I’m one of those gals who really appreciates a practical, non-romantic gift. No lie.
New dish towels? Fabulous, thank you! I needed some new ones.
A new blender or vacuum? Even better.
That’s just the way I am. Practicality over romance.
But this year? This year is different–I still did practical, but with a little more romance.
I have been wanting to start my collection of Spode dishes for some time now. As I’ve mentioned before, I love transferware.
Even though I would love a matching set and while I will still save a few pennies here and there for my “Matching Dish Fund”…
I have decided that I really love the idea of owning a crazy, whacky mix of dishes that don’t exactly match each other. (They will still have the same general style.)
I was at T.J. Maxx last week and noticed the cereal bowl pictured above. For $3.99. And in my book, that’s a bargain.
Um, I had to have it and every one like it.
So, I bought six. And then went to another location and bought six more. And two more in yellow and blue. (Oh, how I love the yellow and blue ones!)
And I can say this–
Just looking at these bowls makes me happy. Eating cereal out of them is like taking a bite of sunshine. Ice cream is even better.
This year’s gift (even though I bought it for myself) has made me truly, truly joyous.
That spode pattern is one of my favorites. I always buy a piece when I see it at TJ’s for my sister who is collecting it. I think it’s stunning!
who doesn’t love shopping at TJ Maaxx and Homegoods!!?!? They’ve got the best deal on housewares!
Happy B-day to ya!
Great Birthday Gift to yourself! I love these dishes, also!
My 2nd son turns 25 on the 20th! I know lots of people with Birthdays this week and last week. Busy month!
Boy those make me happy too…and it’s not even my birthday!
Ooooh, I love it! Happy birthday to you.
Too funny. I was in TJ Maxx this weekend and spotted those same dishes. They are very cute, and I really like the idea of mix matching them.
Happy Birthday on Thursday. March birthdays are the best. ;-) (Mine’s the 14th.)
lovely! that is a fun idea. I tend to like the all white look. But I think it would be fun to have both- some snapping color, and then the white for other times…
I love practical gifts too! I have a wheat grinder on my wish list. :o)