When I was little, I dreamed of Lennox Xmas dishes. At that point, they were the only ones I'd ever seen, and even then, they were only in glossy magazine photos.
I still don't have Lennox. But I do have a lovely selection of much cheaper festive tableware. So for Dawn (and anyone else out there who likes to peep in other peoples' cupboards, here's what I have.
- I have 2 sets of these 4 salad plates that are used for every day. My toast and maccaroni taste much better on these pretty plates.
I also have 2 sets of these 4 bowls for everyday use. Just imagine chowing down on your black bean soup and being greeted at the bottom by Santa or Frosty!
- If you're having dessert at my house (which would NEVER happen, right?), you have a choice: you can choose to sing for your supper with a chorus of "Deck the Halls"or
- "All I want for Xmas". (The trip to Paris would be my first choice!)
- And for an après ski (or in my case, après le pelletage [shovelling]), you can have your shortbread on this little square plate and your hot chocolate in this cute cup!
- If you're staying for dinner, I have 4 of these plates which I thrifted.
- The first dishes I ever bought and still my all-time favorite set are these ivy patterned set; they come out on Xmas Eve and Xmas Day. And like all my dishes, these were very inexpensive. And I also love my stemware. Arby's (the fast-food beef sandwich chain) offered these many, many years ago for an extra dollar or two with your meal, a different glass or dessert cup each year. And I've been fortunate enough to pick up extras at thrift stores.