One day this past week, I took a stroll through Marshall's, one of my favorite stores.
Their clearance aisles are always good and it's a rare occasion when I don't find something there to come home with me.
Meandering near the aisle where purses are displayed, two beauties from India caught my eye. One had a turquoise top and the other one, purple.
They were both very ornate and colorful.
Now you are reading the blog of a person who LOVES color and wild designs.
Loved both of them but did I need them? Noooooo. So I left the store sans purse.
The next day, the purses were still floating around in my mind. That's usually a sign that maybe I shouldn't let the purchase go by.
Having decided to buy the turquoise purse, I called Marhall's and asked a salesperson to hold it for me at the front desk.
The person checked and told me the turquoise purse was gone but the purple one was still there. I told her I'd come by in the afternoon.
Sure enough, when I got to Marshall's and looked for the turquoise purse, someone had already bought it.
Consequently, I was happy to use my birthday money to buy the purple one.
I think it's very pretty. There are lots of sizzling colors and hand embroidery on it.
Someone, somewhere in India, made a real work of art.
Part of me hopes that no children in a sweat shop made the purse. It's patterning is so happy, however, I wouldn't be surprised if it had been made by children.
So now the purse is home, safe and sound, and I love it.
Here's my question for you, dear readers:
WOULD YOU USE THE PURSE SHOWN IN THIS POST DURING THE WINTER OR WOULD YOU PUT IT AWAY AND WAIT UNTIL NEXT SPRING?