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Updated: 2017-12-03T09:10:34.596-05:00

 



How true - A few years ago from Thanksgiving until...

2010-04-15T00:00:52.419-04:00

How true - A few years ago from Thanksgiving until new years I started taking my reg dishes out of my kitchen and put my christmas ones in and used them daily



My kid's friends always thought it was "w...

2010-04-14T15:39:41.178-04:00

My kid's friends always thought it was "weird" to eat dinner at our house for the first time because milk was served in wine goblets and "real" napkins (cloth) were used even tho we only ever dine in the kitchen (and even when we had pizza take out!). Those same kids always seemed to want to come back for lunch or dinner tho! Apparently even mac & cheese from a box tastes better on china! Note taken on the seldom used dining room (now my office)tho...I have now lit the tapers sitting on the buffet and it looks more welcoming all ready!



Thanks for this! I was decluttering and found some...

2010-04-14T13:53:04.572-04:00

Thanks for this! I was decluttering and found some boxes of "things for later"--and was delighted I could get some out now! I put away some precious, delicate, sentimental things (a jade statue from my 80+ world traveler aunt, etc.) when my kids were toddlers. Now that they are older and we have fewer balls in the house, I'm pulling some of them out again. But the dishes--that's a leap of faith! My kids are excellent at clearing the table but clatter the melamine in the sink...I figure "to everything a season" and this is not the china's "season." But soon! Thanks for the inspiration!



What a terrific post! Thank you so much for sharin...

2010-04-14T08:58:58.457-04:00

What a terrific post! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I really appreciate it! Mostly my house looks {very} lived in and I hope comfortable, but some of your ideas I hadn't thought of.

I'm new to reading your blog and really enjoy it!



So very well said! Thank you! Our home is simple a...

2010-04-13T21:36:26.742-04:00

So very well said! Thank you! Our home is simple and lived in, but I try to make it as special as possible for our family and friends. Nothing too precious but so many special things we use and enjoy. I have often admired beautiful complete china sets in others' homes and wished my late mother had a set to pass down to me. I recently realized instead that I much preferred the memories of all the large family dinners, often on just a regular Sunday, we enjoyed using her 'good set'. Only a handful of pieces remain intact but we will always have the memories. Thanks also for the mention of living with white slipcovers. For us, it is possible and not at all painful.



Amen, Amen!!!! My mom has a saying that I've ...

2010-04-13T21:27:56.586-04:00

Amen, Amen!!!! My mom has a saying that I've heard all my life and try to live by now that I have my own family...she says: "The only thing that is irreplaceable in life, is life itself!" The few times that my girls or I have broken something 'special' her little saying always pops in my head! I love that perspective!



I could not agree more. My mom has china cabinets...

2010-04-13T17:19:50.316-04:00

I could not agree more. My mom has china cabinets full of beautiful items, but she will not put them to use. I picked a few of my favorites (with her permission, of course) and took them to my home. She walked in and noticed they were actually in reach, not behind a glass, and being used. Her first words? Something about them getting broken. I explained that I wanted to use the gorgeous items. I use one as a sugar dish beside our coffee maker, another sits in the window above my sink and holds my clean dish rags. I love seeing these things every day and knowing they are being used AND loved.



I agree! Enjoy what you have, burn that beautifull...

2010-04-13T17:17:46.463-04:00

I agree! Enjoy what you have, burn that beautifully scented candle. Use those "good towels". Life is too short :)



I learned a lesson when my mother in law died in t...

2010-04-13T16:46:32.920-04:00

I learned a lesson when my mother in law died in the 1990s.

She had gorgeous linens we had to throw away because they literally fell apart at the point they were folded.

She had so many pretty things that never saw the light of day when she was alive.

I decided then to use the beautiful "stuff" each day. :)



GUILTY!!! I'm going home tonight and using the...

2010-04-13T07:53:35.759-04:00

GUILTY!!! I'm going home tonight and using the pretty blue water goblets instead of the McDonalds coke float glasses...
1st time visitor...I'll be back :D



Heehee I couldn't agree more! Live every day l...

2010-04-13T04:55:08.939-04:00

Heehee I couldn't agree more! Live every day like it is your last..every day IS SPECIAL!



Stacey...so well said!! :) I agree a 100% with yo...

