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Do You Use Good China For Thanksgiving Dinner?


Txredd Txredd 8 years
Yes, but for special occasions like Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners only. I've had my set of china since my grown children were little.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
As a child I remember BEGGING my mom to use her Noritake China during Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. She would say that her china was for special occasions. So when out of town family would come I'd ask, she'd say no. My parents anniversary, no. Bicentennial? No. Finally, when she was dying and trying to ensure that I knew how to prepare a meal from start to finish by myself she told me to take down the china and set the table. I have not use that china since. I inherited it all gazillion pieces of Japanese Bone China and I refuse to let anyone use it until I get a chance to have a meal with someone I love very deeply and want to share this little token with.
vinnie vinnie 8 years
good china?
pink-elephant pink-elephant 8 years
my family is definitely not formal on Thanksgiving, even when it's hosted by others, they like to be comfortable on thanksgiving.
afordster afordster 8 years
i am not sure i can't remember since i don't do the dishes on thanksgiving. But we do use china for my sister's birhtday dinner which is on christmas eve. I hate it. I end up washing all the stupid china for hours after dinner and the morning of christmas. I hate china!
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
Depends on who is coming over!
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 8 years
I wouldn't consider our Thanksgiving formal, but it's the only time of year we break out my mom's good China plates and the old family silverware. Just to make the day a little special.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I don't even have nice china.
aka-Daria aka-Daria 8 years
No. we're lazy and rather use disposable plates so we wont have to wash dishes after.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well my family isn't the biggest thanksgiving family out there so we usually don't go ALL OUT but sometimes we have the nicer dishes. i'm going to experience something new this year cause we're going to my fiance's house and who knows what they will do.
krae85 krae85 8 years
I'm so ready to host my own thanksgiving!! next year - fingers crossed!
cddlykoala cddlykoala 8 years
Of course, what's the point in having nice china if you never use it!
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
When it's just the four of us I do, because I have 4 place settings. But if it's more I can't.
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 8 years
I have china to use? ;) If I had some, maybe, but I wouldn't do paper plates plainly for fear of them leaking, lol...
KWM KWM 8 years
If I were hosting Thanksgiving then I would absolutely use the good china, but my poor mom is having like 40 people this year so she is using whatever plates she can cobble together. Who has 40 plates???
Food Food 8 years
Depends. If it's our family and others, then yes. But if it's just the four of us (my mom, my dad, my sister, and myself), then sometimes we go the casual route.
valancyjane valancyjane 8 years
We go to my husband's family dinner, and their Thanksgiving is extremely informal - I think it's paper plates most years. Sigh. But when I get to host my own Thanksgiving, it will be with the best china we have at the time (we just have everyday dishes right now - no need for the good stuff).
puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
I didn't realize you could *not* use the fine china.
flyingroo flyingroo 8 years
Of course, I mean really, how many times a year do we get to use the good china?! I'll take any opportunity and run with it, hehehe.
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