Well......I inherited a desire for dishes from my mother! When I was a little girl my mom started collecting some beautiful Christmas dishes. She also inherited my grandmother's Johnson Brothers set (gorgeous) called Friendly Village. And she bought another Johnson Brothers set at a garage sale. She also collects green depression glass and it makes for a simply lovely table. On top of all this, she has various cheaper sets that she uses as mix and match stuff to fit the seasons.
I have my every day dishes which I got as wedding gifts, two place settings of my Noritake china that I have never used and are packed away in the attic, a beautiful Christmas set, and an older and cheaper Christmas set that my husband bought me 20 years ago. I also have a non brand-name set of China that my mother gave me when she got tired of it--the first set of dishes she owned to use for entertaining.
My everyday's are Mikasa Capistrano. I have been married 25 years and I am getting a bit tired of these. I did pack them away for about 7 years , after I bought a cheap blue set from Target. At about the 7 year mark, not many of those were left, so out came the Mikasa again!!! I am hoping to get some Fiesta Ware sometime in the next couple of years
Here is part of my Christmas set: It is Charlton Hall made by Kobe
Here is a picture of the first china my mom owned....
It was made by Harmony House and was sold by Sears in the '60s. For as inexpensive as it was, it has held up great. I have place-settings for 9--and they are over 40 years old. :) This picture isn't great, but the stars in the ring pattern are a really pretty gold color.
That is about it for what I own. Do you love dishes too? Go on over to Stacey's and join in the fun of discussing your set/sets!