Hi everybody! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and didn’t overindulge in the turkey and pumpkin pie!
Our Thanksgiving guest list included myself, my husband, son, and daughter, my daughter’s boyfriend, his mother, father, and brother! I bought a folding banquet table and a cinnamon colored tablecloth for the occasion. Then I realized that my everyday dishes would clash horribly with all of that! So, what to do? I couldn’t go out and buy a new set of dishes, and paper plates were out of the question!
Then, I remembered, down in our basement there was a box of dishes that I had inherited from my parents. I hadn’t seen them or used them since 1987! But, I thought, let’s take a look and see. So I got my husband to carry the box up the stairs and I unpacked the dishes and washed them up. They were stunning! They were my parents wedding china, purchased by my mother’s mother in 1945 for that special occasion. I don’t think they’ve even been used a half dozen times in all these years, and they are 66 years old now! They were made in Sebring, Ohio, at the Sebring China factory. They are the Yellow Daisy pattern. The edges of all the dishes are scalloped and trimmmed with 22 Karat Gold. Here’s a photo of them.
My Parent's Wedding China, circa 1945 They are so pretty, but rather delicate, so every piece was hand washed by me. There are 8 place settings, with 7 pieces per setting. Plus there's a gravy boat, creamer and pitcher, salt and pepper shakers, two serving bowls, and a platter, plus one extra coffee cup. That's 73 pieces! That's a lot of dishes to wash! But, I think they really made our Thanksgiving special, and they made me feel close to my parents, who are both deceased. Here's a picture of our little feast. We set the table up in our living room, because that's where we had the most room to move.
Our Thanksgiving Feast, November 24, 2011
I hope your Thanksgiving was as special as ours was. I also hope that you enjoy all the days leading up to our next holiday.