Monday, March 23, 2009
Fondue platter 1970s
You see, my Mom bought this beautiful piece in the 70s (made in Los Angeles) and she never used it. She stored it for decades in her cluttered closet and then it moved to my cluttered cupboard and when I couldn't stand the clutter anymore, I sold it on eBay.
I feel guilty because this piece is so unique and I think my Mom would have liked to have seen me put it in use. But this set is just not that practical and in fact, I haven't served fondue at a dinner party in several years.
I think part of the guilt is because it has a tiny bit of sentimental value. It's a piece that epitomizes my mother's wonderful taste and eye for the unique and interesting. But then I have to remind myself... it's just stuff. And at least I still have the photo and blogging about it is like putting it in a digital memory book. :-)