My tired and chipped Mikasa English Countryside set has been BEGGING to be retired for a while now so for my very first Tablescape Thursday, I'm highlighting my new everyday china. I absolutely ADORE the Lenox Butler's Pantry pattern but it was way out of range of my modest (well, make that nonexistent) budget so I've been keeping an eye out for a similar pattern. Lo and behold, I stopped in at Ross to waste a little time and saw the perfect dishes for the perfect price. For $30 I got place settings for 8! Not a bad deal, huh? Once I got the dishes home and unpacked them I discovered two cracked coffee cups so I packaged them up and brought them back. There was one 4 place setting remaining in a box that was coming undone so the clerk discounted it another 30%. That's 12 place settings (minus 2 coffee mugs that don't really matter) for $40! Hey, what do you think of my cheapo china? Does that make me a redneck???
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