First of all I can’t believe that I just used the phrase “young folks”. I am just astonished. I can hear my Grandma Pringle’s voice in my head.
Oh, so what I wanted to say very quickly is……..
If you are getting married.
And you are registering for all that stuff that you hope that people will give you.
Don’t be fooled. Don’t be distracted. Don’t be dazzled by all the glitter of things like crystal goblets and fancy china and “goldware” or “sterling silver”. Don’t do it!!
Don’t get sucked in.
Register for things that you know you are going to use on a daily or regular basis. Go for the appliances and the good pots and pans. The regular dishes and silverware. Sturdy but cute glasses.
Don’t ask for crystal or good china. You will not use it unless you plan on entertaining the President of France or something.
I know because I HAVE all of that stuff. I have crystal goblets in various sizes. I have enough good china to feed 18 people. I have cut glass bowls out the wazoo. I have gold flatware, a TOTALLY impractical thing because it has to be washed by hand. I have some silver serving pieces and pitchers and stuff like that.
And I can count on two hands the number of times in the last 25 years that I have used some of that stuff. That is not good. It isn’t that I don’t like the stuff it is just that there is more of it than we need really. But I am determined that we will be using the “good dishes” more often.
I am a whining, complaining baby I know. You don’t have to remind me. I am aware of my failing in the gratitude department. I hang my head in shame. But I am now having to pack all this stuff up again and take it to a new place. And it just urkes me that I am again packing up things that I don’t use but that are too good to give to Volunteers of America.
I would have saved myself a bunch of headaches if I had just registered for Le Cruset instead of Waterford.
I could really use the Le Cruset.