Proof that God likes me…

by Mama Chocolate on September 21, 2011

I started collecting the Pfaltzgraff Summer Breeze dishes before I was married, but I only had 6 dinner plates and an odd assortment of bowls, salad plates, and about 14 more mugs than we actually needed.

I was parking outside of the house where a dear friend was having her baby shower, when my Garage-Sale Queen sister-in-law pulled up and told me that there was a sale up the street and they had MY dishes! A whole set!

The sticker on the set had said, “make offer,” and Katelyn had asked them want they wanted for it. They said $50.

I ran up there and beheld the wonder! My dishes! ALL my dishes!

A complete, 8-place-settings set, with several extra serving pieces!

I tried not to let my giddy feelings show, mostly because I wasn’t too sure yet if John would think spending 50 bucks on dishes right now would be the best idea.

So, I decided to offer them $20 and see what they did with it. I told myself that if they stuck at $50 that I really shouldn’t spend that much right now on such things, and it would be my cue from God that I should walk away, (I would have struggled!)

The husband had to confer with his wife about it…apparently they really wanted to get rid of it, and it’d been sitting through their weekend-long garage sale with no bites. They were closing up in less than an hour, and wanted it gone.

They said they’d take $35 and I snatched it.

I knew I was getting a good deal, but I really didn’t realize at the time what a great deal I had just scored!

I’d been wanting more of these dishes and had been planning on adding gradually through Ebay. I just now actually looked on Ebay, and pretty much the best deal I can find is $40 for 8 dinner plates. Just the dinner plates. I just got the WHOLE set for less than what it would have cost me for just the dinner plates, (and that doesn’t even take into account shipping costs!)

Brand new on the Pfaltzgraff site, I could pay $400+ for what God just dropped in my lap.

God knows even the insignificant things that make me insanely happy. ;-)

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Stephanie McHugh September 21, 2011 at 10:02 am

That’s awesome! What a great deal!

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Ashlyn@ Consider the Lilies September 21, 2011 at 10:17 am

Those are so cute! And a great price makes them even better! :)

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Michelle T. September 21, 2011 at 5:14 pm
Patsy M. Henry September 21, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Great find! I love to get a good deal. I have 4 sisters that I like to go shopping with. They buy nothing without it being on sale. Plus we help each other find the items on the shopping list.
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Tonya September 22, 2011 at 7:04 am

That’s so great!! Those dishes are Oh-So-Beautiful!! :)
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April September 22, 2011 at 8:34 am

What an amazing deal!! I get so excited when I find a treasure that I have been looking for, what a find!!

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HappyHomemaker September 22, 2011 at 8:43 am

I am INSANELY happy for you! Even time I think of it, I smile. Do you realize that with 71 pieces, you paid less that 50 cents per piece?!?!?! WAHOOO!!

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Melissa B September 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

They are very cute. What a find!

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Mama September 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm

What a great deal! And what beautiful dishes! I LOVE finding good deals at garage sales! :-)
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Anne September 23, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I love how God takes care of the little things in our lives… a friend on mine calls these moments “Kisses from God”. An I Love You moment.
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Stephanie September 26, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Hurray! Isn’t He good?!
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Michelle Kay September 30, 2011 at 9:15 pm

LOVE that!! And love seeing GOD’s blessings!! Those are the cutest dishes Ive seen it a long time!! I hope they bring many lovely dinners to your family!
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