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01-17-2012, 04:05 PM #106
See thats one thing I never understood, I know the point of the China Set collection of when you get married is to start your 'together' life with 'new to both of you' stuff but I just couldn't fathom trying to collect an entire set/service for 4 or 8 especially since dad and I are clutzs and would end up breaking each piece sooner then we'd be able to use it. And now you have both just confirmed...it gets lugged around and *maybe* used once a year if even. (Though I do like the historical aspect of it - hand me downs, but everything is so disposable now days )
We're not ones to 'display' the dishes but rather use them...right now we have a cheapie Ikea set on the go - from DSIS from over 15 yrs ago AND should those start dying off - DH has his own set of Ikea dishes...those suckers may be cheap but they sure are durable! (mmm k, but not like Corelle LOL)
01-17-2012, 05:31 PM #107
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I have two plastic plates that serve for most days. If I have company over, I break out the Franciscan Desert Rose pattern. It was a wedding present that HE wanted and *I* ended up with, somehow. I'm not wild about it, but I have a 4-serving set with all the serving pieces, so it works when necessary. (For Christmas dinner, I use dinnerware that I bought at Pier One about ten years ago. It is my special holiday stuff. )
01-17-2012, 05:52 PM #108
Ok - just ran through the house on a mini fling session to see how much I could get rid of before its time to go p/u DH.
14 packets onion soup mix - VERY expired
16 envelopes of hot chocolate mix - VERY expired
2 chicken noodle cup of soup packets - VERY expired
leftover clump of brown sugar
4 gnarly old tupperwares w/lids
45 flyer adverts (ie 3 mini piles) That stuff DOES add up quick!
box of expired calcium chews
33 packets of pitcher sized drink mixes - VERY expired
23 boxes of expired gelatin - VERY expired
3 boxes of drink mix sticks - VERY expired
40 commercial pitcher sized packets of drink mix - VERY expired
3 holey plastic bags that aren't useful anymore
186 items flung today alone - all done while in a whirlwind. Crap sure adds up fast!
Total flung so far: 316
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01-17-2012, 10:44 PM #109
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1-printer ink cartridge (gave to dd)
1-chipped candy dish
and 15.8 pounds of paper stuff (counting as 63 items @ 1/4 lb. each)
total today: 67 out the door
01-18-2012, 12:27 PM #110
We have Corelle. I love that stuff! They look great, take up 1/3 of the space of regular dishes and are super durable. Here are the dishes we actually use and that I love:
Inheriting dishes as a memento is really only cool if you have actual memories of that item being used in connection with the person you got it from. My DH has no memories of his grandmother's china. She gave it to use to be nice and to use, not as a keepsake. It just happens that I can't tolerate florals so they weren't used.
This is her set:
01-18-2012, 07:48 PM #111
i can't remember what all the things were but i was counting in my head as i went around yesterday and chucked stuff.
25 things gone! i've flung 277 things!!!!
1735 things to go!
01-18-2012, 09:19 PM #112
nuisance - I kinda like that floral grandma set. Its nicely subtle. I like your other set too.
My DH was the same - he liked a lot more things then I did when it came to wedding planning and it was me reeling him in. We didn't need half the stuff he was going on about
While going through the housewares store, I saw this set and fell in love with the pattern. But then the old me kicked in...don't need it, no room to store it and we'd never be able to keep an entire set alive long enough to be able to enjoy it b/c some of us are clutz's under this roof But I think its still pretty and bright and cheery.
01-18-2012, 09:23 PM #113
Oh, purged today in a fit of sudden need to organize and sort the make up in the bathroom - out went:
1 mascara - its older then 6 months
1 eye liner - it wouldn't keep sharp, the lead kept breaking
2 dried out lip balm sticks
Adding 4 more items - not bad for 5 minutes
Total Flung To Date: 320
ETA - forgot to include 16 packets of expired noodles/rice side dish packets that were given to me, those went out in the huge kitchen purge.
New Total: 336 Flung To Date
Last edited by Libby; 01-18-2012 at 09:42 PM. Reason: Forgot something!
01-19-2012, 09:15 AM #114
~I love that set Libby! It's sweet and natural without being "country". The bird silhouette is such a unique thing china.~
01-19-2012, 01:44 PM #115
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Well so far today I've tossed:
16 individual sheets of address labels from different entities
8 pair of broken sunglasses
1 rubber dohickey (have no idea what it was)
total so far today: 25 more pieces of junk out the door
01-19-2012, 06:04 PM #116
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Final add for today :
7 cereal box toys
1 state quarter collector book
5 pr. jeans
4 pr. shorts
and 26.4 pounds of paper crud...which since I count every 1/4 pound as 1 item equals 106
total this round: 127 out the door
01-19-2012, 06:14 PM #117
Everyone is doing amazing!! I have to get flinging again so I can make 2012 lol ... I went downstairs and saw some things that can be flun, its just a matter of getting to it Good job everyone
01-19-2012, 09:39 PM #118
40 things gone!! 317 things flung!
1695 things to go!!!
01-21-2012, 10:52 AM #119
Flung some more items yesterday in a fridge purging session so I could make more room for new food going in.
* jar of red pepper jelly (basically empty)
* shrimp cocktail sauce - bought who knows when
* pickled jalapenos - bought who knows when
* plum sauce - didnt even know we had it!
* jar o'mystery sauce
* 3x rotting tomatoes
* mangled, mushy and rotting 3" section cucumber
* another bundle of flyers - approx 23
These, I discovered empty while doing laundry:
* empty bottle of laundry detergent
* empty box from dyer sheets
Adding 34 items
Total Flung To Date: 370
01-21-2012, 06:05 PM #120
150 things out the door! 467 things out of our life!
1545 things to go!!!!!!!
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