Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Stupid Expensive...

During this time many people buy gifts for their sweeties (human, furry or feathered). Budget is a personal thing.  Don't you get a kick out of seeing men buy a dozen imported roses for twenty bucks at the corner -- during a red light -- for their Valentine's Day gift?  Here are some 'stupid' expensive gifts.
My question:  Would you rather have quality, quantity, hand-made or truly happy with just the thought? 
Chickies,  thank you for your honest (and kind) opinions on my profile photos. It's like trying on clothes and you want a girlfriend's opinion. "The old me" is back and I'm comfortable with that.
Stupid expensive from the top: Guerlain lipstick $62,000.00 - but it's refillable!  Dussault Trashed Men's Jeans, $250,000.00 a pair;    Essie Cosmetics Platinum Guild Nail Polish, $55,000.00 a bottle,   Peter Aloisson’s Kings Button iPhone – $2.4 million because of the 6.6 carat diamond;  daguerreotype camera dating back to 1839, $779,000.00 for the camera buff.
Those wilt-on-the-way-home roses are looking pretty good now.*wink*
 
 
 

 


33 comments:

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I quite agree with you!
It's all become far too commercial. It's become tacky...Alan & I aren't going down that route. We'll be keeping it simple and meaningful.

Warm wishes
Isabelle x

sissie said...

Wow, you have blown me away this morning. I cannot imagine anyone crazy enough to pay those prices, except, well of course, the extremely rich with money to burn.

I would really prefer a months supply of spray paint or a gift certificate from the hardware store! Now that's what I call romantic.

hugs
Sissie

Danielle and Clint said...

I guess I am old fashion when it comes to holidays like this. I really like handmade or a simple card. Flowers are always nice, but I don't need them. I have always thought jewelry on Valentine's Day was a little crazy.

I like the new profile pic!

Deb said...

I would rather have a homemade card or a hug......

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

You know, a bunch of those $20 roses would be wonderful, but I will never get them! My husband would buy me a dozen rose bushes before he bought me some l/s red roses! He just doesn't understand the romantic sentiment of them. I love him anyway!

Blessings, Becky

devonaz said...

I would love flowers and a card,,,our anniversary is the 12 Feb so we combine the two holidays,,,so valentines day kinda gets shuffle under the rug..but I still like all the girly stuff that goes with the holiday,,and I love the new picture..

Keetha Broyles said...

I'd be quite happy with a little time and attention - - - both of which are entirely FREE.

Keetha Broyles said...

By the way - - - who is this PERSON that has taken over your blog????? And what has she done with Janean????

Janean said...

Keetha, would that be a vote to put my original photo back up? LOL!

Kathleen Grace said...

What could they possibly put in a little bottle of nail polish to make it worth $55,000!? And the jeans? They are already ripped for Pete's sake! Guess the designers are marketing to the people smoking crack, someone has to.

Twice as Nice said...

I think the value of a gift isn't about it's dollar worth but rather how much of their own heart they put in it.
Honestly, I like the original pic, much prettier!

Anke said...

Valentine's for me isn't about gifts at all. I just want to spend some time with the people I love and have a fun day with them. If hubby does get me a gift, its almost always a plant of some kind. He knows I'd rather have a plant to keep around for a long time instead of (expensive) flowers that will be gone in a week.

Suz said...

well, here's the thing....the new picture is cute...and sweeet and innocent looking
The other picture captured a sort of wickedness that I loved..a playfullness with one toe across the line...a woman who possesses a sort of wisdom that I want a piece of.
you pick it....

and as for valentines's day
we usually go to dinner at a nice restaurant...I give him a card I have made myself....don't know why...like giving a horse a bicycle
but he's a real good guy
and I know that I'm loved
don't need pajama gram
pro flowers
..oh...diamonds...

Andrea said...

I like your other profile photo, better. You said, be honest!!

As for Valentines....I want it to be about the thought...not the money.

Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.

Hugs, andrea

kimsound studios said...

I have to go back and read... had to say I'm loving the new photo :) "you are the cats meowww!"

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Janean,
so nice to meet you,I am just a simple girl, a card, maybe some chocolate, with a flower thrown in. Hey! did I say I was a simple girl. lol

I liked your other photo better, but either one is beautiful. Your heart comes through so well in your writing, as I have been reading some of your previous post.Just enjoyed my visit so much.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment. Enjoy your day.

