This weekend I was looking around my kitchen and feeling proud of all of the things I use every day and choose NOT to replace even though they are missing something:- The best knives I have had for years and years and won't replace - even though I'm missing one
- The mix and match napkins, plates, and silverware - many more than one piece missing but still enough to have dinner with many friends
- The glass pot that I broke the lid on but can't bare to let go
- The fridge missing a few pieces - but we had it painted black anyway rather than replace it when we remodeled the kitchen some years back
I'm just not one to discard good things or replace them just because they have a little something missing. I suppose eventually I will try to find a lid that works with that pot, or see about ordering a replacement knife....but honestly I don't mind having a few worn and well used (well loved) things around my house. I guess that old cliche' about it giving your home character is true.