There are the 4 JOY plates....one deer...one bird...one barn...and one tree...and 4 ivy edge plates
no, 4 dinner all the same ,just holly border, 4 salad all different, tree, bird,scene, deer-4 snack plates each says something different JOY< PEACE;LOVE,HOPE.
Assorted means you get three sizes of plates with different designs. You will get four dinner plates that are white with a holly berry border. You will get four salad plates with one each of a deer, a bird, a barn, and a tree. You will get four very small appetizer plates (the size of a saucer to a cup and saucer) that say one each of love, joy, hope, and peace.
Now I'm answering my own question, but at least I know the answer.
My friend and I both ordered these and just got them on 11-23. They ARE NOT all big dinner plates. The set looks just as pictured -- 4 large plates with borders, 4 medium plates with the 4 different pictures, and 4 small plates with the 4 different writings. They arrived at the store faster than home delivery. They are all well-packed in styrofoam and arrived in great shape.
It says 12 dinner plates, I believe that it is only for the largest plate the one that has only the holly wreath around the edges.