2010-04-13T00:59:57.128-04:00

Stacey...so well said!! :) I agree a 100% with you! I use all my good dishes for dinner parties and my family. Sometimes we just have really nice dinners for no reason and I pull all the best out...the kids love it and feel special too. I light all my candles throughout my house and when they burn down...I make sure to stock up on more or change them. Nothing bugs me more than when I go to someones home and the candle wicks haven't even been burned. One thing I do when I design for others...burn the new wicks even if it is for a few seconds. Lived in...that is what a home is for and what I strive so hard to make for my family. I want my home to say "welcome, sit, eat and enjoy". :) I loved this post...as you can see, I had a lot to write! lol

Hugs to you,
Victoria



I so agree with you! In fact, I had an experience...

2010-04-12T22:47:17.574-04:00

I so agree with you! In fact, I had an experience when we first moved in our home here almost 30 years ago where I finally unpacked a beautiful lace tablecloth that I got as a wedding present, we got 2 just alike
and I had used one, but don't remember what happened to it, and as I reached in the china hutch to get it out and thought about putting it on my table, the thought came "you should save it cause what if it gets messed up",
and it was like the spirit of God said to me "save it for what, use it, and if it gets messed up you can get another one or at least you had the pleasure of using it."
I got it right out and put it on the table and used it for years, don't remember what happened to it
either, funny really!!
My Mom used to do that she saved everything for a better time, and she had so many nice things but would never use them and died never having the pleasure of enjoying all those nice gifts from others and things that she bought
herself, I think that is sad!!
but she is in Heaven now and I am sure understands the folly of that!!
I love to use candles and I love the aroma and ambiance of it all,
and the pretty dishes and whatever pretty things I have I so have decided to enjoy, and if it breaks it breaks!! So what???
Great post my dear,
Blessings, Nellie



Well said!

2010-04-12T22:36:45.851-04:00

Well said!



Ah, shoot, Stacey, why don't you just stay up ...

2010-04-12T22:04:28.614-04:00

Ah, shoot, Stacey, why don't you just stay up there for a while longer? You have good things to say!

It blesses my heart to think of what a good model you are for those darling girls of yours. :)



What an awesome post and soooo true! I had read so...

2010-04-12T21:47:53.471-04:00

What an awesome post and soooo true! I had read somewhere about how if only save the "good" or "special" stuff for company, what does that speak to our own family! Wow!!!

I need to put you on my sidebar so I check in daily, I'm loving everything I read.



Thanks for visiting and your sweet comments. Your...

2010-04-12T21:26:23.140-04:00

Thanks for visiting and your sweet comments.

Your post is oh so true ~ I love to "use it"!

I'll keep you posted on the seedlings ~ keeping my fingers crossed they'll grow.

Jo



So true! When I get the chance to go to an estate ...

2010-04-12T20:59:09.920-04:00

So true! When I get the chance to go to an estate sale here and there it always makes me a bit sad to see things that have never been used and enjoyed.



I so agree! I love having a nice clean home, but ...

2010-04-12T17:02:18.032-04:00

I so agree! I love having a nice clean home, but I'm raising a family here and would much rather they feel like they can live in and enjoy it.



Well said . . I couldn't agree more! ~ Jill

2010-04-12T16:37:12.271-04:00

Well said . . I couldn't agree more!
~ Jill



I totally agree! Certainly we want houses (nicely...

2010-04-12T16:19:05.295-04:00

I totally agree! Certainly we want houses (nicely decorated houses!) that are a home and not a museum. I hope folks notice the atmosphere in my house before they notice all the things I do love to have about:)



So very well said!!! I try to live this way every ...

2010-04-12T14:33:13.420-04:00

So very well said!!! I try to live this way every day. "Stuff" does not matter in the long run...it is people that matter!!! I have always felt like if I have something in my home that is "too nice" to actually use (or risk breaking it or staining it or what have you) then it is just "too nice" to have, period. I want to live in a home...not a museum!!! :-)



I must not be "saving" anything because ...

2010-04-12T14:25:34.660-04:00

I must not be "saving" anything because at my house...me and my guys...we LIVE in it all! I can promise you that you will find stains on the furniture and probably crumbs in the floor!

This is such a great post! I am so thankful I stumbled on your blog! I am now a follower and would love for you to stop my my blog as well! Have a great Monday!!!



Stacey what a wonderfully thoughful post! You are ...

2010-04-12T14:03:18.274-04:00

Stacey what a wonderfully thoughful post! You are so right. Life is short and we all need to live it to the fullest. The photos of your home are all beautiful. :)



(Clapping hands) Well said! I never use my Christm...

2010-04-12T13:39:56.762-04:00

(Clapping hands) Well said! I never use my Christmas plates...I always feel like it's a hassle to dig them out and find a place to store them all December long. This year, I'll make more of an effort!! :)

Thanks for the visit today. :)