I started collecting Christmas Tree Spode while visiting London in 1979. I bought a small pair of candlesticks because they were easy to pack. Today, I have service for 24, and many lovely serving pieces. And in all this time, not a piece has ever broken!
Right after Thanksgiving, they come out of their boxes and fill my China Cabinet. My family has given me new serving pieces every year for many years, and I treat myself to a new piece every so often too. It's wonderful that the pattern has remained open stock, and that Spode continues to make such beautiful additions. I have hosted Christmas dinner for my large extended family for over 30 years, and they tease me about "owning" Christmas. I guess owning all that Spode Christmas Tree china makes me seem like Mrs. Santa Claus!