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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Blues

Yesterday, the Discovery Shop at Westlake was running a special. Everything was discounted an additional 25% from its usual sale price.

My husband and I, who had just redeemed our 1,000 Kroger gas points for 6o gallons of gas (the most we could get before cut-off) at a dollar off per gallon (total per gallon: $1.34.9) were headed past the Discovery Shop on our way home. We decided to stop.

I'd admired some blue dinnerware a week earlier—but it was priced $12 for an incomplete set. Isn't it pretty?

Yesterday, it was just $9, so I decided to get it.  When I turned a plate over, I saw it was made by Pfaltzgraff. I wasn't familiar with the pattern though. A bit of Googling revealed that the stoneware's pattern was "Sky," which had been introduced in 1987 and discontinued in 2002. 

Here's a closer look: 

I paid less for the lot than I would have paid for one plate.

I love the shades of blue. This dinnerware coordinates nicely with some other blue and white items I own, such as some rooster plates and salad plates I bought at Discovery last year, some rooster mugs I got a Goodwill for 25 cents each, and some salt & pepper shakers and a sugar bowl I bought at a Newport News Goodwill for $2.95.

I might buy some more blue dinnerware—if the price is right and it goes with what I have.

1 comment: said...

They are beautiful and Pfalztgraff is good dinnerware. I'm shopping with you from now on.