Every year I really hate to put up my Christmas china...
and this year I have two sets that I have really enjoyed using and looking at
as I pass through the kitchen and dinning room!!
When we got married I registered Holiday by Lennox for our fine china
and have never regretted it.
All of the dinner plates, salads, b&b, cups & saucers and serving dishes too.
My special childhood friend, Donna and her husband gave us the sugar dish and also the sugar shell in our sterling, Strasburg!!
What a really nice gift!!!
And they also gave us a place setting too...how generous... and I do not think they have ever been able to eat with us and use it.
I always use it in the dinning room and decorate with red, green, and gold to accent the china colors...
made the Christmas tree napkin rings in ceramics to match.
Still want to monogram some pretty white linen napkins in red to match...
At a friend's yard sale this summer, I came across this pretty
Christmas Tree by Spode pattern
and thought I would give it to my sister for her collection
but she did not need any more.
SO WHAT TO DO????
keep it for me and use in the kitchen...
and that is exactly what I did.
Got 5 dinner plates, 7 salads and one canister for
$9.00...yes , I said 9 dollars....
So the kitchen is decorated with red & white check and Santa napkins
and I really loved it!!
Have used the red & white checks for about 30 years now.
It is just too hard to put it all away with all of these memories
so, I think I will just leave it out til Valentine's Day
for one last meal...