As an avid observer in and of the world, I frequently come across things I simply MUST ACQUIRE. O online shopping, you demon harpy! Amazon Prime, the scourge! Damned be to Hell my ability to memorize a credit card number and not multiplication tables!
When I see something I like and not love, I drop it into my mental folder system (or literal, in the case of my Etsy favorites) and try to keep my clicker finger from making a snap purchase. That usually results in a lower rate of buyer's remorse (and higher bank account, huzzah), but sometimes I haz a sad when things sell. To not me.
Here are the ones that got away.
1: A beautiful sea green wall sconce that, on second thought, wouldn't work in my living room. But picture it somewhere cool, sexing up the place.
2: Ugghhh, a Kate Spade croissant coin purse. Inexplicably priced over $100, eventually dropped to a low low sale price, and I missed out. Sad. Face.
3: This cool Mid Century standing globe cries out for a corner in my bedroom. Hush, little globe, cry no more.
4: I am certain it was the price that kept me from indulging in this coral 1960s bed jacket, but look.
5: I mentioned this guy a while back and foolishly waited too long. For those days when color simply won't do.
6: Shut up, they're cute.
7: Because sparkles.
8: I didn't need unicorn brass bookends then, but ho boy do I need them now.
I'm not sure if I have a good lesson here. Buy more stuff? I don't know.