General

The crockery was so elegant that it was never used. No occasion was special enough. The Wedgwood collection sat in the glass fronted cabinet for fear that the children should chip it. It had been a wedding gift from a wealthy aunt, the vibrant turquoise on every item reminded the woman of the sea and her honeymoon in Italy. Even at Christmas they ate from the old clay plates she had bought from at the thrift store, mismatched, chipped and threaded with hair-line cracks. When she eventually passed on, an old lady of 82, her children didn't know what to do with it. The delicate porcelain that should have been infused with the memories of celebrations were no more to them than cups and plates that were out of style.

General

stoneware, elegant matching set, glass tumblers, odd assortment of cups, chipped, cracked, plastic cups, paper cups, stained mugs, oversized cups, tinkle of china, clatter of the kettle lid, glass vase, lead crystal fruit bowl, earthy wooden fruit bowl, homemade paper mache fruit bowl, plastic water bottles, stainless steel pots and pans

By loki, November 21, 2011.