Until recently, holidays didn't mean much to me. I grew up in a family that didn't celebrate, so I really didn't understand what all the fuss was about. But my boyfriend loves Christmas, so I decided to join him in the holiday festivities — last year was the first year that I exchanged Christmas gifts and this year will be the first year I set up a tree. Since I didn't grow up with any holiday traditions, I have been able to start my own-- and purchasing holiday china is one of the ways in which I will do that.
Currently, my top choice is the Iittala Taika Collection. It is beautiful, colorful, and full of whimsy and character. Even though my design aesthetic usually leans toward clean and minimalist, something about these plates just makes me salivate--not to mention that they are beyond cute.
My current dilemma is deciding whether to get all of one color, or mix and match the dishes. Either way, I am sure that I will love them. I cannot wait to incorporate and start even more traditions in the upcoming years.
MORE INFO: Iittala Taika Collection at Fjorn