Date: 26 March 2015. In and Out (clearing
living on boats with limited space such as myself are aware of the
consequences of purchases. It is not just the money. Storage is
critical, and this often comes down to a few specific issues.
note no place on that list is is the "Will it break?" line so often
repeated. For certain items, I do not care if it gets broken. Some
things are not that expensive. If or when it breaks, I shall simply buy a replacement.
That is not
to say I have always been of that mind. When I initially moved aboard
Seaweed I opted for plastic. It was okay. At the beginning of this
journey I had just
two bowls and a couple of plates. That was sufficient,
Later I met
and made some friends with others enjoying life on the water. Being
able to share a bowl of clam chowder (a specialty of mine) with
other boaters necessitated the purchase of a couple more bowls. I
ended up with four.
The bowls feature Tigger, Scooby and Nemo. I liked that they
were similar without being identical. If one got lost, I could
buy something to fit in with the group. But now I am tired of
them all. They have to go.
Vintage Fire-King bowl:
I was not so
tired that I would have thrown those four away, mind you. I became
dissatisfied mainly because they now seem a bit juvenile. Okay, they
are kid bowls, but unbreakable and at $3 a pop, retail, (what was I
thinking to pay retail?!?) well, I wanted to upgrade.
Getting rid of
clutter is not just throwing away stuff.
Instead, it is about
picking the very best and using only those things that bring
greater scheme of life, not a lot of cash was invested in the
plastic character bowls. Thus, when I spotted a pretty green glass
one at a local thrift store (exactly like some we'd had aboard our
boat years ago) I bought it. I liked the color so for four bits*
brought it home.
equals fifty cents. Two bits is a quarter.
Now a bowl
or two or even four is sufficient but now I was faced with owning
seven bowls. On a 23' boat, that's ridiculous. Therefore I chose the
three I liked best, and the rest will leave here shortly. Does
anyone want my old plastic soup and/or popcorn bowls?!?
own a boat, it is generally a good idea to take one item off for each
you add. This time I am removing four and replacing with one. Though
I have fewer in quantity I have more in desirability. Most important
of all however is I like this better.
I tucked away in a neat little stack under my sink.
aware many people thrill to own and use matched
sets of dishes. I am not one of
those folks. Eclectic works for me.
And I do
still have a pair of plastic plates (featuring Tigger and crew) that
will be replaced at some point. I wish my grand liked Tigger because
I would send the whole lot to her. Plates and bowls... it is sort of a
shame to break up the "set" but I am moving off plastic
while upgrading to glass.
something breaks, I will have the fun of shopping for a replacement. I
am woman: I like to shop. Alas, Carrabelle is not great in that
department, though the friendly people make up for that to a large
One of my favorite friendly locals, Mr.
Gander from Gander's Hardware is having some health issues
If you could add him to your prayers, that would be
wonderful. He is a real decent man.
What sort of dishes do you use? Paper, plastic or glass/ceramic?
Does your dinnerware match?
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