Now don't get the wrong idea here, this is not all matchie-matchie stuff, or expensive chinaware. They are all just favorite dishes, chosen from my vast thrift store inspired collection that filled 2 rooms at home. Dishes came onto Odyssey just because I loved the color or the shape, who made them or where I found them. If they made me smile, they made the boat, breakable, valuable or not.
While I did read all the advice on non-breakable kitchenware on a boat, I just could not bring myself to give up this pleasure, no matter how short the lifespan might be for things selected to come aboard. You see, I had a different viewpoint on dishes when I lived in a house and still do now on the boat. I never saved the pretty stuff, I used it and now I sail with it. 'The bowl is already broken' is a 'fake' Buddhist quote but I like the sentiment. Everything; me, my boat, my love, my books and my dishes will all break and cease to exist, I just want to enjoy them all as fully as possible while they and I am here.
So, pack up the good stuff, and bring it on board, we're all not going to last.