few more mismatched dishes wouldn't cramp my style(Ha!). So my plan was to buy all cream and white plates so that they will kinda go together. And here is what I found.
They were very dusty so I ran them through the dishwasher.
This was a neat jar and it had a top!
One of the three snack sets. My husband had the idea of using them for fresh veggies and dip. I've been wanting some pretty serving dishes so these will be fun to use.
Six assorted wine glasses. I just chose shapes that I liked. I'll use these for drinking kombucha and kvass. And then when my parents visit they will have something to sip their wine from. They usually end up with a mug!
And the reason I went to the thrift store, 10 salad plates ($1.00 total) and 11 dinner plates (.30 each). So we should be set for awhile.
4 used school library books. I just can't resist buying books although I do try to keep it to a minimum. The books were only fifty cents per hardcover and were also buy one get one free. So we got four hardcovers and four coloring books for $1.50. Ah, I love this thrift store! We figured that we spent less than 1/3 of what all of this would have cost from the goodwill.
So here is the grand total of how far our $10.00 went. 6 wine glasses, 10 salad plates,11 dinner plates, 1 old canning jar, 3 snack trays and cups, a creamer, 2 little glass dishes, 4 pint canning jars, a bowl, 4 coloring books, 4 hardcover books, and the cashier let the children fill up two bags with toys and gave us four packs of 24 count crayons.