Message from discussion Using the Good China
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From: jmcquown <j_mcqu...@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: Using the Good China
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:30:00 -0500
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On 11/12/2012 6:00 PM, Julie Bove wrote:
> "jmcquown" <j_mcqu...@comcast.net> wrote in message
>> When I was growing up, Mom only used the good china and on Thanksgiving
>> and Christmas.
>> I'm not having guests but I do plan to cook a nice Thanksgiving dinner. I
>> figured why not use the good china? What the heck, I'll even use the
>> matching candle holders and light candles at the table :)
>> If you have "china", do you plan to use it?
> I do not have China and we did not have it when I was growing up. We did
> have some butt ugly Frankoma pottery and that is what we used for special
> occasions. My parents do have China now but it is cheap stuff.
I don't expect everyone to have china.
> At home we use either seasonal paper plate or clear plastic dishes with the
> silver colored plastic flatware. Angela and I think it is funny.
> Especially after the dinner where my husband yelled for her to come and take
> his plate and silverware away. She didn't hop up to do it and he yelled,
> "Okay! I'm going to throw it away then!" We both laughed. And she said,
> Okay! You do that!" He actually thought it was fancy stuff because it does
> look fancy.
That's pretty funny. Who couldn't tell plastic (regardless of colour)
from silver or stainless flatware?! Not to mention the plates. He
doesn't know you don't have dishes?! LOL
You probably spend more on those seasonal paper plates and plastic
dishes and "fancy" plastic flatware than an inexpensive set of china for
four would cost. And no, you don't have to have a china cabinet. For
years I had no special place to store china. I kept Grandma's china in
the box Mom gave it to me in. The few times I used it, I took what I
needed out of the box. Used it, washed it, put it back.