yesterday my largest plate got broken and I had to rehang one wall. In the process the second largest plate smashed ( a gift from my sister...she won't be pleased)
well...its not the first accident I've had and it sort of gives me permission to buy a couple more (at the right price, of course)
I love china almost as much as textiles ,with old cutlery running third.
Don't even ask whats in the other cupboards.
one day I may even show the plates in the living room/hall/guest room etc.