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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Retail Therapy
I had a client cancelation for today. I needed a jacket to wear up into the mountains here in Virginia so I decided to do some shopping. I know that some of you don't have a Burlington Coat near you but we have one not too far from my house. I went in with every good intension to buy a jacket. I wandered too far off the path and got distracted. I made a purchase, and no it was not a jacket. I have this thing about teapots and pitchers that are food related. Well actually, they look like the food itself. I almost lost my breath when I spotted a new find. I couldn't help myself! I know, I know...it's not a teapot or a pitcher but I figured out my odds of finding either one of those that looks like red chili peppers was slim and none. So I broke down and bought the cookie jar.!


No, this is not a new trend in my collecting obsession. Everyone has to set aside some of their self imposed guidelines and make an expeption to the rule. This my friends was it. Not purchasing a jacket was the only down side to this adventure that I can see. Dearest Hubby might see it another way. So I trudged on and ended up at TJ Maxx. I was looking for ? Those of you who shop in kitchen stores know exactly what I mean. It will just hit me when I see it, and sure enough it did. After the Banana Cake episode, I had to redeem myself. Redemption cost me $20. Not a high price to pay, I don't think. So now I think my collection is complete. No...wait, I don't have muffin pans. Oh no! More retail therapy. Well that's another day. So I am happybut I am without a jacket for my vacation, but warm in my heart that I have two great finds. From TJ Maxx I went down the walk way to Tuesday Morning and bought myself a box of assorted British tea bags and some Vanilla hand soap for the kitchen. So I had a wonderful morning all to myself... but alas...no jacket. Oh well...

9 Comments:

At 4:32 PM, Blogger michelle said...

Oh my, I have so many days like this...In fact, almost every weekend I go to some store looking for one thing or another and end up with something I saw that I just had to buy...or if I'm in a bad mood I do this type of retail therapy too...DANGEROUS. I do, however, think that your purchase was entirely justified - it goes perfectly with your collection!
You had me laughing outloud with your reply to my comment yesterday...

 
At 6:23 PM, Blogger vlb5757 said...

Well, there you go. I feel much better now that another impulsive buyer understands me. Is there a 12 step program for teapot and pitcher buyers run amuck? I doubt I will be attending...I love my sickness and relish in it. How said is that?? lol. It was a fun day and I did have a good time even though there was not another foodie to shop with me. Have you ever seen the selection of weird jarred foods at TJ Maxx? I could spend hours just standing in spot reading everything there. Just too much!

 
At 6:17 AM, Blogger Nerissa said...

This post makes me laugh, indeed! If it were up to His Froginess (fiance) we'd have a shopping list, get exactly what was on it, get it, and be done with it. I drive him insane when I wander. And get distracted. And buy more than he wants to carry.
I, too, think it was a lovely addition to your collection. They are all very beautiful. I'm curious about the baby sized green one and yellow one. Are they bell pepper pots?

 
At 7:10 AM, Blogger s'kat said...

Your collection is quite gorgeous, and the new addition looks quite at home.

T.J. Maxx and Tuesday Mornings are two of my favourite stores! I always spend far too much time wandering about in them.

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger michelle said...

Vickie - I would definitely boycott that 12 step program! I have seen the weird jarred food section in TJ Maxx - but i've never bought anything...i always wonder how long it's been there. I've definitely spent hours looking at it though!

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger vlb5757 said...

Good to know that I am not the only one who stands at the jarred asile and looks and looks than walks away. I too am never sure how long that stuff has been there or why it got shipped there in the first place. Makes one wonder!

 
At 4:51 PM, Blogger vlb5757 said...

thediningdica-Geez, you really looked at the picture. I had to go back and look at the picture myself. They are two little ceramic pumpkins. I have three. If you look even more closely, you can see the third one underneath the green apple pitcher that is cut in half by the picture. There is a watermelon tile and then below that is a really short fat orange pumpkin. Now the chili pepper cookie jar has taken the place of the two pumpkins. I have to find them a new home. I am running out of shelf space. I don't have any onion or bell pepper teapots or pitchers. If anyone finds any of them be sure and let me know. I would love to keep adding to my collection!!

 
At 6:32 AM, Blogger Nerissa said...

Ah, I am a sucker for details. Of course I would have reaaaally looked *G* Thanks for pointing out the orange pumpkin in the picture. I didn't realize that it was of the same ilk as the little pumpie-kins you had above.
I don't get to shop south very often but I'll keep an eye out for you re: onion and bell peppers.

 
At 4:12 PM, Blogger vlb5757 said...

Here I was all set to say that my collection is pretty much done when today we were walking around and I found something that I don't have; a pumpkin tea pot. It was so cute and so expensive. I have a limit of $15 per and the P-teapot was $30. I passed on it. I know later I will kick myself but I know that my shelf space is dwindling. I know I am going to regret sticking to my standards when we leave to head for home on Sunday. "Sigh"

 

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