Sunday, December 2, 2012

Alot of broken dishes and alot of tears!

I am sorry to say alot of my platters from Maine, bowls, pottery and some of John's great grandmothers china got broken in the move.  It wasn't the movers we had this time, it was the movers that helped John move everything into the storage space.  The last movers told us they were hearing alot of broken pieces of things rattling in the boxes and didn't want to get blamed for it.  I think I am the most upset about the huge platter I had bought in Booth Bay, Maine that had handpainted lupines on it!!  John and I rented a house from our friend in East Booth Bay and we were there for an entire week checking out all the potters in the area.  We had such a wonderful vacation, such lovely memories.  I don't know if we will ever get back there again. Thank goodness my 2 boxes of Green Depression Glass that I have collected over years and years came through unscathed.  I could tell by the way everything was broken that the movers had just dropped the boxes straight down.  I guess they also didn't see that I had written FRAGILE in huge letters and put orange stickers that said FRAGILE all of these boxes.  I was able to glue with Loc-Tite my pottery utensil holder that I bought in Sea Grove, NC back together!  Nothing else was salvageable though.  I am glad this is hopefully one of our last moves because every time we move there is something else broken, but this time was the worst!!

Sorry to sound so down after being so happy with our house and living here, but these things had meaning to us and when that is gone it is just hard.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!


Susie said...

Sherri, Maybe you could do a big mosaic of some kind with all the broken things to keep the memory. Maybe stick them to a birdbath. I hate to hear about all the breakage. I know it's hard to not want to kick some butts. There are just some things insurance can't replace. Blessings in the new house.xo, Susie

jenclair said...

Oh, I am so sorry! So hard to lose treasured items, especially through someone's carelessness!

Sherri said...

Susie, that is a good idea!!

NanaDiana said...

Sherri- I am so, so sorry for you. One of our moves resulted in all of hubby's grandmother Christmas china. I was jut heartbroken. I am glad you salvaged something anyway.
I think you need to do a mosaic and wish I had thought of it back when that happened to my own things. xo Diana

Low Tide High Style said...

So very sorry Sherri!


Michelle May said...

I like Susie's idea. Make something beautiful. After all, our lives and memories are always little bits and pieces along the way.


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sherri, I am so sorry your movers were so negligent. On our last move I heard a big crash and the movers swore nothing broke. I insisted on opening some of the boxes and found a box full of broken china.

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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!