I'm pretty proud of both of us and our compromising skills, as we both have a tendency to be stubborn. But, we didn't get into any arguments or squabbles, and we didn't find it to be all that difficult. Tiring, absolutely. Difficult, not really.
It was a bit overwhelming, to say the least, but I was armed with our checklist and Tom was armed with a scan gun, and we slowly conquered every single aisle of Bed, Bath and Beyond. At one point, Tom even told me that he was, gasp!, having fun.
Here are a few of my favorites:
Okay, well this is actually Tom's pick. Surprise, surprise. He was so tired once we got to the end that he took a seat in this while I picked out the towels. He then proceeded to put this on the list because he enjoyed it so much.
Oh yeah, this has Tom written all over it, too. He picked the toothbrush holder as a gag of sorts, and told me I couldn't delete it. It's a good thing BB&B has a great return policy...
Our shower curtain. I love it. And then I just realized that I picked out both blue and green towels. Ugh. Now I have to switch the green to the chocolate. It never ends, does it?
A vegetable peeler. Tom picked this one, too. I told him if I don't like it, he's going to be responsible for all the peeling...
The potato masher. We couldn't get the normal one to scan right, so we picked the "smooth" masher. It scanned on the first try, so we went with it.
One set of our dish towels/potholders. The color is wasabi. You better believe we walked around the store repeating "wasabi" like Mushu from Mulan. Wasabi!
Le sigh. My "nice" tablecloth. Turns out it's now on clearance and I have to delete it. Ugh. I really liked it.
My teapot. It's simple, but I really like it. I also picked out the matching sugar, creamer and gravy boat. I love that stupid gravy boat.
Our "formal" flatware. It's hard to see, but the outline is actually gold. Rather than registering for china, I'm actually lucky enough to inherit my grandmother's wedding china, which has a gold rim. In the meantime, I'm free to borrow my mother's china, which is silver. I figured this was a happy medium.
Ahhh, yum. My mixer. Tom picked out the color --- "apple green." I'm afraid the color will look outdated in a few years, similar to the avocado greens and harvest golds of the '70's, but Tom didn't care. He liked it.
So there you have it. A quick peek into our registry. If you'd like to look at our other poor choices, feel free to peruse BB&B...