We spend a lot of time outside in the summer. What that means is that my house usually gets quite neglected: I don't clean it regularly, and don't care much about how it's decorated. However, with the onset of fall, things are changing. I cleaned the house the other day (so satisfying!), re-arranged some furniture, and started to de-clutter our kitchen cabinets. What I noticed (besides that I had crap in there from 10 years ago, oops!), was that I don't have matching dinnerware. Say whaaat??
Here is the truth: My dinnerware collection is made up of old plates left over from Richard's ex (from 13 years ago), some left behind from German acquaintances who lived with us for a while before moving back to Germany (at least 5 years ago), and some black ones that I bought in a panic before a Thanksgiving dinner at least 8 or 9 years ago. They are all miss-matching, and I like none of them.
It's a sad state of affairs.
I decided then and there that now is the time to change this. For the first time in my life, I will have matching plates! As luck would have it, The Pioneer Woman just brought out an entire line of plates, bowls, cups, glasses and more. I love her stuff! It has cheerful colours and great patterns, and looks just the right amount cowboy-chic and farm-y, yet timeless.
On Tuesday I threw on this outfit, and convinced my hubby to hop across the border with me to buy our new collection (it's not available in Canada). Unfortunately, it seems like I was a bit too eager - a lot of the items I wanted weren't in store yet. The trip wasn't wasted though: I bought this frying pan (it is red and has butterflies on the bottom!), and Rich likes her stuff too, so I will buy my matching set as soon as it becomes available. We had Korean BBQ afterwards, so it was a good day!
Dress: Smart Set (old; similar); scarf and hat: gifts, both are DIY (similar scarf and hat); shoes: Old Navy; tights: Secret Collection
Does anyone else have mismatched plates, or are you all way more sophisticated than I am?
Linking up with Fashion Should Be Fun, Passion 4 Fashion, Jaymie Ashcraft and A Pocketful of Polka Dots