Sue

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think your new profile pic is cute...the other just a little cuter though! heehee! I like HAND MADE! I used to think quality was the best but now I find vintage things and hand made jewelry for reasonable prices and I can have MORE and that feels better right now! I love Guerlain products and only wear Shalimar perfume! ♥

RCUBEs said...

I just love simple things. I thank the Lord for giving me everything that I know I don't need anything except His love and grace. With this economy, that's plain crazy to spend money on those things that do not last. While other people are hurting.

Your new profile pic looks great! God bless.

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I like your new picture!

And as for what I like to receive for the day, I do enjoy gifts, but it doesn't have to be a lot of money. I'd rather spend the day doing what we like best or go shopping together or maybe the book store. As long as we're together. Which isn't happening this year but nothing we can do about it.

Enjoy your day!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

I like both your pictures!!! How lucky are you...? Two great photos! -pout- -no fair- -no fair- :-)

And this second photo, looks quite seductive as well. You are so blessed!

.♥.♥.♥.

Just Breathe said...

How rich would you have to be to buy those items? I would let him pay $1,000. for a Louis Vuitton!
Actually this year I told him not to even bother with a card. We are going to do dinner & a movie on Friday afternoon. I would rather he pick me up flowers at Costco during the year then pay the V-Day prices.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Honestly....I love the old photo best. As for gifties for Valentine's Day...I'll take something homemade/handmade any day!

Julie Harward said...

I would rather have one quality gift...and I like the other picture best! Come say hi at my blog :D

Mama Zen said...

I'd be willing to trash a pair of jeans for someone for half that price!

fairfieldhouse said...

Janean,

I think you are a beautiful woman and that shows in both pictures. The first photo was much more sophisticated, this one is more playful, approachable. You look younger in the second photograph.

As far as expensive gifts go, I'll never turn one down but I much prefer exclusive time together, a love letter, a book with an inscription, the palest pink roses... but hey, if he insists on giving me diamonds I don't want to hurt his feelings and reject his gift.

Bernie said...

I love your profile pic, you like a teenager.....
I cannot believe the cost for those gifts....who knew.
I'll take a hug, chocolate, movie and a glass of white wine any day.
Happy Valentine's Day....:-) Hugs

Karen said...

Janean, wow, where did you find that info? Me, I'm sentimental. Sweet, thoughtful, not expensive. I like both pic, but the first one appears more playful.

Julie said...

My hubby knows I would get ticked if he spent a lot of money on flowers. Not to say I don't LOVE flowers .... but at the ALDI store you can get a half dozen beautiful red or peach or pink or white or yellow...you choose...roses with baby's breath and greenery for 4.99
Go for the dozen and you spent a whopping $10. And a half dozen is just fine thank you... Our lovey gifts are always small..a favorite treat or snack or for him...(a new pack of reading glasses) or for me...a card and Mound bar..simple things that say...I thought about what you might like... That's the small things that become the big things. :-)

Rita said...

I personally thing that whichever picture makes you happy is the one you should use! I love handmade gifts, I love expensive gifts, I love inexpensive gifts. It's not the gift, but the thought behind the giver that counts! Happy Valentine's Day!

Lynn said...

Wow, those are examples of total waste in my opinion. But then I am such a romantic. I am taking my hubby to a model train swap meet I found going on on Sat, an hour from us. He LOVES his model trains, "N" scale. He is cooking dinner for us on Sunday. Ladies, take it from a wife whose husband is having a biopsy on Wed morning at 11, since the last 4 scans and MRI are still inconclusive, the best gift you can receive is your man, just as he is loving you in whatever way works for you as a couple. Cherish your guy this year because I sure am. (but then I have been doing that for over 15 years since God sent him into my life. Blessings,
Lynn

Technodoll said...

Oh good lordy - people actually buy that stuff??

*faints*

I'll take the traditional rose wrapped in a hug and sealed with a "here honey i'm making dinner tonight" - ah, a girl can always dream, eh...

The Gough Inn said...

Simple -- is what I like -- I am not sold on buying high price gifts for any holiday. I love home made cards and home made anything is great in my sight. But I do hope my sweertheart will stay deeply in love with forever and always.

Joycee said...

I have my Walmart roses setting on my desk right now! Hubby brought them home yesterday so I could enjoy them early and they are so pretty. It's not the cost, it's the little things that he does everyday that add up to a lifetime of love! Happy Valentine's Day!