Who will want your dinner sets
November 30, 2015 9:13am CST
Serving dinner in style was in vogue until lately but today most of the time food is ordered or guests taken to restaurants and entertained. The older generation must be having loads of dinner sets and other knick knacks that were being used while entertaining guests. Do you have youngsters who would take those sets and use them?
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3 Dec 15
As I did not do much entertaining in style,I do not have too much of dinner sets , or cutlery.I did have some bone china tea sets.While my mother was alive we liked to drink tea in those cups.Any way whatever I had,I gave to my sister and some to my daughter in law.I am glad that at least I have to deal with less clutter.
• Mangalore, India
30 Nov 15
I agree, there is no time now for elaborate table arrangements and serving dinner on bone china dinnerware and crystal ware for desserts , the washing up that comes later ! I have packed most of mine in cupboards, although I love looking at them once in a while, clean them and put them back...
1 Dec 15
I'd love to have and thought of having them when I was young, but when I really have my own house, these are not so practical for me. I just use whatever I have, and did not purchase a proper dinner set as they can be very costly. Moreover, with young children at home, and I can be quite clumsy, I prefer just use whatever we have in hand. I can feel quite stressful while using elegant dinner set. My elder cousin sister has different dinner set for different occasions, she has sets for Korean, Japanese, Western and Chinese meals. It does look nice when serving and eating the food, but it can take up lots of space to keep them as well.
• Aurora, Missouri
30 Nov 15
No, @allknowing , I do have a set of fancy table wear, but have never even gotten the items out of their original packing boxes. My daughter and I never had occasion to entertain guests that we needed such, and now can't entertain because of her health conditions. It will probably simply be sold at a later date.
30 Nov 15
You will find a box of tissues in place of serviettes on my dining table. (lol) and this in a house where doing everything in style was in vogue not so long ago. We had a lot of help around and that is history now. We have a lot of stuff tea sets, crockery, cutlery the works but no takers.