Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Fulfilling a Wedding Gift...12 years later


It took 12 years but we finally have new silverware.  Not that we've been using our hands all this time, let me explain.

Back when we were getting married we registered for lovely and relatively expensive silverware which unfortunately no one bought us.  At the time it didn't seem like a good idea to buy it ourselves so we made due with the oh-so-bachelor IKEA Dragon set.  Not to knock IKEA since I am clearly a fan, but this was one of their cheapest sets.  Only $9.99 for a 20 piece set! (note that I see they are STILL the same low low price 12 years later).


Between a decade of use, small children and a penchant for pieces falling into the garbage disposal they have become pretty worn.  We were way overdue for a more substantial/long lasting set.

We've looked a couple times over the years but could never find a set that we both agreed on.  They were either too shiny, too huge (what's with all the giant spoons?) or too expensive.


On a whim during a date night last month I suggested browsing Crate & Barrel to see if they had anything new that we'd agree on.  Well lo and behold there was not one but two sets that we liked!  


After some deliberation Clark made the cut.  Not too big, not too shiny, not too expensive and not too boring.  Perfect!


Welcome home Clark, we're thrilled to have you and hope you last a long time (watch out for the disposal)!

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