Saturday, December 10, 2011

12 Joys of Christmas - 3rd Joy

Here we go, back to Thanksgiving. It's when the Season REALLY starts for me. Thanksgiving dinner is ALWAYS served on the Christmas china. ALWAYS. I don't have Thanksgiving china. I don't think I would actually breakdown and buy it. It would be used for 1 day. Nope, not getting that. BUT CHRISTMAS china, now that's something that gets used. In this house anyway. I was pregnant with my first child when my mother sent me my first set of Christmas china. It was a starter set. It was for my birthday (which is in early November). Then another box came. It was a mistake that the company sent 2 boxes. I didn't find that out until a few years later. Anyway, I LOVED (and still do LOVE) the china.

Between Thanksgiving and New Years, it's our everyday china. Used for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Snacks and whatever else you use plates and bowls for. Everything tastes SO MUCH better in these dishes.

My collection has grown. There are now place settings for 12 and serving pieces.
AND I have ornaments for the tree too.

Silly little tradition. BUT it's part of the season.

Is there a special plate or mug you use during this wonderful season?


Sian said...

Thank you - your lovely china has reminded me to get out my own! Can't believe I forgot about it this year - but that's about to change :) And this would make a great layout too

Rosemary said...

I have Christmas dishes, nothing as pretty or elegant looking as this BUT it really makes me happy as I see my Cheerios sitting in a festive bowl. It almost makes morning fun. ALMOST

I love that you have this as a tradition. We have two coffee traveler mugs that I picked up at the church Christmas bazaar and I love having either JOY or HO HO HO to greet me! And David took to using it immediately!

Rosemary said...

Sian's right too, this would make a good layout. :-)

Clair said...

'Twelve serving places' for me?