Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Dr. Gollum and I went to our local Big Lots to look for cooking oils, and guess what happened? Yep, I got distracted. First, I had to look at the Easter stuff.
The bunnies were so cute.
Maybe I don't get out much, but I thought she was a bit high, $20.
Feathered wreaths, $12
I was a little bummed over the $20 bunny and $12 wreaths and didn't check the prices...
$1.50 for chocolate bunnies
These remind me of Limoges boxes, $2.
Now we're getting into tablescape territory.
The pink polka dotted placemats were $1 each
The patchwork placemats were $3
Terri, look at these darling hummingbird feeders.
Around this time, I perked up. You all know how much I love white and cream Ironstone; but sometimes food cries out for a black plate. It's upscale, chic, and urban...and $1 each.
Or, $15 if you buy the set. (I am GOING BACK for at least two dinner plates.)
These white dishes are gorgeous. They have two thin gold rings. $20 for a 32 piece set.
The "Evolution" dishes were $15! They're contemporary, and would look great with my froo-frooey Ironstone. Go back and get them, Gollum! Without Dr. Grumpy.
Be still my heart. These soup bowls are $1 each. They're thick and deep, perfect for a huge bowl of ice cream....or a bowl and a half of chili. No extra carbs or calories. :-)
Chargers in assorted colors.
Oh, yes, I bought them. :-) Something just came over me. I know, I know.
I will soon be in Dish Rehab, Dr. G said.
I was so excited at this point--and trying to keep Dr. G from having a hissy fit--that I forgot the price on these boxes. I do remember it was more than I wanted to spend. I want to say $5. But they bear watching for a markdown. $5 for a set of 3. They would make cute favors for a dinner party.
This is gorgeous. It looks like pierced creamware.
I love huge glass pillars. $15 Three down the center of a dining table would be gorgeous...filled with Christmas balls....and for summer, sand and shells, and dine al fresco!
Darling bird candle holders, $12
Swirled glass, $15
The $1 shelf had the most adorable plates for picnics, and colorful placemats.
Not to mention paper plates and cups--and Fiddle Faddle!
I had a fit over these boxes.
Votives in bulk, $6
This is where I stopped, and Dr. started pulling out his hair. Four of the pale blue dishes came home with me. And the deep blue, square dishes? Two came home with sweet, little butterfly plates.
The baby blue dishes are like a breath of spring. Oh, Dr. Gollum, just two more for a placesetting of 6!
No! he said.
I pouted a while until I saw the mercury glass vases. I bought three, two large and one squatty one, $2 and $4 times 2. Not bad, if you'v priced mercury glass at Ballards and elsewhere!
They had flatware to match the darling dishes. Dr. Gollum led me away and said he'd had enough of this craziness.
Finally, a carb meltdown. The little duck cookes remind me of the Publix cookies that were shaped like Mister.
Dr. G looked at the $3 roses...I thought he might buy one, but he said it's a bit early. "Some people have restraint," he said. Oh, yeah, tell me about it, Father of Bandwith.
And that's it. I came home with dishes, and now they are securely behind the den draperies. I plan to make another trip to check on the cooking oils....until then....