You know that I’m doing a Year of Zero, right? And it has NOT been going as well as hoped, nor anywhere near as planned. But I keep plugging away, and every morning is the start of a new day, so I keep chugging along.
Because I’ve been feeling slightly deprived (which really, I don’t understand WHY, it’s not like I shop just to shop) …. I’ve been CLEANING … yikes. You know, decluttering sort of. But not quite. Just seeing what I have that I’ve forgotten about. Is that cryptic or what?
I came across 2 silver flatware sets this morning, under the guest bed. Ummm, isn’t that where YOU keep spare dishes and stuff?
I opened them up and admired them yet again. These were Hubby’s grandmothers and we opted to keep them after she passed, thinking we will give a set to each kid when THEY get married. I still have those intentions, I think. 🙂
So I pulled the cases out and washed every last piece. Ummm, they are 8 and 16 piece settings. That’s alot of silverware! And no, they did not need polished!
And as I was drying them, I thought, Hmmmm….it’s a shame and a waste to have them tucked away for ‘safe keeping’ and right then and there, I made the decision.
I had to rob the laundry room and the junk drawer in the process.
Uh huh. Nice. The feel in your hand is just so different. And eating with them? Makes a simple dish pretty damn special feeling. I’m considering bringing the china over and putting the Corel over in guest kitchen too … except the china has silver rims and can’t go in the microwave. You know that would be a BAD thing, right?
So how about YOU, would you swap out your dishes and flatware? Does it do anything different for your attitude?
I’ve been living with REAL silver now for 4 days and can’t tell you how good it feels. I don’t know WHY but it Works For Me.
NOTE: I’m not savvy whatsoever on these ‘little things’ such as that tiny fork or the funky spoons … the one oval with a sharp top? It’s very tiny, almost a joke if you were to try and eat cereal with … I think it might be for coffee or tea?