Monday, August 10, 2009

Pier 1

Yesterday Craig got a new computer for his office, then decided to take our old one to the office and keep the new one at home. So this new one is not all set up yet; I don't have my photos, and I don't have Windows Live Writer. Therefore I'm writing this in Blogger; I almost forgot what a pain it is!

Now, on to the main topic. July 31 was our anniversary...17 years! I know that makes us sound really old, but we're just in our 30s. Okay, I know that sounds old to a lot of you, too. Anyway, Wendy was still here and offered to babysit while we went out to celebrate.

One of the great things about Craig, and one of the many reasons I love him, is that he will do anything for me. Including going in to Pier 1 on our anniversary date. It had been a very long time since I was in a Pier 1, several years at least. I had forgotten how cool it is! Does anybody besides me remember Pier 1 back in the '80s, when it was less chic and more like an ethnic bazaar?

Cutting to the chase, I found a few bargains. You may remember that I wanted a third food item vase filler behind my sink. I found 6 mangosteens for 59c each. Yeah, I didn't know what a mangosteen was, either. I thought it was some kind of eggplant.

Then I found this really cute bird pillow for $1.79.

Okay, it's not a pillow, it's a napkin laid on top of a pillow. I got three of the napkins, which was all they had. And I'm going to cover some pillows with them because they will fit in perfectly with my Layla-inspired living room. Come to think of it, I don't think I ever posted Layla's photos from the consultation I won. I was planning to do a big reveal, but since it's taking so long to pull it all together, maybe I'll go ahead and post them this week. Stay tuned!


Elizabeth said...

Great deals! So sweet of your hubby to take you shopping on your anniversary date. He sounds like a keeper! ;)

Lucy Marie said...

So cute. I love those napkins. Despite the fact that I hate birds in real life, I love them on home decor because they can't poop on me or squawk at me.

Gwen said...

Happy Anniversary! You are not old because if you both are old, so I am I. I AM NOT OLD!

Yes, I remember when Pier 1 was cool and way less uh, I am not sure what the right word is. Did you ever have any CostPlus stores near you in the 80's? They are now called World Market and have undergone much the same revamping.

I love the new soon to be pillow covers.

Lisa said...

SUCH A CUTE COUPLE. and to go shopping with you! I love your blog and all your interesting things. I'm interested to know what "windowslive writer" is and why its easier than blogger!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good deals. I love your napkin pillow. :) Cute pattern!

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

Hi Holly.
Happy Anniversary to you and Craig.
That man is a keeper for "suffering through" a trip to Pier 1 on your anniversary. lol
Jason and I do the same sorts of things. Funny how you do the weirdest things on your anniversary with no kids. Pier 1 was always a no kid zone with me. Too much breakable stuff. Eeek!
Jason and I are celebrating our
9th anniversay on wednesday.

Woo! I digress. The birdie napkins are great! I think they will look fantastic as pillow covers.
Have a great week.


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

OK, I'm trying not to be jealous of those aqua shutters, what a deal you got on those! WOW! but, since I find so many great deals, it's OK for me to splurge now & then & mine really are old. Thanks, Holly!

LuLu said...

Happy Anniversary!!! We will be celebrating our 17th as well! Great year we both got married!!! The napkin pillow idea is great I have always wanted to give it a try and havent, I did make one out of placemats though,

Carmen said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Great deals you got! :) I love the bird napkins. They'll make a perfect pillow. If you can, post a tutorial when you get finished. And yes, I remember Pier 1 as a kid. My dad loved shopping there. I still have the shelving system he bought there. It's in my kids' room now.