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.