On Sun, 25 Dec 2005 16:18:40 -0800, serene
For some reason I was lucky enough to end up with my mother's Noritake china (it says "made in occupied Japan"; no idea if the gold trim is 24K or not). We don't use it everyday, not so much that it is too delicate-precious, but that it's wrong-sized; the soup dishes are too small for eating a bowl of chili out of, the dinner plates are on the small side too -- you could never eat a leek off of one, it would flop over the edges. I like to use 12" presentation plates as dinner plates (they mostly came from Crate and Barrel, but if you want some nice ones, go to Fish Eddy's), and we have outsized stoneware soup bowls made by a local artisan. (He just offered to manufacture some more of the bowls for us, as a special as he has sinced moved into figurines.) But we do use the china soup bowls and dinner plates for some dinners, and the smaller china salad and dessert plates for some appetizers.
There were some china pieces missing to begin with, and a few more have broken under our custody, but I have no plans to replace them just for completion.
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On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 06:10:19 +0000 (UTC), Steve Pope I'm not a complete set person myself. I sold the teacups to my everyday china at...