Thursday, March 24, 2011

Coffee Anyone?


Coffee Anyone?, originally uploaded by susanvg.
I'm planning on moving in about a year and have to think of downsizing. Every item in my house has to be examined - keep? throw out? give away? try to sell? This crazy coffee set was bought by my late husband for his parents. I don't think they ever used it. Yet it travelled from Montreal to Florida and then back to Montreal. It came to me several years ago. My spouse and I have had coffee in the cups, though we have never filled the coffee pot. Which box should this go in?
Keep?
Throw away?
Give away?
Try to sell?

Still deciding....

7 comments:

  1. An interesting set, sure to stimulate conversation each time it is used. Yes, I have had to go through the same elimination of 'othere people's treasures" when we down sized. It is difficult.

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  2. I'd use the carafe as a vase - it's funky! I picture it overflowing with spring blooms...

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  3. My wife and I are in a similar situation and you express the dilemma of downsizing perfectly. What a distinctive set: keep?

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  4. Very interesting shape of a coffee set. Please keep them if there is a space. Also,you can enjoy the cup as a flower pot.Red or yellow flowers would match them.
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  5. Well, I would vote to keep ... at least until you know you don't have a place to pack them! :) They are quite unique and if you really wanted to sell them, you would likely make more on them the longer you keep them.

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  6. An overwhelming task indeed. I don't envy you the sorting. I'm not sure which box I'd put it in but I definitely wouldn't put it in the throw away box. It's quite unique and charming in its own right.

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  7. What an excentric coffee set - very retro! Difficult choice but definitely not throw away! I dread the thought of us having to downsize one day... Good luck with your sorting!

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