Expensive cups - do you use them or just showcase them?

@pitstop (5668)
India
September 29, 2017 9:10pm CST
We got this expensive cups set as gifts during our wedding and they looked so good that we just put them in our showcase. Finally we decided that cups are meant to be used and I use it for my morning coffee. Have you ever been in a situation where an expensive cups or plate set is unused as it looks too good to use?
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@toniganzon (49989)
• Philippines
30 Sep
No, I used everything. But my mother was a collector of dining wears that she would buy and buy expensive stuff and not use all of them.
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@pitstop (5668)
• India
30 Sep
Looks like you and your mom are completely different!
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@toniganzon (49989)
• Philippines
30 Sep
@pitstop Not at all! I'm a collector of different things.
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@pitstop (5668)
• India
30 Sep
@toniganzon what kind of things do you collect. Collecting cups may be expensive!!
@Shavkat (62705)
• Philippines
30 Sep
I think it will be kept and use them in special occasions.
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@pitstop (5668)
• India
30 Sep
That's a balanced view. What special occasions do you think you will use them in?
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@Shavkat (62705)
• Philippines
30 Sep
@pitstop I think family affair. It could be during birthdays, anniversaries, wedding, etc.
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• Guangdong, China
30 Sep
Maybe I will lock them in the showcase.
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@pitstop (5668)
• India
30 Sep
Playing it safe!
@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
1 Oct
Both my mother and grandmother like to put these expensive cups, plates, and cutlery on display but these are used during important occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries.
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@pitstop (5668)
• India
1 Oct
That looks like what a lot of people do.
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@allen0187 (33124)
• Philippines
1 Oct
@pitstop yes, I guess it is the norm.
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@Teekaaa (5644)
• India
30 Sep
I'll will keep those cups as their remembrance... I will not use...
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@pitstop (5668)
• India
30 Sep
Thanks. That is nice.
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@Teekaaa (5644)
• India
30 Sep
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
30 Sep
I keep them in showcase and use them occasionally
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@pitstop (5668)
• India
1 Oct
That's good to know. What else do you keep in your showcase.
@Ganma7 (2829)
30 Sep
I know how you feel I have some special pieces in China & crystal. Woukd hate to drop them.
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@pitstop (5668)
• India
30 Sep
That's one scary thought. Just about every dinner set I have has a couple of broken pieces.
@cahaya1983 (10053)
• Malaysia
30 Sep
Yes, I just put them in the showcase. They're just too fancy to be used even for guests.
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@pitstop (5668)
• India
30 Sep
That's what I used to do. Now my thinking is changing. I use for myself!!
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@kepweng (14894)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
30 Sep
if ever someone gave to me a gift that expensive iwill just keep it in my cabinet and maybe sale it when the times goes by
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@pitstop (5668)
• India
30 Sep
That's an interesting flow of thought.
@rubyriaz007 (3986)
• India
1 Oct
I don't use it regularly as it will get spoilt easily or might break. On special occasions only I take it outside, as I don't want the cup to get spoiled very fast. I keep all expensive plates and cups in my showcase and take it out only when needed, If some guests visits or if there is a party in my house. Some plates and cups i have never taken out from my showcase. They are really very pretty, so I am scared if it will break as they are very fragile..