Old dishes - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 6 Old 03-22-2010, 12:55 PM - Thread Starter
HoldensMama's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
For the first time in my life I have new dishes. My mother got me a beautiful set while she was visiting for the birth of our baby. I'm not sure what to do with our old ugly, chipped, mismatched dishes. I think there are 2 mugs that could go to the thrift store but the plates and bowls are too chipped. I don't want to put them in the garbage. Any ideas?

Malinda, partner to Ryan, Mama to Super-Holden (Nov 2006) and my new little bundle, Declan (Feb 2010)
HoldensMama is offline  
#2 of 6 Old 03-22-2010, 01:02 PM
marimara's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Florida coast
Posts: 1,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If you do crafts, you could always put them in a bag and smash them to shards and then reuse the shards in mosaics or pottery or other things. I once saw something about flowerpot (terracotta) and putting putty on it and then placing shards into it, it was really pretty.

Living Simply and Enjoying Life
marimara is offline  
#3 of 6 Old 03-22-2010, 05:03 PM
EricaDoula's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Saratoga, NY
Posts: 301
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Donate them to homeless shelter.

Doula & Nanny,  Momma to Hope, my angel baby 6/17/08, and Momma to be- to a little boy, EDD 3.13.13

EricaDoula is offline  
#4 of 6 Old 03-29-2010, 10:50 AM
ollyoxenfree's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
If you like to go camping, they're handy for a set of camping dishes.

I smash up chipped cups and plates for drainage on the bottom of potted plants.

If you don't camp or garden or craft, then maybe someone you know could use them.
ollyoxenfree is offline  
#5 of 6 Old 04-01-2010, 09:11 PM
~FlyLady~'s Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 28
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I use my old plates for the kids, that way I am not stressed if they break them accidently.
~FlyLady~ is offline  
#6 of 6 Old 04-11-2010, 07:20 AM
proudmomof4's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Suzhou, PR of China
Posts: 2,048
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Some might come in useful for the children (as said), in a workshop (collecting small parts), "coasters" for plant pots, containers for paint or water (craft projects with children), for birds or pets (without sharp edges, obviously).

Andreateapot2.GIF read.gif homebirth.jpg winner.jpg hang.gif, wife to K coolshine.gif, mother to loveeyes.gif photosmile2.gif reading.gif blahblah.gif

proudmomof4 is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off