Sunday, November 7, 2010

what would you circle?

My new Sur La Table catalog arrived the other day.  It makes me feel like I am 9 all over again.  When my siblings and I were younger we would wait with bated breath every fall for the Sears and Montgomery Ward Christmas catalogs to arrive. Then we would pour over them, studying every toy (never clothes) until we knew just what we wanted Santa to bring us. In our home, we didn't make traditional Christmas lists... we just circled the things we wanted and put our initial next to it. As we got older, we realized our mother actually put little marks next to the toys she ordered.  Talk about anticipation!

The problem (?) with Sur La Table is that I pretty much would order at least one of everything in there.  I don't think they sell anything I don't like... I'm just not always sure that I'd end up using half the stuff.  Nevertheless, since arriving, I have looked and looked through the pages of the catalog, admiring all the colorful gadgets and pretty dinnerware and nifty appliances.  Here's a few of the things I'd circle...

Acorn and Fig Collection Square Plates
Acorn and Fig dinnerware

Breville® Barista Express
Breville Barista 

SodaStream Genesis Soda Maker, Red
Soda Stream Soda Maker

Mauviel Grand Paella Pans

Retro Martini Rubber Ice Bag
Retro Martini Ice Bag

Pig Chalkboard, Black
Pig Chalkboard

‘Buon Natale’ Kitchen Towel
Buon Natale Kitchen Towel

What about you? Are you a Sur La table junkie or is there another catalog that gets your mind reeling? What would you circle?


  1. Oh I love all those items! I would totally circle the Breville Barista! Want it!

  2. I have never heard of Sur La table but anything Christmassy would be fine with me. That kitchen towel is fabulous!

    Best wishes,

  3. the dishes--definitely the acorn and fig dishes.


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