How Do You Feel About Seasonal Dishware?

Impractical? Perhaps. Gaudy? Mmm...a bit. But once a year we pull these Halloween plates out of storage and use them with a smile all month long - and often quite a bit longer! A look at the other plate designs in the set after the jump.
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We're not sure what it is that we love so much about these plates. Aside from a few Christmas mugs, these are the only seasonally-themed dishes we own, and the rest of the year we pretty much stick to classic white dishware.

Maybe it's that we associate them with the coming of fall and the beginning of the holiday season. Or maybe it's that they are so silly and whimsical. Using them makes us relax, enjoy the autumn sunlight coming through the window, and pour a second cup of coffee.

Do you keep any seasonal or holiday-themed dishes?

Related: Dishware Decals: Decorations for the Kitchen

(Images: Emma Christensen for the Kitchn)

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