The Tradition of Christmas Dinnerware [pssst…it’s more than plates…]

I never thought of them as particularly important. Nice to have over the holidays, certainly, Festive, even. Spode, with the iconic Christmas tree in the center of the plates, bowls, platters. Gaily wrapped presents under that tree. Sprigs of holly scattered about and the green trim along the edges. The essence of traditions captured on porcelain. The dishes became part of our family Christmas celebrations almost yearly for twenty-eight years. Pulled out of a dark cupboard a week before Christmas, washed and ready to be piled high with roast beef, ham, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and creamy...

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