I have wanted Christmas dishes forever. Scratch that, I have really wanted Christmas china. There are lots of cutesy Christmas patterns, but true to my personality, I wanted something more formal. I knew it would probably be a couple of years until I could afford a nice set. I still don't even have regular china... maybe someday. Anyway, last week at D.I. (Deseret Industries, our local thrift store that is amazing) I showed Nic a set of 4 that I liked. Although he wasn't against me getting them, he did point out that I would not have enough settings to have anyone over. So I decided to just keep my eyes open.
Yesterday I went browsing DI like I love to do frequently. In all actuality I could devote an entire blog to the amazing finds I have found there.Anyway, I spotted these gorgeous dishes in the Christmas section:
Do you see that sticker price? I will come back to that.
These dishes are gorgeous! They are exactly what I would buy if I could buy them brand new. They have a beautiful gold ring on the outside and the perfect holly berries I have always wanted.
My mom has always had Christmas dishes. We would actually eat Thanksgiving dinner on them and then use them for the month of December. I have fond memories of drinking eggnog out of the holly goblets.
So at DI I found 19 plates, 16 bowls, and one platter. I was so thrilled! I could actually host a Christmas dinner now. I immediately hopped online when I got home to see if I could complete my set off eBay or somewhere similar. Well in doing by research I found out that this pattern has been discontinued and that they sell for about $12 per plate on eBay. A full set is around $250. The platter, gravy boat, and casserole dish are all $50-$150 a piece. So good and bad news there. They are more valuable then I thought. I paid 50 cents a piece for them and they are flawless. I only wish it was more affordable to complete my set.
So, if you ever see Gibson "Christmas Charm" dishes let me know! I want salad plates and what I listed above (platters, gravy boat, casserole dish, etc) In the meantime I will start planning my holiday parties to use these dishes. I am so excited!