Falling for Trinkets
Last year, I saw some salt and pepper shakers of a little Asian couple in blue and white porcelain. The man was the pepper shaker, and the salt was the lady. I didn’t buy them because I thought they might go on sale. Fatal shopping error #1.
There were eleven sets of shakers in the store when I first visited, and when I returned a few weeks later, there were none left. Not one set. My visits to subsequent stores also proved fruitless. The salt and pepper shakers I had coveted were gone.
Since then, I have learned a painful lesson. If an item really strikes me, and it’s affordable, I go ahead and buy it. You can always return it if you change your mind!
Over a week ago, I was in another store and saw a red and white porcelain salt and pepper set featuring a similar Asian couple. I marched right up to the cashier and bought them without hesitation. I still long for the blue and white, but the new set will make a whimsical addition to my next Asian-themed dinner party!
Live and learn, if you hate it … then return!