I HAVE A FETISH...
I have a thing for Lenox. I've mentioned this before. I don't know why but about 10 years ago I fell in love with a vase at the Lenox Outlet - unfortunately the store is no longer around - and ever since then I have been hooked.
It's a weird hobby. Then again I've been known to collect odd things, for instance my antique postcard collection. I have probably 35-40 different Lenox vases. My favorite style, the Catalan, is no longer around. The Catalan, aforementioned, was the first vase I bought.
Also discontinued are the Lenox lamps. Unfortunately I never bought one. I'll have to start hunting around on eBay.
I'm not really sure why I bring all this up. Other than the fact that I'm staring an empty one right now: The daffodils I bought last week died an early death. I put them in the vase and then a couple days later I was wondering why they were all wittered. "They usually last a lot longer than that," I said. The vase was dry as a bone. I never filled it with water.