"I hold on to You for dear life, and you hold me steady as a post..." Psalm 63

Saturday, January 2, 2010

polka dot envy...

I wanted my first post of the year to be filled with great words of encouragement to all who read.  Words that inspired or lifted someone's spirits. That was the plan, but something else came up.  Something far less meaningful or soul-lifting....with far less depth. 
But first a little background....


See those vintage polka dot glasses?  They were one of my favorite finds for Lulu & Tutz.  I bought them at a great price at an auction and every day I would walk past them in the shop and picture what they'd look like in my own kitchen...how great they'd make iced tea taste.  But, like with so many other things in there, I had to train myself NOT to keep everything I fell in love with. (sigh, I miss that place...) People would often ask me if my own house looked just like the shop.  No, it doesn't...you know the story about the Cobbler's kids...no shoes.  My kids have shoes, but my house does not have all the great stuff that Lulu & Tutz did. I was satisfied to enjoy them each day at the shop...sort of felt like all the beautiful things were mine without being totally over-indulgent.  Until someone would buy it and take it away from me  - like these glasses.  Somewhere someone else is enjoying them, and I've often had polka-dot envy picturing another family smiling into their iced tea.  Really, NO sleep was lost over them, but I've always loved them secretly and wished they were mine.

Fast forward to today and a trip to Target. (my favorite place to shop, by the way.)  Besides being bothered by the LONG return line and the fact that they did NOT have my favorite snack...

I had the most wonderful discovery.  I've been toting around some Christmas $$...not wanting to break open the bank envelope for anything other than what I REALLY wanted.  BUT, way in the back of the store...on a shelf that was filled with Christmas items when I walked past it LAST week , was THIS....


RED POLKA DOT GLASSES!!!!!! 
My heart stopped for one second before I grabbed for two boxes....beads of persperation actually formed on my forehead as I placed them in my cart.  THEY WERE MINE!!!  (*cue the Hallelujah chorus here)  Emma was with me, not understanding the extent of the score, and tried to get me to purchase the yellow polka dot, and then the turquoise.  I would NOT be moved....my decision was firm.  Until she convinced me that the boys would not like to drink from polka dots, but would prefer the matching striped set.  I caved.  But only because I was so happy to have four with the happy dots! 
(**I know I'm going to sound totally psycho for adding this, but while I'm typing this the guy who narrates the movie "The Christmas Story" is reading it outloud to me in my head...these polka dot beauties are almost equal to Ralphie's Red Rider BB Gun, and you know it!)


I can't WAIT to pour my vanilla iced tea in here...I can already feel a smile coming on!

Sigh...it really is the simple things that make my day...

On another subject, while at Target we came across a roll of Contact Paper perfect for covering up this monstrousity in Emma's room....


Paint would have worked, but we already know the cans and brushes have been
put away for the next century...


So this did just fine...
Next on the list in Emma's room is figuring out how to display her growing collection of "E's".



8 comments:

lindsey said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...and I LOVE your blog!!! Yes I would want those dotty glasses only I would probably not have been so disciplined and would have kept the ones I bought for the shop. I am forwarding your link to my daughters because I know they will like your blog too. Check out theirs from my blog, 'little fingers and frosting' and 'missing fillmore' Have a wonderfully blssed 2010 ad I will visit again!

Consume me... said...

I will be checking them out, Lindsey, thanks!

jabi said...

Hi Sweetie :)
How precious was the time spend on reading your blog (I read all.. can you believe?) I was wondering so much - how are you going? Maybe you don't know but I have my whole blog in english - so if you'll find some more time - please visit me at my 'homescrap' blog. I'm so happy to have this chance to read your words :) Love you so much and missing you a lot! Asia aka jabi

vivien said...

terri,
you make me laugh! :)

Sharon said...

Ter...My new journal for the year asks me every day what was the funniest thing that happened that day...this will definitely make the list for the day! (It's hard to come up with something funny when it is just the dog, the bird and ME here all day long!). I need a life! I know you miss Lulu & Tutz...so do I...but how fun that you found these cute glasses! And, EM...LOVE the new look for that ugly makeup table! So cute! Just put those "E"s up all over your walls at random!
Love you...MOMroator

Sharon said...

Okay...who is MOMroator, you ask??? Just Mom who forgot to skip down to the code word space before I added it! Glad I could clear that up for you! MOM

Consume me... said...

ha! thanks MOMroater! Thanks for the comments...so silly, but it makes me happy to see 6 comments on ONE post!!! I need a life, too, apparently!

Just a little something from Judy said...

It is early Friday morning and I have just spent the last half hour reading all of your posts. What a joy it has been. Thank you for sharing bits and pieces of your life. I understood totally the red polka dot goblets story and I smiled as I read it. Keep sharing and I will keep visiting.

Thank you for your commments on my blog. I appreciate them so much. I am going to update my blog soon and will add your beautiful blog onto the side bar.

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