January 25, 2011

The Cath Kidston That Ain't...




Hi!
I'm cheap...really cheap.
But the stupid kinda cheap.




The kind that buys a big mixing bowl just because it looks
like a CATH KIDSTON design and is muuuuuuuuuuch cheaper than the real thing!
Did I need a mixing bowl?
Uh...no! {And just you shush up!}
But it has POLKA DOTS, for corn sake!
Who among you can resist the "dot", I ask???!!!!
And if you can then you are a better man than me
and since I am not a man at all...that's sayin' a lot! ;}




I love CATH ...I really do!
Even though she is all the colors I'm not supposed to like!
{See! This is how all that gang stuff starts...as innocently as all this!}




Anyway, my friend Katie and her big yap had to tell me that there were
these adorable dishes at TJ MAXX and so we had to go check them out
and then I had to buy some...because they were so, well...cheap!





But come on!
Are they not "Valentine-y" too??!!
Just look at that red!
Can't you just picture a scone on that plate?
Devonshire cream!
YUM!
{I do spin a good yarn to justify them even to myself, eh?;}




Since I was in the Devonshire mood...
I popped this little cutie into the cart too!
What???!
$3.99! Isn't that what something from Starbuck's costs?
And I don't do Starbuck's, so basically, it was free!
Am I right?!!
{God save the queen!}



And just look!
A PINK flower!
All is right with the world!


{SIDEBAR}

This is Rose Sprig! {really truly live Cath Kidston}
Couldn't you just eat it up??!!
It's floor tile!
I know!
Shut up!




"SWOON!" quoth ELYSE !
My sister Kae is going to put this in her bathroom!
Will keep you updated...
She is not quite as cheap as me!


28 comments:

  1. where do you get the tile. that's pretty stuff. love the dishes, and i'm not addicted to the dot. and i better not be now that i read your post! doh.

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  2. Oh- I want to come and live in your sister's bathroom...I would surely leave if anyone would like to bathe.

    I LOVE your dishes...oh my gosh! TJMAXX...that was a man with a dream, don't ya think? And then...I was part of the nightmare because I keep going and buying. I even have a huge old birdcage (shhhh...MyHero hasn't seen it yet) sitting in the little room off the garage awaiting a "sneak in" one day soon.

    Well, I DO love my Starbucks -everyone that buys me a coffee at the shop on my side of town asks for a Diana and they fix it for them just as I like it. Is that pathetic, or what? What? So...if I DIDN'T go to Starbucks one day..I could CERTAINLY say I got that cup for free...but that excuse just isn't cutting it for you....But...hey...Keep Calm and Carry On! Later my friend...Hugs- Diana

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  3. OH, I love the goodies you found, especially the "Keep Calm and Carry On" mug. And everything really does look like Cath Kidson. I was just looking at her catalogue today. Fine Work!

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  4. Floor tile! Amazing. Please don't show me polka dot dishes. I really don't have room for another bowl, dish, glass, etc...but, TJMaxx you said??? Oh, well, I have trouble saying no to chocolate too, and look where that got me!

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  5. love it... I am addicted to crockry... so beautiful.. love to see how she arranged them in the bath room... polka dot oh fun has to be... isn't ??
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  6. ;-))))) Love it, and flowers and polka dot what women could resist, i cant afford Cath kidstone she is far out of my reach so to see cheaper versions is fab ;-)) Enjoy them, dee x

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  7. I Love those Dishes!! So cheerful!! I am going to have to see if they distributed some to my TJ Maxx across the USA!! A girl can dream right??
    Huggs, Nancy

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  8. Those pretty dishes caught my eye too! I HAVE to find one of those mugs for myself though:@)

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  9. How inspiring are you today? I love that floor....going to go look at more of her stuff. Love the TJMaxx stuff, maybe I have to head over there too!

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  10. Okay- I have to find a TJ Max!
    And those floors tiles!? Definitely swoon worthy but they would never do in the land that I live in! I'd have to live in the land where the guys actually remove their shoes before coming in! But I wonder if I could put those tiles on my wall~ when they go on sale~! :)

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  11. I have to head off to TJ Mazz today...I am loving those dishes. And the tile! Who would have thought?

    XO,
    Jane

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  12. Ohhhhh, such cute dishes. I love them!! What a find.

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  13. T J Max does have a lot of nice things don't they? I also go so wild in Tuesday Morning that my sweet hubby threatened to take my checkbook away - but the price was sooooooooo cheap.

    Hugs,
    Penny

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  14. If it weren't snowing, I would be in the car right now on my way to TJ Maxx! And where did your sister get that tile....have to have it!!!!
    This is my first visiting in a while, and you got me all excited!!!!
    hugs,
    gail

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  15. Great find on the dishes, my husband has given up asking about dishes anymore but who can resist at the TJ's pricing! Your sister bath is unbelievable. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. The dishes are indeed Cath Kidston-esque. Of course you had to have them!

    Oh that tile. I am in love.

    xo
    Claudia

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  17. Oooh how cute is this?! Your kitchen must be full of lovely things like the bowl and plates and all! Adorable! I couldn't resist either ;)

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  18. You are too cute! I love your colorful new dishes. They are so bright and cheery!

    ~ Tracy

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  19. Ya that Katie!Look what she does! U really have no restraint when it comes to T.J.!

    Love ur SistaMaxinista

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  20. It all makes perfect sense to me M. You did all that justifying for nothing...you had me at the dots!

    Kae...this is going to scream BEAUTIFUL!
    hmmm maybe I could afford a closet????
    hugs

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  21. chomp chomp! <- that's me, eating up those tiles! adorable!

    and guess what, girlie? i saw those dishes at homegoods and nearly had a fit! i ended up with the tiered cake plate thing. so cute! so cath-like!

    xo
    elyse

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  22. I ran out to TJ's when I saw your post on these lovely, lovely dishes, but ours doesn't have them. I guess a road trip is in order to Columbus or Cincy. LOL I am addicted to picking up dishes here and there! I love to mix and match patterns. ♥

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  23. I love your taste, cheap and all. I could seriously decorate after your style.

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  24. I love those dishes! Such a bright and fun pattern!

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  25. Holy moly that tile is sooo pretty - I wouldn't want to walk on it!! The dishes are awesome! JenT

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  26. I love those dishes....every kitchen needs a little color!!! There is a TJ Maxx near me.....so, gotta run, LOL! ;-)
    ~michelle~

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  27. Cute dishes! And oh, I am swooning over that Cath Kidston floor tile. I must have it! Do you know where to get it?

    ~Angela~

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