Today in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving. I personally have a lot to be thankful for this year. I am very thankful for my family and to live in such a wonderful country. I am also thankful for the business I have built with my husband, Rick, who is by far my biggest cheerleader and an amazing partner. For our daughter Meagan, who has the keenest eye when inspecting china.
A Quick Inspection
Thanksgiving is an opportunity to be thankful and it is an opportunity to put use your fine china. I often say, use your fine china every chance that you can but I realize, in a busy world, that isn’t always possible. So as you gather with family and set your table, here are a few things to remember.
Always make sure your fine china is clean. Of course, you would never set your table with dirty dishes, but if you do not use them except for special occasions, they may have gotten dusty while waiting in the cabinet. If you store your fine china in a kitchen cupboard, the grease from day to day cooking can easily build up in less than lovely layers on your items.
Washing your items will not only clean them but will give you the opportunity to detect small chips that may have gone unnoticed. You will also be able to see any crazing that has developed. Crazed items should be removed from use. You can read our blog on crazing here.
Family meals can drag on as everyone catches up and shares funny stories. As time quickly passes, cranberry sauce and leftover mashed potatoes begin to dry and coffee gets cold. Everyone is stuffed and nobody wants to move but here is the single most important things you can do, at least in terms of your dinnerware. This is the time where you need to get up and rinse off your fine china. The best thing would be to wash it right away but if that is not going to happen, rinsing your fine china will prevent acidic foods from doing damage and keep stains at bay. Coffee and tea left to sit in cups and mugs require much more elbow grease and soaking than if it is rinsed right away. So when in doubt, rinse, rinse, rinse.
Whether your dinnerware is a collection that you have built over time or inherited pieces from your mom, grandmother or aunt, keeping your fine china in pristine condition isn’t hard. It just requires a little time and love.
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