So, I have a question that I’m going to ask on behalf of a dear friend of mine.
She is about ready to move and…um…as I…I mean, she is packing, she realizes she has a large number of plates (and other dish ware.) She decided to count said ironstone plates and learned she has 146.
And that’s not even including the ones hanging on the walls.
And that’s only the dinner plates.
Soooo, is that too many plates?
Yeah, I agree. It’s a completely reasonable amount and that’s what I told her.
Okay, okay, IT’S ME!
It didn’t seem like a lot of plates when they were just sitting in my cabinet, but when I faced packing them, it seemed a little crazy. I mean, who needs that many plates in a normal household? And who collects plates that don’t really serve a purpose except that the owner likes stacks of plates?
I shared that number with Jeff and he smiled like he knew this all along and I’m just realizing it. “You do know that our dining table only sits six people at a time.” He quickly added, “…and the solution is not to get a table that seats 146!”
What I love, though, is that Jeff wasn’t pressing me to get rid of any. He knows I’ve gotten rid of a lot and our yard sale/craigslist pile is growing.
And getting between me and my ironstone is not wise.
Most of these are from the 1800’s, so they are thick and heavy and they just speak to me!
As I was packing this afternoon, though, I was wondering why I don’t collect something that is lightweight and not breakable!
This thought prompted me to thin out the herd a little bit. Four ironstone plates made it to the yard sale pile. Aren’t you so proud of me? I whittled my ironstone plate collection all the way down to 142.
Hopeless. Just hopeless.
All I can say is…
It’s a good time to invest in bubble wrap.