Richmond White China
by Johnson Brothers
I'm joining in a new linky party -
I showed photos of my end of summer dining table display last week.
The photos were kind of dark as I took them on a cloudy day so I thought I'd show a little again
One of my favorite things is my Johnson Brother's Richmond White china.
Next time you see this buffet it will be spookified for Halloween.
Here you can see a close up of the pattern.
I chose this pattern to be my wedding china way long ago...over twenty years.
Never mind that I wasn't engaged at the time. I wasn't even dating anyone.
Mom thought it a good idea to just go ahead and start collecting...What could it hurt?
I did eventually get engaged...and we finished out the 12 place settings.
Wedding never happened though.
But I still have the china!
Which is why I always say....
"Friends and loved ones, come and go
but your STUFF will never leave you".
Anyway, I chose this pattern because I wanted a nice white china that I could mix
with other china patterns.
And since it was Johnson Brothers....I thought...this pattern will be around forever!
They discontinued it and I have no serving pieces because of that.
Can you believe it?
I looked up a gravy boat on China Replacements and it was like $130.
I still love it even though I think I've only eaten off it once.
(Valetine's Day dinner with the Ex.... jerk!)
I remember after my big breakup with said fiancé (jerk) and moving back to Oklahoma,
my Dad was in the kitchen of my little rent house helping me unpack kitchen stuff one night.
I put these dishes carefully on the shelves of this home I'd never thought I'd live in
and cried that I'd never eat off them again and that I would probably be alone the rest of my life.
I thought that was the worst time of my life.
And now that my Dad is gone....I think back on that day and how he quietly and gently
unwrapped the dishes and handed them to me to stack while I cried and cried and sobbed and cried.
It is a sweet memory and example of a father's true love for his daughter.
And I was right....I've never eaten off them again and I'm alone and you know what?
I don't care any more.
There is no one fussing at me for being up blogging at 4:20 am!
And that is how I roll!
Richmond White by Johnson Brothers - One of My Favorite Things.
And while on the subject of loving partners...
well I guess we weren't on that subject but I'd thought about this a lot.
It seems to me that as a general rule everyone talks about their loving hubbies on these blogs.
Seems every blogger has one.
A guy that will move the furniture endlessly without complaint.
Hang pictures, remodel the kitchen and get tickled at landscaping requests by their blogger wives.
Is that really how it is?
Most men are irritable in my experience.
If you say..."Honey! I think we need a farmhouse sink in the kitchen!"
It's met with - "You've got a sink."
"Honey! What do you think about rainwashed blue walls in the living room...or should we do greige?"
He says..."They look fine as is. But if we have to make a change....I really always liked panelling."
Are everyone's hubbies really as supportive as everyone always talks about on these blogs?
Or does everyone just try to make their lives look perfect?
Or is it only women with supportive husbands that have time to blog and decorate
with his help?
Because I bet if I had married any of the men I considered marrying....
I would have been sneaking out of bed at night to blog and it probably would have led to divorce.
What do you think?
Do you think all those bloggers that talk about their wonderful husbands are telling the truth?
Or is it just that blogger's husbands tend to be a supportive lot?
Seems like there are an awful lot of bloggers who have married their high school sweethearts too.
If I had married the guy I was in love with in high school....
well, I wouldn't still be married to him.
My taste in men changed drastically from high school to after college.
I shudder to think what my life would be like if I'd married my first serious boyfriend.
But then....he has called me and actually his life turned out pretty good.
He got married long ago but still claims to love me after all these years.
At least I have that! If I'd married him....he'd be sick of me and pining for his wife who got away.
It's all relative.
I have to say sometimes I feel like I should make up a Mr. Mod Vintage Life.
He could help me hang my chandelier that's been waiting for three years to be hung because it's too heavy for me to do by myself.
He could power wash the deck and trim the trees.
He could replace my leaking water heater.
What do you think? Should I make up a Mr. Mod Vintage Life that is so perfect it's hard to believe?
I think he'd look like Ewan McGregor.
Yep, Mr. MVL
He's ruggedly handsome and good with a saw but oh so supportive and sensitive.
I'm such a lucky girl!