I have been thinking about this move for a little bit. As you probably know, I recently went through a divorce. If you’ve walked this road please let me start by saying I am so sorry. It’s a hard one. Not for the faint. I have found myself trying to come to grips with all the change and welcome the new life that is waiting for me. To fully do that, I’ve needed some change that I actually put into motion and want! SO…I’m busy changing things up, getting rid of reminders that aren’t good for me and creating new traditions, habits and memories.
I decided it was time to let go of the dishes I got as a wedding gift 20 years ago. They were tired and I needed something fun and new. Here are my thoughts on this. First off, I wanted something with a little more personality. BUT – I’m kind of a traditionalist, so I can’t be too crazy or I won’t like them long. Second, I wanted something affordable, because – single mom. Third, I have to LOVE them.
I was strolling through Wal-Mart one day when the cutest set of dished reached out and grabbed me. For real. I took a picture of them, went home and thought about them over and over. That’s how I knew they were for me. When I can’t let something go in my mind and it plays on repeat, it’s a good bet. Personality – check. Affordable – check. Love – check.
I went back to Wal-Mart and scooped up an entire new set of dishes. My new dishes have a creamy ivory background with black dots and shiny gold trim. The accessories get better! I adore them.
These dishes come in a box set (4 place settings) or individually. I got three boxes for a total of 12 place settings because when my kids have friends over we can end up feeding A LOT of people. Plus I love to entertain! I’m linking the dishes here in case you love them too, we can be TWINS! There are a lot of other options online too, more than in the store!
I also got the PRECIOUS rectangle appetizer plates. They come in a few different patterns so I got a few of each. We use these a bunch. These little plates are the best – so much fun!!! 🥳 These patterns, I mean.
Next I got the cute coffee mugs with the gold handles, they are all kinds of cuteness. 😍😍😍
I know you will want to know – YES, these dished can go in the dishwasher AND the microwave. Even with the gold trim! Raise your hallelujah hands!!!! 🙌🙌
I’ve had some gold flatware for years and I am thinking that will make a sweet match. I will likely mix in some basic cream colored serving pieces as I go.
For under $200 I have a completely new set of dishware, out with the old in with the new. It feels good. It feels like a step in the right direction. It feels fun and free and me. Maybe you could use a little spice in your kitchen? I highly recommend treating yourself to a dishware refresh. I mean – you use them every day, you might as well LOVE what you are looking at! Let me know what patterns you are eyeballing or if you’ve refreshed recently. I could easily be a plate hoarder LOL!
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