I am a dish fanatic. Like my mother, if I could have a set of dishes for every holiday and occasion, I would! I love the aesthetics of a nicely set dinner table, it is part of the “art” of a nice meal. As the new year hit, my Christmas dishes were put away and our regular set found their place back in the cupboard. When February 1 hits, I put away the everyday luncheon plates and swap them for my red heart plates! February is the month of love after all, so why not bring out the hearts? For whatever reason, Andrew really does not like these plates at all – maybe it is the fact that they are hearts and not something more manly like grizzly bears or guitars.
February 2 came and I opened my cabinets to see I had yet to change out my plates, so I quickly took care of that just in time for lunch. I was making lunch for myself and Andrew as he walked home from work (his office is at the end of our street), and had two of the heart plates out on the counter. When he walked through the door I just kept smiling and giggling as I waited for his eyes to see the plates and hear his reaction.
He saw them and gave me a big sigh saying, “Not the hearts”. I laughed so hard! I knew he would say that! I served up paninis, hot off the press, onto the hearts. Don’t you just love February? I owe it to my Aunt Michele for these dishes and most of the ones in my cabinets too! Over the years she has bought me various dessert sets, or tea and holiday sets to add to my “hope chest”. She also has a love of dish ware. In fact, these heart dishes and platter were from her!
Andrew did say at the end of lunch that the plates weren’t that bad. I know he would not pick those things for himself, but he is really good about letting me do those things and be excited for them. It really has just become a joke for him and likes to give me a hard time about the plates. (Deep down, I know he loves them!)
Here’s to a happy February for all – enjoy the hearts!