Wednesday June 27th 2012, 11:34 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

Michelle was sorting in the kitchen and advocating for Goodwilling a bunch of old Tupperware: lime-gray green, Peptobismal pink, long shoved in the back of the cabinets.”This looks like from the ’80’s, Mom!”

Fancy that. “Trust me, those were the best colors they had at the time,” and the measure of an organized kitchen back then was how much and how well placed and how color-coordinated your Tupperware was on your shelves. There is nobody who will say I came close to succeeding at that.

OXO is taking over here now. Out with the random that kept changing to a new shade every time I tried to add a bit more as my budget allowed. In with the airtight, consistent-over-time, easy-on-the-eyes with a shape that fits side-to-side. Meantime, hopefully someone out there will be shopping the thrift stores for something, y’know, vintage. (I can only hope it doesn’t have BPA–I did find this, and so far, so good.)

And Michelle found–some old wedding presents.

It was the most sweltering for the date on record in Washington DC. We can tell our kids: we were totally hot.

Red roses tonight. Dinner for two at Flea Street Cafe. We kn0w how lucky we are.

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Happy anniversary!!!! We celebrated 31 last night exercising together and then out to dinner. It cooled down too much for ice cream, but my present will be Baskin-Robbins sometime. Oh, and I still use my green and orange Tupperware measuring cups. 1981! The red-orange-gold bowls were demoted to camping dishes years ago, out to the garage.

Comment by DebbieR 06.28.12 @ 5:58 am

I sold Tupperware for about 6 weeks once…most of my pieces matched, but only because of the discount for “dealers.” lol! Now, my plastic is dated and I’m ready to replace…those colors from the 80s are something else! Happy day to you and Richard!

Comment by Pam 06.28.12 @ 6:50 am

I still have the random orange and yellow tupperwear pieces — and my daughter recently asked me if I still had any of the “sippy cups” — I have to look in the garage stash

happy anniversary (ours was last week!)

Comment by Bev 06.28.12 @ 8:13 am

Our moving has uncovered BOXES of plastic and other “stuff”. Hello, DI.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 06.28.12 @ 8:20 am

Happy anniversary!! Will Michelle come purge my kitchen, and study and… ??

Comment by Channon 06.28.12 @ 8:23 am

Happy Anniversary!
I love Peptobismal pink!
I may have a few pieces of Tupper around. Haven’t looked lately.

Comment by Don Meyer 06.28.12 @ 9:05 am

Happy Anniversary!! Enjoy, my Tupperware mysteriously was found in the sand box, along time ago, I wonder which child of mine used it for sand toys.

Comment by Kris 06.28.12 @ 11:32 am

Happy anniversary (to the both of you)! 🙂 I’m sure you are an inspiration to those who know you well.

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 06.28.12 @ 12:45 pm

Happy Anniversary!

I love going to The Container Store at Santana Row. They sell BPA-free products for storage and microwaving. Needless to say, I have plenty!

Comment by Anne 06.28.12 @ 4:23 pm

It isn’t a real kitchen without some avocado green or harvest gold, in my humble opinion.

And what an idea from OXO – it looked like all the lids fit all the sizes. That is an incredibly blinding flash of the obvious good idea!

Comment by twinsetellen 06.28.12 @ 9:54 pm

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