shopping?

when XCH left we split our accumulated possessions

he got the wedding cutlery, I got the wedding dinner service; needless to say, I don't have dinner parties anymore so the posh stuff is still boxed up in the cellar. . .

he got the decent wine glasses, I got the ordinary wine glasses; I don't drink, so the ordinary wine glasses are still boxed up in the cellar. . .

we divided the everyday plates and glasses between us; he bought some new everyday glasses and some new plates, the children and I have been using the plates and glasses I brought here and they are all becoming a little worse for wear. . . (I'm thinking of investing some of his hard earned money in some new everyday plates and glasses)

I got the wedding saucepans (which I'd never liked), he bought some new ones (of which I am very envious). . .

we were given everything on our wedding list when we married, because the list was very minimal and we didn't have many people coming to our wedding: decent dinner service, decent posh cutlery and a set of Le Creuset saucepans (oh, and a fondue pot). . .

so, if I go out and but some new stuff what ought I do with the posh dinner service (barely used, but no longer my choice of dinnerware should I ever have another party again) and the (rather battered after almost sixteen years of heavy use and now going a little rusty, but still perfectly functioning) Le Creuset saucepans?

(and should I bother taking the ordinary wine glasses with me, seeing as how I don't drink?)

22 comments:

KAZ said...

I can hardly lift those Le Creuset efforts.
I have loads of unwanted stuff and keep saying I'll try ebay - but I don't get round to it.

Just don't take it with you because you can't take it with you can you?

I, still, ♥ the views said...

no storage. . .

Dave said...

Completely off-topic, I received a letter this morning (after I'd posted my comments) which I shall blog about tomorrow which will explain some of the stress I've been going through and maybe why I've been a bit grumpy recently and how my circumstances are going to change rather dramatically and you'll have to wait for tomorrow to find out what this is all about.

Mel said...

*sigh*

I miss so much when I have full and whirlwind days.....dang......

(and I like the colours in the lyrics on the sidebar.......and how sad people miss the bantering that happens here---that's half the fun!)

Personally, I'd give the stuff away you're not using/won't use. Someone could make good use of it.

(this from a woman with boxes and boxes of 'stuff' she's needin' to weed through.....LOL)

Gordie said...

You should start drinking wine. It's not as difficult as it looks.

Rimshot said...

I'm amazed! You don't drink at all? How do you stay hydrated?

I understand that wine glasses can hold beverages that AREN'T adult in nature. Short of that, isn't there a boot sale you can spend a Saturday afternoon at, pawning off the unwanted items?

Gordie said...

Jeanette Winterson used to have sex with women in exchange for Le Creuset cookware. Use this knowledge as you see fit.

Remember, 'you can't take it with you'.

ziggi said...

I got the le creuset as well! The blue version not the orange (which is all they did at the time) (blue and orange). Mine hasn't been well used although it's older than 16, I wish I had left it behind, so if I was you I'd ditch the pans.

Start drinking and use the glasses.

Sell the good china. (Mine was Evesham, what's yours??!)

Buy new crocks that you like but not from Ikea - theirs chip in one minute and Ikea is not somewhere you ever want to visit. Having done it once I am never, ever, ever going back.

The Jamie Oliver set is quite nice (**ducks while everyone disagrees**)

mig bardsley said...

Le creuset saucepans are mainly heavy. They may have other virtues but I never found out what. (the casseroles are great however).
Charity shop would be my place to take the posh and the LeC. But I guess a posh dinner service might fetch something on ebay.
(Send the beep a photo and ask his advice :)
(Gordie, I am so impressed with that story! She must have been...no, I can't even think about it!)

I, still, ♥ the views said...

mig and zig the Le C (orange!) were good when I had an Aga. . . am too stressed and exhausted by the whole thing to consider eBay or car boots. . .

maybe I should donate the whole lot to Ms Winterson, gordie, so she can give it away for shags? kind of reverse MO

the dinner service is Wedgewood. . . strangely, I won't be visiting IKEA either in the near future, might see what I can get online and save the carbon footprint of a trip to the mall

shot I drink tea

mel I did sort thru some of the boxes and I found a holiday scrap book from France 2002!! SP is sooooooooooo cute, and The Teen wasn't even a teen. . .

:-)

Mel said...

*nodding* BUT---did you find that silly cord to the camera?!

;-)

I love pictures of when the kiddos were bitty.
WONDERFUL blackmail/extortion material...LOL

mig bardsley said...

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Donn said...

Let this be a lesson to all of those people who "re-Gift" duplicate items!
Anyway I am in total agreement with Gordie and Zig..
start drinking...tonight!

Give all the other stuff that you won't EVER use to someone who will...and throw an unforgettable dinner party that will be the talk of the town. Invite bandmates and musicians because they don't care about eating anyway..the lovely table setting is just a prop.

Dave said...

Give nice things to a lonely old pensioner.

Oh, good morning.

I, still, ♥ the views said...

good morning you YAP you! fancy a wet suit, snorkel, face mask and boogie board then dave?

donn if I could have a dinner party, I'd invite you guys

:-)

mig I'm doing a little experiment. . . on which more later

mel this will come back to haunt me, but I threw away a HUGE bag of computery stuff without even looking thru it. . .

Gordie said...

Why not throw a forgettable dinner party? 224 bottles of wine and 2 bags of chips ;-)

Dave said...

I've got a snorkel and face mask. I very much doubt that you have a wet suit that would fit me. I have never boogied (as you young people put it) with or without a board.

I, still, ♥ the views said...

gordie it would have to be a BYOB, but if that was the case I'm sure I could run to some chips

:-)

dave I still have the family wooden boards from when I was a child, I decided to keep those; everything else has gone now

:-(

Mel said...

Oh, it's always such fun to go to BYOB doings.
I have such a fun time running through the house trying to find an interesting 'B' word to take with me.

Go figure I generally end up with 'bubbles'.
:-)

*waving* Happy Thursday morning to you and the masses!

Gordie said...

My interesting B word is "Breasts"

Mel said...

:-O

(this should surprise me? LOL)

(not one iota......)

Though, I am EXTREMELY grateful that not all the BYO "B" words are being put into photo form...LOL

*whewwwwwwwwww!!!!!*

I, still, ♥ the views said...

if you're bringing your own gordie, that would make them "moobs", so that's M and doesn't count. . . actually, this isn't heading in a good direction thinking of bits of gordie's own anatomy that begin with B

ooops

*digs self out of hole*

mel I think we'll be sticking to bubbles, OK!