Feast your eyes on these babies:
Not exactly what you'd expect to find at the dollar store, am I right?!
I didn't intend to buy more dinnerware but I couldn't resist the urge when I saw a pic of the dishes that Cleverly Inspired had Instagrammed on Tuesday. She said she got them at the dollar store so I asked which one and thankfully she revealed her source -- Dollar Tree!
I hemmed and hawed about whether or not to buy them but I figured that since they were only $1, it couldn't hurt to check them out, right? Right :)
Well "checking them out" led to wanting them so I grabbed 10 of the plates Wednesday night (no bowls), headed to the checkout, and smiled all the way back home.
Then I realized that the holidays are right around the corner and these plates are a little fancier than my everyday ones so I went back to pick up 2 more plates and 12 bowls on my lunch hour yesterday. Holidays = more people over = more dinnerware needed :)
They have two rows of a simple beaded design around the edges and look eerily similar to Pottery Barn's Emma dinnerware:
[ Image via Pottery Barn ]
I paid $24 for all 12 plates and 12 bowls. Want to know how much 4 dinner plates (no bowls) from Pottery Barn's Emma collection cost? $48!!! That means all 24 of my pieces cost half the price of 4 of PB's pieces! Crazy, right?!
In case you're curious, the plates are made by Royal Norfolk:
I think they've gone out of business because when I Google'd their name, no website/info came up, just a bunch of listings for their dinnerware on eBay and a replacements website.
I'm planning on pairing them with my wood slice salad plates for Thanksgiving:
Now I just need to find some chargers and napkins before I can reveal my tablescape! Oh and chairs, I need those too :)
Moral of the story? Best. Dollar Store Deal. Ever.