pretty much do our shopping via craigslist and garage sales. Except for food we go to aldi's and marcs, which are kind of the garage sale of grocery stores...well the food isn't used. Anyways. . .
What we've had is about 6 plates and bowls we got from the Dollar Store. And they started breaking from Microwaving and such.
Got a stoneware 10 setting dish set for $10 (12 big plates instead of 8 though)
2 types of bowls, mugs, large and small plates.