Meant to post this earlier too, but there you go. Just before I went up to Maine for Christmas, I busted one of my favorite pieces of pottery that I was using for a pencil holder. I've had it so long I'm not even sure where I got it now, but it has gone to the landfill, sadly. So I was on a mission in Maine to get a new pencil holder. What I came back with was (L-R; click for enlargement) a new art pen holder, a new sharp things holder, a new cup, and (front) a teeny tiny box into which I've put my spiral paper clips. Lovely, huh? I'm so excited by the cup on the left, especially. It's a deep blue and has spirals on it (see above): what could be better?
And so inexpensive! The first two items I bought directly from the potters and it was like they were giving them away. Even the last two items were not that expensive. I luff them, so they were worth every penny. As Kath says, everything is worth what you pay for it, providing you get what you want.
Here's a little closeup of the the two small items I bought, the box and a little clamshell-shaped PUBO (Pretty Useless Bauble Object, per Rob). Note the detailing on the edge of the little box (click for larger images):