Part of my dining room conversion involved bringing the four or five remaining place settings of our china up from the basement. Yes, fancy Wedgewood wedding china. Do brides still even register for china? I have no idea. Most of the pieces we received as wedding gifts were unwrapped ten years ago and have been consistently used on holidays throughout the years. In case anyone's wondering, I still love my china pattern today as much as I did when I picked it out.
Not surprisingly, there were a few things that struck me while opening my boxes:
- They had survived the mold problem we had a few years ago in our basement. A plus when you are eating off something for sure.
- My sincerest thanks and appreciation to the people at Michael C. Fina for doing such an excellent packing job. Nothing broken, even 14 years later.
- Not only did I have a few more place settings, but I also had a ton of cardboard to break down flat and take to the garage. One more thing to do in my day.
- And finally... how my husband and I have withstood the test of time as much as these plates, tea cups and saucers have. We probably have more chips and nicks than they do for sure, but we're still here and using the china in the dining room.
So, all of these things mark my 14th wedding anniversary. There are others too, but I'll save the ones that make me smile for my husband who, like my china, has withstood the test of time, mold, dust, and moving around. Happy Anniversary.