I’ve always been a sucker for blue and white dishes – there’s something so classic about them. There have been so many times where I’ve been in a vintage shop or a home goods store and have had to use every ounce of will power to not come home with a new set of dishes. I have a feeling my future kitchen is going to be filled to the brim with them one day.

Last week I was at TJMaxx perusing the dresses with absolutely zero intention of going anywhere near the home goods aisle. But somehow there I was, standing in the kitchen section, looking for things I didn’t need (why, TJ Maxx, WHY). And then, I spotted them…. Tucked away on the bottom shelf were eight beautiful dinner plates and eight matching bowls. If the heavens had opened up and a beam of light landed on them, I wouldn’t have been surprised.

Before I knew it they were cozied up in my shopping cart, on their way to the checkout aisle.