06 February 2010

dd, my kitchen edition

I really like my apartment. It's spacious, the location is great, the rent is a good price, etc. While I'm grateful to have a job it's sad not really living in my apartment.

That doesn't stop me, however, from decorating it and making it the exact place that I want to live. I may have gone a little overboard with some decorating ideas (like the "ledges" on the wall), but I still love it. It feels like me. Because I kind of took over in the decorating department (sorry, roommate).

I have a pretty well-equipped kitchen. And I am going to continually add to my "stuff," for lack of a better word, until I have a utility equivalent to that of Jan's. I kind of have this weird anxiety where I need things to be complete, and thus my kitchen will be...probably sooner than it needs to be, but nonetheless (or nevertheless?), eventually it will be complete. I already have some of those obscure items, like a crepe pan and an aebelskiver pan, but am still acquiring some basics.

Yesterday I bought dishes. I have deviated from the original plan (from my last ddrt), which is good because it makes having China more of a possibility. I bought twelve four-piece settings of this lovely dinnerware, and I really like it. The bowls are backordered so I will get the rest of them (they only had two in the store) in a few weeks when the shipment comes in. I was pleasantly surprised by the mugs - they are almost as big as the bowls! So they will be perfect for hot chocolate or even ice cream or soup! So now my kitchen color-theme is black and yellow. I will at some point put a bowl of lemons as a centerpiece for my table. Maybe I will even throw some limes in there to spice things up. Or oranges! But I'm not likely to get that crazy.

So now that I have dinnerware, I can get my white-with-possible-platinum-accent china someday. Good plan.

It's mildly depressing that I just wrote this whole post on things in my kitchen. But hey, my life's not very exciting, ok?

P.S. I have been listening to Louie Armstrong-esque jazzy music all day and have been thoroughly enjoying it.


TamBaum said...

I have neither one of those pans and don't even know what one of them is. And I don't even have 8 complete sets of dishes. Your kitchen must be looking a whole lot better than mine.

kg said...

Yay for fun dishes!

Diana said...


Tyler & Rose-Ellen said...

You never did make me ableskeivers. Whenever I get around to visiting you'll have to make them for me. They sound tasty, but I've never had them!

Also I love the black-and-yellow. Seems like everyone's been doing red for awhile and I like that it's a little different.