1.16.2007

At last . . . my lu-u-uv has come along

Went to the outlet stores at Park City on Monday with Jaime, Foodie, and Kristee. I showed admirable restraint in the fiscal department, I feel. I had a hard time in Banana Republic, though, because they were having this massive sale where everything was an additional 50% off. Sigh . . . I settled on one pretty shirt. And a pair of $40 exercise pants for $8 at Aeropostale. And a set of 6 beautiful white ramekins for $8. Now I can make creme brulee at my house!

The love part happened when Kristee ushered us into the Mikasa outlet and I saw these.


It's their Pure Red design and my heart kind of lurched out of my chest when I saw it. And there may have been angels. It was all very fuzzy. I can do without the tea cups, but I want to bring the rest home and give names to each piece. Problem is, I don't actually need china. Nor can I afford it to buy it myself. And I'm not getting married any time soon so it's not like there are people lining up to buy it FOR me. And I'm supposed to be cutting down on my consumer spending.

But seriously, SO pretty.

Maybe this is one of those things that Kelly was talking about when she wanted to start the registry club. Girl has a point. The premise is if you're not married by a certain age you can just go ahead and register because if you're going to be freaking celibate for all those years you might as well have pretty dishes for your cats to eat off of.

15 comments:

The McCulloch Family said... [reply]

I think those are pretty. I would babysit them if you ever decided to leave the country again. Only after that last mishap with all your stuff I doubt I'd be entrusted with these babies.

Rachel said... [reply]

Sexy dishes!

I love Etta James...

amyjane said... [reply]

Ooh! That was funny cause I didn't really read the post and started scrolling down and then saw the dishes and gasped out loud and said, "Ooh, Nemesis would LOVE those!" I'm an idiot. But the two of you are meant to be.

Tusk said... [reply]

Best. China Set. EVER.

Sarita said... [reply]

Yes, so, I know this guy....

And on his 25th birthday, he decided to send actual announcements to everyone he knew.

With a nice photo of him leaning against a tree.

And a card stating that he was registered at Target. As he was.

The Divine Miss A said... [reply]

Absolutely lovely dishes. As in, I'm in love. Whoever Kelly is, she must be really smart, because it sounds like a great idea.

Kristeee said... [reply]

I'm glad I insisted we go in :) You could start a "help Nem have pretty things" fund on your blog . . . or you could just find yourself a sugar daddy in his 60s. He'd buy you the dishes to make you smile.

Desmama said... [reply]

I think you should have an "half birthday" party and ask for those because they are really so pretty. Let's see, your half birthday would be in March, right? That's pretty soon. Or there's always Valentine's Day.

Kelly said... [reply]

You see the wisdom. I'm still bitter that I couldn't register for my copper Kitchen Aid mixer. Sigh.

CoolMom said... [reply]

How much were the dishes? How many place settings? China isn't about need. It's about "I want to look at them everyday in my house." Haven't I taught you anything?

lilcis said... [reply]

One of the women that I work with gave me a couple pieces from the “Diamond Star” collection for my wedding. They’re very nice, but so not my style. Do you know how badly I wish I could trade them for a couple of those lovely dishes? Alas, the nearest Mikasa store is almost 2 hours away, and now the items she gave me have been discontinued so I don’t know if I can even take them back.

le sigh.

P.S. She gave me this: http://www.mikasaandcompany.com/control/product/~category_id=WY247-W16/~product_id=WY247559

and this: http://www.mikasaandcompany.com/control/product/~category_id=WY247-W16/~product_id=WY247345

Kristeee said... [reply]

In the meantime, check out these almost irresistable prices at Homelick.com, which are always on super sale and about once every other month they have free shipping.

jaime said... [reply]

It was fun finding those dishes with you. I agree with Amyjane...you two are meant to be. They are very pretty!

Panini said... [reply]

Those are so you!

chosha said... [reply]

I like her thinking. And wow, those pieces are just beautiful.

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