My favorite thing is my Grandma's chocolate pot that has been mine for about 20 yrs. I remember this from seeing it at Grandma's...it sat on a shelf in her dining room. I don't know if she ever used it. When she died it was passed down to my mom. She had it in a hutch, for years, in her kitchen. Then she got a new set of china and there wasn't room for the hand painted things. The chocolate pot was wrapped in bubble wrap and stored. She used to come out to my house to have her hair washed and set. She told me that she looked around and saw all the things that I had displayed that I got from estate sales and antique shops.She thought that maybe I would like something that had a family history behind it. So, one Friday morning here came Mom and Dad, carrying boxes. I wondered what was in the boxes and really was curious. It was like an early Christmas. All kinds of hand painted things were in the boxes. All of the things that used to decorate their kitchen, were now here for me to use in my home. As I looked further...I spotted the chocolate pot and asked my Mom, "Are you sure that you want to do this?" She told me that they were just sitting in boxes at her house...giving them to me would be a way for her to enjoy them. So, I have all of these beautiful things. When my Mom died...I split up the cups and saucers and gave some of them to my kids. I'm looking at this picture and wondering...can you imagine using these? I suppose I could but I'm afraid to crack it. It looks so nice on the top of my hutch in the dining room. I do, however use the cups and saucers for tea. In the winter I like to choose one and drink my tea out of it.