October 14, 2010

Everyday Vintage: Fast Food and the Good China

Do you eat on your heirloom {or, "the good"} china?

If you don't, why not?

Tonight's dinner consisted of a pantry container of creamy butternut squash soup {compliments of Pacific Natural Foods-it's vegan, y'all!} and a little bagged romaine lettuce salad...Super simple, minimal prep work but healthy and delicious. It is one of those quick supers that doesn't make you drag the rest of the night, like grabbing junk food can.

Despite not being "my style" of antique or vintage, I treasure the antique china I inherited from my great grandmother {her name was Easter and I was born on her birthday!} We eat every single meal on it, despite that it could be pricey to replace some of the specialty pieces.

I read once in a book about clutter by organizer-extraordinaire, Peter Walsh, that keeping items that you don't use for the sake of memories does not honor the person or person with whom you associate the items. In other words, keeping grandma's china in a box or even a china cabinet does a disservice to you and to the memory of your grandmother...

So, we keep the good stuff in the kitchen cabinet and every PB&J and "easy" meal gets served up in style. We want to remember the Thanksgiving dinners that have been eaten on these plates before us and we want to create new memories.

These plates are both rare and common...and I wouldn't want it any other way!

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