Stop My Bleeding Heart | Table Décor| Easter Dishes
I love our formal dinnerware more than I can adequately articulate. It's classic, it's simple, it's elegant...I love it. But the problem with our formalware is that it needs to be hand washed. I can't ask Mr. Stranded to stay up helping me hand wash dishes on a Sunday night. The poor guy gets up really early for work and he's too nice to leave it for me to wash by myself while he goes to bed.
So I decided to buy a new dinnerware set for Easter that I could put in the dishwasher on the China cycle. Admittedly, I have issues. I love a nice table, what can I say? I searched high and low and found a beautiful set on ebay. The set is flowery and ornate, more romantic than my usual taste. But I thought it was Spring-ish, Easter-y and perfect for this time of year. Pretty right?
Did I mention that 70% of the dishes arrived shattered?
Come on, people. Use styrofoam popcorn when wrapping plates or at the very least, a double-layer of bubble wrap between plates, not just the top of the box. You know what else I loved, this teeny tiny little "Fragile" marking. No markings on the side. No bright red marker calling out to someone's attention. Just that little stamp.
So I think we'll be using our boring white basketweave dishes. I normally like them because they're simple and classic, but I was picturing a beautiful Easter table with my new dishes. I know, I know....I can faintly hear the world's smallest violin playing for me...
UPDATE: I was reimbursed for the dishes since many of the pieces arrived broken and applied that money to buy enough replacement pieces for our dinner party. Best of all, I posted the broken dishes on ebay under "Crafts and Mosaics Materials" - and someone bought them! Just goes to show you can find - and sell - anything on ebay.