I visited my parents this weekend because my mom’s birthday is today.  My brother and grandfather came, too.  It was so nice to have some great family time!  Last night, Mom and I scored an amazing deal on eight place settings of Oscar de la Renta Gold Dresden china at an antique auction.  I’m seriously obsessed with how sweet and elegant it is.  Brandon and I had Lenox Platinum Pearl china on our wedding registry, but knowing that eight place settings were going to cost over $1500 kind of made my stomach hurt.  I knew we had to have wedding china, but I think that getting china with my mom on a whim at an auction gives it such a fun memory.

The china looks brand new -not one knick on it.  I looked it up online and saw that it was discontinued in 1993, but you can buy it from replacement retailers for around $130 per place setting.

I got EIGHT place settings, a 12-inch platter, a vegetable serving bowl, and the cream and sugar pieces for a whopping $150!  

 It has the sweetest thin gold rim.  I just love the scalloped edges!  




  1. July 29, 2012 / 9:36 pm

    I love it!! What a great deal you and your mom got – a whole set for what a place setting usually costs. The scalloped edges are so pretty. Check out Replacements Unlimited in NC. My grandmother gave my fiance and I her Chantilly silver since solid silver is way too expensive to register for these days – they have an unbelievable selection and we've been using them to order replacement and additional serving pieces. xo

  2. July 29, 2012 / 9:37 pm

    Wow! Great score and so beautiful. I feel the same about registering for china, it's something I would definitely want to have but $130 a setting and you need like 12 is upsetting! I love that it's no longer available too so it's something very unique.

    Sounds like you had a great weekend!

  3. July 29, 2012 / 10:06 pm

    Wow that is beautiful and what a great find!! I so would have done the same thing if I had been able to find what I wanted! 😉

  4. July 29, 2012 / 11:36 pm

    Such a great find!! It's a beautiful, simple setting- timeless and classic!!

  5. July 30, 2012 / 12:29 am

    What an amazing find and story! Congrats!!

  6. July 30, 2012 / 12:43 am

    With our wedding registry our china pieces were one of the first things that people started getting us! That is an amazing deal you found. Very classy.

  7. July 30, 2012 / 3:55 am

    Trust me this is FANTASTIC. after 21 years of marriage, I can tell you that you don't need or want the expensive china you originally picked out!

  8. July 30, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    How beautiful! Great score!

  9. July 30, 2012 / 9:51 pm

    so grogeous! what a great deal!

  10. July 31, 2012 / 4:32 pm

    Oh wow, that is so great! I love it!

  11. July 31, 2012 / 11:22 pm

    How lucky to have scored such a great set with no flaws!

  12. August 7, 2012 / 6:11 am

    could you let us know which auction you went to?

  13. August 7, 2012 / 6:13 am

    Could you tell us where you pruchased?? I want some 🙂

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