Ping Yu goes into the stockroom of the Porcelain Emporium and brings out another "rare" Chinese vase to replace the one she just sold.
There's a sucker born every minute.
I thought this particular maxim was fitting after the picture I posted yesterday (see below) and the recent mini-tours through Vancouver's Chinatown that I blogged about over on Décolleté. I for one don't mind buying genuine fake Chinoiseries! I was like a kid in a candy store roaming the aisles between shelves crammed and jammed with colourful teapots, figurines, soup bowls, china soup spoons, embroidered linens, silk dresses and bags, and paper parasols; to say nothing of the piles of little doo-dads that one could only marvel at and guess at their use. The two small items I did buy (for under $5) didn't quite hold together once I removed them from their plastic packaging...Sounds like fodder for another maxim: "You get what you pay for."