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Happy New Year! I have one New Years Resolution. I am going to compliment people more. Sometimes I am around a friend and I love their shirt, but I just never voice it. That is just one example. But, what I am saying is I want to say the things out loud that I think in my head. ( the good things, that is)

I am not one to spend a lot of money on Christmas decor. But, I splurged a bit today. Last night I went to Pottery Barn and saw these old-time Christmas plates for half off. I looked around the store and told myself I would come back tomorrow and if they were still there, I would buy them. I went back this afternoon and they had three boxes left. I felt a little bad about spending that much money on them.........half off was still high! But then I went to Williams Sonoma and saw a skillet that cost $250 dollars and then I did not feel so bad about my 8 plates for $40.

I also have a New Years tradition of buying a 12 month planner for half price. I always go on Jan 1st or 2nd and get one. The theme of this calendar is Italy. I love the beautiful pictures.

Comments

waikikimum said…
Laurie, those plates are just beautiful. They will be something you get pleasure out of year after year.Happy New Year to you and your lovely family.
Kristy said…
Oooooh! I love that resolution! :)
I love the plates!! They are a great investment and you can use them every single year :)
Sarah said…
The plates are beautiful!! I am making your roast recipe tomorrow! I will back at work and am looking forward to coming home to it tomorrow night!
Sarah said…
ps. I had to change my blog around... http://www.lifewithleahy.blogspot.com
Heather said…
I just love those plates, Laurie. I went into Williams-Sonoma yesterday and got the best bargain on a cookie exchange kit for next Christmas - - regular price $15.00, and I paid 97 cents for it. I was thrilled because usually I go in there and come out empty-handed (too expensive!). Pottery Barn was right next door and I knew I should have gone in, especially after reading your post! Enjoy those plates, they are lovely!
Giggles said…
I really like your plates. Can't wait to see how you use them next Christmas!
Kelly said…
Oh good.......I'm going to look forward to a LOT of compliments this year! ha ha ha ha!
P.S. Love the plates!
His Doorkeeper said…
I LOVE your plates...just love them! Such good taste you have Miss Laurie!!
Mallory said…
I love your plates! I bought some Norman Rockwell Christmas decor, a platter and coasters and they just warm my heart thinking about past Christmases and how simple things were. Your compliment goal is great. I tend to over compliment and speak my mind too much. I leave tons of blog comments!!! LOL
Jill said…
I bought a set of mugs that go with those plates. I love the pictures on them.

That's a really nice resolution - will make others feel good.
Candis Berge said…
I love the plates! You will enjoy them so much next year. And your resolution is a great thought; I think I'll try to follow your resolution also.

Another resolution for me is to post on blogs I read. It's so encouraging when I get a post from a blog reader. (Postive ones, of course!)
Anonymous said…
I LOVE THOSE PLATES!!! Jealous of your great find!! You can definitely pass those down to th girls when they have their own house!! Your resolution is great!! Hope your family is well!!
Nancy said…
Plates are PRESH! Way to go!
Mine is to laugh a whole lot :) And TRUELY enjoy the day.
Happy New Year!
Rhonda said…
If you are ever in Memphis, you should go by the Pottery Barn and Williams & Sonoma outlet stores! I can't remember what street they are on but it's off of Poplar Ave. They always have great bargains!
Kim said…
I LOVE these plates and you got a GREAT DEAL!!
Plan Our Health said…
Yes, I agree with Rhonda. I used to live in Memphis and would frequent the Pottery Barn and Williams Sonoma outlets. It's off of Colonial I believe. There's a Target across the parking lot that you can see from Poplar.

And I love the plates! :)
I LOVE the plates, Laurie! That's an investment and not a splurge- an investment in memories and family traditions. Your girls will come to love and admire them someday.
Claire
Melanie Mueller said…
Love the plates! Definitely a great purchase! You will be so glad you bought them when you pull them out to use next Christmas.
Happy New year to you and your precious family!!
LISACPARSONS said…
I love those plates....how vintage. I wish I had checked out Pottery Barn after Christmas....I went in before that and bought the paper Happy Holidays Banner and used it for my fireplace (love it). I want those plates...you should give them away--LOL!!!

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