Growing up, one of the main reasons we looked forward to holiday meals was because it meant that the 'good china' would be used. Food always tasted better when served on these beautiful dishes. My mother picked out this pattern, along with her sterling silver flatware pattern and crystal glassware, as was the custom of brides in the 40s. My parents painstakingly added bits and pieces as they had the extra money, and today there is a service for 8, along with some lovely serving pieces. As time went on, the dishes were used less and less - they had to be washed by hand, no dishwasher please! There were grandchildren, grandpets and all other potential causes for mishaps. I am now the very, very lucky recipient of this set of china. I don't have the grandchildren, but I do have the granddogs/cats, so every piece is safely ensconced in my hutch. I like to use them whenever I can - although I don't use them for just me. I recently served a very simple supper of soup, salad and crusty bread for my friend, Sylvie, and me. I served it on the Wedgewood. It was fabulous. I wonder - do women have good china now? Do they just use it for the odd family holiday? My everyday dishes are a varied mish-mash of Bennington Potter seconds (read: wavy), and some pieces of lovely French china I picked up at a Goodwill for $2. What do you serve your special meals on?