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
some more frugal tips for buying China.
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.