Warning superficial post!!
Or Should I say super official Post!
Since I moved into my place twelve years ago I have been looking for a colorful set of dishes that spoke to me. Preferably purple. After a heated search I settled for maroon dishes. Complimented by large forest green goblets, now very outdated! It worked fine for the longest time. Soon after I saw a nicer set, but not the desired purple ones. I resigned myself to enjoy the dishes I had. Spicing it up with a fancy coffee mug here and there! Instead the kitchen was painted purple. I continued to search over the years for affordable nice dishes.
After eight years of wear and tear, many chipped and broke, so I needed new ones. Still on a search, nothing spoke to me, again I settled. A plain black set at a discount store, very cheap! Should have known black wasn't a good idea. Soon those were so marked up from knife scratches, I couldn't get the food on the plate quick enough to cover the embarrassing ugliness. I turned the lights down low and apologized every time I had company.
I'd never owned a nice set of china like others, instead I inherited an old set off white, (my worst color) next to beige dishes with a brown dogs hare hunting, (my other worst color) and pattern. They are very old. Not one bit me, but I kept them for sentimental reasons. Used them on rare occasions. The kids dislike them even more than I do! So during the renovations we decided we should part with them. They're packed up and ready to go. I may put them on ebay or craigslist, we'll see. I'm sure someone will love them! Very sad that I don't!
In the meantime I found many other sets on sale brought them home, only to return them unused because they didn't fit neatly in the cupboard, or the shapes and color was wrong. I was on a google frenzy searching funky dishes, arty dishes, colorful dishes, while looking in all the department stores online. I was determined not to settle this time. But the black dishes were getting worse by the moment, and the summer sunshine was about to reveal my ugly dish dilemma. They looked so grubby with all the scratches. Still I found nothing that struck my fancy. I even had Pepper on the hunt! Still nothing!!! Then a few month back while in the discount store, Pepper spotted some that could work. I was satisfied but it was no love fest. We both agreed this was the best we could find for our budget. Happily I bought them....White dishes, with outline green flowers. No more ghetto scratched dishes for me!
They are pretty cute, the mugs are a little outdated, but the flat bowls are nice for pasta, and I kept my black deep bowls for cereal! Are you still reading... I know boring...but I'm getting to the good part soon, I promise!
Then two weeks ago it happened....while shopping in costco...damn it.
It was Pepper who convinced me to get them knowing my four
I have been on a rampage to purge, and of course this test smacks me in the face. Well, I'll just have to get rid of more stuff, that's all there is to it! In the meantime, here's the dessert we enjoyed last night. I assure you it looks better than it was, I used a store bought sponge cake that was a bit dry. However the strawberries and homemade chocolate sauce were yummy, especially on my new plates! Only used for company of course! Except my SIL brought me a coffee in one this morning.....I think he knows my secret!
What is something that you have wanted most of your life that you never got until you
were half a century old? Was it something as ridiculous as a nice set of dishes? Or is there something silly you desire that you are afraid to purchase or do for yourself because of what others might think, or because it's superficial??? I wanna know if I am the only dish fetish wack job!