Over this past long weekend Hubby mixed us up some cocktails and served them in our Waterford Toasting Flutes. We only have two of these flutes. Mom and I got them when the Ross-Simons store was closing at the Short Hills Mall in Jersey. It was such a deal that I could not pass them up even though I knew they were a limited edition and it might be hard to find another ten flutes.
So while I was sipping my cocktail I got on the computer and tried to find more on eBay and Craigslist But much to my chagrin, I did not find any more flutes and I got crushing news. Waterford has archived my crystal pattern!
When it was time for me and Hubby to pick all of our dishes, china, crystal and stemware his eyes kind of glazed over. (Hubby's note- That is an understatement). I felt it was important that we both have a say since I didn't want him to announce on our 50th anniversary that he never liked a single one of our wedding gifts. I would narrow down the patterns to my top three and would then ask for his option
For our stemware I narrowed the choices down to Wynnewood, Colleen Tall and Kildare (which is my mother's pattern.) To this day I am not sure if he was just trying to get brownie points from my mom or if he really did like it best. (Hubby's note- I love my wife dearly but what in the world makes her think I had any clue what kind of stemware her mother has?! I thought stemware was something related to flowers.)
We were very blessed to be gifted 10 water goblets as well as 10 clarets. I just figured that I would have no problem completing my set as soon as I won the lottery or found a money tree, whichever came first.
After hearing the pattern was archived I thought that maybe I should pick a new pattern and mix and match. But no sooner than I mentioned that idea than my mom said no. What can I say, she is a rule follower! And in her rule book you don't mix and match your formal crystal. So I will keep calling all the Irish shoppes I can find in NoVa, NJ and on the Cape. Maybe I will get lucky!
I hope this will be more of a "when Irish eyes are shining" moment and not a "Murphy's Law" moment!