Saturday, April 21

A Little Gift



My sister knows me so well.  She sent all of this in a little package for me.  OK, I like jelly beans...and the little tin with the puzzle is nice, and who doesn't love old clothes pins....but the FORK!  On purpose, we do not have a *set* of forks.  Our silverware does not match.  I like it best that way.  I love to just buy ONE knife here and there....a spoon once in a while....and have forks given to me as gifts.  It's fun to get into the drawer and decide which knife, fork or spoon  I want to use for toast.....cereal.....soup....or a salad.  When somebody sets the table, somebody will probably be right behind them moving the mix and match plates around to get the one THEY want....and more often than not...somebody says something about the fork they have.  I won't use the bamboo fork and we know which one Sara would take home with her if she could.  I have a little knife with a bunny on it that I have to keep a close eye on.  If you ever come to eat a meal with us....nothing will match, but it won't be an accident. It's all very well thought out.

4 comments:

Michele said...

Oh, I bet that was such a FUN package to open! I LOVE the little tin and the fork is precious too. :o)

Rebecca said...

I like the colorful clothespins - and the fork and the "mismatch" of silverware with which your table is set! I'm kind of intentional like that, too.

I'm mulling over an idea I saw in a magazine yesterday (can't remember which one - I thumbed through so many at Barnes and Noble). SOMEbunny dipped about 2/3 of the handles of their mismatched forks, knives and spoons in enamel paint--hers happened to be yellow paint. Don't know if I'll do it or not, but it was a clever idea, I thought...

Anonymous said...

the clothespins I think were maybe Granny's and Mom had them, so glad that you enjoyed getting the gift, love Kristi

Grammie Kim said...

Aww, Mo...that was such a fun package to open! Your sister knows you well. :)