Since we bought our first house last year, I have become obsessed with filling our home with more high quality pieces. Move over Ikea! We plan on living here for some time, so I feel it is safe to finally invest in nicer furniture, artwork, and kitchen items (no more fear something will get damaged in a move.)
Ever since I was in high school, I've loved walking through Williams-Sonoma. Not only does it always smell like Christmas, but the home and, specifically, kitchen items, are so beautiful and decadent! At the age of 16, I was daydreaming of china, dutch ovens, and owning different sets of silverware for different occasions. Weird? Maybe. But this is where my love for Le Creuset came from!
Le Creuset is a high end, French cookware company known for their baking dishes and bright hues . Most of their pieces are cast iron, and go through an extensive 12 step finishing process. Not only are they pretty, but they will last a lifetime! Because of this attention to detail, small pieces from Le Creuset usually START at around $75.00.
Now imagine this: you are walking through Marshalls, when you happen to glance a lone, bright yellow baking dish. You rush over, look to make sure it is legit (not a wanna be), and flip it over to check the price. Le Creuset... clearance... $19.99!
This is not a fantasy. It really happened! The dish had a few dark marks on the inside, but I was super confident I could scrub it out, and I did! No scratches, chips, or anything. And it was mine for $20!
Since my kitchen is neutral with red accents, I love the pop of yellow the piece adds. I usually have it sitting up on my stove top, unless of course I'm using it to make something delicious...like brownies. :)
They were even more delicious than they look, if you can believe it!
Have other Le Creuset pieces you love? Suggestions for home/kitchen items? Comment below!
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