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Save money on china by purchasing it at the thrift store.  Mix-and-Match different patterns and colors of china that can be purchased economically at the thrift store.  The secret to making your table beautiful is to use as many patterns and colors as possible.  This will give your table setting a unique personality. The mix of color and patterns will give it a unique beauty that you can't achieve using just one pattern.


Just be mindful of the style of china, and blend the pieces. Pick a general theme such as floral, geometric, Oriental, etc.  You can get away with blending unusual pieces if they have at least one other "friend" on the table.


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Frugal footnotes:

Here are some more frugal tips for buying China.

- A floral and geometric pattern with some of the same colors mix nicely.
- Shop on the Internet. Many people sell China and other pieces of tablewear online.
- Shop garage sales in addition to thrift stores.
- Don't be afraid to glue back together an occasional broken piece of China.







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A - Frugal Tips: Acne - Automobiles


B - Frugal Tips:  Babies - Buttons


C - Frugal Tips: Cakes - Cutting Boards


D - Frugal Tips:  Dandruff - Dryers


E - Frugal Tips:  Eating Out - Eyeliner


F - Frugal Tips:  Fabric - Furniture


G- Frugal Tips:  Garage Sales - Groceries


H - Frugal Tips:  Hair Humidifiers


I - Frugal Tips:  Ice - Ironing


J - Frugal Tips:  Jars - Junk Mail


K - Frugal Tips:  Ketchup - Kitchen Pot Hangers


L - Frugal Tips:  Ladders - Lotions


M - Frugal Tips:  Mac and Cheese - Mushrooms


N - Frugal Tips:  Nail Polish - Nuts


O - Frugal Tips: Oatmeal - Ovens


P - Frugal Tips: Paint - Pumpkins


Q - Frugal Tips: Quiche - Quilting


R - Frugal Tips: Radishes - Rubbing Alcohol


S - Frugal Tips: Sales - Sweetened Condensed Milk


T - Frugal Tips: Tablecloths - TV Dinners


U - Frugal Tips: Upholstery Fabric - Utilities


V - Frugal Tips: Vacations - Vinyl Tablecloths


W - Frugal Tips: Wallpaper - Wreaths


XYZ - Frugal Tips - Yams - Zucchini