6.29.2009

If I Had a Nickel ....


If I had a nickel for every time my mother has asked me since being married: "Have you bought any dishes yet?" ... Mitchell and I would be able to comfortably retire to Aruba. The answer has been a consistent no... until today that is. Up until today we had been using 4 old plates Mitchell's sister, Mirien, had given us and some plastic bowls my parents have had since the 80's. We gathered up the gift cards and headed off to Bed Bath and Beyond.

I naturally gravitate to the yellow clearance sections of any store. I strongly dislike paying full price for anything. And lo and behold ... I spotted this beauty of a deal. A chip? Is that all? Pu-lease. I can deal with a chip. Final cost: $25.98 not too shabby.

For once in my life Bed Bath and Beyond did not let me down miserably ...

Along the journey Mitchell and I ran into a wide assortment of exotic snuggies

And WAAA ... LA! Black dinnerware .... no need to ask anymore mother dearest, your favorite children are eating in style

12 comments:

Nancy and Craig said...

I love the new dishes! Way to be a bargain shopper:)

Franklin Times said...

Love em! Very nice :)Bargain shopping, another Jan trait. You go girl!

merathon said...

is anyone going to comment about how you are like CRAZY high in the air in the bb&b parking lot? maybe you should consider the WNBA...

Melayna said...

Yes -- exactly! I mean, the dishes are way cool, but that crazy vertical jump is the real eye-catcher! Maybe it's just the angle (are you really jumping higher than a car and matching the height of the giant BB&B behind you?? :-), but I don't know . . . Erin does have amazing skills!! And didn't Mitchell catch some air like that in a previous post?? Ahh, perfect for each other . . . Now I gotta see a dual jump, and see who's the highest . . .

Mitchell said...

but if we both jumped at the same time who would take the picture?

Melayna said...

Hmm . . . A lucky passerby??

aunt jan said...

Hey, when am I going to get my precious tupperware, circa 1981, bowls back?? I miss them! And I'm so proud of you!! Because you finally got some dishes? Heck no. Because you both can catch some serious air. My darlings....

The Dahle Family said...

Hmmm. Classy black square plates kinda like a really cool party I went to in Parker not too long ago. Very nice.

Natster said...

nice dinnerware! I likes it. :)

Mirien said...

I don't want my plates back, but maybe Jan would like them? And, I have to say, I'm impressed. You got Melayna to comment on your post--I don't think I've seen her do that before. Hmmm...I wonder how high I'd have to jump for Melayna to comment on my blog!

Mitchell said...

She didn't just comment once, she commented twice!! I'm soaking the beans now, our place is going to smell like chipotle all day.

Ashlee said...

LOL I love the exotic snuggies!!!! I have not seen those before! That made my day!