For the love of Lime Green
I’d heard of having a hope chest years ago, but I’d never started a formal hope chest myself. My grandmother had passed a large cedar chest down to me several years ago, and it’s kind of become a junk/memorabilia receptacle. I have old AWANA books, newspaper articles, journals, cards, pictures, and who knows what else.
For my graduation I got a few items that I decided were hope chest items – my other grandmother gave me a set of silverware that had been my great-aunt’s. Other friends gave me a afghan/pillow set. So those went into the cedar chest.
Then walking through WalMart a few weeks ago, I knew I had found the perfect additions to my hope chest. There on display, in bright shining glory, sat the lime green kitchen sets. The plates in particular were terribly cute. Square shaped with rounded corners, bright lime green plastic. Awww.
Now unlike most people, I am in WalMart I would guess on average 4 times a week. So it was harder than you might think . . . but I resisted the lime green display for a couple of weeks.
Everyone would think I was silly. My husband might hate lime green. What if I end up with a dark red kitchen?
But there are 2 weaknesses in my make up – I am a sucker for lime green, and I am a sucker for clearance racks.
So when my 2 weaknesses were combined, I caved.
I don’t really care if people think I’m silly. My future husband will LOVE lime green. And if I end up with a dark red kitchen, there are 2 options:
#1. Paint the kitchen
#2. Use the plates for a picnic basket.
The lime green plates went on sale. So yeah – I spent 10 bucks and am now the proud owner of 20 plastic lime green plates and 1 lime green bowl.