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#1 of 8 Old 03-28-2005, 07:16 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I've been lugging this stuff around for 15 years and have never used it. It is precious to my mom- it's from the 1950s- she wants me to have it and pass it down to my dd who is currently kindergarten age. I never liked this china when I ate on it as a child, and like it even less everytime I look at the boxes. It has no sentimental meaning to me whatsoever (unlike some other things).

It is a complete set. Some of it is dusty and wrapped in newspaper and boxes, others in many china holders. I think that if I ever move again, I will need to move all that china again.

I don't have a china hutch- am a mimimalist and trying to declutter and simplify.

Can I declutter the family china?????? What would you do? My sister says I must keep it. I thought of saying it was damaged in an earthquake.

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If your sister feels you must keep it, maybe she would be willing to store it for you, until your daughter is old enough to decide if she wants it?

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If you don't want it, offer it to those who are sentimental about it. Tell them that you want to get rid of it. If they don't want the responsibility then they can't complain when you donate it to Goodwill or sell it on ebay or something.
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I just called my sister and she doesn't want it. There's only my mom left to talk to. I hate to hurt her feelings by saying I don't want it and am donating it. It ight be better not to tell her and hope she doesn't ask.

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I would tell your Mum you don't have room for it and does she want to store it? If she says she doesn't want it either, sell it on ebay. People are always looking for peices to match their patterns.


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I called my mom- she was surprisingly good about it- she has mellowed and was OK with me parting with it. Thanks for steering me in the right direction on this.

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I'm glad she took it well!
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Thanks, Irishmommy.

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