They’re the Lenox butterfly plates* I said I wasn’t going to get until my children were out of the house.
Well… my MIL bought some before Christmas. She got the kind that are made specially for Macy’s, so they’re blue. I made sure to use them at every opportunity and got little sparks of joy while doing so. They’re thicker than they used to be and the image isn’t printed on quite as nicely as they used to be. Them not being quite as nice is likely related to the fact that the price has gone WAY DOWN since I wrote that post saying I wasn’t going to get them. On top of that, the holiday sale that my MIL bought her plates from was still going on, so a set of 6 dinner/salad/cups in my preferred design was only $99 instead of nearly $400. At that price, I can handle the predicted amount of breakage without tears. It’s more than the white Corelle we’ve been getting (and slowly breaking into a zillion tiny fragments), but not *that* much more.
Next holiday sale, I think I might get the hydrangea pattern which will come with bowls instead of cups.
Now… we’re not actually *using* the plates right now. The Corelle stuff (along with the four of our original floral Target at Home plates that haven’t broken) is on top of the Lenox in the cupboard and we haven’t really had time to entertain at all since we bought them. But I’m happy to know that we have them and they didn’t cost too much. As we continue to shatter the Corelle we will eventually start using them as daily plates rather than replacing the Corelle.
So… part of being willing to buy nice things is the price of said things dropping!
Are there things you would love to buy if they weren’t so darned expensive? Do you keep your eye on things in case the price drops? When the price does drop, do you buy? For your specific wanted item, is it about not being able to afford it, or about feeling crappy if something goes wrong with the purchase?
*(Yes, I know this is a very grandma set of plates– I don’t care! The heart wants what it wants.)