Not to be taken to mean Start Spending… no, no!
What I mean is stop saving all the “good” stuff for company.
Ever notice how some (not all - because I don’t) people have stuff they put out only when company comes over, or when they have house guests.
I use my good towels. My house guests have to cope with drying themselves off with the same great towels I use. Nothing special here for my guests.
The one exception is the little wicker basket on the back of the toilet which has attractive facecloths rolled up expressly for use by company after using the toilet.
For first time company I share this bit of info when showing them around my house.
I find it strange, and annoying, when I see NO used guest towels after company leaves and I go into my bathroom. I know they’ve been in there - hard not to when they say, “excuse me while I use the bathroom” - egads - where have they wiped their hands!
Not on MY personal towel I hope - geez, why do I even bother!
Okay… enough about towels.
How about dishes and stemware - do you have “good” company only stuff? Not me!
I use all the good stuff for me - thereby eliminating the need for storage to hold the “good” stuff.
You realize that means when company comes over the "good" stuff is already at my fingertips - I don't have to go dig it out of storage. Besides... my house isn't big enough to have second sets of anything.
My dishes are beautiful and so is my stemware - and I use them everyday - have done so for as long as I can remember.
Who are we saving all this “good” stuff for anyway? This always bemuses me - who are we waiting for - ah… The Queen, perhaps?!
Now that I’m in tight with those sweet ladies in General Enquiries, and my letter has been posted, maybe I need to give this all a second thought.
Thinking… thinking… thinking… thinking…
Nope… after more than a second thought (I counted four) I have decided my stuff is already fit for a Queen - and I’m happy using it! (yes, yes, I answer to Queen Chainy too)
Do you have good stuff just for guests?
If so, why? (really… I want to know)