I have a question on my Christmas plates.
Quite a few years ago (1980's), my husband bought me a collection of of the Lenox Colonial Christmas Wreath Plates. One a year, I love them. He then started on the Christmas trees from around the world. The wreaths are so pretty and I kept thinking when I got the 13 colony plates and then added a few tree plates, I would actually use them for my holiday dinner. The last couple that I received had a note saying not to be used with food. I had always intended on using them to eat off of.
We have never eaten off of them and they sit in the cabinet, year around. I don't have room to just display them and am so disappointed. I e-mailed Lenox and they told me that only dinnerware is to be eaten off of, nothing decorative should be used. I know they have to be extra safe. Do any of you actually use your decorative china?
Does anyone know if it is unsafe to eat off of the first ones I received, the ones that did not come with a note? How can I tell? They would make such a pretty table.