Ikea hides at the Dollar Tree

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For the past four years, we’ve enjoyed using these Italian dishes.  Unfortunately, they are not microwave safe and we have lost a few over time.  I had begun to feel like we were always burning our hands and running out of dishes!

Bye-bye blue and white Italian dishes.

Bye-bye blue and white Italian dishes.

Over time I had supplemented this set with dishes from Target and dollar stores, but that was only a bandage solution.

I’d seen a great selection of dishes at the Dollar Tree and thought I’d give them a chance, since they are dishwasher and microwave safe.  I liked the clean, modern shape of the dishes and of course, the price was right.  I got 10 sets of plates, bowls, salad plates, and mugs for $40.  You really can’t beat that.  I couldn’t even get stuff at Goodwill for that price.  

New dishes from the Dollar Tree.

New dishes from the Dollar Tree.

I got home and began to remove the tags from the dishes and lo and behold, what did I find under those tags?

Oh, Dollar Tree, you sneaky old girl!

Oh, Dollar Tree, you sneaky old girl!

I checked the price of these dishes on the Ikea website and found them to run from $2-3 each.  I am quite pleased with this find.

The new dishes go nicely with my tea glasses.

Aren't they gorgeous?!?

Aren't they gorgeous?!?

We enjoyed our corned beef, salad, and smashed cauliflower on our new dishes.  I think everything tastes better on pretty, new dishes. 

Miss Petrie said the dinner was "delicioso". :)

Miss Petrie said the dinner was "delicioso". :)

So, if you need dishes, check out the Dollar Tree!  I am so glad I did.

This entry was posted on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 at 6:00 am and is filed under cooking, kitchen, shopping, Sunday Favorites.

12 Responses to “Ikea hides at the Dollar Tree”

  1. maryanne Says:

    I love IKEA dishes – never would have expected to find them in the Dollar Tree though!

  2. Mrs. Petrie Says:

    I know!! And they have a ton, at least here in ABQ.

  3. Ashley @ Domestic Fashionista Says:

    Wow! Who would have thought!

    Love your spray paint birds too! Gotta love the white spray paint!

  4. Casa Petrie » Blog Archive » Spring Organizing: Drawer Makeover Says:

    [...]  Well, I finally got some lovely shelf liner at the Dollar Tree when I went back to get more Ikea dishes. I think this shelf liner looks fairly Scandinavian. Mr. Petrie thinks it looks kind of [...]

  5. Indiana Keetha Says:

    I got 16 Christmas dinner plates at Dollar Tree for $16. They weren’t Ikea, but they are lovely anyway and we always enjoy using them at Christmastime.

  6. Kim Says:

    Gotta love Dollar Tree. Great find!

  7. Melissa Miller Says:

    That is awesome! They are beautiful and a great find. :)

  8. Chari Says:


    Ohhh…I’m so glad that you decided to participate in “Sunday Favorites”!!! Wow…what a great post to re-share with all of us! Of course, it’s completely new news to me! Hehe!

    My friend…what a treasure find!!! I can’t believe that you were able to get enough dishes for 10 piece place setting for just $40!!! Wowzer!!! And then…to find out that these pretty white dishes were IKEA dishes…soooo sweet!!! I would have been doing the “happy dance” that’s for sure!!!

    Warmest wishes,

  9. Chandy Says:

    That is so cool! Wow, I definitely will check out my Dollar Tree soon! That’s a great post to share again!

  10. Cass @ That Old House Says:

    Wow! How cool is that? You got those dishes for 1/3 of what you would have paid at IKEA… now THAT is smart shopping.

    Yay for Dollar Tree. And you! (Love the dishes, too, very classic.)

  11. Vivienne Says:

    Amazing! I know that our Goodwill is always selling things from Target… but they actually cost more than the clearance at Target. Go figure.

  12. Casa Petrie » Blog Archive » A Few of My Favorite Posts from 2009 Says:

    [...] Ikea Hides at the Dollar Tree : I was totally shocked to find these awesome dishes from the DT were actually the Ikea brand.  I’ve had the dishes for a few months now and I still enjoy them every day.  They are so versatile and chic. [...]

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