When we are out and about, and we spy something AMAZING that we can't live without, we usually do 2 things:
1) We buy it!
2) We contact the maker to see if we can order more for our customers!
Money is tight and times are hard. It's easy and almost automatic to search for the "cheapest" thing when buying for your home. But in most cases, choosing to surround yourself with beauty and magic will end up being LESS expensive in the long run: living amongst uninspiring, cookie-cutter objects can be boring and depressing...think of all that money you save on therapy and medications by cultivating your own reality!
It's YOUR life, and your home is your very own private nest. When we put thought and care into choosing pieces that reflect our authentic selves, we create a more peaceful sanctuary for those selves. Our thoughts flow more freely and mundane chores become a little cheerier.
Buy the expensive soap (it's only pennies a wash if you do the math anyhow)
Get that weirdo thing that makes you happy every time you see it.
Invest in some fixtures that will display your cherished oddities and trinkets with pride!
Never feel guilty or ashamed of the things you love. Life is short, and as my grandparents used to say "you can't take it (money) with you!"