My most useful gift

The most useful gift I have received is my beautiful set of Pfaltzgraff Grapevine everyday dishes. No matter what meal I serve they make the table much prettier.  The clusters of grapes and stems of roses on the outside edge make anything served on them more inviting. Even though they are several years old with some chips and cracks, I’m not ready to change designs. People often comment on how pretty my dishes are and recently a close friend found a matching salt and pepper shaker at a thrift store and remembered and bought it for me. I feel just as comfortable serving guests on my everyday dishes as my fine china.

I received the dishes as a Christmas gift from our children.