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Old 12-19-2018, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Ypsilanti, MI
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39 years and counting.

Our casual dishes were mostly wedding gifts and we still use them daily. In fact, they are our only dishes.

We have a crystal and silver plate serving bowl we received as a wedding gift that barely sees the light of day. Very pretty but we seldom need it, and when we do have a need we forget we have it.

Probably other items as well.
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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20 years later and we have a Turkey (meat) carving knife and fork my parents gave us. Engraved w/ our last name and wedding date. They get used once or twice a year so still in good shape.
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Old 12-19-2018, 04:38 PM
 
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yes.
married in 1982.

these are the standard ones:
china, photo album, and a blender.

these are the "different" ones:
still have our shares of Apple stock.
some rare Whisky (spelled on bottle).
shotgun. yes, we had a shotgun wedding.

there are more, but they are boring.
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Old 12-19-2018, 04:49 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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A waffle iron from the first marriage in 1970.
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Old 12-19-2018, 07:30 PM
 
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I still have my corningware and pyrex and use it regularly. Also one Revere sauce pans.
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Old 12-19-2018, 07:51 PM
 
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I still have and regularly use several CorningWare and Pyrex gift items, and a mixer, also still have a tablecloth somewhere that I used as a curtain for years.

The eight (that's right, eight!) fondue sets that we were given disappeared many years ago, probably in the landfill.
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:13 PM
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Location: Texas
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I still have most of them, use them and don't plan to give them to any younger relatives. I'll probably keep them forever. I've only gotten rid of a couple of things because I didn't use them.
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:19 AM
 
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My mother in law gave me two sauce ladles and a letter opener engraved with a C, the initial of the name I didn’t take.

That letter opener is used daily for opening mail, cleaning keyboards, many other uses. I adore that thing. I mean, I really use it.

A lot of the gifts are gone, glasses broken that sort of thing, but our flatware was a hope chest buy and we still use it daily. And the sauce paddle are used a lot, even if they don’t exactly match. They are sort of a universal thing — people wouldn’t notice.

Amusingly enough, our flatware was a Betty Crocker catalog buy and my mother in law had EVERYONE saving points for us. Those points saved us a ton of money purchasing the set. So it was kind of a gift...
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:11 AM
 
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Oddly enough I still have and wear a robe that my mother gave me for my Trousseau..do people even call it that anymore! I don't wear it often, but it always takes me back..and still fits!!

We returned all our china and miscellaneous pieces since we didn't get enough for a full set, and bought practical stuff. We also got a whiskey decanter and glasses, which I still have, and have NEVER used. I have a silver looking serving piece that a dear friend of my moms gave me. With a note - "don't ever buy silver as it will own you..use this and no one will know." I don't know what it actually is, but it has never tarnished or scratched and we use it all the time. The silver I inherited is in a box in the garage - tarnished and useless. My daughter said she better not be getting it!

The problem I have, as the only daughter, is I also have my mothers full set of wedding china, and her mothers and her aunts. Full complete sets. One dates to 1904. It's hideous, but again my daughter says that none of the stuff (there is a ton) is going to her. And I don't blame her, I have a garage full of my moms "treasures" ...why did people collect decorative plates for the wall? We have about 40, none match, but I remember seeing them in their houses growing up. So planning an estate sale of their old stuff and my stuff that I know she doesn't want. Need to nip the tradition of passing unwanted stuff down.
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Old 12-20-2018, 07:24 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I still have my corningware and pyrex and use it regularly. Also one Revere sauce pans.
We donated our old Corningware from our wedding presents of 1974 just last summer. I cannot remember anything else we got that we still have other than a couple of knives from a set. One of the things we got were a fondue set, long gone,
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