You know how you save those special items for ‘special occasions’? Well, I have decided to stop saving things to use for special occasions and just use them. Otherwise they are hardly ever used, and that doesn’t seem to make sense if they are so special, right?

amm’s mentor growing up was Helen Marquis, a writer and leader in 4H. Mrs. Marquis gave amm and Charlie platinum rimmed glassware for their wedding. After amm passed away I shared some of the set and kept two aperitif, two champagne saucers and two water goblets that work well for wine.

So the other night when Nick and I drank a bottle of wine we received as a housewarming present, we used Mrs. Marquis’ platinum rimmed glassware.