#838 Big Lots.

Big Lots made my week today.

I’ve been dreaming of filling up my glass cabinets with all-white dinnerware, and the diner whites and Manhattan Blue Plate patterns from Fishs Eddy are exactly what I had in mind. Ben and I went there on our last trip to New York and I fell in love with their simple, vintage-style plates and bowls. To me, less is more and if you break one it shouldn’t be any big deal to buy more. At around $2.50 per piece, the price was right, even though shipping might be a little high.

But then we went to Big Lots. Where they had a rack of mix and match heavyweight diner whites as well as a pattern that reminded me of the Blue Plate design I’m so in love with. It all reminds me of old-fashioned farmhouse type dinnerware, durable and timeless. Except these dishes were even less than Fishs Eddy. And shipping’s free when the car is parked outside.

So then I walked to the next aisle in search of picture frames. I’ve got big plans to create a family history room in the entryway of the house. Something that will be sort of like this:

And I found all the frames I needed in different types of wood finishes at around $3-5 each. And I was pleased as punch.

We walked out of there with 10 place settings of dinnerware and mugs and 20 picture frames for $149. The dinnerware from Fishs Eddy alone was going to cost more than that.

 And so I went home and washed my new dishes and stocked the cabinets. It changes everything.

And I figured out which pictures went with which frames. And now I just need Ben’s mama to help me get some of their family. I can’t wait to see it all come together!