How many plates should a family of five have? Better yet, how many plates can a family of five possibly need? Logically, a plate for every member of the family, plus half a dozen more for potential guests. For those who constantly and lavishly entertain maybe double that. We host guests often, once a month at the least, but I still don’t find any reason why one would stack up on all these beautiful plates.
I took a stroll around the house and what I found was absurd. Fifteen sets of coffee and tea cups. A set for each season identified by the pattern on the cup; one for each demographic if you wish. Read the rest of this entry