Let it go…

If reading ‘let it go’ makes you think of the song from frozen… scroll to the bottom of this post :-).

I made this spoon rest when I was in my high school art class. We did many of different kinds of ceramics and this was one of my first objects made from a mold.


I graduated from high school in 1974. My mom used this for a while and at some point she gave it back to me. This spoon rest has lived on our kitchen counter for so many years that I it is hard to imagine the stove top without it nearby.

Imagine my consternation when I realized that this prized possession has developed a major crack. What to do? I could try to fix it, but I know that it just wouldn’t be the same. Steve suggested that I put it up in the cupboard but that makes no sense. I can imagine one of the boys or my DIL reaching into the cabinet some day and wondering why on earth I thought that this cracked ceramic corn was worthy of saving.

It’s time to let it go, and it’s only fair that I be the one to do just that. You know what, it wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be!


I hummed the song on the way to the outside trash bin…

14 thoughts on “Let it go…

  1. I wouldn’t have been able to let it go – too much history. Up on a top shelf for my children to find and think, “what WAS she thinking, saving this”. Guess I feel this way ’cause we’ve been cleaning out my in-laws home this year and it was actually kind of fun to find things and think just that. JoAnne in Keller, TX


  2. Ahh Becky, you should not have got rid of that piece of your history, superglue it and put in a safe place. I must say it is a lovely piece of ceramic work and still had its lustre, please get out of that BIN !
    Ann in uk


  3. I have seen people break it even more and use it as mosaic pieces to cover other things like trivets, plant containers and so on. I have not done it myself; but have giving chipped plates to school arts teacher.


  4. I sorta agree with those who say to keep it. But I way more agree with you, Becky. I’m sure you wouldn’t throw away things that are near and dear to your heart, but a spoon rest is probably not close to the top of your list. Sad to see it go? Sure. But I bet you’ll get over it. :o)


  5. I guess I’m the only one who says “let it go.” There are so many things that each of us have, that it doesn’t hurt to toss those that are broken. Yesterday I donated at least 100 yards of fabric from my stash to a family of quilters – 5 sisters who are older, don’t have much money, but make fantastic use of everything my little group gives them. It feels good. And, honestly, I still have more fabric than I will ever use. Giving up “things” you don’t use – especially to people who can use them – is uplifting !! And I had to agree with the daughter of one of the Silver Sisters — I don’t ever need to buy another piece of fabric!


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