In my journey to love where I live, I have been searching to make my home a place I enjoy being. The refuge, safe harbor, what have you. I am the mom who hates the idea of spending her entire day planning, preparing, cooking, serving and then CLEANING the food. All. Day. Long. The only thing that makes me happy about it is making dinner more exciting by trying to actually set the table, sit down all together, just simple things to make it special.
We don’t have any fancy china sets or anything for the “good dinners”. When you were engaged, did you register for “good” China? I have to admit, the idea never really entered my mind, as I had no intentions of becoming miss Martha, and couldn’t envision a holiday that formal to require such items nor it being hosted anywhere besides my moms house.
The New Wave Salad Bowl from Villeroy & Boch
Ok, not every single day, but use the nice dishes, enjoy the serving plates you got as wedding presents, find the exciting pieces that make entertaining fun. Because these are the memories our kids will have to take with them.“… Because every day we have in life is lucky.Every moment we spend with someone who truly loves us is profound. Everyone we let into our home is impacting our lives in some way.Every day is special, even if it seems ordinary.And every moment matters. Every. Single. One. So get that china out. Seize the moment. Declare it special enough. Celebrate one more day of living.” christine perkett
Someone who I admire for entertaining is my Aunt Susan. She has a few sets of dishes and lately has been showing us pictures of all her table settings. Fun lunches with friends and family, I think its a great idea! Here are some of her table settings:
When was the last time you used the good china?
Villeroy & Boch, the creator of extraordinary china and crystal designs that are treasured all over the world. The company is nearly 260 years old and still family owned and operated by the 8th generation of its original founders.
Yet this luxury brand is far from stuffy. Isabelle von Boch, a self-proclaimed “worst cook” who raised her children in California, is an ardent advocate for using good china and crystal every day, even if you are serving takeout or grilling burgers.