We're getting ready to be the host family on Sunday. Due to broken plates, we no longer had service for 12.
As an engaged couple, we were dumb-lucky enough to pick a pattern that is readily available online. My comparison shopping has consistently shown that Dansk is the best price around.
We only have one set of china on purpose, but what will happen when the children start really washing dishes? And then, what will happen when the elders start passing on their beautiful old china?
The former drying rack was, like the china, from the beginning of my married life - but it was rusted through and deeply mildewed.
I kept putting off buying a replacement because I hated the thought of something that could only be junked, not rehabilitated. Well, the deed is done and not cheaply, either. I chose a drying rack that will not mildew or rust (right? right?), with the tray made locally by an Amishman. I hope this is my last dishdrainer, making it, in the end, a thrifty purchase.