That looked wrong…

I’m just gonna walk you through this because I don’t know how else to explain it.

Seeing boxes like these almost every day has been normal – and not the type of normal Mr. Wonderful has been enjoying.  However, those flash home websites are like crack cocaine.  Someone needs to uninstall the Apps and unplug my internet.

These two huge boxes came on Tuesday and the FedEx guy tells me, “Careful, they’re heavy.”  I knew they had to be my new gold flatware.  I ordered 12 sets.  But 12 sets, two boxes?  That heavy?


So I open the box and take one out.  Aren’t they beautiful?

But wait, this little set box is so heavy.


I examine the box set I’m holding and look down.

*Rubbing my eyes*  Did I read that right?  Service for 4?


I dig into the box and I see 5 more in the box.


Don’t forget the box under it, another full box of 6.

Do you know what this means?  I didn’t order 12 sets, I ordered 12 times 4!!!!!!! Service for 48!!!!!!

So as I anxiously waited for Benjamin to come home to tell him so he could have a good laugh, I debated the options – keep them all and have a huge party, we’ll never need disposable flatware again, sell some on Instagram, or give them away as gifts.  I rushed online to check to see if I missed any description that had said it came with a set for four, but it wouldn’t come up since the sale is gone.  I wonder if I’m the only one who had this surprise problem.  Thankfully, One Kings Lane let me do a return so I decided to keep one box, so I have a set of 24. One Kings Lane – Sign up today on OKL for a $15 credit for purchases of $30 or more.


A set of 24 is so heavy.  So I used those .50 IKEA towels and put a piece of felt at the bottom of this heavy duty basket I found at an antique store for $12.  I think it used to be a bike basket.

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That’ll keep them dust free as I find a place to store them.  Maybe the 49ers will make it to the Super Bowl again this year so I can have a Super Bowl Party.

Things I learned this week:

  • Double check and read what you’re buying, just in case.
  • It never hurts to ask if you can return it, even if it says “final sale.”
  • I need to throw one massive part-ay.

Equipment used: Sony NEX-5R (c/o), 50mm f1/.816mm f/2.8 + 18-55mm (c/o).

Diana Elizabeth certainly loves gold!

Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next epic party. She continues to blog weekly.



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