Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Aweighting the right tea item
There are few objets d'art in the tea world that I've looked for at a discount and, between friends, family and regular visits to T.J. Maxx, haven't been able to find. But one item has been on my list for years: a teapot-shaped glass paperweight. I've seen them pretty regularly in catalogs for $25-30, and even though I suppose I could have had one by now, I just thought that was too much for a paperweight.
Homegoods (part of the T.J. Maxx family) has come through once again. When we were there this weekend, I spotted a red and white striped glass paperweight in the shape of a teapot. How much? $5.99, which I by now realized was a fantastic price. Only problem? I just don't much care for red and white stripes on an everyday basis. Then in another location in the store, I found a black and white striped one. Hmmm, were there more?
Indeed yes. So now I'm the happy owner of a rose colored teapot paperweight which I will use at work to waylay all those notes and bits of paper that inevitably pile up, especially the closer I get to deadline. I'm so glad I finally found this at such a good price, and in case it's been on *your* wish list as well, I thought this might be worth sharing!