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I've looked EVERYWHERE for table settings that would match my tea set...the tea set that I got for my birthday some years back (see below), the tea set that not only inspired my love of tea but inspired the colors/decor of my entire home. You really wouldn't expect that black and gold would be such a rare color combination, but apparently it is since I only JUST NOW found THE PERFECT 4-place setting...and of all places, TARGET! So these gorgeous place settings cost me all of about $40! And that could have been lower if I would have gotten the stemware at the dollar store (seriously kicking myself for forgetting to check for the glass there first). But regardless, 4 place settings for under $50 is a steal!
And you really can't see how beautiful that tea set is from this pic.... so at the end, I'll post the original pic that Teavana originally had in their online store. Unfortunately, you can't get this set anymore and that makes it even THAT more special. It is fun remembering back to that birthday and how all my friends conspired to get it for me. One friend was "anonymously" texting my husband with pics of what she knew I wanted for my birthday, then another friend gifted me the tea tray, another friend gifted me the sushi tray. Then, once I thought I got the set as complete as I could get it, the hubs took me back to Teavana to pick out the cast iron leaf patterned coasters for each of the cups. And then, as if it were divinely ordered, I located the bamboo print enamel coasters on close out in GA for $8!!! It was the most amazing birthday and this Japanese tea set is one of my treasures.... and not for the set itself (although I THOROUGHLY enjoy it) but because of all the work my family and friends devoted to getting me EXACTLY what I wanted for my birthday.
Wouldn't I SOOOOO love to give THIS baby away for my Favorite Things Birthday Give Away!!! But this year's birthday give away is ALMOST as good! Click HERE to enter to win this year's Favorite Things Birthday Give Away goodie. Seriously, this year's is a doozie!!! I've used it every day since I got it!!! And I just know you guys will love it as much as I do.... COME ON, your very own mobile gym!!!