I love setting the table for breakfast the night before, and I love it to look cheery for Mr. Wonderful while he reads the paper and does the New York Times crossword puzzle each morning. (Makes us sound old, right?!)
When setting the table one night a few weeks ago, I realized that my “favorite of all time” bowls were starting to look a little worn. Great ceramic bowls from Anthropologie that they, sadly, do not carry in yellow any more. While I love them, they chip really easily, and our once hearty collection has dwindled down to 1.
As I lamented this fact, I told Mr. Wonderful that we needed some new bowls. At the time I thought he was just being polite when he said “Go for it.”
Later that weekend, while shopping at our local Hispanic grocery store (if you have one in your area, do yourself a favor and go check out their super duper produce section), Mr. Wonderful wanders off, and then returns moments later with a big stack of… yellow bowls! Plastic this time instead of ceramic, in a cheery bright yellow. Best of all, they were only $1 each! Now, these great bowls are my new “favorite of all time”!!
Lessons learned here:
1. Mr. Wonderful really is wonderful. (I already knew that!)
2. Get creative in your shopping. You never know when you will find your next treasure!!