our registry is complete!

Wow, who would have thought that would have been as hard as it was?? Not me, that's for sure, considering I love shopping and picking things out for myself!

We have one major dilemma, however... What to do about "fine china"? We are so not fine china people. Like not at all. But when we told that to the registry lady at Macy's, she pointed us in the direction of simplyFine by Lenox. It's super practical: freezer safe, oven safe, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe...and the pièce de résistance...chip resistant. Plus, it has totally relevant designs (read: not stuffy, not trendy, just relevant). Our favorite is Flourish, but there are several that are super cute.

Herein lies our problem. Macy's carries it for $143.00 - that's not a cheap set of china. But, if it looks like everyday dishes, and acts like everyday dishes, then why not just register for some extra nice everyday dishes and call it a day? Why have people pay $143.00 per set (about $1,700 total) when they could spend less than half that for something similar?

What to do, what to do?? Thoughts?


RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

i had a similar situation.

i went for really nice every day china from crate and barrel. it is a LOT cheaper than fine china, but more pretty and fine-looking than regular every day stuff.

i say go for the nice everyday stuff, because if people are going to be spending a load on fine china it should be really fine hahaha! know what i mean?

Colleen said...

Thanks for the post! How much is "a lot cheaper"? Was it like $50 a place setting, or like $100 a place setting??? Or was it not per place setting at all?

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...

let's say <$100, maybe around $60 but it is priced by each little part so someone can choose to buy what they like.. it is the crate and barrel cuisine collection.

Colleen said...

Bingo! We just registered for some really nice everyday china at Crate and Barrel...and it was only about $65 a set! Wooohoooo!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

RhodeyGirl/Sabrina said...


you're welcome!