Monday, November 12, 2012

(Christmas) Wish List

This year I decided to treat myself to new magazine subscriptions and HGTV Magazine was a natural choice for me since I am trying to become more crafty and DIY capable. I must say that in two magazines, I have learned a lot about my style and what I want to do with my new living space. Here are a few items on my Christmas list this year, however if I don't get around to them until March, May or later in the next year, that will be okay too!

For my love of all things orange:

My stove has been missing a little daily punch of orange and this kettle is just the thing to bring my kitchen a little happiness! Although more than I would ever ordinarily justify as an expense for a tea kettle, I simply must have her.

Le Creuset Whistling Tea Kettle, 1.7 qt Flame Orange

For years now, I have loved Rachael Ray, and I have wanted this dutch oven for longer than I can remember, sadly I am unable to find it for purchase brand new, I will be checking out sites and lurking around in hopes that I may find this lovely piece.
Rachel Ray Cast Iron Orange 7-quart Round Dutch Oven

Over the years, and most recently since my children have become older, I realize I have not yet come to the stage where expensive dishes are appreciated. This doesn't mean that I have to have the most boring dishes on the planet, I decided on white, and Walmart has a set that makes me happy, if a dish winds up chipped, I won't go off the deep end.

10 Strawberry Street Nova Square Banquet 45 pc. Set

In addition to new white dishes, I need to add serving and bake ware to the cabinets, I have needed a white pie plate and porcelain bundt pan for the longest time, I think now that I am making lists, I will add these items back to it!


I saw a bundt very similar to this at a local thrift store, I should have picked it up and ran away with it. I am sure it's gone now.

This Serving bowl will make a nice statement on the dining room table.

SMARTA Serving bowl IKEA

Storage containers that are transparent will make not only preparing meals and desserts easier, but shopping more accurate, as I will be able to see what's needed much more easily. Ikea has such affordable pricing and the sizes are perfect! I Think I will need 4 of each container.

BURKEN Jar with lid IKEA Transparent; makes it easy to find what you're looking for.
BURKEN Jar with lid IKEA Transparent; makes it easy to find what you're looking for.
BURKEN Jar with lid IKEA Transparent; makes it easy to find what you're looking for.

I think I will have to treat myself to a few of the lesser priced items before the holiday season is over, then work my way up to the larger items.I can picture my kitchen coming together in my mind, I will also be on the hunt for more neutral almond and beige colors to compliment the orange.