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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dinnerware

How do you feel about dishes? Do you have casual dinnerware or fine china? I love dishes, but I don't have any fancy ones! Blondie and I debated, for a brief moment, whether or not we should register for nice china. I didn't see the point in requesting fancy (expensive) dishes that can't be washed in the dishwasher and are incredibly difficult to replace if you break one. And we would break way more than one. We can't be trusted with nice things. Blondie once broke a vase at my house without even touching it! He denies it, but I assure you, he was completely at fault.

I already have plenty of dishes, so we decided to forgo the fancy dishes and register for stuff we actually need. My everyday dishes are plain white plates, and I use them on special occasions too. They work fine and I don't think any of our guests have ever cared that they're not fancy. I'm pretty sure they're more concerned about what's on the plates than the plates themselves.



They came from K-Mart several years ago and some are chipped and scratched now, but they serve my purposes well. Over the years, I have acquired more white pieces that complement my cheap china. I got this nested set of bowls at Pier 1. They must have been on sale, because I generally think things at Pier 1 are too expensive, but I don't remember the price of these.


I received this gravy boat as a gift. It came from Crate & Barrel, which means it was out of my price range and I would have never purchased it for myself. But I needed a gravy boat, so I was very glad to receive it.


Julie talked me into buying this Fiesta platter. I needed a white platter to go with my white bowls and this one was on sale. I guess it is probably my nicest piece of "china," you know, since it has a brand name and all.


If you're in the market for a some new dinnerware, or any kind of kitchen stuff, check out CSNStores.com. They have over 200 stores that offer lots of unique items for your home and family. Their cookware site has lots to choose from! They have everything from individual pieces of your fine china pattern to affordable casual dinnerware.

Thanks to CSN Stores, one lucky reader of Lame Adventures will win a $50 gift certificate to any of CSN Stores' online stores. CSN Stores offers everything for your home, including furniture, home decor, housewares, outdoor items, baby and kid stuff, school and office supplies, shoes, bags, luggage, pet supplies, and health and fitness equipment. CSN Stores is a one-stop-shop for just about anything you might need.

To enter: check out CSN Stores' 200+ stores and leave a comment to tell me what item you would use the $50 gift certificate to buy.

For additional entries (leave separate comments for each):
  • become a follower of Lame Adventures
  • post a direct link to this giveaway on your facebook status
  • blog about the giveaway; leave a direct link to your post in the comment
The winner will be selected by a random draw. Make sure your comment gives me a way to contact you if you win. If I can't get in touch with you, I'll have to select another winner!

The giveaway ends at 10:00 pm, central time, on Monday, August 9, 2010.

Due to shipping issues, the giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

Nobody paid me to say nice things about CSN Stores, but CSN Stores is giving one of my readers $50 worth of stuff. Lucky readers!

40 comments:

BKWilliams said...

Lisa I love your dishes! If you ever felt the need to put on the ritz you could get some black or red or other color chargers, to go under the plates like I see on so many of the decorator shows. I think you have made such a wise choice of pure white because they will always match your dining decor!
I would love to have the certificate to go toward a set of the Kassatex Letto Basics 300 Thread Count Sheet Set on sale for $59.99! bkw1953@hotmail.com or check my blog:
http://bkwilliams-catskidsandcrafts.blogspot.com/

The Fam said...

I just found out that they carry Fiestaware! Agh! I need practical items like a new car seat and bag, but Fiestaware calls at me.

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

BKWilliams said...

I was already a follower of Lame Adventures, but I did blog about the give away! bkw1953@hotmail.com

Jelle said...

Awesome giveaway!

By the way Lisa, I have a dinnerware set from Mikasa that is an everday and formal set. You should look up "Italian Countryside" - it's one of their most popular dinnerware sets and it's not too fancy or too plain. Killing two birds with one stone! :)

Can't find the direct link, but I'm sure it's somewhere! http://www.mikasa.com/

Jessica S. said...

