I love going to thrift stores and perusing the dishes. The selection always rotates from one interesting design to another and I never get bored sifting through the varying shades of blue and green, the rare reds and yellows, florals, fruits and vegetables and the patterns and prints - oh my!
Dishes are always affordable, usually less than a dollar each, and they make great mosaic material. But some dishes are too interesting or sentimental to destroy. Besides my crazy wall of plates, no two of my dinner plates are alike.