As you can see here, I have a problem with museum gift shops: I can’t enter one without buying some jewelry.
It’s a problem. I think I need a buddy to go with me next time to smack my hands away from the displays.
The last time I went to the Cloisters, there was a sale table strewn with lots of discounted items. I spotted (my eyes seem to be wired to spot jewelry) two pairs of silver and pearl earrings. The less expensive one was the one I bought.
It was $15 but was reduced to $7.50.
The other pair was equally as pretty, but much larger and rounder. I didn’t want to buy earrings that were too big for my petite face. They were also a little more expensive ($12) and I didn’t want to spend more than $10. I already own dozens of earrings and I didn’t really need to buy another pair. I think it’s best when impulse purchases are at least low-cost. 🙂
They are sort of medieval-esque. They remind me of pieces we would see on the CW’s “Reign” (although Queen Mary lived about 100 years after the end of the medieval era).
I will probably never be a princess, but at least I can look like one! 😀
Okay, you can stop giggling. I don’t look like a princess. My tiara is in the shop anyway. It needed polishing.
Do you ever buy jewelry from museum gift shops? If not, would you ever?