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11 September 2010 @ 06:52 pm
New dinnerware!  
I have new dishes!  Or, I will as soon as they arrive.  Macy's had a great one day sale today, so not only did we get them for 40% off, but we got an extra 15% off at checkout.  Unfortunately, they didn't have the colors I wanted to buy, so we ordered them, and they'll be delivered to my door in five to ten days. :D

Now I have to try and decide what to do with my old dishes.  They're Mikasa, a retired pattern called Casa Blanca.  Even used-like new, they sell online for $59-69 a five piece place setting!  I just about choked.  So, my initial inclination to just toss them seems a little...wrong.  Just because I don't like my dishes doesn't mean someone else out there isn't coveting them as much as I coveted my lovely square Fiestaware!  (Although why, I'm not sure.  Sure, it's Mikasa, and pretty.  But the plates are too flat, the bowls are too shallow...anyway, they just don't work for me, however collectible they might be.)

And I have twelve place settings of the dang things.  Twelve!  Not to mention the sugar bowl and creamer.  And....maybe something else, I'm not sure.  But anyway, I have a lot.  I wonder if there is some special site on which to sell dishes?  I don't want to charge that outrageous $50 a place setting.  That's ridiculous.  I think my m-in-law got them all on sale for the wedding, anyway, so she probably spent $30 a place setting.  She suggested I find a way to sell them for $20-25 and I was like "What?  No one's going to pay that for used dishes!"  And then I went online and looked.  Boy, was I wrong.

Anyway, I'm in a quandary about what to do with them.  I know I don't want them anymore.  And regardless of my own feelings for them, knowing what they're being sold for elsewhere just makes me cringe at the idea of throwing them away.  Craigslist?  Ebay?  Amazon Marketplace?  IDK.  I have a few days to figure it out, while I wait for my lovely, lovely new dishes.

Two sets each of cobalt, paprika, peacock, and chocolate.  In the square, did I mention that?  I adore them.  It was actually really hard for me to decide, not just on colors, but also between the round and square sets.  But the round came with these shallow bowls that seem kind of useless to me. (My problem with my current bowls.  I think most of them have hardly been used.  I know my cups and saucers haven't been.) I like deep, substantial bowls.  Soup bowls.  The square Fiestaware bowls, while hard to stack, are really cool looking, and substantial.  I also liked the coffee cups with the square set better, and my m-in-law and I both decided that ultimately, the square plates just have more character.  I am so excited for them to come!  I can't wait to eat off of them.  Does that seem silly?  Now I have all sorts of things to ask for on my Christmas list.  My m-in-law told me today "if you want a good Christmas, write down numbers and colors of what you want and get me a list by November.  Macy's always has a great sale in November."  Hee! :D

Current Mood: excitedexcited
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on September 12th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
you could see what a china reseller will give you for the whole set, rather than just piecemeal? For ex, I have replacements.com looking for more of my discontinued pattern, since I had some dinner plates break, but I'm sure there are lots of others.
rhienellethrhienelleth on September 12th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks, I'll check into that. :D
kistha on September 12th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
I like the new ones. Yay for new dishes!