Kristina of Lovely Morning fame was talking about her fabulous succulent centerpieces again.
I love that she patiently amassed an amazing collection of vintage pottery in order to make her vision a reality.
I find that my sense of satisfaction is so much deeper and sincere when I procure things patiently.
First there was the crock pot that I insisted on buying used (since it's one of those things that people use once--or get as a gift and never use--and then want to get rid of).
Recently, there was the Bocce Ball set. I had been scouring craigslist to no avail. Finally, I did a national search (even though I didn't really want to increase my carbon footprint by having something shipped).
It turned out that someone was selling a Bocce Ball set in Dallas. Coincidentally, I was traveling to Dallas a week later. I quickly e-mailed the sellers and convinced them to hold it for me.
Score! I ended up with a $50 Bocce Ball set for a mere $20. They never even used it (it was a wedding gift).
My patience was better for my budget and the environment.