Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I'm in Blue Heaven China
This past thanksgiving I went over to my parents house. I watched in horror and excitement as my Mom dished out our food on BLUE HEAVEN CHINA FROM THE 50's. I was like "Where did you get those and why are you using them????" My Mom explained that they were a gift from my Grandmother back in the 50's and now they are my parents 'everyday dishes'. I could not believe it. I explained to her that these are hot little items for vintage freaks like myself, and I also informed her that she was losing custody of them and they were going to MY house to be put on display. She didn't mind as long as I bought her some replacement 'everyday dishes'. NO PROBLEM!
I now have an almost complete set of Blue Heaven China (give or take a few that my Mom said got broken). I bought a nifty little hutch to display them in. These dishes are now retired. I know a lot of people love to eat off of their vintage dishes, but I can't do it. I have a hard enough time using old Pyrex. I'm scared everything is going to break. MY QUESTION TO ANYONE THAT READS THIS.... do you use your vintage dishes / Pyrex? Or do you just display them? Do you also confiscate vintage things from your family like I do? :)