Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Simple Solutions ~ Simple Pleasures

I have a lovely set of silver-plated flatware that belonged to my mother-in-law. It came in its own velvet-lined storage cabinet, and I kept it there for many years, pulling it out only for special occasions.

But I often find myself needing extra spoons, extra forks, for one reason or another (usually because the dishwasher needs running), so I decided to find a way to have extras on hand.

The solution was a simple one, using an old sugar bowl as storage. Now, I not only have extra utensils handy, I can enjoy seeing these special ones every time I pass through the dining room. I think my mother-in-law would be pleased.

This isn’t my typical simple pleasure, but I think a simple solution falls nicely into the category.

How about you? Have you discovered a simple pleasure lately? You’re welcome to share it here. The guidelines for posting can be found under the Simple Pleasures tab. If you check back and find your link has been deleted, it isn't personal. You’ll find the reason in the guidelines. Thanks so much for sharing. I look forward to mingling with all of you.

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22 comments:

  1. Love your simple solution, such a great way to showcase pretty flatware.

    Candy

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  2. Hi Dayle,
    I think it is a true pleasure to enjoy our tresures:-)
    Thnaks for being our lovely hostess:-)
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  3. Love the idea, Dayle. I've long come to the conclusion that it's best to enjoy our special things every day. I know your mother-in-law would be pleased. :)

    Much love!

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  4. I agree - simple solutions are definitely simple pleasures. And yours is lovely!

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  5. Dayle,
    That is a great idea! I have some silver plate utensils also that are STILL in their velvet lined box and I never get to use them. I think I'll borrow your Simple Pleasure today!


    ~Jean

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  6. Simple solution and simple pleasure - use the beautiful things that you have!

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  7. Isn't that so true? I never seem to have enough of one utensil or another. Right now its butter knives...they must disappear into the same black hole as my matching socks. Great solution and simple pleasure. I'm your newest follower.

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  8. Oh, that would give me pleasure every day, too!
    I think your silverware looks terrific in the glass bowl and the shape suits it so well :-)
    Great idea, Dayle!
    bless you..Trish

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  9. I Love old silverware. and It's so extra special when it belonged to someone Dear to us! Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea with us and thank you for hosting your weekly party. "It's Such Fun"!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  10. I agree! I think simple solutions are great. I use my grandmother's old silverware and I love it.

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  11. I like the simple solution, and I knew exactly of what you were speaking when you called it a simple pleasure. There's a wonderful little giddy feeling when something just works for you.

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  12. simple solutions....I like that. This is a great idea...and having them out of the box where you can see them and use them is so neat. I think your mother in law would be pleased to know how much joy you're getting from them now. ☺

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  13. I just love seeing the ole silver setting out. It is so pretty

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  14. I like this idea a great deal. It is simple and handy. It is useful in its beauty! :D

    Mrs. M.

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  15. What a great way to use this flatware! I wish I had counter space that would allow me to do something similar. Thanks again for this great opportunity to share our Simple Pleasures, Dayle.

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  16. Dayle, I love your silverware idea. I also have some handed down from my grandmothers and they are in a drawer, hidden away. This is a great idea!

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  17. It's so satisfying isn't it to find a solution to something no matter how small the problem. Much better to have your treasures on show than stowed away.

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  18. I need to do the same with my own silverware, only because the silverware drawer is a mess. :/ I have a wooden, velvet lined box of silverware that belonged to my Mammaw. I should get it out and see how all that flatware looks after all these years. My days have been crazy busy with the end of school drawing near so I keep missing the Simple Pleasures party. Hope I can sign up next week. Best wishes, Tammy

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  20. I have my grandmother's silver -- and it's still in its velvet-lined case. This is a great solution!

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