I'm joining Jenny Matlock this week at Alphabe-Thursday for the letter "P". Before I continue, you must realize that I'm home with our two dogs while my husband is in Tucson and, due to a dust storm and rain, our cable is out! That happened Sunday evening and Direct TV won't be here to fix the cable until Thursday morning!!!! With that said, I'm going to share with you some things I've done out of sheer boredom!
I've been meaning to clean the china hutch in my dining room but somehow I never found time...until now. I looked at the contents of the hutch (way too much clutter) so I decided to purge and replace the contents with my mother's set of china. Maybe I'm being very melancholy right now along with bored because in a few weeks it will be the first anniversary of my mother's passing. At any rate, I took everything out of the cluttered hutch and started anew.
You can see the clutter behind some Easter decor. I had plates, two sets of glasses and miscellaneous cups and saucers from garage sales all packed into the hutch.
After the purge, you can see my mom's china and some meaningful memorabilia on the shelves.
A close-up of her dainty pink floral pattern.
Now for the mess in the kitchen cupboard that held my wine glasses and everyday drinking glasses. Another purge was in order.................
Now for the cupboard that held the dishes we got for our wedding 33 years ago!!! I think it is time to move on and use the dishes that were in my china hutch so......during the purge
The whole wheat pattern on the Mikasa plates that we registered for before our wedding in 1978...so long ago~~~~~
The plates that will now be used everyday
During the hutch purge
Bright, shiny glasses ready for a new home in the kitchen cupboard.
I found this cow creamer while I was cleaning/purging. It is old as I believe my mom acquired it while we were living in IL. My mom used to put milk in the cow and my daughter (now 31) would drink the milk out of the bucket that goes with the cow.
I also found these two egg cups that my mother had for many years.
This purge proved interesting as I also found this vintage pitcher with glasses that my mother brought with us when we moved to AZ in 1962. I'm sure that she had it for many years before that.
Oh, the memories!!! I remember eating my cereal out of these bowls when I was a little girl living in IL. The design is so pretty.
I also found these plates that my mom saved. My parents got married in 1943 so I'm sure that these plates were purchased before or shortly after their marriage. Hmmmm...68 years old!
My mom's bowls from IL. Again these are probably close to 68 years old!
Now what???? I have the old Mikasa wheat pattern plates and cups from 1978 when I got married, and a very nice Noritake dinnerware set that we purchased years ago....why I don't know!!!! The Noritake set was on a shelf above the Mikasa wheat set that we used everyday. For the life of me, I can't figure out what made us buy that Noritake dinnerware set!
Maybe I'll sell the Mikasa wheats on ebay and save the Noritake set. So with all the purging...I'm really only getting rid of one set of dishes!!!!!