Here's a little lesson on value vs use.
I am a VALUE girl. I use coupons. I go to flea markets. When it warms up (but not too warm) I hit garage sales on Saturday's. When we build this new house you won't catch me at Ethan Allen. I'll be hitting up Craigslist. This is just how I'm built. My maternal parents lived and breathed this way and I'm pretty sure it's hereditary.
Recently I started watching more Rachael Ray. I find her recipes a little involved AND she uses a million ingredients. Who has time for that? But she also uses the NICEST dishes. I fell in love with these, after watching her programs. This is the Rachel Ray Bubble and Brown Set. $39.99 at most places and believe me I searched EVERYWHERE to see what the best deal was.