While Mr Trail Mix and I decided not to register for a complete set of fine china, we did feel that a 6-piece set of plates would be a welcome addition to our mish-mosh collection of plates, most of which are hand-me-downs from my grandmother. I actually really and truly love the way non-matching plates look in a table-setting, so I was pretty sure that registering for an entire set of china would be unnecessary.
But we did want to be able to have at least one nice set of plates for all the fabulous dinner parties we host (note: That was sarcasm regarding dinner parties, our studio apartment does not allow us to host dinner parties. But hopefully we will someday.) So we picked out some beautiful, Portugese-inspired plates from William and Sonoma.
I was a little disappointed initially because when we got home after registering, we realized the plates weren't available online and I really didn't know if anyone would end up getting them for us. Luckily, one of Mr Trail Mix's groomsmen's parents (Holla, Mr and Mrs R!) came through and now we have our lovely blue-and-yellow plates. Ha, yellow and blue, notice a theme here? Check 'em:
Love WS gift wrapping, I have so many of those little pineapple things stored in my craft drawer, waiting for inspiration to strike...
One more, just for good measure. Oh and by the way, these things are huge! Way bigger than the rest of our plates...
It seems to me like registering for a whole set of china is going by the wayside in the wedding world. What do you think? Did you (or are you going to) register for china or no? I'm interested to know, I can still have time to add china if I want to...