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My Summer Vacation [Jul. 25th, 2015|12:25 pm]
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Theodore Haviland China I spent half the day looking at the full set of china and figuring out how i might package it up. Much of it was trying to figure out how to maximally use certain widths of fabric at Spoonflower, with the idea of making linens to go with the china. In hunting down appropriate linen sizes, i discovered Bright Settings. Their linens would be a whole lot less expensive than custom designed and they will ship 25 samples. So, i'm getting 25 samples from them.

There are times as i'm doing this that i wonder if we should keep the china and use it to death. (It's just the question of storage.) Spending time looking at it has made me appreciate it, even though it is so not my style.

Maybe i could, should keep 6 settings and divest myself of 6?

I've just bid on a china teapot that should complement the set, whether i sell off the china or i keep it!


I haven't been eating much since i came home -- in a good way. (I haven't been doing much that requires refueling, either.) It feels like a great deal of stress eating has gone by the wayside. If i can keep that up when i go back to work, it will be a win. I'm not craving sweets.


[User Picture]From: tx_cronopio
2015-07-25 07:42 pm (UTC)
It took me a long time, but I no longer keep anything that I don't love. Even if it's a great set of china. Set it free, let someone have it who will love it.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-07-26 03:04 pm (UTC)
*HUG* I hope your packing is going well.
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[User Picture]From: tx_cronopio
2015-07-26 03:05 pm (UTC)
I'm having to resist my worst instincts, which are to toss everything except for a few clothes. I know this is not wise, and it's just the pain speaking. Fortunately, all I have to pack for now is enough for a couple of weeks, perhaps including a funeral.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-07-26 03:17 pm (UTC)
I haven't gone into it, but Christine is in a great deal of emotional pain. As we divest ourselves of stuff it's hard trying to sort if her choices are do to the pain or reflect the long view. Unfortunately, she has a hard time believing she's going to get better, so i have to hold her long view for her.

Holding space for the funeral amidst your current grief must be hard. Holding you in the Light, as we Quakers say.
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[User Picture]From: auntysocial
2015-07-25 08:30 pm (UTC)
I have the remnant of a set this stuff, a somewhat different pattern. It belonged to my uncle and his partner. Every so often I think someone else ought to have it to complete their set, but so far, it's still mine.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2015-07-26 03:10 pm (UTC)
Do you like it?

Apparently, this china came in a bazillion different decorations. It seems oddly valued on eBay with lots of variation. It's clearly high quality, but it seems like luck has something to do with the sale price. I contacted Replacements and they were not interested in the dishes, so there doesn't seem to be a demand for completing sets.

If you can enjoy using it, i think that's far better than trying to pass it on.
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[User Picture]From: annie_r
2015-07-26 05:27 pm (UTC)
If you generally like it, even if it's not what you would have chosen on your own, I like the idea of keeping 6 and donating/selling 6. I have a big set of china that I almost never use, but have a lot of cabinet space (it's mostly on upper shelves), so it's OK with me if it stays for now. My mom had gotten it from I'm not even sure which relative, and it was well worn (and a few pieces look like they were replaced with almost-but-not quite matches.) I really should just use it, but it can't go in the microwave. I have other kitchen stuff that I really need to donate, too.

Sorry to see that C is having such a hard time.
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