Sunday, March 28, 2010

You never know when you'll need a punch bowl!

When I my first husband and I split up in 1996, I moved into the first apartment I'd ever had on my own.

I threw a housewarming party and had a bunch of people over (including the first husband!).

I'd never thrown a housewarming party before and thought it would be fun to have punch ... so I bought a punch bowl and glasses. The punch was a big hit!

Fourteen years later I still have them ... in the original box. It's on the shelf in one of the closets.

I only used it that once.

Despite the fact we don't have a lot of closet space, I've never had the opportunity to use it again yet I hang onto it because you never know when I'll need it.

What's something you hang onto just in case you'll need it?

7 comments:

Sarah said...

It is funny that you mentioned this because Joey had a punch bowl in the closet when I moved in. We've never used it and over the years I've thought of getting rid of it. I can't bring myself to get rid of it because you never know when you will need one!

Teena in Toronto said...

Ya just never know, Sis! At least you guys have some extra space to store it.

Lorna said...

I have 42 or so models of cats---wood, glass, resin, porcelain, stone, cotton....and only 900 sq ft of apartment. Maybe some of my cats could live in your punch bowl. Or you could make punch for you and Gord for after you get your housework done.

Poetic Dreams said...

Here's how I use mine. I use the bowl itself to hold fruit. It's a way of utilizing the punch bowl, as well as having it for when the time comes to have a party. I have also used it to cover a cake by flipping it over the plate. Keeps the cake fresh. Ya could also use it for floating candles for a romatic night. Just a couple of ideas. Hope ya day is going well. Hugs~Poe

Pearl said...

huh, guess it's just as well I got rid of my punch bowl. not sure when I did but it does take up space.

although Poetic Dreams is thinking. handy tips.

Tatiana said...

I'm a ruthless purger and at least twice a year I go through some area or another and throw out and recycle till it's pared down. What amazes me is how quickly crap accumulates again!

Lady Banana said...

I have way too much stuff packed away - just in case...