While serving your holiday meals, what did you discover was missing?
I found that I could really use
A carving set
More small forks (luckily Santa brought some)
A large serving fork
More soup spoons
Some kind of server--pie? lasagna?
At least one more cup & saucer
An unbreakable, dribble-proof gravy boat. My mom gave me a gravy boat and I broke it the first time I washed it, so I'm back to using a 2 cup Pyrex measure. It's not very classy, but it does the job!
I decided to replace my formal china pattern this past year.
On Christmas Day, I discovered I forgot to get any serving pieces--nary a matching platter or vegetable dish to be found. Duh. So the table, so carefully set with the new stuff, turned out at the last minute to be an amalgamation of this and that. :-D