5 Meaningful Ways to Use the Family China
There are many reasons why we find it difficult to let go of china that has been passed down in our family. It is sentimental, it has perceived value, it brings up guilt and frankly we just don’t know what to do with it.
Are we really honoring our memories by hiding them in a box never to be seen? And while it feels like china should be valuable, it isn’t. There is so much available and no one wants it. These days, it is rarely listed on a wedding registry let alone used on a special occasion.
As we say so often in editing the unwanted items from our homes, let go of the guilt. Let go of what you feel you should do and think about what you really want to do.
5 intentional things you can do with your family china that can enhance your nostalgia, provide value and give you a sense of doing something better:
2. Create beautiful wall art by combining the plates from several collections or different sized plates in one set.
3. Choose a few pieces to use for your more frequent entertaining. They don’t need to be serving platter size, you can use them to serve smaller items at your next friendly gathering.
4. Use the plates and teacups in a gift. Whether you are giving cookies, providing a meal or bringing a hostess gift, dress up your offering by providing it on your china. Wrap it with cellophane and add a bow so they understand the china is theirs to keep.
5. Use china for your everyday meals and take some fun photos of your family. Afraid it will break or the dishwasher will beat it up? That may happen but in the meantime, you will have created so many more family memories.