It is always a question of need versus want. Almost 17 years ago while working at a local kitchen store I bought some really good quality dishes. I spent more than I should have given the fact that I was a university student and living on my own...but I needed dishes and liked the idea of spending more and getting something that would last. So, I splurged. And I have loved them ever since...although I must admit that a few years back I started to wish they would start breaking...on their own of course....not intentionally or anything diabolical like that. But wow, they are enduring. Three little ones later and I believe that only one plate has ever met that fate. Enter want.
I have loved abi's work for a long while now, but I waited patiently. And finally I splurged again, with help from a well-timed tax return. 8 new plates. Sweet and simple. And ready to welcome years of use - I hope.