“Today’s trophy is found in tomorrow’s basement.”

While on my trip to Santa Fe I had a few goals to accomplish.  There were the goals for  great food and massage, which were my major goals.  There was also my desire to enjoy the beautiful vistas along the Santa Fe Trail.  Didn’t happen.  I guess I now appreciate the lush, green mid-west.  Not all areas of the country are created equal.

Now on to a goal that was more minor but still, a desire.  I wanted to bring back a piece of pottery from Santa Fe.  I wasn’t sure what Santa Fe pottery looked like but in my mind there should be pottery in Santa Fe that I would want to take home.  There was. I found it!


An elegant vase, nine inches tall, that would look lovely in my purple kitchen.  When I happily show the piece to family and friends I soak up their admiration.  I take such things personally.  And then I would tell them the rest of the story.

As we drove toward the Plaza, for our day of being tourists, we both saw the shop at the same time.  “There!  There!  Let’s stop!” It was a Goodwill store.  My vase was priced at $2.99.  I didn’t haggle.

My travel companion, Nancy, found an elegant pair of yellow-gold, ceramic candlesticks for a comparable price.

We are good shoppers!

Loveya – The Mom



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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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