We journeyed into the big city today to get out taxes done. As with any trio into Denver we lined up a few other things to do. We like to use our gas wisely. So a trip to Denver to get our taxes done turned into a trip to get our taxes done, a visit to the butterfly pavilion and a trip to my favorite store- other than Banana Republic of course- World Market.
I love World Market. I also love Pier One but World Market is in my league. In other words I can actually afford things in World Market. Today we had assigned ourselves the task of looking for a rug for the living room.
We ended up drooling over plates and bowls and napkins for a good chunk of time. Let me just tell you there is nothing sexier than watching my husband get excited about plates and bowls, what food could go in those plates and bowls and what pictures he could shoot of said food, plates and bowls. I love it when he talks food and dinnerware to me.
Now is the moment I clear something up. I am quite certain that our collection of dinnerware is something very different from others you have seen. We tend to buy one plate or one bowl when something catches our eye but not a whole set. we have a complete set of dishes for everyday use, but our stash of picture perfect plates is filled with different shapes sizes and colors.
I joke that we are like the food network kitchens with shelves of plating options for an number of food shoots. Although the Food Network stash of serving platters and dinnerware puts our two shelves in the basement to shame. Although at the rate Luke was picking out sleek red Asian inspired plates, and European inspired deep golden bowls today a third shelf may be in our future soon.
So our trip to The Big City was successful. In many ways. Some of them made of ceramic, some made of smiles.
Do you collect anything randomly and with abandon?