Category: Miscellaneous

Fabulous Fine China

"She eats takeout on china and serves champagne with pizza"

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…

Fabulous Fine China

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!   (more…)

I’m Blogging!

Post 1 Title - ringin' in a brand new blogStarting a blog was one of my 2014 resolutions, which, like many new year’s resolutions, never happened!  Now that 2015 is here (crazy how time flies!), I’ve vowed that this year I’m going to make it happen!  In addition to starting a blog, I’ve landed upon a few other goals I want to accomplish this year, and I’m posting them right here, right now to keep myself honest.  These goals will also likely make up some of the content I share with the world on my brand new blog!

Post 1 Content - resolutions

It’s already mid-January (again, crazy how time flies!), so you might be wondering why I am a couple of weeks late in kicking off my resolutions.  2015 has started off completely different than any of my previous years, as I lost a grandfather (whom we call “papa”) on new year’s day.  Needless to say, this year has definitely had a melancholy beginning.  However, my papa lived a life full of fun and adventure, so in honor of him, I dedicate this year of blogging and all of the creativity, living, and love that will make up its content to him!  Papa

Fun fact, my papa was an identical twin!  How cute is this baby photo of he and his twin brother?  The second photo is of my papa with myself (out in front), cousins, and sister.  He will be very dearly missed, but always remembered!

xo, emily