Hm, what to do? (Or, SCORE!!!)
So, we’re short on flatware. Lord help us if I neglect to wash dishes directly after one meal, because then there won’t be enough for the next meal. I’ve been holding out on purchasing more, because I really only wanted “MY” flatware pattern, Oneida Easton. However, when each fork is like 15 bucks, one can’t just go out and pick up a dozen.
On Saturday, I saw a Freecycle post about free silverware. It happened to be right by the Target I was going to be heading to, and I responded.
Now, I have a love/hate relationship with Freecycle. I get fed up with no-shows, or people who offer their stuff to folks who have the best sob story, or people who ask for things like a portable DVD player that someone might have “lying around,” and it makes me wanna cancel my “subscription” because it fills my inbox with about 20-30 annoying messages a day. But, each time I reach the breaking point, it seems I hit the jackpot.
Saturday was a jackpot. I picked up the case, and opened it to find an almost entirely unused (still in packing) silverplated SERVICE FOR 12. 12 forks, 12 small spoons, 12 large spoons, 12 place/butter knives, three serving utensils, and a bonus of 12 coasters. Wow. Bless God.
I did a little search, and found out that the set I have is called Enchanted Rose. Granted, it’s not a pattern I would pick out, left to my own devices, but then, IT WAS GIVEN TO ME. For free. It’s a set worth at least $100. Amazing.
I wanted some more tableware for every day. However, now we’re thinking, “Should we use this for everyday?” My hubby thinks not. Should I sell it? Tempting, but I don’t think so. That goes against my Freecycle ethics. Should I just keep it in the box and use it for special occasions? I considered that, but then I would still need some everyday tableware.
It’s a nice dilemma to have.
So, here’s the plan: I cleared out the drawer that’s adjacent to our normal silverware drawer, and my plan is to buy a new silverware caddy, and just dip into the nice silverplate when we run out of “normal” forks, or when we have guests, etc.
Or, maybe I should just be more faithful to wash dishes after every meal… 😉