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#1 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

I'm curious how many people have dinner sets or special platters etc that they use only at Christmas time...

#2 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

I don't have Christmas but I have other holidays. I may buy a couple Christmas platters just because I feel guilty.

I do plan on getting some green glassware at some point which would fit well with Christmas stuff but really I just love green glass and did long before Christmas was in the picture.  ph34r.gif

#3 ~*Erica*~

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

I have a platter and a set of glasses.  I'm eyeing off a Christmas themed dinner set.  ph34r.gif

#4 Wyn99

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

MIL has an expensive Xmas dinner set, glasses, platters and a load of other stuff. I think it's the biggest waste of money ever. And she doesn't have a dishwasher so I have helped wash/dry it every Xmas, and had it 'checked' before it's re-boxed and packed away. Personally I think everyday stuff is fine, you can always make the table Christmassy with bon-bons etc.

#5 Monket

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:11 PM

I have white everything!  I have different coloured chargers, serviettes, etc depending on what the theme is.

#6 Lokum

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

A plate or two.

We also have particular table cloths and table runners. The cloths are green so we use them at other times in the year occasionally, but the runners are specifically Christmas. We also have cream napkins which we only tend to use at Christmas - mostly because there's 24 of them, so I don't want the top 6 to get used and discoloured - I want all 24 to be equally used and we only have that many people at Christmas or similar.

We have HEAPS of glassware we bought when we used to entertain as part of our job, and some of that only gets used at Christmas either (think martini glasses, specific dessert wine glasses etc.) Not Christmas-specific, but only tend to get used then.

#7 tickledpink72

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

I buy Christmas themed disposable dinnerware....no washing  original.gif

#8 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE (Monket @ 15/11/2012, 10:11 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have white everything!  I have different coloured chargers, serviettes, etc depending on what the theme is.



What is a charger?

#9 lafonda

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

I have everything Christmas. On Christmas day, 17 of us will not be using a single plain thing. Including cutlery and servers.

#10 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:22 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 15/11/2012, 10:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What is a charger?


Those big decorative discs that go under the plate, often "silver" or "gold."

Then the china plate goes on top?

#11 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

Like a posh placemat then?

#12 ELKO

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

We have a cheap (Big W) Christmas dinner set, glasses, tablecloth etc etc that we use all through December and until after the New Year when we pack it all away until the next Christmas.  We've collected all the pieces over the years and it gets packed away into one of those plastic storage tubs and stored in the roof, so it's no big deal.

I am a Christmas tragic though and we decorate the whole house, the kids have Christmas doona covers for all of December and this year we have added Christmas themed bath towels to our collection biggrin.gif

#13 EsmeLennox

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

I have a couple of nice Christmas tablecloths, that's it.

#14 Broxie

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

The Christmas dinnerware gets busted out at the start of December here.

#15 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

I have a few nice christmas dishes that I put rum balls, white christmas etc on the rest is normal but often on xmas day we use paper plates and throw them away, no one wants to spend xmas day washing or loading the dishwasher.

#16 aprilrain

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:30 PM

I have a white with gold edge dinnerset. Pick a theme and I will make it match! biggrin.gif

I love Christmas and do eye off all the themed stuff. Maybe just buy a couple of accessories like nut dishes or one of those tall cake plates.

#17 ELKO

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:31 PM

lafonda......sounds just like our house biggrin.gif

#18 Fr0g

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:32 PM

I use white crockery & crystal, and make a themed centerpiece.

Last year, I got a large round glass vase and filled it with shiny baubles (with strings removed). I think I used red & gold, from memory).

I've also done a silver platter with a big bunch of red candles of various heights and widths, tied together with a gold ribbon.

#19 aprilrain

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

QUOTE (ELKO @ 15/11/2012, 09:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have a cheap (Big W) Christmas dinner set, glasses, tablecloth etc etc that we use all through December and until after the New Year when we pack it all away until the next Christmas. We've collected all the pieces over the years and it gets packed away into one of those plastic storage tubs and stored in the roof, so it's no big deal.

I am a Christmas tragic though and we decorate the whole house, the kids have Christmas doona covers for all of December and this year we have added Christmas themed bath towels to our collection biggrin.gif



WOW!!!  Now I've read this I really want to get my act together. I never get the tree up til the week before. ph34r.gif

#20 Frannie

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:34 PM

Oh my, yes, I do indeed have specific tableware that only comes out at Christmas. It's all lovely, kitsch, and dreadfully Christmassy, but not especially expensive. It comes out from 1st December and stays out til the beginning of Jan, and I relish every day that I can use my Christmas mugs, glasses, platters, servingware, linen, porcelain and nic naks. My kids love turning boring every day mealtime into special ones for a whole month. I'd keep it out 24/7 but feel it'd lose it's magic after too much use.

#21 ~shannon~

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

All through the silly season we use a cheap Christmas dinner set purchased at Spotlight and if something gets broken or cracked it's no big deal. But Christmas lunch we bring out the really good stuff... a much loved (and hugely expensive) dinner set that spends the rest of the year in the display cabinet!
I've also got a few Christmas table cloths, red platters and tea towels.
I always make my daughters a Christmas dress every year too.

Tree goes up December 1 and stays up until January.




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