Using The Good Dishes & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #37 | Woman in Real Life:The Art of the Everyday

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Using The Good Dishes & Vintage Bliss Tuesdays Linky Party #37

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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!)

 

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10 comments:

  1. Thank you Joann for hosting today. My gem today is the cement lion face that was once my Mother-in-laws.

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    1. The lion face is lovely Joy! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. I love the idea of mixing in the vintage with the everyday dishes. I have lots of vintage plates and serving dishes of my Grandmother's but I am afraid to use them for fear of breaking them, but then, they are just sitting in a cupboard. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. How nice that you have lots of your grandmother's dishes. I definitely think you should use them. I'm sure your grandmother would love for you to enjoy them. :)

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  3. I like your idea of using the vintage dishes along with the everyday ones. I kind of get stuck in a rut and use the same ones day after day. LOL! Thank you for the party!

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    1. It's easy to get into a rut when there are so many tasks to do in a day - like actually making your dinner. But I find changing up the dishes makes meals a bit more exciting for me. :)

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  4. We use a combination of my pre-marriage garage sale plates and my husband's pre-marriage Target plates. I used to have "good" thrifted plates and boring thrifted plates I used for everyday. One day I realized how ridiculous I was being and craigslisted the boring ones.

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    1. Good for you! Why use things that bore you, right? Target has some awesome dishes. I bought them regularly until Target packed up and left Canada. Sigh.

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  5. you should use it! My mom uses her good silver every day and it always looks so nice.

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    1. Oh, I love real silver cutlery Laura! How nice!

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