In preparing to move in the next few weeks I started going through some of my housewares that were in storage down in my basement. In going through my own things I decided that it's time for an upgrade in some areas! I have a lot of stuff that is whatever I could afford as a poor college student and isn't of very high quality. I feel like for the most part I have nice stuff for my house (nice for what I can afford at least), but I'm working to upgrade some items as I make the transition to my new place.
|Yay for new plates!|
I then wandered into Dollar Tree and happened upon some cute dishes... My current dishes aren't awful (they're just plain white), but they're hand-me-downs from my aunt's first apartment back in the mid-90's and I've been looking to upgrade. I found these babies, which look quite similar to Pottery Barn's Emma dishes. For $1 each, I decided to get 8 plates and 8 bowls. They looked even nicer when I got them home. I had to pick and choose from what was in the store since most were a little imperfect, but I'm really happy with my bargain plates. They also coordinate nicely with the other random white pieces I've picked up at Pier 1 and Crate & Barrel. I hope to be able to sell the old ones in my garage sale for about the same price I spent on these!
Speaking of my bedroom, I finally settled on my new bedding! I decided upon Pottery Barn's Vanessa Floral duvet and shams. It was on special and they were offering free shipping, so added onto my gift cards I saved $88. What my kitchen lacks in quality, my bedding collection makes up for. I'm a total PB bedding addict. It's probably the one area I really like to splurge on for my home.
I'm hoping that my garage sale next week will help me justify a couple more small purchases for my new home. I'd like a tall framed floor mirror for my bedroom and then might get some new toss pillows for my bedroom or living room. I may also just save my money for an out of town shopping trip where I can hit up my faves that we don't have around here like Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, HomeGoods, and maybe if I make it to Denver, Ikea! I'll be sure to post some pics of the chair after it gets its makeover and maybe a few pics after I move and get settled.