Sometimes people leave comments on old posts they find through google searches, etc.
I really liked this one that popped up today on THIS old post which asked:
What are the things you don't regret buying? Do you have an impulse or a splurge-y thing you acquired that has stood by you and made you happy ever since? I want to hear about it.
An Anon wrote in to say:
Forgive the slight detour...
Some of the best things in the world are the dvds of Dick Cavett's interviews in the 1970s (available on netflix)--especially where he interviews Kate Hepburn.
Among the many things they talk about is this very question, and Hepburn says to Cavett: always buy an antique that you want. It's never there when you go back, and you always regret losing it.
After hearing this, I decided to see if I agree, and, despite my small budget, whenever I've seen an antique and had the money, I bought it on the spot. Hepburn's right: I *love* the mere sight of these things in my house--especially a Biedermeier armoire that's the most expensive thing I've ever bought for my house.
Everything from a Bertoia chair to a paper bag looks better next to it, and it store *lots* of stuff.
Today was antique & vintage day, with a trip to the Sand Point Antique show (lame... they scheduled it the same weekend as another show which I didn't know about until today and which I hear was MUCH better), and to Pacific Galleries. Photos of dreamy stuff to come (should I be able to get this old digital camera to upload properly. I am having camera issues as described in a previous post.)