New rule: Either break out those special-occasion-only items on more than just special occasions—or move them out. December could not be a better month to assess what you're no longer using (ahem, the soup tureen you got as a wedding gift) and
to unload things that have to do with entertaining. Mugs Buckley, head of media and partnerships at Chairish
, a website that lets you sell or buy vintage décor and furniture, says the site does a booming business selling dining-room-related items in December, so there are plenty of people who could be interested in taking any unused soup tureens off your hands. Serveware, tabletop, candleholders, linens, barware and bar carts are all strong categories for the site right now. Similarly, during the holiday season, the online china, crystal and flatware emporium called Replacements, Ltd.
buys festive patterns, including Christmas Rose by Spode, Winter Greetings by Lenox and Merry Christmas by Johnson Brothers.