Formal dinnerware is something broke-ass brides like us sometimes leave off the wedding registry, but over the Thanksgiving holiday I was quietly reminded why wedding china is AWESOME – my mother has been serving up her holiday feasts (pulled straight from the pages of Southern Living) on her 1980’s wedding china for as long as I can remember. And then I took a gander at some of the beautiful and uber-modern china patterns from Noritake…
Whether you love classic, simple lines, or contemporary flourishes – there’s something for every bride at Noritake – even the type of bride that doesn’t consider herself to be the fancy-china-owning-type. For instance, check out this incredibly lovely Bone China “Alana Platinum” pattern – with its light platinum band of tiny starbursts around the edges. STUNNING.
It’s hard to imagine right now, when you’re holding on to those little dollar bills as tightly as you possibly can, a time in the future when you might be able to relax and enjoy a sumptuous holiday meal served on beautiful bone china plates, and not stress over the cost of the food or the worth of your tableware, but would you believe us if we tell you it’s coming? And you’ll want to be prepared.
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Last summer, we met the fabulous Jorge Perez at the Wedgwood blogger event, and I fell in love, immediately. He’s bubbly and vivacious and funny and stylish, with a cuban spunk and a contagious passion for entertaining… he is a total force to be reckoned with when touting the virtues of the quality and history behind the china and crystal for which Wedgwood, Waterford and Royal Doulton are known.
See the cheese and crackers down there? (mmm, cheese and crackers…..) He put them in a butter dish and it’s cover. Bonus use!
Before hearing his presentation, I was definitely had an Armisen-doing-Joy-Behar-on-The-View type of perspective on china and crystal. You know….
I had dismissed it was old-fashioned and didn’t know much about it… but by the end of the day, Jorge had me fully converted and wishing we had known this before we registered. My favorite part of his presentation displayed all sorts of outside-the-box, alternative uses for their pieces, and I thought, as outside-the-box, creative brides… you all would love it too. So I begged him for a video to share, and he hooked me up!
At around the 3:13 part he gets to the multi-purpose goodness, but check out all of his tips on entertaining and learn a thing or two about fine bone china and crystal while you’re at it! And mostly, enjoy Jorge’s fabulousness.
Oh, he also designed a line of simply stunning wedding gowns, which you can find in stores all over the US: Jorge Perez de la Habana. Gorgeous stuff.
How many of you are including fine bone china and crystal in your registry? Do you have any unique uses for your entertaining gear?