Sunday, August 26, 2012


Margaux is a china pattern made by Mikasa, however it's... out of print, so to speak.  We bought a set of this china back in the 1980s.  I love this china and have never gotten tired of it.  I recently purchased a set of white Mikasa china that is lovely, but I just don't love it like I do the Margaux.

My Margaux is beginning to look it's age, chips on several of the dinner plates, a huge chip out of one of the cereal bowls and a chip of two on the salad plates.  A couple of years ago I found several of the cereal bowls on Craig's list at a very reasonable price.

Yesterday I was checking out Craig's List.  I always check for Mikasa china.  First thing listed was a set of Margaux for...are you ready...$35.00.  I gasped.  This was an eight-place setting.  I immediately ran down to the workshop, where Hubby spends most of his time lately working on a hutch.  I opened the door and said, "remember how we went to Marietta to purchase that gas grill you found on Craig's List?"  His answer was a reluctant, "yes."  I excitedly said, "Well, I've found a set of our dished in Marietta, do you want to go with me to look at them?"  Hubby said, "Sure."  So off we went.

Y'all I got that set of dishes for $35.00!  After we got home I checked Replacements, Ltd.  That same set is $829.95!   I love a good bargain.  This tops me finding a Whitney Point blanket for 50 cents at a yard sale. 

Now I have to figure out how I'm going to get another set of dishes in my kitchen cabinets.  This is going to be like trying to put ten pounds of lard in a five pound bucket.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


We went to the firing range.  Our friend kept badgering me to shoot his new .40 caliber pistol, so I did.    This is my target.  He can't hit the side of a barn with his own pistol.  I don't understand why, all you have to do is line those three little dots up on the pistol and fire away.   I've threatened to post it on the back door.  Do you think it would a deterrent to enter my home uninvited?