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Dinner sets these days are languishing in our show case

When we just got married we started filling our home with all that was required to live life to the hilt.  I believe in style and went about getting whatever was required to fulfil my aspirations.

We went in for glasses of every size and design.  Cutlery was next. There were forks and spoons by the dozens. The crockery was of the best quality – dishes and plates, dessert plates, fruit bowls……………. enough to cater to atleast a dozen guests.

We went in for the best available serviettes that matched the decor of our house.  They even matched the table cloth that we used for the dining table.

The serving spoons were next on the list. They were all in silver just like the spoons and forks. The cutlery had to be polished at regular intervals.

Each time guests arrived our dinner set would be brought out and it was very satisfying to see my dream getting fulfilled.We had enough domestic help that ensured maintaining   this standard.

But alas  this scenario did not last .  Domestic help became a rare commodity and that coupled with our ageing,    meant not being able to keep up to the standards we had set.

Banquet style changed to buffets.  Guests  now help themselves from food kept in utensils in which they are cooked.We have a buffet table.  The cutlery is not laid around but dumped in a bowl and they pick from there.  Paper towels have replaced serviettes.

The 7 course meal has now been brought down to  four. In other words we do what is practical but with no frills.

What’s your story?

  • Are your dinner sets languishing too?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you have a seven course meal?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you entertain guests at home?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by grace

I have been writing for various sites some of which have disappeared.  I have several interests including writing, photography, gardening, reaching out, cooking.  I have a blog which needs a bit of revamping and when I get some time I will go there and do justice.

I love people and have been responsible for getting together several groups such as class mates, seniors, orphaned kids and family

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