My mom had sent me a check for Christmas. Yesterday, Mr. Wonderful and I hit the mall. I also had the Williams-Sonoma gift card burning up like fire in my wallet.
I browsed through that store and coveted everything in there…until of course, I looked at the prices. Did you know a large Silpat mat costs over fifty bucks? Holy cow!
Anyway, I always longingly linger around the Le Creuset area, and just in case you’re wondering, it’s pronounced La CrewSAY. Le Creuset cookware is enamel coated cast-iron and is the king-daddy of their breed, as it heats your cooking perfectly and evenly, goes from oven to microwave to refrigerator in a snap and is just beautiful to look at.
The price tag, however, is not.
I wandered into our local TJ Maxx tonight looking for a simple white blouse for work. I found a whole shelf of Le Creuset, just sitting there in its glory, waiting to be plucked from their perch.
I got these.
Adorable butter dish ($25.00 retail, I got for $12.99), 2 different size casseroles (retail $140, and I got each for $12.99) and and some ramekins ($9.95 for one, I got 2/$6.99). I’m still watching for the 5 1/2 quart dutch oven.
Total price tag? Under fifty bucks..and it matches my kitchen.
I love a good bargain.
And I love classic things that you can keep forever.
Mom, I spent my money wisely, be assured.
My Mom-In-Law Wonderful made me the cutest table runner.
She quilts beautifully. She’s also doing some gorgeous monogramming on shirts and …
Ready for this?
I love it!
The kids have already been threatened that if they actually use this towel, they’re dead meat. It’s hanging on my buffet table as a decoration.
Thanks to both my moms for the gifts…
I sure do love them!