Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Buying Happiness

I know you can't really buy happiness, but a trip to Diaso comes pretty close. We'd had a bit of a crisis here, our strawberry strainer broke over the weekend, and I needed a replacement. I love that little triangle shaped strainer tucked into the corner of the sink to catch things like tea bags and potato peels and other food recyclables. So you can see I had to go. Necessity.

Of course just stepping inside is a treat to me, it's almost like euphoria to see so many pretty colorful items. Of course that could also be the plastic off gassing... who knows.

I'm telling you, it's a happy place, see what I mean? They have everything. And them some.

Recently on twitter Katy was talking about making some little purses, and when I saw these I figured I could make some too. Hahahahaa I know.. I'll put them in the pile along with the glamp and all the other projects.

Thankfully it was mission accomplished. With a side of tiny strawberry bowls because HOW COULD I RESIST THEM??? It was clearly meant to be.

I know, kind of dime store chic but I love it.


Blogger Kwilt Noob said...

I suppose I should count my blessings that they don't have Diaso in the Cleveland area. I would be in the poor house!

6:23 AM  
Blogger ga447 said...

I always enjoy your post, we do not have Diaso store near us. I have been holding back on shopping but you would have to buy the strawberry strainer.

7:30 AM  
Blogger Melissa P said...

Dime store chic--always hard to resist. But you may be on to something with the plastic off gassing idea. It would explain a lot. :)

7:31 AM  
Blogger Library Gal Quilts said...

oh this is so cool! I wish wish wish I had that store near me...I love it all...I am going to put that on my Sept. trip home from Nipomo...I'll figure out how to get there. Have to plan ahead!

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam you really make me laugh sometimes.

8:40 AM  
Blogger Goosegirl said...

What is Diaso? I have not heard of it, but it looks fun!! The little strawberry bowls are so cute!

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Lori in AZ said...

I luv the strawberries and like others wish we had a store here in AZ.

8:59 AM  
Anonymous Darci Wright said...

Holly took us there in San Fran! I loved it! Wish I had one in AZ. Take care lady!

10:58 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

wish we had such a store here in Chicago. I would love it. You found such cute things.

11:01 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that store. I wanna make a trip to SF just so we can go there again. Lucky you!! Love everything there.

6:23 PM  
Blogger Jen in NY said...

Love your trips to Daiso. The strawberry strainer is cute as a button. :-) Jen

6:46 PM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

You're so lucky PKM -- we have nothing like that here. You'd be dangerous in a place like that -- you know, being a cute magnet and all!

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Tracy said...

Which store do you frequent?

11:11 PM  
Blogger See Spot Shop said...

I MUST go there! I love those little boxes with hooks!
Lucky me, it looks like there's lots of them in the South Bay.

12:13 AM  
Blogger lifeinredshoes said...

Listen Ms. Kitty, when people say that money can't buy happiness, they don't know the right places to shop ;)

12:34 AM  
Blogger dokiquilts said...

oh i was just there! fyi--they also have some strawberry patterned gardening gloves that i use for machine quilting :-) which daiso did you go to? i know sometimes you venture down to san jose/cupertino area--the one in cupertino is next door to yogurtland which is having a Hello Kitty promotion!

10:01 AM  
Anonymous happy zombie said...

GMTA! I bought a pink and a red strawberry strainer like that when I was there last month! Some how I missed those mushroom watering gizmos (not that I have something to water). Course I did mine through the eraser rack, and of COURSE hit the wall o sponges! Only thing missing was you shopping with me!

The mobile phone accessory cracks me up - I do like to look my best when I'm on the phone!

3:14 PM  
Anonymous happy zombie said...

Cracking up over Red Shoe's comment! And I'd like to add… or know PKM's shopping directory!

3:17 PM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You know one of my fondest childhood memories is my mom taking me to the "5 and dime" store downtown. Cheap yes, fun YES! I'm a sucker for that stuff. Everything is so cute. I love my stuff. And I use it. Those purse handles are great. I just need to retake that class to use them.

8:54 AM  

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