I have come to harsh words with airline officials regarding my trophy pieces when homeward bound after an exotic shopping trip to seek out these treasures.
My friends, whenever stuck for what kind of gift to bestow upon me, always felt safe in adding another piece to my collection.
It all started with one piece. Years ago, actually many moons ago, I suspect around 1989 or so, a friend of mine gave me the large Japanese fisherman with fish baskets on the second shelf as a thank you for my help on a project......and that's when the madness began. Twenty plus years later, I'm still at it.
However, my étagère is now full to capacity and I have implemented a "cease and desist" policy to myself and my friends.
I HAVE to make room for that beauty.
My oh my, what's a girl to do???
I took a drive out to the store to see if I could get my hands on this beauty, but this is what I found....
A lovely wooden piece with a dark grey/black painted design.........nothing like what I had anticipated.......it was neither porcelain, nor blue and white............DARN!!!
Disappointment set in, but then I reminded myself that it was probably a good thing, because there was no more space on the étagère to accommodate it anyhow.
The "cease and desist" policy had been adhered to..............at least for now.