Thursday, December 27, 2018

Twas Two Nights After Christmas...

Twas two nights after Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
Leftovers were eaten without any care,
Paper plates so no dishes to wash here or there.

Okay, not the best poem but appropriate for today's post.  It's all about the paper products, ladies!

Who wants to do countless dishes over the holidays?  I'm looking and I don't see anyone's hands up.  My hand certainly isn't!

I love holiday paper goods but I don't love paying full price for them!  I buy them on sale or better yet after the holiday and then save them for the following year.

My all time favorite places to buy holiday paper goods is craft stores.  Joann's is the best and then Michael's.  Hobby Lobby probably is good but I rarely get over there.

In my last post, I shared these dinner plate size ones - Susan Winget designed these.  I also have matching napkins.  I do love all things woodland!


Today, I wanted to share some different Christmas paper goods that I am also using.  These are dessert size plates and napkins.


Although I bought these last year, they are certain current this year as well. I've seen the red truck with a Christmas tree in the back practically everywhere.

Though these plates are very festive and pretty, they aren't terribly sturdy.  If you are having "heavy" food (you know what I mean!), you may want to go with a Dixie thickness plate.  Or you could just start small (light) and get LOTS of helpings of delicious food!  Hey, that's not a bad idea after all!

So holiday paper goods or fine china?
Which do you prefer to use around the holidays?

8 comments:

  1. I am still a china girl for Christmas dinner, but I am sure I will adapt at some point. I certainly did for Thanksgiving. The crowd just got too big and I wanted to go have fun too. Great idea to buy them now on sale.

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    1. Sandy, my mother had china but I've never had china before. I don't think I really even thought about owning any. I do have some nice regular dishes though. :-)

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  2. a few years ago I decided to try and stop using paper products as much as I could so I have not bought paper plates since then. I haven't totally gone to cloth napkins yet, I still use paper napkins. I loved these though they would be great for a big gathering!

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    1. Connie, I, on occasion, will resort to paper plates. Sometimes I'm just too tired to do the dishes. I do love using them for holidays. Not for super big meals but for leftovers and munchies. ♥

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  3. I like your paper plates, they are pretty! I admit to loving China dishes and have a set of vintage Spode Christmas dishes! My Great-grandmother esp loved dishes and many women in my family do as well. But every one is different and the way you do it is nice and thoughtful!

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    1. Elizabeth, I have seen the Spode Christmas pattern and it is gorgeous! I do love dishes - just simpler ones. xo

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  4. The paper plates and napkins are so pretty that it's tempting. I love using my china and don't mind washing it at all. I've gone to using cloth napkins almost all the time, too. When people give me paper napkins, I use them for parties and things.

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    1. Lorrie, I have some really sweet cloth napkins. I really ought to use them. xo

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