Monday, April 20, 2009

A Gift from Mom and My New Apron!

I came home today and found this humongous box at my front door! I was racking my brain trying to figure out if I had ordered something this big and had totally forgotten about it because, believe me, I have done that several times. It's always exciting when you forget you ordered something, isn't it? Sure enough, this surprise was something I had totally forgotten about. Mom was packing up this box when I was down in California (yea I know it wasn't too long ago but my memory only goes back about 5 minutes). Inside were these beautiful dishes she wanted to give me. I'm sure you've all seen this design before. It's very popular and yet very classic! The tea house I'm a regular at uses these dishes as well. THANK YOU MOM!!! I love you! I love you and I love these dishes!!


And here is the little pretty I got at this shop....

See, this is all Bryan's fault for bringing me to this adorable store. I told him I wasn't going to buy anything and I was going to be good but I think I was too vocal in the store with the ooohing and ahhhing. A few minutes later the sales lady came up to me and said "Here, I thought you would like this." and it was a $5.00 off coupon for anything in their store! Dang! At this point I felt as though I had to buy something. *sigh*. So I bought one of their cheaper items and this apron was perfect! I know, I know, I said I wasn't going to start collecting aprons. I did see something that was for $2.50 but I didn't think it would be cool of me to ask for $2.50 back for using the coupon.





I'm happy. :) Now that I have these aprons I need to stir up something in the kitchen! I'm having a little birthday get together at my place for my dear friend Alice and a few of our friends on Saturday, so I have to begin figuring out my menu!

It was another hot day here in Oregon. It was 84 degrees, I believe. Tomorrow another lovely day and then by the weekend back to 60. :( Oh well, I am thankful we had this beautiful weather while it lasted!

22 comments:

Tracey said...

Michelle, I love the dishes and the aprons.. you have wonderful taste and isn't it fun opening a gift you completey forgotten about!Moms' they are the best. Now that mine is with the Lord, my sister does this for me.. her birthday is Saturday and can't wait to call her and get her something. Have a great day!

Caroline said...

Loooooooooove the dishes, they are gorgeous! Mums are the best people, this only goes to show.
The apron is lovely too, I like the photos you took while wearing it, they made me giggle.

Anya said...

very beautiful DISHES waaaaaaaaaw thats realy nice, Moms are the best :)))))

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

Such pretty teacups and plates, and they totally match you!

KeKe said...

Cute aprons!! How many are you up to now?

Lisa said...

What a sweet Mommy you have and what a darling apron. It had your name all over it!

Lisa Michelle said...

I love those dishes! They are so classic. Don't you just love "Moms"? The apron is cute. Make sure you're wearing it while your figuring out what to make for Alice's Celebration.

BTW: Looks very cute on you too!

Life with Kaishon said...

That apron is SO beautiful! I am glad you got a little something. You are just doing your part to stimulate the economy. We should thank you : ).

Elizabeth said...

Hi Michelle,I just found your blog and I love it! I have the same plates,you received from your Mom,hanging on the walls in my kitchen,I love them also.
Elizabeth

Noodlegirl said...

OH so cute I love the stuff!!!! Oh I am so totally love the weather omg! I read online its not gonna last though so sad I actually got a tan hehehheh

Janet said...

I love those dishes sis - they'll be perfect for your home:) I also love the apron - did you buy this from that cute shabby store? Let me know where you get them - I'd like to buy one for myself! Stay cool - we're still burning up in So. Cal.....looking forward to cooler weather:)

FarmHouse Style said...

I love the dishes!! What a wonderful gift, you have a great Mom:-)

The little apron is just perfect, of course, I love anything with cherries on it.

Rhonda

Heather said...

my tea room has those dishes too! i love that apron. very pretty!

Luna said...

Oah, those are so beautiful dishes!!! I have a casserole with these roses from my grandma. I wished to have dishes like that too.

Your apron is lovely.

Chrissy said...

You are a hoot...as if you could leave a lovely store without a treasure...yeah, right!!! Love your dishes and your apron!!Now go and bake something chocolate!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love that apron! And those dishes are adorable!

LillySue said...

Your new apron is very sweet and so are your Desert Rose dishes. I would have broken down and bought something too after being handed a coupon... That sales gal knew what she was doing, heehe!
Blessings~LillySue

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Lisa said...

I'm sure you look adorable in that apron, you really should've provided the WHOLE picture, but I understand. Now girl, let me tell you, if you lived close to me I'd have to steal those amazing dishes. Are those desert rose? My friend Gayla has the whole set from her grandma. I threatened to marry her son in order to get my hands on those dishes and to unshamefully call them mine. She just smiled...

Zaroga said...

Love the dishes and the apron. The apron reminds me of one that my grandma used to wear.

Teresa R said...

You have such a wonderful mom!!!

Like I said before, I think aprons are wonderful to collect. I never have enough of them myself. Yours are beautiful too; mine are just utilitarian. :}

Neabear said...

How sweet of your mom to give you those dishes! What a fun surprise to get in the mail, even though you supposedly knew you were getting them. I am still catching up on your blog.