It's June 4th. Buster and I were forever linked in holy matrimony on that day in 1988.
I decided to take a look around our house to find things that we actually started out with when we married 21 years ago. We've moved to six different states and have had a total of 10 moves. So you start to cull things as you move and add new pieces to fit the latest house.
Somethings were sold in garage sales or passed along to others to use. One poor kitchen table/chair set was so feeble Keith threw it over the balcony of our 2nd story apartment to keep from carrying it down the stairs during one move. It went to the dumpster.
But here are a few things I found that have been with us since day ONE!
Confession: I am the world's worst at letting go of dishtowels. I got this dishtowel at a kitchen wedding shower before I got married. I still have it. Still use it. It's very thin and fading. I've often wondered if I would give a dancing bear dishtowel gift to someone getting married. So far I haven't. But I guess 1988 was a good year for dishtowels with dancing bears with top hats and canes. These little bears have done their job. So who am I to judge. :)
I also received this crazy quilt at a wedding shower. At first I didn't care for the "craziness" of this quilt. But over the years it has grown on me and I've come to enjoy it. My girls sometimes wrap up in it while they are watching TV. It's definitely a keeper.
Next, is the bedroom suite that we inherited when we got married. This bed, nightstand and chest of drawers were purchased by Keith's parents in 1972. We used it until 2001 when we finally purchased a new bedroom set. I took the pillows off the bed so you could see the Mediterranean style of this classic furniture. It is now in our guest bedroom. So if you come and visit me. This is where you will sleep.
The nightstand (oh my goodness....is that dust???I'm so embarrassed) I promise, I'll dust before you come.
This is the chest of drawers that goes with the set. We sold the triple dresser years ago. It was too much to keep moving around. I decided to paint this piece of furniture and place different hardware on it to update it. I love it. I never did the nightstand and headboard. Maybe one of these days. I love how it turned out. It's a heavy piece of furniture. I literally painted it right in the bedroom where it stood. I just put a drop cloth under it.
I know there are other random things around here that have been with us since day one. Like the knife set that never needs sharpening and some crystal pieces, a cake plate and a nice stainless steel colander.
I guess the most important thing that has made it thru the last 21 years is us. It's been an adventure and lots of fun. We're so blessed with two beautiful girls and a loving home. It's all I ever wanted. Happy Anniversary Buster, Love You!