Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wedding China and The Big Tumble

On Saturday night we had the pleasure of having dinner on our wedding china for the very first time! Mr. Prepster and I hosted his parents for a second round of Christmas since we had been out of town visiting my family the week prior. I figured it was about time we got it out after having stared at the china and stemware in our display cabinet for more than a year. I was so hesitant to use it though because I am always terrified to break anything, but after "the big tumble" on Friday afternoon I figured my luck couldn't get any worse...

I have been trying to (slowly) collect the serving pieces that match our china. Mr. Prepster surprised me while I was at home with his 2nd (I hope annual) addition to my collection, the Open Vegetable Bowl (like this one but in my pattern pictured at left). Of course I was thrilled and couldn't wait to get it back home to use it for Saturday night dinner. Not so fast.

This dish had to travel on a plane with us on Friday afternoon. So I decided I would carry it on, all wrapped up in a box and shopping bag, and not risk checking it. This seemed like a good plan until Mr. Prepster opened my parents' SUV's back hatch at the airport. Guess what came tumbling out... yep, only the bag with the Herend box. The beautiful bowl was in about 100 tiny pieces, some of them on the sidewalk. I was so upset that I didn't really stop crying until we got on our plane an hour later. I just couldn't believe it wasn't coming back with us. Luckily, our friends at Clossons, where I had registered for my wedding, took pity on us and offered a replacement at a discount. And my mom is convinced I can use the broken pieces for something like a mosaic table top one day... we'll see if that really happens though.

So, has anyone else broken a piece of her wedding china? Do you use your china often?


The Pink Tutu said...

Your china is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that pattern with the butterflies! So sorry to hear about the broken one :( That was a good idea of your mom to turn it into a mosaic.

Lauren said...

Your china pattern is beautiful. I am so sorry your vegetable bowl was broken. My husband lost his platinum wedding band about a month after we were married. It was just one of those things.

We actually use our china often. I figure a piece will be broken at some point or another, so I try not to worry about it. We haven't broken anything ... yet!

Happy New Year!

TCP said...

We use ours every year at Thanksgiving, but that's it, except for a few special events here and there. China + toddler = bad idea! So sweet that they gave you a discount on the replacement!

Katiellirb said...

Ill keep you posted on if ours makes it safetly across the country. Im a nervous wreck! I dont think these movers realize how valuable this kind of things are!