Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunday's Mindful Home: Use the Good China!

My Wedding China, circa 1982
Make your family feel special and set your dinner table with your best china!
Life is too short to save your finest dishes for special occasions.
Use it often, everyday if you want!

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday, and if you're having the family over for Sunday dinner, get out the good stuff!

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29 comments:

edna regina said...

Olá como vai, eu amo os seus trabalhos,adoro as ideias com toques vintage,desejo que sejas muito feliz......bjs!!!!!

The enchanted home said...

Such a wonderful idea (except mine is in storage) but on occasion and not just Christmas! I have whipped out "the good stuff"!! Passed an award onto you today, you can visit my Sunday post to see....

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Absolutely!

carolyn bradford said...

That is exactly what I'm doing tonight! A celebration of sorts for my whole family for school starting back! ( Of course, the kids don't really think it's a celebration!) But is sure a good chance to have my whole family...from my parents and sister and her family all the way down to my children and grandaughter! And yes....the good china will be on the table in the dining room for all 14 of us! Thanks for posting this! I want my children to grow up remembering this as well! by the way...my fine china is also circa 1982!

Rettabug said...

Amen, Delores! I think of all the items my Mom *saved* for special & you know what?...All of my siblings & myself fondly remember the stuff she used everyday SOoo much more.

I hope you have a wonderfully cozy family dinner at your house today!
My gang is just getting home from a family camping trip so I won't get to see them today. :*-(

Hugs,
Rett

Debby said...

Love this! Sadly, I don't have any good china! xo

Lizabeth said...

Great idea! Too bad my family is all 250 miles away! I love your china- great taste! People are afraid to use their fine china but it's really more tough than they think! Bone china is really strong- When they found the Titanic there were dishes spewed out on the ocean floor, many not broken and in mint condition! That inspired me! Have a beautiful Sunday! Liz

Lori said...

We got married around the same time. Mine is from 1981 and is yours Lenox too. Debby above... go pick a pattern now and start collecting. The friend I walk with each morning just did that and then Macy's had a buy one place setting get one free deal. She has a complete set now and just loves it.

Kathysue said...

I so agree!!! What are we waiting for. We should enjoy each day, and treat ourselves and our families to the best that we have!!! Good thought for the day. xo Kathysue

Privet and Holly said...

Every day we put
our feet on the floor
and awake to the sun
is a special day!
Love your gorgeous
china....!
xx Suzanne

Komali Nunna said...

I agree with you 100%. I use all my China.

jackie said...

I am with you, life is to short! I remember years ago a friend told me to get out your best and use it more often than just once or twice a year, and I took her advice and use mine.

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi Delores, You are so right about enjoying and using all the best china on any occasion or just make a simple day a perfect occasion to bring out the best china. A few years back I said to a friend that I was tired of all the sets of china I don't use enough and I started to purge some of the sets keeping my most treasured ones, allowing myself to use them daily making everyday a special occasion!

Plus using your good bone china on a regular basis hardens up the ash content in the china making it stronger and better on down the line!

Love your beautiful pattern! you are making me want to add to some of my patterns now :)

Thank you for checking out my latest piece! The one altered chest I forgot to take the before with the rickety drawers in it, the other one in the far back ground is one that I am restoring, keeping some and altering others :)

Thank you for the encouragement to my work! It si off to my shop space of all things French!

xoxo
Dore

Bunny Jean said...

Point well taken!

I will have a little dinner for me and The Mr. tonight.

That of course will make him very nervous as he tries to "remember" what "occasion" he forgot :D

xoxo Bunny Jean
Bunny Jean's Decor and More! (my main blog)

Babs said...

I totally agree.
Happy family Sunday.
Babs

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I agree. An opportunity to add color and/or pattern to the table and make a meal more special.

under spanish moss said...

We agree, use the good china. Celebrate life everyday!
Angela and Renee

quintessence said...

This is exactly one of my initiatives this year - to not only use the good stuff in the actually sense of china but to not save anything for some special occasion in the future - to try and live more in the here and now. It is like Dominique Browning's Slow Love concept - and after having spent the weekend with her (you can hear her talk about it in a little video in my latest post if you're interested), it is an idea that I am further trying to embrace.

Simone said...

Use the good linen napkins too!

When my daughter was in grade school, my husband stopped by at lunch. The children were eating at a table with placemats and china, while he ate out of a sack in the car. He said that was a good lesson in priorities...the school felt it was important to teach the children to eat with dignity!

Designs By Pinky said...

Absolutely! I agree!!! I ahve ALOT of dinnerware but only one set of GOOD china. I still love it though and should use iT more often. You have inspired me! Thanks. XO, Pinky

Beeutiful by Design said...

I need to do this! My wedding china is almost never used and it really should be - yours is beautiful. Jennifer

Marlis said...

I can hardly remember my mother using "good china".. but I do use mine.. We lost our home to a fire over a decade ago, taught me many lessons about "saving stuff for special occasions"... xo marlis

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bella said...

I have 4 sets of fine china. Only one set is my wedding china. The rest I bought at very reasonable prices on craigslist. Most were pretty complete sets and I added any missing pieces through eBay. Two are Lenox which I could never afford new. I use the various china sets for different occasions and will pass them down to my three daughters one day. I love using them!

Sarah said...

I totally agree. Why save it, live for the day!
Beautiful setting. ~ Sarah

Barefoot in Blue Jeans said...

It's all so gorgeous! Your right about using your china or even good dishes. Someone once said you should let your kids use your wine glasses at dinner as they grow up so they become acustomed to enjoying the finer things in life.

Katy Noelle said...

What a short but packed full of sweet post! I'm all smiles, now. I've been locked in a struggle to raise puppies and, at the same time, move all of my china, books, knick knacks and CDs around - along with the furniture that houses them. I can't wait until everything is all settled so that I can just simply use the china again without a big to-do! (I haven't had my kitchen table for four months, now. I'm holding out for the new kitchen floor, though! =D)

I'm rambling - oops!=]

Patti said...

Ahh, 1982 Wedding China--I use mine at Easter and other patterns other times. My family loves to eat off the good stuff.

ButterYum said...

I totally agree - my mother owned multiple sets and we ate off it every day. Didn't matter if we were eating PB&J or a bowl of cereal... of course we do the same in my house today.

:)
ButterYum

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