This morning one of the things I purchased in 2012 made me smile because I like it so much. I hesitate to sound so materialistic but beautiful things in my house really do bring me joy.
I recently had to explain to my husband, who believes that practical gifts are the best, that sometimes a girl just wants something pretty. I have simply started buying my own pretty things. It is just best that way.
I bought myself two of these trumpet vases from the Pink Pagoda's blue and white shop for my birthday. I had been keeping my eye out for blue and white porcelain all year. A local auction helped add to my collection too.
I see the umbrella stand each time I come down our front staircase and the ginger jar each time I pass our living room.
I did not need any of these things but the money was well spent, in my opinion.
The other fabulous thing I bought last year came husband approved for its practicality factor. He pretty much insisted that I buy it and I am glad I did.
My ginormous studio easel has been a necessity for large canvases and it rolled right on out of the room to more graciously host our Christmas guests.
Tell me, what is the best thing you bought in 2012?