Give your old plates and dishes a new lease of life by using them in your tea sessions.
I am sure there are small plates and dishes in your kitchen cupboard (or even at your mom's place). These porcelain pieces could be the remnants of a complete set of dinnerware that got accidentally broken over time leaving you with the odd surviving piece. You could had bought such pieces at a garage sale or from a flea market.
Some of these porcelain can be used in a tea session. You would have noticed from the pictures I had used them as teacup or teapot plate stands. I had collected these plates during my tea travels. A few of these plates were inexpensive as they were found in flea markets or in the odd and ends shelf of a shop. The last pix shows an old plate, which I believed was made about 40-50 years ago. There were Chinese villagers that may own similar designed porcelain and the families would carve their surname on the porcelain pieces for easy identification in the event that there was a village gathering or party where villagers 'lend' their plates for the occasion. You can make out the surname 'Lu' on the plate.
I feel using such plates and dishes makes a tea session more interesting. It does add a little whimsical nostalgia when you sipped your tea. Wouldn't it be nice if you later discover that you owned a rare porcelain piece that can sell for a million dollars. Dream on.