With the day we had yesterday, if a dog had run or away or something I would not have been surprised. Nothing went the way we wanted it to, therefore nothing insanely productive was accomplished. Wait, I take that back, I shopped for Thanksgiving Dinner.
That totally counts as productive. ...Right?
First off, to answer some confusion from yesterday. This is a terrible rendering of our floor plan upstairs.
We all got it?
So back to the whole Thanksgiving thing. As you all know, we just finished our fantastic sex oozing dining set. There was just one issue with it; we only had lime green dishes that matched our old dining set. Maybe I'm a little obsessive...but it was mildly to moderately (read: insanely) bothering me.
We had the Fargrik diningware set from IKEA. You know, the set that everyone has because it's adorable? Also, it's ridiculously affordable and actually holds up pretty well.
After much tossing around we narrowed it down to cobalt blue or white. They'd work in both rooms and they would add a little bit of sass in the dining room.
So, when we got another glorious World Market coupon last night that announced that dishes were 20% off, and I had been hoarding two $10 off coupons we knew it was time to strike like a cobra.
We headed over there and began sorting through the aisles upon aisles of dishes.
Then these babies found me and my heart went pitter pat.
The fact that they're clear means they'll fo-sho go with both rooms AND I think the simplicity is kind of rustic in a weird way, meaning they'll look SICK on the dining table (and I can forever play with cool chargers or place mats).
Also, it doesn't hurt that we got service for 8 for $35, putting it comparable to what we paid for the green IKEA stuff.
Tonight I'm going to play around with place settings and figuring out how I want everything to look. When you guys do T-Gives, do you do a formal table setting with place cards and everything or is it more of a family style buffet thing?