WEDDING GIFTS – 20 YEARS LATER – WHAT WE STILL USE
January 22, 2015
I kind of miss it. There were a few years there where I was in at least one wedding a summer…
…and many, many more that I simply attended. It was so fun, traveling, dressing up, seeing old friends… making new ones, dancing, cocktails, drama, decorations…little flower girls and ring bearers…and meeting adorable babies…and then. Finally ME! and then….
We were ALL hitched….then came the BABY YEARS…and so on and so on and so on. Now I have friends whose children are getting married and one friend who is expecting her first grandchild!…the beat goes on…one door closes…another opens at the same time…it is JUST LIFE!
Today I thought it would be fun to take a tour through my house and see if I can find
10 WEDDING GIFTS (20 YEARS LATER) THAT STILL IN USE…
1. THE CHERUB MIRROR (ABOVE)
2. THE HAND-PAINTED WOODEN SERVER TRAY
3. THE “LESLIE AND DAMAN” PLATTER
4. THE SEARS BOX
5. DROLL DESIGNS CANISTERS
6.VINTAGE FIESTA WARE PITCHER
7. GRAMS CHAIR
8. IRON POTTERY BARN CANDLE STICKS
9.REED AND BARTON FLATWARE
10. THE FLORENCE WATERCOLOR
…..poking around, it was fascinating and eye opening to see what we no longer use…what has lasted and what we have destroyed…many times over…I bet we have been through 100 drinking glasses and at least 3 sets of pots and pans.
One thing is for sure, as I poked around the internet, looking at Weddings ON PINTEREST now days…THEY have become such a wonderful opportunity for creativity!!! I could spend all day looking at all the little personal touches…special LITTLE THINGS AND HOW personal they have become!!! My head was spinning, maybe when all the kids are out of the house, I can turn our house and our yard into a place where people get married!!! who knows!!!
4 thoughts on “WEDDING GIFTS – 20 YEARS LATER – WHAT WE STILL USE”
I hope this is not a duplicate ~ having difficulty posting. This is a really interesting post ~ lots of wonderful memories and beautiful gifts.
Love this post. Have been married 26 years and you made me think of what has survived over the years. Now that we are starting to go to weddings of the next generation of friends and family, it’s a great thing to keep in mind of what lasts.
-Christmas china from Crate and Barrel that I have added to from Ebay over the years.
-Oddly enough, a white folding step stool, also from Crate and Barrel. Hardly an exciting gift but have used it at least once a week over all these years.
-Griddle that goes over 2 burners. I remember when I got it from one of my mom’s friend at a shower, (I had not registered for it), I thought what do I need this for?! Well, 3 kids later, that was in such heavy rotation over the years for pancakes and grilled cheeses while they were growing up, that I replaced it around the 20 year mark!
Love your blog!!!
I really liked this post. We had a ton of weddings last year and I feel like people register for such trendy items. I want to tell them to keep it timeless!
Great post! We are approaching our 11th anniversary and now I want to walk through the house to see what we still use. The flatware (for sure) and Christmas china (between Thanksgiving and Epiphany) immediately come to mind. And then some larger pieces of furniture — like a breakfast table we purchased with money from my grandparents, and a TV cabinet that was our first purchase with our own money — are used daily with lots of memories. Thanks for making us take the trip down memory lane!!
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