25 years ago next week, we used it at our wedding. My mom gave it to me. Since then it has been wrapped up in plastic wraps and plastic bags. It's been moved countless times - never to see the light of day. My co-horts at Grandiflora encouraged me to pull it out and decorate with it - they encouraged me to LET IT TARNISH, that's what is in right now. I was skeptical - but decided if I didn't use this thing it needed to go!
I pulled it out for Christmas, put some greens around it, placed a candle on it and filled the creamer with tiny ornaments I LOVED IT!I left it up into January and couldn't bear to take it down. So now it is decorated for Valentines.
It reminds me of my parents and their almost 61 years of marriage. My dad went home to be with the Lord in 2008 and I know my mom misses him dreadfully. 61 years of marriage - we all know that equals a lot of hard work and determination - AND a lot of love and Valentines!