Contents of the china cabinet
The egret thing is another running trophy - I like it when they get creative with those, I think we have enough with the guy running on top, don't you? The china was my grandmother's. I don't think it's tremendously old. It's Noritake and I think my uncle may have bought it while he was stationed in Vietnam in the late 60s. I really like it though.
(Or not - according to Replacements: www.replacements.com/webquote/N__DRE.htm it was only manufactured from 1948-52. So it may be a little older than I thought!)