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Old 05-22-2011, 01:39 AM   #1
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OK, confess:

I'm just curious. How many of you have place settings, china, silver, and even cook ware you haven't use in over a year. In the case of silver and china, maybe a decade? I'm just curious.

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Old 05-22-2011, 01:50 AM   #2
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I have never owned "Silverware" or "China". If my every day Fiesta-ware and no named flatware is not good enough for my family or friends, well then I guess my food and company isn't either. I am not pretentious.
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:55 AM   #3
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I don't have silver. I do have a nice complete set of dishes including service pieces mom gave me. Not sure if it is "china" but it is packed away. I only used them once. I also now have a set of dishes with service pieces I got when I packed up moms place after she passed.
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:13 AM   #4
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The reason we do not use them is the dishwasher.
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:51 AM   #5
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I use a set of Noritake, Keltcraft - Ireland for everyday.

I have a set of Portmeirion on display.

Packed away and rarely used is a set of Syracuse china Old Ivory - Romance.

Packed away and never used is a set of Wedgewood.

I keep waiting for one of the younger folks in the family to express an interest but, that just has not happened and I doubt that it will. These things have little monetary value but, they do have many memories of family get togethers over the years so I keep them.

I wonder how much closet space they have in a coffin
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Old 05-22-2011, 04:55 AM   #6
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I have real silverware and china, and I use everything because it's there to be used. I don't know how long I have to live, so I want to have the pleasure of using my "good" things. Why would I NOT use them?... to be pretentious or use them strictly for the pleasure of someone else?... or simply to have something to pass on to my kids so they can pack them away or sell them?
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:38 AM   #7
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I have a full set of Noritake given to me by my mother, don't remember the design name but it's a basic white with platinum (at least that's what mother always said it was) crisscross webbing and banding trim at the edges. It hasn't been used in years. Too much of a PITA to get out of cupboard it is in. Haven't used the crystal either except for the 2 champagne flutes we keep in with the other glasses. Just laziness on my part about getting it out, as well as not wanting to have to wash and iron the placements and napkins if they are used, plus the fact that the dining room table has become a catch-all and is pretty much loaded most of the time.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:43 AM   #8
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I have a full set of Noritake given to me by my mother, don't remember the design name but it's a basic white with platinum (at least that's what mother always said it was) crisscross webbing and banding trim at the edges. It hasn't been used in years. Too much of a PITA to get out of cupboard it is in. Haven't used the crystal either except for the 2 champagne flutes we keep in with the other glasses. Just laziness on my part about getting it out, as well as not wanting to have to wash and iron the placements and napkins if they are used, plus the fact that the dining room table has become a catch-all and is pretty much loaded most of the time.

I have the one with the magnetic top also, what a mistake
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:53 AM   #9
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We have a set of silver serving utensils that I use on holidays but that is about it for silver. As for dishes and china we have one set if real china and 6 sets of "good dishes" (Fiesta-ware, 2-Pfaltzgraph, Radko, and two others) plus assorted inherited dishes and partial sets) that I rotate out for the different holidays or special dinners.

I love setting and decorating a dinner table so we have a lot of dishes.

I'd have to say the least used are the real china and the Star Trek Pfaltzgraph dishes.
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Old 05-22-2011, 07:25 AM   #10
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I have 5 sets of dishes--one of which is Limoges china another which is Spode Christmas Tree china. I swap that out for the everyday "fall and winter" dishes around the 1st of December and pack it away after New Year's. I coveted the Spode for years. I rarely use the Limoges (because of the human dishwasher <g>), I also have 12-place settings of silver and various other pieces--including a grapefruit knife. I don't use mine every day, but I use it often enough.
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