Post # 1
I was inspired by a china post where a few of the ladies also mentioned what crystal and sterling they were registering for. I just love seeing what styles and looks us brides come up with when selecting these more traditional items. Even if you’re not registered for fine crystal or sterling silver, show us what you plan to use with your nice china. Also, I think I will use this time to rant about Macy’s inflated prices on the registry items I chose, lol. (It’s probably just the specific patterns I settled on, I’m sure very few others have this problem.)
I fell hard for Lenox’s Bellina Platinum at Macy’s, but freaked out when I realized it was $172 a setting! Luckily my mom told me to go to Bed Bath and Beyond, where I found the entire line for a good discount, at $119 a setting.
I also realized the Wedgwood Knightsbridge crystal my Fiance and I took a liking to was a little more affordable at BB&B.
So, enough about my Macy’s disdain. Let’s talk about how my FI’s grandmother surprised me to the point of (joyous!) tears when she told me she was giving me her entire set of French Provincial sterling by Towle. Honestly, it meant a lot to me, not even because sterling silver is such an heirloom. The first time I had dinner at her house, she served me with this silver. When she gave it to me a month ago, she told me she knew that first night she would be doing so because she could tell I was ‘the one her grandson had been waiting for.’ (This is when my mascara started to run!) The only grandmother I’ve ever known has been cold to me my entire life, and my FI’s grandma treats me as if I am her own blood. I can’t even express what that means to me. Suffice it to say, I was so touched!
Okay, ladies, your turn! Thank you for reading!
Post # 3
We’re also going with that same Kinghtsbridge crystal stemware.
Flatware- Lennox Opal Innocence
China – Noritake Abbeyville
Post # 4
We fell in love with Chirp from Lennox :] I wanted something that I know we’ll use and it goes with our kitchen!!!
Post # 5
Ohhh, this looks like such a fun post! I was one of the girls who posted in Belle Lamour’s china duel, haha, but I’m going to post mine again. Hope that’s okay!
Lenox “Lace Couture” is my favorite registry gift of all:
Waterford’s “Lismore Nouveau”:
And Gorham’s “Chantilly” sterling silver flatware:
I love everything you girls have posted thus far!
Post # 6
By the way, paris2386, that story about your FI’s grandmother is beautiful. <3
Post # 7
Here is my china and flatware. I definitely went for the budget options, but I really like them. Both are from BBB. Noritake Crestwood china ($50/setting) and Melon Bud flatware ($40/setting). The flatware is stainless steel instead of silver.
Instead of registering for crystal, we registered for monogrammed glass stemware.
The one thing I would change about the china is the shape of the cup. I’d like a more rounded bottom with no foot.
Post # 8
Guess I’ll recap mine too. ;D
I finally made up my mind last night. I’m going with Lace Couture by Lenox. So excited!
I’m pairing my china with Grand Duchess by Towle.
And finishing it all off with Lismore Essence crystal stemware!
@marjojo your options are classic and elegant! I actually like your cup more than mine; it’s exquisite! Wanna trade? ;P
Post # 9
We have lenox eternal and waterford lismore tall
Post # 10
I love schmancy dishes!
Waterford Ballet Icing Pearl
Wateford Ballet Ribbon Essence stemware
Wateford Ballet Ribbon Essence flatware
I’m so excited about it! Fiance picked the dishes and I can’t wait for dinner parties and holidays!
Post # 11
We skipped fine china and went with Lenox Opal Innocence Carved and Oneida Apollonia. Makes my life easier!
Post # 12
Ours are a tiny bit outside of the box, but here they are:
Libbey Tempo Square Glass Dinnerware
Henckels Angelico Flatware
Lenox Opal Innocence Crystal Stemware
Post # 13
Thanks, Belle Lamour! My ideal cup would probably be shaped like Mermaid’s. Mermaid, I love how your pieces complement each other!
Post # 14
We didn’t register for china, because we already have a set, which we never use. We didn’t register for expensive glassware, because frankly, we break wayyyyyyyyyyy too many glasses!!! 😉
But I am super excited about our flatware, its plain (which is definitely “us”), but feels awesome in your hand. Just the right size and weight. It’s from Williams-Sonoma.
And here’s a formal serving bowl we registered for (it’s one of my favorite pieces on the registry):
Post # 15
We already own a stainless flatware, and I inherited my grandmother’s sterling. I am not a fan of cut crystal. For wine glasses, we are registering for a large number of inexpensive Crate and Barrel wine glasses so we will have enough for parties and then probably some simple Reidel glasses as well.
For china, we already own plain white everyday china and are registering for fine china. we are still deciding, but will probably mix and match Herend patterns.