Welcome to Show and Tell Sunday!
Today we are showing are beautiful China, Silver and Crystal!
Below is your list of participating blogs, we have a BUNCH of gals this week!
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Okay, your list! Have fun and enjoy!
So, my china.
It's actually a cool story.
Before we moved from Texas to California 2 years ago, we sold a bunch of our junk in a huge "California or BUST" moving sale. I sold anything and everything. I wanted to start over. I literally remember pulling the sheets off of my mattresses and box springs and hauling them off of the frames and throwing them in the front yard... they sold a few hours later.
Jeff and I had to sleep on an air bed for a while after that. I remember we had to air it up every night because by morning, it was half flat and we would wake up having both rolled to the center, folded like a taco.
Aaannnnyway, I sold a lot of my dishes in that yard sale.
So, when we arrived here, I was a yard sale maniac. Looking for new treasures to quietly collect dust for me.
So, one day Jeff calls me. He says they are having a rummage sale at the church and he found "the perfect shabby chic dishes"!!!
You know how it can be when your husband finds things... sometimes it's totally right. You kiss him because you are completely stunned that he did SO WELL for you!
Other times it's totally and completely wrong, and you wonder if he's ever even met you. You smile and thank him and hide your new gadget in the cabinet over the fridge... you know the one you NEVER open. You check it only when you are moving OUT of the house and decide to just leave it as a "gift" to the next owner?
Well, this time Jeff got it COMPLETELY RIGHT! Whew! He came home and plopped this huge cardboard box down in the kitchen.
"Here are the dishes I was telling you about, 35 bucks for all of 'em." *smile*
I open them and gasp. For real.
I was like... "Uummm, do you know that these are really, REALLY nice dishes?"
"Ya, I thought you would think they were pretty."
"No, I mean, these are REALLY EXPENSIVE DISHES!!! And there are 12 complete place settings plus all the serving platters and bowls and EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!"
"Huh, let me look them up on eBay..."
Oh, you know you do it too... don't act so innocent...
So, he looks them up and this is his response:
"BE CAREFUL WITH THOSE!!!! THEY ARE THE MOST EXPENSIVE THING WE OWN!!! WHERE CAN WE SELL THEM?!?!"
Needless to say, we still have our Spode Irene china... I only took a few pieces of it out for photos today... So if you ever drop in... I'll set a pretty table and we'll eat on it together! :0)
Oh! Thanks again for all of the well wishes on my wisdom teeth extractions! I had all four taken out last Monday. Unfortunately, I developed dry socket and a huge, I mean HUGE swollen face. I've been to the oral surgeon's office 3 times this week and have another appt. for next Tues. I am on antibiotics and LOVING the pain medicine! YEAH FOR THAT!
So, hopefully, this week I can get back to normal. Sorry if I have failed to respond to your email and you are waiting on one from me... you might want to try me again!
*chubby faced wink*