Day 8 - The Holiday China
There are rites of passage in every family - moving from the children's table to the adult table and being allowed to eat off the "good china" - in ours. [In Southern families the "good china" is still a thing to be revered and passed from generation to generation.] Getting our own holiday china was one of those milestones for Mitchell and me.
We inherited some Spode"Christmas Tree" from Mitchell's mother and added a few pieces to have enough to use it for Christmas breakfast, but I really wanted something more "grown up".
I searched and searched - falling in love with a different pattern every year - until I found "Boxwood and Pine". We use it from Thanksgiving until New Years and for special occasions that pop up in the fall or winter.
It's fun to look forward to using it every year!