Admission: I am a 29 year old adult, and I have never owned new dishes. Okay, maybe if you count the one corel-ware bowl and plate I bought last year to use in my office. But I have never purchased a brand new set of dishes in my adult life. I've made due with hand-me-downs, thrift store finds, and various random pieces.
I mentioned in my last post that we had received some dishes from one of Matt's cousins. Specifically, we got five place settings of the lovely Aspen dishes from Crate & Barrel. And, folks, let me tell you this: I am in love with these dishes! Maybe it's just the honeymoon period, but I cannot let these beautiful pieces sit in the sink all dirty. I have always been a good dish washer, but I am now excellent. Something about letting a white dish sit dirty in the sink instead of letting it spotlessly drip dry in my dish rack just galls me. So, I have been washing up every night as soon as we finish dinner.
Here's to hoping the honeymoon period lasts!