High WASP Entertaining, The Artifacts
The question is, when to bring out the artifacts? For example,
Should we put guacamole in this? Too small. Camellias? Maybe. Nuts? Too big unless someone REALLY loves Brazil nuts. But it's yours. And it's family. And it's pretty. So you bring it, and its peers, out along with the grapevine glazed platters from Crate and Barrel, in a rush of embarrassment, affection and pride.
How can you tell this is a High WASP artifact? See those initials? Sure, they are mine. It's not unusual to have a silver bowl from Tiffany & Co., right? Except those were also my grandmother's initials. And I was named in some small part so that all the monogrammed stuff that was bound to come my way was appropriate. No kidding. My mother admits it freely. I don't mind. I love my mom. The whole thing cracks me up.
So, anyway, guacamole anyone?