5.29.2008

Shopping List


Ever since the great spending hiatus, I'm pretty vigilant about purchasing mindfully and sparsely (i.e. my almost purchase of the polar bear rocker, which will more than likely be fodder for some future therapy session for Millie.) It's not always easy, and more than once I've succumbed to an impulse purchase, but generally I put a lot of thought into things before I buy them.

My strategy is to keep a running list of things I like and check back every couple of weeks to see if I'm still obsessing about them. Sometimes an item just falls off the list, leaving me to wonder how it ever made it there in the first place. Sometimes, I post about an item here and that alone somehow squelches my desire to actually purchase it (which is a rather nice money saving side-effect of the blog.) And every once in a while (usually with very little rhyme or reason), an item graduates from list-dweller to actual purchase.

Here are a few things currently vying for that position...



One of Jen's insanely dreamy photos...There are so many lovely ones, I literally can't chose (and every time I think I have chosen, she adds new ones that I love even more), but this one is a current favorite.



These shoes -- I know, I know...They're really tall and clunky, but I like them. A lot.



Glass decanter + funnel -- Really it's the little glass funnel that I'm smitten with, but it's pretty useless without the decanter, right? Do I need another glass decanter (or a little glass funnel for that matter?) No. But I never said the list was practical...

4 comments:

amy t sharp said...

I love this idea- It is like when my mom told me to visit clothing and bags first- go back in a day and see if you still love them xoxo
brilliant- I am gonna so copy you!

karey m. said...

i'm thinking the glass funnel and decanter won't make it past your spending guilt, and maybe neither will the shoes.

but i'll bet you buy the photography...

barchbo said...

I love the funnel and decanter! Gorgeous!

simplesong said...

you are brilliant! i am so going to do this. i buy so many things spontaneously ... things i probably don't need or had i thought about it...i wouldn't have bought. but those shoes-pretty fab!