is not to put it off for a later date!
Our William Ashley’s china arrived yesterday via Purolator.
We were really excited to unpack it until we discovered how it was packed…
In a hay stack. :( We filled 4 garbage bags of this stuff!
It took us 2 hours to unpack everything, check it, count it, and then clean up the huge mess!
While we were unpacking, we had the when are we going to use it discussion.
You may remember my Use Your Good Towels rant a couple months ago.
We already decided that our china would indeed be reserved for special occasions. But we aren’t going to limit its’ use to holidays only. For example, if we have a nice dinner together, we might use the china. (We’re crazy like that!).
However, we also got some stainless steel cutlery sets that we are in love with. And we started a hot debate about what they would be used for.
I said I wanted to use them on a daily basis, while Eric disagreed and said we should keep the cutlery for special occasions only.
Then I got thinking about my Good Towel post.
And I was like, ‘Why shouldn’t we use our gorgeous cutlery right now? We have been using mismatched hand me downs since university (it is honestly horrid what we use!!!). And we have been waiting for so long to have a nice set.’
But Eric’s reply was that it would no longer be special if we used it everyday.
So I pulled out the what if I died card with a big grin on my face, ‘What if I died next month and you had to live with the fact that I never did get to use the cutlery I loved so much?’
Eric, grinning back, ‘Well I would march that over-priced cutlery right back to William Ashley’s and get my money back!’
Quite cheeky isn’t he? ;) We had a good laugh.
So the debate goes on.
What do you think? Should nice cutlery be saved for special use or do you take the ‘you only live once’ approach with it?
I have always, always been a ‘save special things for special use’ kind of person. But more and more I am starting to toss that idea out the window. So many times I have not used things that make me happy because I am scared of ruining it. Would it really be that big of a deal if we did accidentally ruin a set? Probably not. They were expensive but not that expensive that we couldn’t replace it at some point down the road.
I say use it. We’ve been using our good towels for months now and have never looked back! They make me happy every single day. The only drawback I see with using it is that it has to be hand washed (well, it says it is dish washer safe but I wouldn’t trust it). I hate hand washing dishes, so that might be a pain in the butt. Decisions, decisions…
Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late. ~William Shakespeare