Saturday, March 24, 2012
Welcome to Seasonal Sundays!
I had a wonderfully unexpected surprise. If you’ve read this blog for long, you’ve heard Kathleen and I speak of our different shopping adventures, but we live about an hour and twenty minutes away from each other, so most of those adventures take place somewhere in between each of our homes – usually at The Christmas Tree Shop. Well, this Friday Kathleen’s husband was headed to the accountant (yes, it’s that time of year) and lucky for me, I’m on their way to the accountant. So Mr. Cuisine went to the accountant and Kathleen and I went shopping! First we went to Century 21. There is one in Manhattan and one on Long Island. Kathleen thinks it’s been about ten years since she had been in the store. Oh, the bargains we found! I thought I’d share our adventure.
We found these amazing napkins. Have you ever heard of a broomstick napkin? Nor had we, but they were 100% silk and only we had a bargain. Until we got to the cash register, where we found out that they were marked down to .49 each!!!
They were so beautiful and so cheap (I’d like to say inexpensive, but at 49 cents and 100% silk, they’re cheap!), I had to get them in green too.
These wonderful little shot glasses are perfect for a little tasting of an appetizer or dessert. Love the beveled sides. They are made in Spain and were six for $3.97. Of course I got 12.
A lovely salesgirl was in the midst of emptying her bin to stock the shelves, as Kathleen and I stumbled upon her. She was stocking these beautifully trimmed sheer table toppers and napkins. We dug and dug through her bin. The 60 x 60 table toppers were $5.99 and the amazing napkins were .99 each.
At that price I couldn’t get them in just one color. Isn’t this pale blue divine? The pots de crème were a recent antique store purchase (six for about $20.00).
They even had matching votives.
I got 12 of these fabulous napkin rings. So extravagant and a bit over the top!
Hard to believe they were only $1.97 each!
And as our time was coming to an end, we made a quick stop at a store called Peter Andrews (there are two on Long Island). They had these wonderful chargers, which we thought were a bargain at $4.99 each, since they are Hutschenreuther. Then we found out they were buy one, get one free! Unfortunately there were only eight. I’m not sure how I’m using them. I’m thinking jingle shells and sand for summer or shades of pumpkin for the fall.
Clearly I’ve been shopping. What have you been up to?
- The Tablescaper