Thursday, September 8, 2011

Life Is Too Short...

... to not use the good cutlery... every day, I say.

Now that the weather is warmer, I have moved our little kitchen table out onto the deck. I sit there and work during the day and we are eating all our meals out there too. "C'mon boys, rug up, it's dinner time". So we throw on our cold weather gear, light the good candles, use the good place mats and the good cutlery and savour our new dining environment.

Our nightly ritual also includes sharing all those things that we were grateful for in that day... before we eat our meal. Little one sits there and progressively and painstakingly lists everything from when he woke up, during his school day, right down to the meal sitting getting cold in front of all of us. We end up peppering our meal and nibbling on our beans by the end of his list. At least he's grateful!

Happy Thursday!


  1. Beauteful cutlery!!!Love it:)

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  2. Hi A-M

    Yes - I am a fan of the using good.

    I read somewhere yesterday -

    Buy less, have less clutter.
    Buy quality, use it an enjoy.

    So there I placed that thought in my mind to make sure I don't get into the trap of having too much the same - just less of, make it quality where I can and use it!

    As the saying goes - we are here only once and we can't take it with us.

    have a wonderful day and your grateful moment sounds funny - I know how long it can take little ones to get through lists :)



  3. Oh wow I love that pattern, do you know what it is?

  4. Family meals and sharing are something I cherish. x Sounds lovely

  5. I too use the good cutlery every day. My main reason for this is that I had a beautiful service that I bought years ago, and it was simply sitting in its box, taking up space in my home. Everyday when I use the silverware I think about how far I have come in my life and my journeys over the years since purchasing it.

    I love your evening ritual, it's good to remind ourselves of the good things that we have got going on and a nice way of teaching your boys to look on the bright side.

  6. Dear A-M,

    Beautiful cutlery I would use it every day too. Love the evening ritual you have with the your boys.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Lotsa Luv. xox

  7. Oh he is so sweet! I'm with you on using all the good stuff right now, everyday.

  8. Life is absolutely too short! Bring out the good stuff... morning, noon and night! Have a great day. x Jode

  9. Embracing the pretties that we normally hide away unused is also my 'new' thing A-Me. Really..what is the point of hiding these treasures and not enjoying their beauty.
    This silver cutlery is divine and must make every dinner extra special.
    Oh and little tacker describing his every movement is priceless. Soak it up because he may one day morph into a grunting teenager!!

  10. I've said it before and I'll say it again, your boys are such a credit to you. So wonderful.

    I can't wait till we get married and get some 'good' stuff :) Personally, I don't see the point of not using your 'good' everything. I'd much rather be able to say 'we only have one crystal wine glass left because the other three broke when...'. Memories are worth more than items.

  11. Hi :))

    You make such a valid point... I am lucky enough to have a collection of silverware and cutlery given to me by my mother in law and my grandparents and it sits in the drawers waiting for 'special' occasions. Somehow, I can't bring myself to use it... and I keep thinking that these almost heirlooms should be kept safe...

    I guess, using them is the best way of celebrating the people I love and who have been generous and kind enough to gift them to me.


  12. Completely agree! Take it out of the cupboard or the box and use it. Make every meal memorable.
    Your boys are just darling A-M.

  13. I agree. I also use vintage china everyday!

  14. love it that you are teaching conscious gratitude xxxx

  15. I totally agree. When I was helping my Mum plan for a significant birthday a few years back, I suggested she use her good tea cups. "They're for special occasions," she said. I laughed and asked if she weren't going to use them for something as special as her birthday, what was she waiting for? Her wedding? :)

    Love your dinner time ritual with your boys. Hopefully it will warm up soon so we can start doing the same here x

  16. A-M. Grumpy Lou here. The silver cutlery takes so long to clean up here in N Q! And all that polishing.
    I suppose Elisabeth won't mind too much though. Tee hee.
    Love Lou
    I can just picture your dinners, and I'll bet my bottom $ you say you are grateful for your boys every night.

  17. totally agree with you. your house sounds a lot like our house xx

  18. totally agree with you. your house sounds a lot like our house xx

  19. I couldn't agree more! And, your cutlery is beautiful!



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