My dislike of shopping is no secret. Truth be told my friends and family would say I loathe shopping. Grandmother Bessie would often say: "I'm not a shopper."
Thankfully, Grandfather Isaac and AppleJack are shoppers. Make a grocery list and send them off to the store and they do an excellent job. Grandmother so intensely disliked shopping, Grandfather Issac bought her clothes and shoes.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned to AppleJack I needed a new pair of boots. He sighed, hung his head and said "we will have to go shopping." He understands my shopping woes.
Fortunately, Williams-Sonoma happens to be next door to the shoe store. The aromas coming from Williams-Sonoma were calling my name and I do enjoy caressing the latest kitchen gadgets. The store was very festive with fall and Thanksgiving decorations. There was a beautiful display of Thanksgiving plates.
As I pondered purchasing turkey dessert plates for Thanksgiving, I remembered Grandmother Bessie's Autumn Leaf dishes. Decision time: Williams-Sonoma turkey dessert plates or Grandmother Bessie's Autumn Leaf dessert plates.
Guess who won? Fortunately, the Autumn Leaf dishes are affordable and can be found in antique shops, etsy shops and on Ebay.
And to the delight of AppleJack, I purchased new boots, not nearly as exciting as dessert plates.