Patriotic Plate Set
The presence of a patriotic plate set in the house is definitely more than just a regular occasion to express national feelings; we are talking about a preoccupation with history and an attempt to keep a past moment vivid in one's mind. It is very often common to get a patriotic plate set as a souvenir from a commemorative event you took part of; the national day manifestations are usually one such kind of event when national colors are triumphantly seen on very diverse decorative items. A patriotic plate set looks great in a collection, but it is not to be ignored as a disparate item either.
The regular number of items in a patriotic plate set is usually three, and there should also be a plate rack sold with the object as well. The design and the themes featured by each patriotic plate set are usually related to a major history event in the country's or the region's past, and there are often matching cups and napkins accompanying it. This is the case with the American Flag theme that is present on almost any patriotic plate set sold on the 4th of July. Besides the decorative function, there are cases when such plate sets are designed for a definite practical purpose.
A patriotic plate set could surely make a great personal gift on someone's birthday, or with the occasion of an anniversary moment, more or less connected with a moment in history. Just imagine how nice it would look to offer a unique patriotic plate set to someone born on Thanks Giving. Such an occasion definitely deserves a memorable present too. Certain commemorative plate sets are very practical too, being designed with enough pieces to function as regular china: there are dinner plates, dessert plates and even cups in the set too.
Like for most other items, the Internet probably has the richest offer of specialized plates. Before actually purchasing a certain patriotic plate set, you should have a look over as many catalogs as possible: compare prices, see which themes match best with what you have in mind, and definitely learn about the materials the plates are made of. A ceramic patriotic plate set will often be more expensive than a porcelain one, particularly if it has the advantage of old age too. Don't be surprised to find items that are half a century old that are true collection pieces. If authentic, they are worth a lot of money.