Monday, July 23, 2007

So, what is beyond the bed and the bath?

Sunday was spent by the pool. Guy started to work on the bathroom cabinets, and I said:

"Reckon I need to swiff the house."

"Nope," came Guy's reply. You need to go lay by the pool for a couple of hours. When you're done, get a shower and we'll go to Bed Bath & Beyond."

I've always wondered: shouldn't there be some commas or something in that store name? Anyway....

We ended up replacing both sets of our placemats and napkins as well as our kitchen towels and oven mitts. This sounds silly, but I gotta tell you, it felt nice. The house looks clean, perty, nice.


Table and chairs: Crate and Barrel. Chair covers: Mom. Pleather powder blue placemats and matching linen-look napkins: Bed Bath & Beyond. Flowers: Whole Foods.

There's a saying, that the cobbler's children have no shoes. Well, the architect's children have no Ikea furniture. Guy and I haven't really started working on our house in earnest until last summer when he started painting. Then, he hurt his back and the majority of painting didn't get done until February. After working on remodeling other people's spaces all day, we really don't feel like it when we come home. But strolling around BB&B oogling microplaners and cutting boards? Oh, honeh, my pulse....

5 comments:

Miss Kitty said...

Guy's reply was PORN. So few men realize how fast a line like, "You need to go lay by the pool for a couple of hours. When you're done, get a shower and we'll go to Bed Bath & Beyond" will get them some tail.

BaxtersMum said...

IKEA? There's NOTHING wrong with IKEA. I currently own an IKEA bed, several book cases, an office desk, office drawers, TV stand, area rug...

Loozer boy loved putting together the IKEA furniture. Of course, he was a mechanical engineer.

I love Crate and Barrel. I love it.

Mile High Pixie said...

Bax, you ain't even kidding. Would that I lived near an IKEA-I could have furnished my house for even less than I did. Alas, y'all have an IKEA in Atlanta. And the Crate and Barrel catalog? Might as well say "Playboy" across the front for me. Swoon!!

Yes, Kitty, Guy earned himself some serious points telling me to rest and then go housewares shopping. More porn for Pixie! :-p

faded said...

I know what is the "beyond" the Bed and Bath and Beyond. It is repainting the entire inside of your house. I have done both bathrooms and the living room is almost done. next is three bedrooms, a hallway, a kitchen and several other spaces.

AIf you go beyond the beyond you get into new carpet of floors.

Mile High Pixie said...

Faded, you're not even kidding. It's the "while we're at it" syndrome--while we're repainting, we should replace the lights...and so on until the house is a wreck.