Hanging Up the Good China

070B4814Yesterday I posted about the Matchbook Magazine feature about a sweet tea party in my garden. See the feature here. Above is a photo from the party, which features piece of china that belonged to my great-great grandmother. My parents gave me the china when I got married last year, and frankly I haven’t used it. The china is so precious to me, as it is a piece of my family history, and I am terrified of anything happening to it. After all these years, it is no longer a complete set, and I don’t want to contribute to the loss of any more pieces! 070B4831However, after seeing the beautiful photos, I realized I had to find a stress free way to put these special pieces to good use. And figure out a way to follow my own entertaining advice about using the good china.

DSC_0019So, I took the plunge and mounted them on the wall. Which, I will add, is something I never thought I would do. But I am thrilled with the results. This way I can see this piece of my family history everyday, without worrying.

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  • I love what you did with your china! That’s one of the most ornate Gaudy Welsh patterns I’ve seen! I did the same with mine, just be very careful not to use a holder that is too tight, or it may cause hairline fractures.

  • I loved that Matchbook magazine feature, and I was wondering about the stunning platter!! What a lovely idea to hang these exquisite treasures on the wall… They are perfect in the space and will remind you of your family heritage ever time you see them!

    1. Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed that feature, and glad you like the china on the wall! Thank you for stopping by! xx Olivia