Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Girl Who Played With Dishes

I'm thinking that should be my new blog name.
We stopped by IKEA for their yummy Swedish meatballs. You need to walk a labyrinth to exit the store. It runs thru every department...tempting you. I almost made it out and then I spotted these.
12" blue plates just the right size to use as chargers.
And they were on sale no less! For $1.99!
I can use them with at least a dozen different plates.
Chinese blue, yellow and white form Garden Ridge
The Chinese plates are in 4 different patterns.
I have the salad/dessert plates and large mugs too.
 I found four more patterns that worked with the new chargers.
 Windsor & Browne- Blue Grape Leaves: Italy
 Franciscan-Denmark: ironstone from England
 J&G Meakin-Classic Blue Nordic: ironstone from England
Johnson Brother-Asiatic Pheasant: England
 Villeroy & Boch-Vieux Luxembourg: German porcelain
 Wisterling-Schwarzenbach: porcelain from Bavaria Germany 
 Churchill-Blue Willow: England
Longaberger-Classic Blue pottery: USA
 Salem China Co.-Olde Staffordshire English Village: ironstone from England
 Nikko: Japan
 Tiffany & Co. New York: Royal Worcester England
Queens-Thanksgiving: England
Windsor & Browne: Italy
Villeroy & Boch-Amapola: porcelain from Germany
 Thomson pottery: China
Longaberger-Cornflower: pottery USA

summing up:
Dinner for two and 4 new chargers- $13.72
plus tax.
A yummy deal!


  1. What a fantastic deal..and each picture here is beautiful. I found and left a message on your previous post, love your blog! ;D

  2. Those chargers a re beautiful! Love, love, love all of your blue dishes, especially the Thanksgiving one!

  3. And the perfect blue no less! Even at any price they would have been a real coup. Please drop in for a Mikasa giveaway!

  4. So pretty! I use my blue plates as chargers all the time...and you have great taste...I think I have plates like 5 of your patterns! I don't have full sets, but it's fun playing with a couple pieces!

  5. Oh my gosh! I can't believe all the blue and white salad/dessert plates that you have! They are all so gorgeous. Do you have lots more or are you a blue and white gal. Great find at Ikea. Joni

  6. You have a beautiful collection of blue dishes! And they look great with your new chargers. I never thought to look in IKEA to satisfy my dish fetish, but now I have a new destination! Linda

  7. Your blue plates sure are very versatile and practical. You can use them in so many different ways. What a wise investment!...Christine

  8. This is gorgeous. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

  9. I love these.... Oh.... to gave all my dishes again.....

  10. Yummy indeed!...what a great buy, and WOW!, you sure have dishes to compliment those blue charger plates!
    Lazy on Loblolly

  11. WOWSERS. You DO love blue and white china. All so detailed and lovely. Susan

  12. Great find ! ! You're certainly gonna get your money's worth....WoW

  13. Wow..they all look so beautiful..what a smart idea..and I have never seen so many dishes owned by just one person before..Beautiful...

  14. Hi Rita...

    My friend, your new blue chargers are beautiful but I must tell you that my favorite part was all the different dishes that you tried with them! Ohh my have a beautiful collection of dishware! I loved each and every pretty pattern! Ohhh...I think I have died and gone to dish heaven, my friend! Thank you for sharing all of your pretties with us!

    Warmest spring wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  15. I'm your newest follower from a linky party! Love your blue and white dishes!!

  16. What a lovely collection of blue plates! Each one more gorgeous than the next!

  17. What a deal on those beautiful blue chargers. I loved the display of your collection of blue and white plates. Love blue and white and you have so many! Beautiful!

  18. Oh I love all the blue. It looks so fresh!

  19. Wow!~ You have the blue and white covered. I have a few of those patterns. That is the perfect shade of blue for all of your dishes. What a great find. Such great looks you can get with them now. Thanks for linking up!

  20. Ohhh loving those plates!! They are perfect for your dishes and what a great price! Wow! I really need to go to Ikea and see what they have! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  21. Rita, These chargers are wonderful and just look at all the plates you can use with them. I need to make a tripe to Ikea. Thanks for joining my party.

  22. What a great deal! And who doesn't love blue and white dishes. :)

    Have a great weekend!


  23. Hi lovely lady.
    I love your Blue chargers and you did get a great deal. All the other dishes look Beautiful with them ~~~ I also love to mix my dishes up with other colors. I hope you can come see my Tablescape.~~You are on my sidebar sweet lady ~~ I hope you have a Great Week End.

  24. oh my!! so so gorgeous!! and what a fantastic deal...
    PS - I love love the IKEA meat balls as well.. :-)

    Hope you are having a fab weekend!

  25. Your new blue plates go with everything!

  26. GREAT!!! I think you have flared up my plate issues...I have done so good..not purchased even one...for months!!! Now...I feel like going shopping! way to go!!! I love blue dishes...your share today was more ways than one! hahaha!

  27. oh god, your collection of dishes and plates is just astounding, i love teh way you have collected and displayed the plates, too good!!