I’m not a vain person by any stretch. Well, everyone has vanities. And so do I. But most people that know me know I am a very patient person. I really don’t mind waiting for something, as long as it’s not a life-or-death situation.
Then I would get hasty.
Anyway, back when we were at our first duty station (which was in Hawaii, and I regret not enjoying it as much as I should have, because I missed being away from family <–disclaimer for Hubby), I had wanted a set of dishes from Williams Sonoma. I love that store. Yes, it’s a bit pricey, but sometimes they have really good sales. Anyway, the dishes were from the Brasserie Collection, and had red bands on the rim. And they never went on sale…
Fast forward to September 13th, 2011. Hubby and I were looking for some champagne flutes for my mom at the outlet mall, which also has a Pottery Barn outlet, which is owned by Williams Sonoma. My mother-in-law also had asked that I look for a special saute pan there, so we went in, and guess what they had on clearance??
ZOMG!!! MY DISHES!!!
And I bought eight six-piece place settings, for the price of two four-piece place settings!!! Not bad for a 16 year wait, huh? They also had some beautiful water goblets that complimented them rather well, but I don’t think I’ll be waiting 16 years for those. I’ll just make do with regular, run-of-the-mill glasses.
For now 😉
September 26th, 2011 at 11:42 AM
16 years? Wow, you are patient. Now I feel bad for griping about a 30 minute wait for a table at the Outback Steakhouse last weekend. 😀
September 26th, 2011 at 11:47 AM
Terrific! I’m so glad you found the pottery you love. I brought home a bunch of stuff from England….It is addicting over there. But I still love my Portmerion!
September 26th, 2011 at 11:54 AM
I have a set of Polish pottery that I adore! Thankfully, Hubby and I never made it to England. I would have gone over my weight limits 😉
September 26th, 2011 at 2:15 PM
September 26th, 2011 at 3:04 PM
And they are Continental size, too 😉
September 26th, 2011 at 3:27 PM
Finally, something to replace the Chinet paper plates!
September 26th, 2011 at 5:11 PM
The Juju Woman has so many dishes, place settings. whatever…I had to get a new chest-of-drawers, or whatever you call it, to put ’em in. I told her I was gonna get rid of some, and she pulled a gun on me. They’ll be staying for now.
Having said that…I like a good looking dish. Those red-stripers are cool. I’m serious.
September 27th, 2011 at 3:03 PM
I love your new dishes…. good for snacks. I love snacks!
September 27th, 2011 at 4:21 PM
Pretty! And they taste great with your cooking on them!
Glad you sound like you’re feeling better! It’s been a crazy week around here…
September 28th, 2011 at 5:33 AM
Congrats!! I could never wait that long for anything. Seriously, nothing.