As I find more stuff to get rid of, I found boxes with flatware, bowls and napkin holders which I received as wedding presents. I did not sign up for a wedding registry because Husband and I decided that we have enough stuff and we did not need more. I’ve been married for two years and I probably used some of the flatware once. In fact, I completely forgot about the flatware when I bought new ones. I know that some would say that since I have not used it in the last six months, I should get rid of it but I’m keeping it because these things spark joy. Minimalism clashes with sentimentalism. So what? I’m not perfect.
Instead, I have decided that I’m taking these items out of its boxes to be used everyday. It is no longer meant for special occasions because everyday is a special occasion. People probably keep their china for special occasions because they are afraid that it will break. At the end of the day, it’s a thing. If it breaks, it breaks. At least you had a chance to enjoy it. There is no guarantee that the china would stay protected in a box. The box could drop or worst, be forgotten.
I guess the only gripe that Husband would have is that, some of the items may have to be hand washed. Oh well… it’s out of its respective boxes and it is now sitting amongst our everyday stuff.