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January 07, 2013

All the Gilt

"I think it's a largely American mentality to save 'best' things for later, to protect them so much that you don't enjoy them. They didn't do that in Holland. If something happened to an old platter, that simply added to its story, because it happened in your life. It became a memory instead of a scar." ~ Annie Brahler

Isn't that true? I did make the decision in 2011 year to use bone china every day. I don't save it for later. I use it every day for every meal. We've broken crystal, chipped our plates and ruined wonderful things. Do I like it? No. But We're using them to live our lives and making what could be construed as mundane meals into special occasions. I think it's a nice way to live. 

Speaking of nice... enjoy these photos of this project by Annie Brahler (quoted above). 

{via House Beautiful}

What the beautiful people are saying...

Wow-- that really is so true. Loving that quote, makes such a good point.

Love love that quote - i have to stop "saving" things for a special occasion...

Something to say, gorgeous?

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