I have been searching the land for the perfect plates for my plate collection. Hunting through antique stores, scouring garage sales, eyeing the clearance rack at Target for that perfect piece…
Ok not really, here’s what happened; I rearranged everything in my house while I was supposed to be on a “staycation” leaving myself with an enormous empty wall in our dining area. Hmmm, what to do, what to do? As Oprah would say I had an AHA moment – (which I’m sure are supposed to be reserved for more important life decisions or jumping on couches ala Tom Cruise, but you know how serious I am about home decor…) a plate wall would be perfect!
The problem being I’m an instant gratification kinda person (which is why I love spray paint so much) and when I decide I want a plate wall, I mean I want it done now (“I want it now! I want it now!” Like Veruca Salt in Willy Wonka, well without turning into a giant grape…and yes I’m trying to see how many random references I can add to this post…) I don’t want to have to scour the earth for the next 6 months for the perfect plates.
Being the crazy person I am, I got the kids dressed, hauled them into town (which means surviving a 35 minute car ride, such was my level of commitment to my plate wall) and proceeded to hit every possible store that might have my perfect plates. I hit 5 stores in all, it was a little like Super Market Sweep (is that obscure reference number 3?) I grabbed anything and everything that was in the right colors and tossed them in my cart, figuring I could sort it all out later.
Running thru the dish department is always a good idea with my 5 year old and 2 year old in tow, miraculously we managed not to break anything, but at one point I turned around to find my 5 year old “drinking” out of a wine glass and my 2 year old little man sipping daintily from a tea cup. Yikes! Time to get out of here, I got home and had 4 bags worth of china (extremely “fine” china as I didn’t pay more that $4 for any one piece).
I’m sure at some point I’ll replace/add more plates – and now I’m on the hunt wherever I go, but for around $50 and 3 hours I’m pretty happy with how it came together…now to return the rejects…
No soup for you! Yeah, no that has nothing to do with anything except the Mr. and I saw Jerry Seinfeld do stand up last week and I feel like I needed one more obscure reference to round things out nicely :)