Jen came over one day to be a good best friend, and we drank tea. I was having a bad day, and she left work early. It was sweet.
Until she put her goddamned tea cup directly on my freaking coffee table.
Surely, you can understand my upset given the pristine, glorious condition of the table, pre-Jen.
It’s ok, Jen – She Who Does Not Know I’m Writing This. I know you had the best of intentions when you put your steaming hot, condensation-producing, adorable tea cup (mine) on the vintage coffee table. It’s ok, really. Except for the part where you left a mark on my vintage coffee table with your freaking tea cup.
My tea cup. Which may or may not have also left a mark on said table. Moot point.
But I digress. Jen’s destruction of my personal belongings has brought a very relevant issue to my attention: I need coasters. And I like the idea of needing coasters.
Honestly, and to the surprise of no one who has shopped online, the first thing I thought was “ETSY.” I have a unique style, damnit, and big box stores can’t fix my need for ~*self expression*~.
Anyone who has ever stepped foot into my and Whim’s house knows that my unhealthy obsession with damask prints knows no bounds. It was all Whim could do to stop me from putting damask curtains in our bedroom with the damask comforter and the damask pillows. It’s bad, real bad, but THERE’S NO DAMASK IN THE LIVING ROOM. (Except my mugs – including the offending mug – is damask. Hm.)
I am from the Pacific Northwest. It is [apparently] a cultural requirement for us to Put Birds On Things, and so the appeal of these should be obvious. Plus, nothing gets my heartstrings going louder than silhouetted anythings against a watercolor-washed background. Swoon.
La Charcuterie Coasters | $20 for Four
Because I love vintage French signs and soppressata.
My love for old school horror combine with my love for kitsch to make me want these really, really badly.
Hand Stamped Tile Coasters | $12 for Four
You might think this is very indie and cool of me to include. Stag. But really, it’s mostly nerdy, as I just watch the prelude webisodes to the new Alan Wake game (web series is called “Bright Falls“) (which is really scary, by the way), and had to include this.
Pin Up Coasters | $24
Because I love gorgeous babes?
Please help me choose which I should buy.
I am indecisive as a product of all of this anxiety and distress. I am your damsel, now find me some fucking coasters.