I picked my wedding dishes out in the summer of 2000, in Paris at the French department store, Au Printemps.
|Au Printemps, Haussman Boulevard, Paris|
I have a twelve piece setting of my wedding service. A beautiful covered vegetable dish, two big platters, bread plates, salt and pepper. When it was time to leave France, I had NO idea how I was going to get my dishes back to The States.
In 2003, Stan came over to stay with my parents and find a job. Lucas was almost 2 and I was 7 months pregnant with Lucie. I had to stay in France alone to deliver Lucie. I am a very strong person and we had a plan. Stan did not meet Lucie until she was already a month and half old. There were definitely tears at the San Francisco airport that day. We couldn't afford to have the dishes shipped.
A week before I left, a wonderful Scottish couple working for a big company at the shipyard (Stan built cruise ships in France) offered to have our dishes professionally packed and sent via their company using their travel expenses. I was so fortunate. To this day, I can't believe how lucky I got. It cost us nothing and everything arrived in perfect shape.
I am going to bringing these out more this year....even if it's just for a simple coffee and toast breakfast with Stany.
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