Forrest Gump is my second favorite movie of all time (The Way We Were is number one). And the best line in the entire movie, other than “Run, Forrest”, is “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get”.
I have decided that same quote can be applied to Walmart, of all places.
I recently stopped in a nearby Walmart to pick up a small air horn. Mr. Autumn and I are going on a big biking trip, and I needed to buy an small air horn/fog horn. After being bitten by a dog while bicycling in France last year, I don’t want to be on my bike without one. The loud noise of the horn grabs a dog’s attention long enough for me to pedal away. Unfortunately, I didn’t have one with me in France, …………(WARNING – GRAPHIC PHOTO COMING UP)
….when a dog decided it wanted a taste of my All-American blood. But I digress. This post isn’t about dogs, biking, or fog horns.
It’s about these cute things that I also bought at Walmart.
I’m going to call them napkins, but I didn’t find them in the home decorating department.
I always wear bandanas when I ‘m cycling because they have many uses like keeping the sun off of my neck, wiping off grease, etc.). So, I decided to buy some on the same shopping trip. While picking out my 2012 bandana wardrobe, I found these cute bandanas that will make great napkins. And get this……They were only $1.00 EACH.
How cute is that!!! (Even in this out of focus photo!!!)
I teamed the
bandana napkin with a placemat by Pomegranate, a white Nantucket Basket dinner plate by Wedgewood, a green depression glass salad/dessert plate, a blue water goblet by Libbey and silver in the Royal Danish pattern by International. The napkin ring is made from a flattened silver-plate spoon and was a gift from my sister-in-law.
The whole combination is so fresh and speaks spring so well.
So, I guess I can in a round-about way, thank the French dog that bit me. Without him, I wouldn’t have wanted a new fog horn, and I wouldn’t have gone to Walmart. Then I wouldn’t have been reminded to buy some bandanas, so, I wouldn’t have seen these cute floral babies that inspired me to come up with a spring table setting. It’s just like Forrest said. You never know what you’re going to get.