I don't live to shop and I don't shop to live! Actually, I think spending hours in a Mall walking from store to store is exhausting. I'm a no nonsense shopper. I never go shopping without the intent to "get in and get out" as fast as possible and I generally have a list which keeps me focused on the task at hand.
However, there's almost always and exception to any rule... I really like to grocery shop, mostly because I love to cook but I get all giddy inside when I shop for dinnerware. China, stemware, bar paraphernalia, etc. and when I find a great bargain...a quite peace comes over me and I am transcended to a place of calm!
A few days ago I went to my local Safeway store to purchase a loaf of bread and milk. What I came home with was a 12 piece set of dinnerware. 12 Square dinner and salad plates, 12 round dinner and salad plates, 12 cereal bowls, 1 platter, 2 sets of salt and pepper shakers, 2 bread plates, one veggie bowl, 4 condiment bowls and 12 egg cups. Unfortunately, they were out of the matching coffee cups or I would have purchased them as well.
Grand total for my bargain...$156.00. I saved so much money on the transaction that a manger had to come and authorize my purchase.
Total savings...$425.00. I felt like I had died and gone to heaven!!
I'm not sure what I'll do with 12 egg cups since I'm the only one in the family that eats soft boiled eggs but I'm sure I'll find a purpose for them. At .75 each I couldn't leave the store without them. Honestly, I felt a little feverish as the checker bagged up my bounty!
My new dinnerware isn't fine china and doesn't come with a fancy designer name. I probably won't be able to find replacements if I break a few pieces but it's dishwasher and microwave safe!! I think it's kinda pretty and best of all.....it was ON SALE!!