Sunday, October 5, 2008

How Many is Too Many???


After grumbling to myself about the clutter on my kitchen counter tops, I had a huge epiphany. I decided that there was really no need to have 68 cups and saucers in my display cupboard. So, I proceeded to pull them all out and sort them. I concluded that 28 of my favourites was an ample number to have quick access to just in case company stops in for tea, or for personal family use. The rest will be boxed up in the basement where they can stay until I need them. You just never know when you might them all, and I figure once a year I can change out the selection in the cupboard to rotate through them all. Problem solved! Now I have extra room to store all the teapots and serving dishes that were cluttering up my counter tops. Now........If only I had a big rough tote or two to store these extras in, I can use my table again.

5 comments:

Crafty Witchy Girl said...

Wow! That's amazing! You can do a Mad hatter tea party! I want to start a collection like yours, but here I don't find beautiful chine very often. I think I'll have to search in thrift stores... Would you mind sending me a printed copy of this photo?

LittleRed said...

Sure, I should have my picture printer back after the weekend, and I can send you one out.

Jeannie said...

which are your favs?

LittleRed said...

I've actually arranged them into keepers and ones to be boxed up. Pretty much the first 5 vertical rows moving from left to right are my favourites. All the rest on the right are to be boxed up. Some of the keepers are more sentimental value and some are my favourites based on colour or shape etc.

Gecko said...

Woah! That's a lot of cup & saucers! They're so pretty, I presume you collect them? =P