How often do you formally dine and use your “best” dishes? If I were to answer honestly, it would be (at the most) four times a year (Valentine’s Day being one of them when Josh cooks me a gourmet meal). And what a shame! My set of formal dishes is an antique set given to me by my mother. They are beautiful….yet they collect dust in my china cabinet.
True- they look pretty in the cabinet (and what else are you supposed to put in a china cabinet?). True- I don’t want them to break. But am I enjoying them? The only way I can really see them is to open the door and peer in.
Why not use them monthly, weekly, or even daily? While there are no children in the house, it’s time to brush off the dust and put them to use.
That also brings me to my wine and champagne glasses, which are also rarely used.
We don’t drink a lot of wine- mostly when company is over. Why not use them more frequently, even for juice?
All of this talk is making me think that I MUST unpack my teacup collection (which has never seen the light since my wedding day). And that leads me to…..a tea party! Wouldn’t it be so fun to have a tea party- using our beautiful china- with scones, cucumber sandwiches, and other scrumptious food? I shall have to plan one for the Grand Rapids ladies….