Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Cheap & Cheerful Tuesday: Update your Dining Setting for the price of a cheeseburger!!

Hello there!!

I am a tad excited to be starting a new little segment on the Utterly Organised blog called - you guessed it - Cheap & Cheerful Tuesday! When I started out my blog I promised that one of the areas I would cover is my love for shopping, so here it goes.....

Each Tuesday I shall try my very best to bring you an utterly fabulous buy that won't cost you the earth, because let's face it who doesn't love a bargain?!!

If you are on the hunt for a cheap 'something -a- rather' and want my help, please drop me a line at utterlyorganised@gmail.com and I will endeavour to source it for you and it will be featured right here. I do love a mission so please contact me and let me know how I can help you out!

I had a lot of positive comments about my dining setting when I posted a picture of my little afternoon tea yesterday:


So I thought that I would kick off the segment with these gorgeous pieces of dinnerware that cost me less than a McDonalds cheeseburger each - seriously!


So where and how much you ask? These come to you exclusively from your local K-Mart store (in Australia). And the best part is that they are only $2 a piece. For those that also loved the placemats, these are also from K-mart for - yes truly - $2 as well!!

I also have the dining pieces in teal, because a bargain is a bargain right?!


The gorgeous little dinnerware series also has a mug, and all pieces also come in black and red (check availability at your local K-Mart store).


The cute little bowls and mugs also come in a spot design as well.

I road tested these today on my lovely Mum who came to visit for lunch and they were clearly a winner - she was stopping via K-Mart on the way home!

With Spring coming, these are a cheap and easy way to update your dining setting for the warmer 'alfresco dining' weather that will soon be here - big cheer!! I am already imagining a casual BBQ with friends using this set.

So if you are like me, just a tad bored with boring white plates, then get on down to K-Mart and pick up a set. A set of 4 bowls, 4 side plates and 4 big plates will only set you back $24. Pieces are sold separately, so get as much or as little as you like, I promise it won't break the bank.

So what colour are you getting?!

Little Hint: I first purchased this series mid last year and the designs of the bowls have differed over the past 12 months. So if you are planning to get a set, I suggest trying to buy them all at once to avoid missing out on getting everything to match down the track if you need more. I now cannot get matching bowls to the set I bought last year :-(.

11 comments:

  1. I do love the spotty and stripy in the blue. I have an awesome dinner set. I has retro-looking flowers on it. It is tasteful though, just different from the norm. I love them!

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    1. Oh that sounds divine!! Yes I was just after something a bit different to the boring white too - but on a budget :-)

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  2. I bought the spotty and stripy in blue and red coz I couldn't go past the bargain price either! It wasn't too long ago that I got them, so there's prob still there.

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    1. Hi Emma,

      Thanks so much for stopping by!! I really want the red polka dot too, I think it would be great for Christmas time xx

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  3. For the past year I've had the same boring old white dinner set, you've inspired me to go out and buy something a bit more colourful to cheer up my kitchen

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  4. These are so cute. I've seen them on the tv ads. No KMart locally though, but might just have to save a few pennies for when my current set is all gone.
    Laybying would be a good way to go if you cannot afford to purchase it all in one hit too.
    Fab blog Allison, followed you over here from Lovely Living :)

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    1. Thank you so much Becci, I really appreciate your kind words (and following me!). I have just updated the blog as I found the dinnerware comes as a set for just over $1 a piece, certianly makes it more cost effective with saving your pennies x

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  5. Hi Alison, just popping by from Lovely Living and am now 'following' your blog. Can't wait to read through it soon. Have a great day. Cassie x

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  6. Hi Cassie,

    I am so thrilled and thankful that you popped by xx

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  7. Aww thank you. I was feeling the same with my boring white plates too!!

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  8. The gorgeous little dinnerware series also has a mug, and all pieces also come in black and red mutfak

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