Yesterday I returned to the antique mall where I found and purchased the special tea cup for the tea cup exchange. After looking at the said cup and saucier over the weekend I decided I wanted to buy a second one for myself. When I bought the one to send away I brought it home and set it in a spot where I would see it often as I went about my day. I wanted to make sure I was satisfied with it before I sent it on its way to its new home. The more I saw it the more I liked it. Hence the decision to treat myself to one.
As I browsed the shop the first day, a stack of linen calender tea towels caught my eye. I’ve collected them over the years and couldn’t resist checking them out. I did resist buying them…the first day. On my second visit I inquired about the price. The owner of the towels I was coveting was asking $3.00 each and asked “jokingly” if I wanted to buy them all. I told him he’d have to come way down on the price for me to buy them. He did. And I bought them for $1.00 a piece. I’m not sure how much these would sell for, but I am happy with my buy.
I cannot share a picture of the tea cup quite yet, but here is a collage of several of the towels…there were 19 in all, but I ran out of space and time to play. Now I must get up and get busy. The day is wasting, and there’s much to do.
Until next time…
The pride or the pleasure of making collections, if it be restrained by prudence or morality, produces a pleasing remission after more laborious studies; furnishes an amusement not wholly unprofitable for that part of life, the greater part of many lives, which would otherwise be lost in idleness or vice; it produces an useful traffick between the industry of indigence and the curiosity of wealth; it brings many things to notice that would be neglected; and, by fixing the thoughts upon intellectual pleasures, resists the natural encroachments of sensuality, and maintains the mind in her lawful superiority. ~ Johnson: Idler (May 12, 1759) ~