My moms and I just got back from our annual (annual!) trip to not-where-our-kids-are. It's two nights about four hours in any direction, and it usually takes us to some shopping mecca. This year: The Plaza in Kansas City.
And I bought this:
...plus two of its cousins. The three bowls were beautiful and I got them at Anthropologie...a wonderful and heavenly store where everything has "Christine" written on it. Except their $165 jeans...those had "Amy" on them. But I digress...
It wasn't easy for me to buy these bowls. They were not cheap and I wasn't really keen on babying them all the way back to Tulsa. So I carried them around the store for 20 minutes before I finally pulled the trigger. And then I carried them around for the next six hours as I shopped The Plaza. And then I nestled them amongst the luggage in the back of the car to keep them safe.
Then when I got home I presented them to Dwayne to his delight (or maybe the delight was just that his three-day shift was over). And we marveled together (or just me) about how perfectly they'll go on the shelf I'd hung a few days before.
And then I arranged them on the shelf and stood back and thought how perfect they looked up there...all kitchen-y and ready to hold sour cream dips or fresh strawberries or Cheetos. They were all set to get shuffled about in the sink where I'd wash them by hand and return them to rule our kitchen from the shelf.
In fact I almost grabbed my camera to take a photo of my shelf/bowl display.
Turns out that would have been a good idea.
Since my shelf-hanging abilities SUCK.
And two days after I brought the bowls home, the nails holding the shelf slipped out of the wall. And the whole thing crashed to the floor in a million Anthropologetic pieces.
I suppose I could have photographed the mess...but I didn't want to remember my material obsession like that. All...dead.
So I cleaned up the carnage and Dwayne rehung the shelf and suggested that anything else we put up there should not be breakable. Thanks, honey.
Maybe after I stop cringing from the whole experience we'll have a nice place to store napkins.