It’s been a long time baby, but I’m back! The past two months have been CRAZY. I’ve been in Nevada, Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, Connecticut, and am now back in New York… until we’re off to Oklahoma next weekend. I’ve been busy with weddings, bachelorette parties, birthday’s, and also my day job. I spent a lot of time crafting for my sister’s wedding (post(s) on these projects to come soon). In a nut shell, it’s been a wild couple of months, but I am happy to finally have a little more time to focus my attention back on the blog.
I’m thrilled to finally share a post I’ve been working on and thinking about for awhile now, all about contemporary (and fabulous) fine china. Registering for china seems to be becoming less and less popular these days (especially when you live outside of the south), but I am a huge fan of fine china, it is one of my most treasured wedding gifts. Not only does china make occasions feel more special, but it can be a fun focal point in your home. Not to mention, it will become a family heirloom for you to pass down. I love the idea of selecting a basic china pattern (like this simple gold pattern I chose) and pairing it with a really fun set of dessert or accent plates. Check out some of my favorites below…
1. Nature Table Dessert Plate by Lou Rota (Anthropologie has the cutest dining & entertaining pieces these days! I bought my mom a set of these plates for her birthday last year. Brides-to-be, did you know you can register at Anthropologie now?)
2. Brandebourg by Haviland
3. Etoiles by Bernardaud
4. Hemisphere Gold Stripes by JL Coquet
5. Antique by Anna Weatherley
6. Gluckstein by Lenox
7. Sol y Sombra by Christian Lacroix (loving the hand painted look of these gems)
So many hip and fresh china patterns to choose from!
The images below are a peek at my own china patterns. On the far left is the china pattern (Lenox, Eternal) JC and I registered for. We chose it because it is simple, classic and will (fingers crossed) never go out of style. This is my aunt’s pattern, my sister’s pattern, and mom’s pattern but in silver/platinum. We received the turquoise dessert plates as a wedding gift from my grandparents, who received the plates as a gift at their own wedding. I am pretty much in love with these eclectic little plates. They are also Lenox, but I haven’t been able to locate the same pattern in production today. I recently inherited the pink rose salad plates (Lenox, Roselyn) after my grandmother passed away a few months ago.
What is your china pattern or which patterns do you have your eyes on?