Now when someone opens my kitchen cabinet they have to spend a moment choosing which glass they want to use. No two are alike and everyone has their personal preference. I still enjoy watching people use these glasses and I always share the story about how this began. Because it's a story of how some friends made me feel special everyday.
You can paint your own glassware. Here is an excellent video that gives you all the basics: Pebeo Vitrea Glass Paints. I buy most of my glassware at the Dollar General, Big Lots or other discount stores.
I'm going to start using the red plate as often as I can. I think I'd better put it in the everyday dish cabinet. That way I'll never forget to celebrate all of the special occasions that come my way!