When Liam and I first got married, I have to say his gift-giving abilities were “hit or miss”. The problem is I love house things and am not so crazy about fashion and sport. So when presented with a tweed (TWEED! I kid you not!) skirt for Christmas one year, I decided enough was enough and took matters into my own hands. I declared that I would very much love to own a super fancy china dinnerware service and I picked Edme by Wedgewood. From that day on, every Christmas, Birthday, Anniversary, Valentine’s Day, Easter and “just becuse” he would not have to struggle and think what to get me, he could choose to buy any piece or two (or twelve! being the number of placesettings) of the collection. Now nearly 13 years later, I have a near complete set and am so happy to have something I love, but also something that reminds me of each occasion: the egg cups from Easter 2009, the gravy boat from Christmas 2011 and the too giant salad bowls for my 35th birthday (he thought they were individual place setting bowls but ened up getting me 12 salad serving bowls (albeit we have found them to be very useful for salads and veggies and buffet style serving!). And the girls will inherit it and hopefully love it too for many years to come.
Gorgeous salad bowl (which I am hoping Liam will catch this hint of it being perfect for Easter salads – but I really only do need 1.)
But realising that the collection is nearly complete and that I have both Zara and Bailey to inherit I decided to start a new one: Blue Mega and Lace by Royal Copenhagen. Something completely different and dare I say lovelier? One thing is for sure it is more expensive (sorry Liam), but in a way that is a good thing: this collection will now take many, many years to collect and commemorate a number of special occasions to come and most importantly save me from scratchy skirts! #memorablemoments
We informally celebrate the 28th April, as this is the day Liam and I had our first date over coffee, I figure if he gets me a mug each year, it will only take another 12 years to get a complete collection.