Archive for July 8, 2011

Step Into Our China

Cheryl recently inherited various place settings of the ever-ubiquitous Blue Willow china pattern (which in its previous life sat untouched in a cabinet decade after decade). 

 

Interesting stuff for a hard-core minimalist who doesn’t own a couch or a kitchen table. Her cutlery selection is limited and if you saw her mug collection you’d think she was … mugged.

 

Nonetheless, Cheryl has committed to using the china on a daily basis, from toast to foie gras.   

 

Why? Life is short and saving dishes for special occasions leads to rare and infrequent use. More often than not china acts as décor, collecting dust and misleading guests around one’s financial status.

We all have an item we intend to pull out at a dinner party or special gathering but rarely do. Our challenge this week is to use the pretty and expensive stuff. From silverware to vases to vintage wine glasses.  

Don’t feel like eating off vintage plates or drinking out of tiny tea cups? Use them as serving trays, candle holders, vases and soap dishes.

 

Otherwise, contemplate saying goodbye.  

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July 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm 1 comment


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