Now that they are no longer babies, I feel it's finally time to buy 'Real Dishes,' and glasses to-boot.
Don't get me wrong, we do have 'Real Dishes,' but no more than two actually match. There is a Corell plate or two, along with a few other random patterns. Safely tucked away in my china cabinet, is a four place setting of 'Real China,' my grandmother gave me as a wedding gift. For a years now, we've used paper plates for convenience, and I'm planning on giving that up.
I haven't had drinking glasses in... in... It's been so long I don't remember. Plastic tumblers are the norm for drinking, around our house. In the early years as our children grew in size and number, plates and glasses would get broken from being dropped on the floor, or shattered by flying flatware, being hurled into the sink.
I'd love to entertain, and all of my guest eat from matching place settings, and not have to drink from plastic tumblers. Now that the children are 20, 17, 13, 12 and 10, surely they can handle real plates and glasses. I'm on a quest to find new 'Real Dishes.' I'm looking for something not too fru-fru, but modern, and reasonably priced, that we can all enjoy, for more than six weeks.