I made an unnecessary visit to TJ Maxx last week ( I love it when they ask if I found what I was looking for - "Actually, I found a lot of things I wasn't looking for!" ) and I could not pass up these great dishes.
They look innocent - 4 small plates ( small portions look bigger! ) and 4 bowls - yet they created havoc at our house this week.
Nearly every flat surface in the house is covered with broken down vignettes.
The goal was to redo this white shelf in the dining room using the new plates - there is no room in the kitchen cupboards so I definitely did not NEED the dishes.
I searched the house for red, white, and blue pieces for the shelf.
I can't do a vignette without adding my favorite yellow too.
This green and yellow table is on the same wall as the cabinet and I needed to use red and blue on the table to coordinate with the cabinet.
I love that the teapot on the scale brought in all 4 of the colors.
The dining room table looks much better than it did this morning.
In addition to adding the wooden chalkboard caddy to the table, I stole 2 floral pillows from the guest room.
The dining room is now the only "finished" room in the house.
No room has been left untouched in the chaos created by those simple blue and white dishes.
I am headed to volleyball practice so the rest will have to wait and chaos will reign for at least another day at our house.
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There is still time to sign up for my Giveaway.
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I am joining these lovely ladies
Savvy Southern Style - Wow Us Wednesdays
Cedar Hill Ranch - The Scoop
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson - Share Your Cup Thursday
Green Willow Pond - What We Accomplished Wednesday
Lavender Garden Cottage - Cottage Style Party
Coastal Charm - Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Ivy and Elephants - What's It Wednesday
Kathe With An E - You're Gonna Love It
Cozy Little House - Tweak It Tuesday