Message from discussion Using the Good China
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From: "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com>
Subject: Re: Using the Good China
Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:21:25 -0800
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"Brooklyn1" <Gravesend1> wrote in message
> On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:17:02 -0500, jmcquown <j_mcqu...@comcast.net>
>>On 11/13/2012 6:26 PM, Christine Dabney wrote:
>>> On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:28:15 -0500, jmcquown <j_mcqu...@comcast.net>
>>>> I inherited Mom's wedding china... white, rimmed in platinum. Very
>>>> understated. That's what I'll be using. I gave one of my brothers her
>>>> Noritake bamboo [pattern] china because he'd always loved it.
>>> This is what I will be using:
>>> My mother had a fairly complete set. When she died back in 1997, my
>>> middle sister and I split it up. And in 2006, I found more on
>>> Craigslist, and I bought it, so now I have a fairly complete set. I
>>> also have my mother's sterling silver.
>>Yes, I have my mom's silver, too. I'm sure it needs polishing!
>>> I would love finding some really nice crystal that evokes what my
>>> mother had. I have one or two wineglasses that I inherited then along
>>> with the china..but I haven't seen anythink like them in a long while.
>>> When I get back to work next year, I might keep my eyes open for them.
>>When my parents moved to SC my mom had a full set of crystal. She
>>wasn't quite finished packing yet. When the movers came they didn't
>>check the buffet table (sideboard?) before lifting it. She hadn't taken
>>the crystal out yet. Crash! Only a couple of goblets survived.
>>The moving company's insurance company cut them a check, but I've never
>>seen another pattern like it even a glass at a time in an antique shop.
>>> My mother always brought out the good china when we had company. Not
>>> just for holidays. I should start doing more of that myself.
>>> I can't imagine using paper plates as a good "china". I don't even
>>> like using paper plates for everyday use either. Maybe this is a
>>> relic of an earlier generation, but to me this speaks of honoring your
>>> guests in that you want to say they are worth the really good stuff.
>>Paper plates aren't "china" in any way, shape or form.
> Not every meal requires ones good china. For many foods I prefer
> paper plates, sandwiches are fine on paper plates... heck, I'll enjoy
> a sandwich on a paper towel. I also like fried eggs on a paper
> plate... tonight's dinner was fried eggs over easy, paper plates are
> perfect... no dried yolk to scrub. And paper plates absorb a lot of
> extra fat, less caloric. Just a while ago I ate a red grapefruit, I
> sliced it into eighths, ate it off a new Frontgate catalogue that was
> in today's mail... they should be honored that I didn't toss in in the
> trash bin at the post office, all they sell is over priced pretentious
> crap. I probably won't use my good dishes this Thanksgiving, my
> everyday Walmart dishes will be fine.
I think it is silly to put something like a piece of pizza or a sandwich on
a real plate. Why dirty a plate for something simple like that?