Let's be honest. Just between you and me. How often do you purchase something just because you know it will make a pretty blog post? I mean, you love it of course, but ~ you absolutely don't need it.
I admit I did it quite a bit when I first started blogging four years ago. That's how I ended up with so many sets of dishes. But ~ as of late, I haven't done it for quite some time.
Until last week.
I found this sweet basket/tray at World Market and couldn't resist it. I absolutely love it. Perfect for holding plates, mugs, and napkins, or whatever.
Isn't it just too cute? It holds my new set of bee salad plates that I just purchased at Cracker Barrel. I used to be a beekeeper, so I love just about anything with bees on it.
Now ~ here's the dilemma. First of all, if you hang mugs on it, they bang into the plates. If it wasn't for that, it would be perfect for carrying plates, mugs, and napkins to the deck for entertaining. It also looks darling if you want to display a set of plates and mugs. But I don't have enough room in my small kitchen to set it out anywhere.
I thought about keeping it for entertaining, but I really don't entertain that much. So basically, it would end up in storage. I think I would find ways to use it, and I think I would keep it if it didn't have the mug hangers on it, but I just simply don't need it.
So ~ next time I'm near the mall and it's not snowing, I'm going to return it. I must admit I got totally caught up in the moment. Does that ever happen to you? You see an inspiring blog post, go shopping, and come home with things you don't need. For me, one unnecessary purchase usually leads to another unnecessary purchase.
So ~ I thought I'd share a few pretty pictures of this sweet basket/tray before I return it and if anyone is interested, it can be purchased at World Market for $19.99 and is called a "White Wire Dishrack".
The honey pot is a vintage "Tropic Bee" product and still has it's original label on it. The gold ceramic vase is also a new unnecessary purchase made at the same time as the wire basket from TJ Maxx, but it is a keeper since it matches my dishes so well.
I'm a mother of one "out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and four chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.