Happy Monday! I thought I'd start off the week by sharing with you a few little items I've purchased over the last couple weeks. I've been shopping around looking for functional and decorative items for the home without spending a ton of money. I'm also thinking about the upcoming seasons and holidays and what might be useful for that time of year.
The first two items were purchased at Marshalls. You never know what you'll find at this store. Sometimes you find great deals. Sometimes you find nothing. Well, the day I was at the store I could have bought almost every dish/platter/bowl/pitcher in the aisle. But I practice restraint (by slapping my hand back as I would reach for items) and only bought two things.
The first trinket is this little ceramic bowl with a picture of a birdie, nest, and twigs/leaves around it. Most of you know about my bird-crush. It's no secret, and yes, I'm considering counseling. But this little $3.00 bowl I just couldn't pass up. It can be decorative for spring/summer/fall, and will look adorable holding little chocolate Easter eggs next March (or is Easter in April in 2012?). The greens, blues, and browns will allow me to use it in multiple rooms in the house.
Item numero dos is this gorgeous white platter. You see, a couple of years ago I broke a large white platter we owned and used for all kinds of things. We've been needing a replacement since then. This was only $15.00 (!) and has a beautiful shape. When we have grill-out parties in the summertime, Joey will have a place to stack all the meat. When not being used for food, I can display the platter by hanging it on a wall or setting it up for a table display. Per-fact!
The final item(s) purchased hail from Crate & Barrel. They are a pretty common item (as in, I know many women who own them), but I just can't get enough of them. Yes, it's the Parker Mini Bowl.
I bought 4 of them at $3.95 each: Red, Blue, Yellow, and Orange. I thought the variety of color would again allow for versatility in different rooms. The red will be great for Christmas. I can fill it with ornaments or chocolate kisses or potpourri. The orange bowl will likely be filled with candy corn for Halloween. I can do the red and blue together for 4th of July etc. etc. etc... LOVE!
So, what items have you added to your decor lately? Anyone have a thing for dishes like me? Tell me I'm not alone!