Friday, January 28, 2011

Eating off Fancy Plates :)

A few weeks ago my dad brought down a huge box that had been in my closet at their house.  I cringed when I saw it (we are trying to downsize, not bring more stuff in) and slowly opened the box.  Inside was 1/3 of the "china" we had received for our wedding 7 years ago.  I looked at the many boxes and frowned when I thought about having to cram it into the already crowded China Cabinet.  That is when it hit me, why do people have "China"?  Especially people like me?  My "China" isn't even really china, we registered for very simple stuff because we were not "China" people.  So why not use this "China" as everyday dishes?!? 

This idea excited me and so I packed up all of my everyday dishes (a nice set that will go to the lake) and replaced it with our"fancy china".   This small change has made S and I so happy!  We love to open the cabinet and see these nice wedding gifts :)  It is nice to not have to wait for fancy guests for a reason to use these dishes that we LOVE. Another bonus is that our China Cabinet is no longer crowded (I also got rid of a lot of other items) which also makes us happy :) 

So what are you waiting for?  Why wait for strangers or fancy guests for a reason to use your "china"? Take it out tonight and dine in style!


Sarah said...

I brought all the china up, just before Thanksgiving - it's not dishwasher safe, so I don't use it everyday - but pretty often - so worth it! I read somewhere decide what you love/what makes you happy - hold a yardsale for everything's going to be a big one!

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Connie said...

I have a set of China (it has beautiful peach roses on it) that I bought on ebay when I was pregnant with Alex. I wanted to have a tea party for my baby shower but then my gay BIL threw my shower for me and it didn't work out.

This china reminds me of being pregnant and I often bring it out and have a little tea party with my kids.

And I adore throwing tea parties for my friends.

Note to self: get some friends.....

Sarah said...

love the new pics!

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