I use plain black dishes for daily/party use. IKEA does wonders for the wallet!

For the giveaway, I'd be really lame and buy packing envelopes! I have a handful of penpals around the world, so it'd be nice to save on the secure envelopes.
http://www.csnstores.com/Envelopes-C314524.html

d o n s k o t c h @ a o l . c om

anewphelps said...

I posted a link about the giveaway on my facebook! :) Love the dishes Lisa :)

belgd said...

i would probably buy wall art.

belgd said...

follower of lame adventures

(:

Kendra said...

I'm so with you on fine china, I have no desire to have to hand wash dishes following a supper.
After 10 years of marriage I would love more casual dishes though. I want a set of red!!

Kendra
kelleykp@gmail.com

Kendra said...

I'm a follower

kelleykp@gmail.com

SolDucky said...

I like all of your white dishes! White is classic and timeless for dishes, I believe.

I need a new blender, and they have a great selection of them! So hard to choose.

SolDucky said...

I am a blog follower too!

sarah said...

i would love to buy a Corelle dinner set with it!

fertawert AT yahoo DOT com

Show Me Mama said...

I would love the Savoy House - 52-FAN-4W-WH - 52" Builder Select Ceiling Fan in White - Energy Star

Show Me Mama said...

I am your follower
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Natalie Jane said...

I love the white salad bowl with matching tongs for $49. Perfect for my hutch!

Natalie Jane said...

New follower! Darling blog :)

Laree said...

I'm looking for a new car seatfor my little one, so I'd put it tward this one :http://www.csnstores.com/Safety-1st-22566TRI-SFT1297.html

daunfamily said...

I would love to get a bar stool
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daunfamily said...

follow you with gfc, feel free to follow me back :)
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AEKZ2 said...

I'd buy the EatSmart Precision Premium Digital Bathroom Scale in Black - ESBS-03

Jennai said...

I would get the Whitehall Products Garden 30" Cat Weathervane
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Jennai said...

I follow you on Google Friends Connect (Jennai)
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Jennai said...

I listed your giveaway on my blog
http://jennaiscorner.blogspot.com/
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sweetmelbelle31 said...

After visiting the CSN website I'd love to have The Paula Deen Signature Enamel on Steel Stockpot if I won.

sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

sweetmelbelle31 said...

I follow:
Congratulations, sweetmelbelle31
You are now following Lame Adventures

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sweetmelbelle31 said...

I posted this giveaway on my facebook wall, I'm Melissa Belle.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/sweetmelbelle31?v=wall&story_fbid=132269063482864&ref=mf

sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

sweetmelbelle31 said...

I blogged this giveaway.
http://sweetmelbelle31.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaway-50-gift-card-to-csn-stores.html

sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

i would use it toward the hunter 52" outside white ceiling fan!

nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 said...

new follower on gfc

suburban prep said...

I like the Wildon Home 300 Thread Count Wrinkle Resistant Woven Stripe Sheet Set.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Kim said...

It's football season so I would buy this:

FANMATS NFL Baltimore Ravens 20" x 30" - Uniform Inspired - Starter Mat - 8230

frugalmdmom at comcast dot net

Kelsie said...

I know I say this everytime, but I have a good feeling I'm gonna win this time! If I do I still have my eye on a mixer. Mine is officially dead.

Kelsie said...

Oh yeah, I'm a loyal follower of all things lame, especially your adventures!

Cindy said...

I love CSN stores. I have been eyeing the CoCaLo Bella bedding but I would also love to get a Le Creuset baking dish set. cindyhinckley at msn.

Erica said...

a new kitchen rug!
iamtheluckiest3@yahoo.com

Hppv50 said...

I would buy the Adi Designs Women's Betsy 5 Boot in Black ive had my eyes on those for so long!

saraanny@hotmail.com

Hppv50 said...

following by the name of sara mather
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Haylee said...

i'd put it towards a new yoga mat

happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Haylee said...

follow on gfc

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