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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

My Love-Hate Relationship with Crate and Barrel

I love Crate and Barrel (affectionately known to me as C&B). I also hate them. I hate them for sending me a C&B Best Buys catalog every month. I hate them because I inevitably find eleventy billion things that I want. I need. And I hate them because they are not giving these things to me for free. (Note to self: if I get desperate enough I may want to consider a part time job there, if only for the employee discount). But, I also love them. Because of things like this: Belmont Kitchen Island


Um, okay. Really, I have to have this. It is a matter of necessity. I have a small kitchen, there is zero space left for anything else in the cabinets. This is a problem since I have about fifty-three thousand kitchen items that I need. It is a matter of survival. You could almost say life and death. Almost.



But, look! It has wooden legs, if you prefer...


Or, rolling wheels! A decent shelving area to store more crap that I need. Two extra drawers (for those C&B green napkins that I just have to have - they match my kitchen wall color. Yes, yes, I already have napkins but these are for spring/summer. Get with the program). Ooh, also towel racks that I could probably hang something creative from.


Extra countertop space with a leaf for even more. I do need extra countertop space b/c I have one appliance that does not have a home on the countertop. It would be ever so grateful to have a home.

Alright, I really think this is a no-brainer. I am planning myself a "house warming party" for, oh, this weekend, and registering for this. That way I will get the 10% complete-your-registry discount. You will soon be mine, Belmont Kitchen Island.
Seriously, C&B, I deserve some royalties for this post. May I suggest, a free island?

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Blogger Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess said...

I just saw this old post linked to another, and had to read it, because I share the love-hate relationship. We registered with C&B when we got married, and I really swore I was over them, or at least have everything that we actually need. But then when we bought our new house, where was the first place I started looking? You guessed it!

I may never be free of their tentacles, their stylish, beautiful, practical tentacles.

September 15, 2011 at 12:24 PM  

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My Love-Hate Relationship with Crate and Barrel

I love Crate and Barrel (affectionately known to me as C&B). I also hate them. I hate them for sending me a C&B Best Buys catalog every month. I hate them because I inevitably find eleventy billion things that I want. I need. And I hate them because they are not giving these things to me for free. (Note to self: if I get desperate enough I may want to consider a part time job there, if only for the employee discount). But, I also love them. Because of things like this: Belmont Kitchen Island


Um, okay. Really, I have to have this. It is a matter of necessity. I have a small kitchen, there is zero space left for anything else in the cabinets. This is a problem since I have about fifty-three thousand kitchen items that I need. It is a matter of survival. You could almost say life and death. Almost.



But, look! It has wooden legs, if you prefer...


Or, rolling wheels! A decent shelving area to store more crap that I need. Two extra drawers (for those C&B green napkins that I just have to have - they match my kitchen wall color. Yes, yes, I already have napkins but these are for spring/summer. Get with the program). Ooh, also towel racks that I could probably hang something creative from.


Extra countertop space with a leaf for even more. I do need extra countertop space b/c I have one appliance that does not have a home on the countertop. It would be ever so grateful to have a home.

Alright, I really think this is a no-brainer. I am planning myself a "house warming party" for, oh, this weekend, and registering for this. That way I will get the 10% complete-your-registry discount. You will soon be mine, Belmont Kitchen Island.
Seriously, C&B, I deserve some royalties for this post. May I suggest, a free island?

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