Post # 17
Oh that is a great idea, ChelseaMorning! We don’t want to register for china either, but I think I might instead register for some basic stuff with a cute design on it. I totally have no room for china that I won’t use in a tiny apartment either!
Post # 18
Does anyone really even use china? We know we won’t be using it, so we aren’t registering for it either. We aren’t "china" kind of people(don’t get me wrong, i do like the way it looks),but give me my correl any day(i’m a klutz).
Post # 19
@Chelsea: That china is too cute! We’ve inherited his great-great grandmother’s china pieces, so we don’t have to worry about registering for anything but replacement pieces. If I WAS going to register, though, I’d do something cute like yours! I love it!
Post # 20
@Luvbug: We knew we wouldn’t use traditional super-fancy "wedding" china either!
@Miss Burgundy: Go for it and register for what you like. 🙂
In looking around, there is a TON of adorable (or classy, or what have you) non-traditional china out there, the kind that you can actually live with, that goes in your dishwasher and microwave. We registered at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and on their website all these sort of options are under casual china. But in the stores (and in others’ dusty china cabinets) all you see is the gold-banded fancy fine china think that’s what you’re "supposed" to get. Once we realized what other china options there were, we realized that it was an opportunity to get really nice dishes for free, since these are way nicer than anything I’d buy myself.
So if you’ve picked out regular dishes and fancy china and are wondering what you really need two sets of dishes for, another option might be to register for one set of nice "casual" china.
Post # 21
chelseamorning – we registered for Chirp too!
But only the salad plates – we’re mixing them in with my Aspen plates from C&B.
They make me so happy because I love birds 🙂