On my about me page I note that I'm all about using the good dishes every day. I do have a set of "regular" dishes from Costco that we tend to use most often, but I like to mix in vintage serving dishes and also pull out our various china place settings whenever I think of it.
Three weeks ago, I showed you some of the china patterns that I have in my cupboard. I mentioned that my grandmother's good china was also passed on to me. This past weekend, I decided to get it out of the dining room armoire for our Sunday brunch. I like the feeling of continuity and sharing in family history that comes with using my grandmother's china. When it was given to me, much of it was badly cracked or chipped. I made the difficult decision to toss those pieces right then because I knew they would never be used. Even if we don't have a full set now, I can mix these pieces with other patterns (like the big fancy plate that I served biscuits on).
Nana's set is Midwinter Burslem, made in England. I'm not sure what the pattern is called, but I think it's lovely, with the tasteful gold design around the creamy rims and the bolder strip of burgundy.
What dishes do you use every day?
(Note to self: serve some coloured foods next time!)
My 4-Month Purge Update
See how I am dealing with sentimental items in this latest post.
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