Saturday, April 12, 2008

We're all nuts

When we entertain (which has been a lot lately) I like to use a mish mosh of special serving bowls and dishes. I don't even care if they match just as long as they are cute. We always have a bowl of nuts (cashews, almonds, honey roasted peanuts, what have you) and I've yet to find something cute for the nuts so I always put the nuts in a dull glass bowl. I want to spruce up our "nut service" so today while Tom and I were browsing the aisles of Tuesday Morning (he gets corralled about 4 times a year for this type of shopping) I came across a tiny bowl that I fell in love with. It's by Portmeirion (all their stuff is AMAZING) and it retails for about $28. But! Here at Tuesday Morning it was a measly $13, which, perhaps is a high price to pay for housing nuts- but I looooooved it. I said to Tom that I'd like to get it and asked what he thought.

His response?

"I think you're nuts for spending 13 bucks on a bowl for nuts!

But isn't it cute???

                                                      MY NUT BOWL

However once it's filled with nuts you won't be able to see the little creatures inside the bowl.

Maybe Tom was right.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Nahh. The REAL joy will be discovering the cute creatures, nut by nut.

Mary Beth said...

I'm with Stephanie - the fun is realizing the critters are there as you empty the bowl. It's fantastic! And at $13 - a steal.

Mindy said...

I think it's adorable, Target didn't have anything you liked?

Smileygirl said...

I like the way you think Stephanie and Mary Beth!

And Mindy, I did like some of the cute daisy themed stuff from Target but it just wasn't small or sturdy enough. However, I did buy the CUTEST salt and pepper shakers the other day. They are pewter and have little pewter bees on them. But I just googled salt and pepper shakers to see if I could find a pic of them online and I found these that I like so much better!!!!

Smileygirl said...

Tom likes this set however.

Anonymous said...

I find the bee design kind of creepy...