How is it that china gets left in the cabinet, used only on special occasions, if that often? At least that’s the way it is at my house, and I actually like my china. It belonged to my mother, and I remember that every birthday, anniversary or Christmas Daddy would give her another piece to add to the collection. This went on for a number of years until she had service for eight and some of the serving pieces.
When Mother moved into an assisted living facility, the china became mine, and when I can find them I have added some new pieces, hoping to acquire enough for each of my daughters to have several place settings. The pattern is Richelieu made in Bavaria, Germany. It has long been out of circulation, so finding additional pieces is not easy nor is it anywhere close to the original price.
Because of the memories and the fact that I hate to have anything I don’t use, these delicate dishes are going to come out of the cabinet. The table won’t be fancy. Rather the dishes will be incorporated into the settings I like best with touches of color, mismatched pieces and whimsy.
And, remember this funky cast off piece that was purchased several months ago at The Women’s Home thrift shop? I knew it would come in handy some day, and tonight it will add the soft glow of candlelight.
For the risotto recipe, come back tomorrow.
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