Hello there fellow sparkle lovers... A quick little post for this evening since I haven't posted in a while.
I got married a year ago last weekend, and when the husband and I did our registries, we knew instantly that we weren't "Fine China" people - I mean, we live in a small apartment, have very little storage, and don't have a place in our lives for plates that we would use at most once per year, and have to store the other 364 days. So, we opted instead to register for nice every-day plates - a huge upgrade from the old plates my family used when I was a kid that I inherited, and the Corelle plates the husband had in his bachelor pad (unbreakable).
We really like the plates (dinner plates, salad plates, and bowls) that we got - Noritake Colorwave collection. So far they seem sturdy, they look nice, and we've mixed in some other dishes that go with these but aren't too matchy-matchy.
We picked up some little bowls "Potter's Workshop Bowls" from
West Elm that are super cute (and were super on sale) that are similar to these but more turquoise in color.
We also added in the "Dapper Animal Plates" from West Elm and as much as the husband doesn't want to admit it, he loves them. I've written about them and other adorable animal tableware here.
Begrudgingly, the husband told me about the new matching mugs that go with the plates. I LOVE them, but after seeing them in person, they aren't quite big enough, and I also already have mugs that I love (from Anthropologie - Monogram Mugs). However, if we had a bigger kitchen, I'd surely get these adorable mugs. I'm certain of that.
This past weekend, we had a leisurely Saturday afternoon bike ride to a local Farmers' Market, a nice lunch, and a stroll through our local West Elm. I always like looking at things in that store - the furniture is so lovely, their lighting is so pretty, love their tableware, and I just really like looking around at the pretty stuff I would love to own.
And, on this stroll I became a fan of Fine China. I am seriously salivating over this China. Had these been on the market when we made our wedding registry, they most definitely would have been on it. I covet these. I want these. I love these!!! The Guilded Dapper Animal collection (plates and mugs and gold-rimmed plain plates) is everything I love - animal stuff, gold, cuteness. I don't do "tablescapes" but I would tablescape the shit out of these! If I see these on sale, I'm sure I will find a place to store them until I get my dream kitchen with plenty of storage.