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Ten Elegant Things You Own But Probably Never Use PART 2

In part 2 of Elegant Things You Own But Probably Never Use, we are exploring the elegant items we likely have at home that need more appreciation and use. My intention with this series is not to encourage you to buy these items, but rather to use them if you already have them.

I you haven't seen part one yet, you can check it out here. Now, let's take a look at the ten more elegant things we own, but hardly ever use.

Here's a picture of me as a child enjoying my Grandfather's favorite chair :)

⚜️ Furniture Do you remember how people used to cover their nice furniture with plastic in the old days? This was to either discourage people from using it, or to protect it from spills and stains. This is much less common now as we see the folly behind saving our best furniture for later, but we could all use the reminder to use our best furniture and rooms on a regular basis.

My grapefruit cake turned out beautifully.

⚜️ Special cookware and bakeware Many of us have received novelty gifts involving special cookware and bakeware. I have a beautiful lemon loaf pan, for example, that I hardly ever use. I'm not sure why I favor the plain loaf pans, but recently I decided to make a cake in it and it was a complete joy to behold (and to eat!). If you have special cookware or bakeware, I encourage you to use it. Don't let these items sit unused on the back of your kitchen shelf.

⚜️ Special serveware Cake stands, cheese boards, silver platters, crystal bowls... you might have inherited these items or found them at a garage sale. But do you ever use them? I need prompting in this area as well, as I tend to only use these on birthdays and special holidays. Let's break them out on a regular basis. Beautiful serveware is a joy to use.

Woman with a handkerchief, 1887 by Mary Cassatt

⚜️ Handkerchiefs Before disposable tissues came on the market, ladies and gentlemen used a good old-fashioned hankie for everything from blowing their nose, to wiping their tears, to signaling in distress (how romantic!). Considering all that is going on with the shortages in the world right now, it's a good idea to put hankies into use again.

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⚜️ Jewelry Many women can get in the rut of wearing the same jewelry every day. If you have a jewelry piece you hardly ever use, cheer up your outfit by wearing it this month.

⚜️ Candlesticks Dining by candlelight always reminds me of Hyacinth Bucket and her "candlelight suppers". While most of Hyacinth's friends and family tried to escape her candlelight suppers, I would have loved to attend one :) Candlestick holders and candlesticks provide such a beautiful ambiance.

⚜️ Candle snuffer If you're going to blow out your candles, you might as well use your candle snuffer... if you have one.

⚜️ Sleepwear Elegant sleepwear can be enjoyed on a regular basis. We we become accustomed to wearing our presentable sleepwear each night, we help ourselves become more and more comfortable with looking presentable always. Check out my past sleepwear posts for inspiration.

⚜️ Perfume and cologne Perfume bottles seem to last forever... but they can also go off after a year or two. If yo love to wear perfume, wear your favorite on a regular basis and allow it to become your signature scent. I will be exploring perfume in a future post and I am excited to discuss it again with you. By the way, I have been exploring the scents from Pinrose (video to follow in the future), and I have never been more impressed with a perfume collection. Code JSCOTT gives free shipping.

⚜️ Your good crystal We don't own any fine crystal, but many of you in the comments mentioned that you do own crystal... and never use it! Madame Chic would use her crystal on a regular basis and it was so special to drink from.

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Heidi G. writes, "Looking forward to learning in this month's chic assignment! I went to our local forest and picked elderberry flowers with my son to make a sweet elderberry flower - lemon syrup to use as a refreshing summer beverage for my family. The birds, the green trees and the cut logs ... it was good for the spirit to get away and enjoy the green and cool of the forest. Thank you once again for putting the assignments together for us. I really appreciate your efforts."

That sounds wonderful, Heidi. Elderberry flower lemon syrup sounds so delicious...

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