Thursday, August 20, 2009

Rule #52: China is meant to be seen

Alex and I celebrated our four year anniversary yesterday. If feels like a lot longer than four years, and I mean that in the good way. It feels as if Alex and I have been with each other forever. Granted, Evan mixed things up a bit for us, but it feels like Evan has been with us for more than a year also. Strange, this thing called time.

Anyway, we had just planned on kickin' it at home this year. So we decided to go out to the RC Willey Outlet store. We have bought many items of furniture there over the years. We didn't really have anything we NEEDED, but more often than not you have to browse a few times before you find anything you want. We pretty much just went for the outing.

But this is what we found!!!

When we first got married, we were given china that belonged to Alex's Great Grandma. It sat in a cupboard in our condo, used maybe once or twice, hardly ever seen. Then we moved into our home in October of last year. And our poor china didn't even have a cupboard to sit in. There just wasn't any room. So it sat boxed and packed for nine months.

It made me sad every time I saw the box. "China is meant to be seen" I'd say to myself, and then I would sigh, and say "someday". And that someday finally came!
I was giddy when Alex brought it home and we started to unpack all of the china. I had forgotten how much I love it! I am thrilled with Great Grandma's taste! I may not have chosen this pattern, but I am in love with it all the same. And for something so old, I can't tell you how excited I am that the accent is silver and not gold. (I'm just not a yellow gold fan)
So thank you honey for the very unexpected anniversary present! It makes me smile every time I walk into the dining room. An effect I expect to last a very long time! Love you lots!

Monday, August 3, 2009