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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Serendipitous Moment

When I registered for my wedding at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, I chose dishes that I thought were casually elegant. They are a red stoneware with squared plates from Noritake Colorwave. Much to my chagrin, shortly before my wedding, I discovered that the dishes were sold-out.

My grandma bought me one 4 place setting, which I was extremely happy about. And I planned to buy another one with gift money. After digging around, I found out B, B, & B was discontinuing carrying this particular color. Of course, because it's the one I chose!

Somehow my mom scrounged up another set that was given to us for Christmas and I was happy with my 8 place settings.

Fast forward to now. Jeremy loves to eat cereal. There aren't many kinds that he can eat, but Chex we keep around in abundance. Out of all the dishes in our cabinet, bowls are in the highest demand. I came home from work Saturday to discover that in the process of unloading the dishwasher, J accidentally broke three bowls (two from the lovely red dishes). I was not livid, I really wasn't. I just sighed to myself and thought, "Why the bowls?

Every couple of weeks my college friend Kim and I get together. This week we ventured out to B, B, & B so she could buy a couple gifts. And what do I find? Another set of my dishes in my color marked down from $120 to $60! Plus, I have a 20% off coupon. So, I snatched up that box of my dishes that shouldn't have been there and $51.35 later I have another 4 place setting, bringing my total to 12 (only 10 bowls, of course). And no, the store isn't carrying them. I believe someone must of returned them from an online purchase. I don't know and I really don't care. I was just so pleased to find such an awesome deal!

6 comments:

liz nelson said...

that's so awesome! kind of crazy-- right place right time.:) i'm really happy that you found those!

Margaret said...

That IS awesome. Now if only I could find my China marked down so much... I'm absolutely convinced they are going to discontinue it before I can finish collecting it.

Margaret said...

I have no idea why I capitalized china in my comment above...

stephanie said...

What's your china pattern, Marg?

Lana Joy said...

This is brilliant! I only wish I could find a similar miracle for the one plate we've broken from our set.

EmilyAnne said...

http://replacementsltd.com/ - check this website out, girls. It carries replacements on all sorts of out of stock dishes and silverware. I bet you can find something of what you're looking for...

 
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