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  1. General Chat
    So here I am in the dollar store, and this lady is reading the label on the candy bars. Another lady is also standing there. Me, I just want a bag of them chocalate peanut butter bar thingies I picked up the other day. I figure one bag at a time is plenty of trouble. So I am reading the label...
  2. Dave Ramsey
    A long time ago, I picked up a 7 place (almost 8 place - I think one piece is missing) setting of Pickard Greenbriar at a church rummage sale for a very low cost. We don't use this setting often if at all. Pricing this out at replacements.com gives a replacement cost of $1,100 - 1,500. What...
  3. Question and Answer
    Lots of china, about 16 place settings + a bunch of completer pieces. I'm wondering if it would be more secure in rubbermaid totes, then no worries about the bottom falling out of a cardboard box, perhaps less likely to get squished. Or would a more rigid plastic tote be better, they sell ones...
  4. General Chat
    do you have fine china? do you use your fine china? sterling? silver plate? crystal? do you own and or use holiday china?
  5. Home Environment
    Ugh... It started out so simple this morning. All I was going to do was rearrange a few small items in the cabinet. Three hours later my cabinet is totally cleaned. I pulled out so much stuff to donate to our domestic violence thrift shop. I can't figure out why I had six champagne glasses and...
  6. General Chat
    $492,798 for 320 14-piece place settings. :thud: and in the words of Forest Gump, "and that's all I've got to say about that."
  7. General Chat
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/A/AS_CHINA_TAINTED_EGGS?SITE=LAALE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
  8. Health and beauty
    Okay, This checks out as TRUE. Disgustingly true. Warn familiy and friends. Here's the site on Snopes if you want to check it out. Replace the "DOT"s with "."s wwwDOTsnopesDOTcom/medical/toxins/hairband. asp Even if you don't have a little girl spread the news to family members...
  9. General Chat
    Global Attitudes Survey, PEW Research Center 2008 http://pewglobal.org/reports/display.php?ReportID=261 Satisfaction with Economy; Country in right direction. China:-------82% Australia:---69% India:-------65% Gemany:------53% Poland:------52% Russia-------52% Egypt:-------44%...
  10. Secondhand Shopping
    I found something unique and cheap this morning while thrift shopping. Our area Battered Women's Shelter has a thrift store, and they sell unique jewelry made by their clients out of chipped, and broken china dishes. They are chips of the design fashioned into necklaces, pins, bookmarks. They...
  11. News you can use
    Airport Check-in: China adjusts routes for Olympics In time for the Summer Olympics, flights from Europe now have more direct paths as they fly into some of China's biggest cities. ...
  12. Hobbies
    All my life I have collected and enjoyed beautiful china pieces. But as happens once in a while one of them will break. I used to sadly clean up and throw the pieces away with a heavy heart or put into a heavy duty envelope and stash away in a drawer, especially if the piece was extraordinarily...
  13. News you can use
    Oil prices rebound on Mideast fears, China demand Oil futures rebounded Friday on unease over Middle East stability and a growing doubt that China's government will be able to ...
  14. News you can use
    Oil drops almost $5 as China says it will raise fuel prices Light, sweet crude for July delivery fell $4.75 to settle at $131.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange Thursday after ...
  15. General Chat
    Can't find the debates forum, so I'll just put this here... Normally I'm not so behind the times but I didn't get the fuss about "Made in China" but I guess the controversy is because of all the unsafe products, including food, that have come to this country. Seems some people are also choosing...
  16. News you can use
    US and China getting ready for economic talks A global credit crisis and record oil prices will be competing with traditional trade and currency issues when top officials ...
  17. General Chat
    Sorry if there was a thread about it. I did not see. http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/05/12/china.quake/index.html I think it is just devastating.
  18. Leisure & Media Arts
    and my MIL & FIL are there on vacation. They should be ok, at least I am hoping so. They left Chongquing 3 days ago where much of the damage is, news is slow to come in... After Chongquing they went on a Yangtze River cruise to the Three Gorges dam site. When the quake hit they should have been...
  19. For Sale or Trade
    Blue Willow China Replacement Pieces Posted by: many houseapes Description: I have some Blue Wilow replacement pieces for sale. There is a 10 1/8" dinner plate from Churhill of England valued at $25,an 8 3/4" soup bowl also from churchill of England valued at $30(plate & bowl are...
  20. News you can use
    WTO's interim ruling condemns China for the first time The World Trade Organization on Wednesday issued its first official condemnation of Chinese commercial practices, siding with ... </img>
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