Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Registry Shmegistry

    So, future hubby and I have not registered anywhere yet because I am totally afraid we might register for something that will be discontinued before October. However, we have walked around a billion stores on "date night" commenting on certain items(when I say we, I mean me), i.e.:  "Oh I love that blanket, it would look so cute on our couch". (the couch we don't have yet). FH just goes along with it, occasionally throwing out an "oh yeah" to keep me complacent I think.
    The one item we actually have discussed as far as registries go is dinnerware. And, we have found that we have very different likes and dislikes when it comes to the things we will be eating off of the rest of our lives.
   You may be surprised to find that FH (Mr. practical, Mr. 'simple is better') has expressed interest in decorative dishes... like these little babies.
    I, on the other hand, have been leaning towards a more streamline, plane jane dish. Now, I know what you are thinking...
"WHAT? Ashley is the most colorful girl on the block... 
her middle name is 'brightly colored accessory', 
she is the definition of the word 'pattern'."
   Well, not so my friend. Not when it comes to dinnerware... and I'll tell you why: I have very fickle opinions. I wish I could boast that I have no trouble making up my mind, but the harsh reality is... I can NEVER make up my mind... on anything really.

(*I would probably have a tattoo by now if I could ever settle on something I wouldn't mind seeing on my body forever...which there is nothing).

   The truth is, I am never in love with something for that long (except Jesus and future hubby, those guys just stick with me). I would hate to get dinnerware for our wedding from wonderful family members and friends and then become disenchanted with it in a few years. Nope, I want something I am certain I will love after 75 years of marriage... and then some. My thought is: "I can always accessorize with colorful tablecloths and colorful food".

   So... want to know what we decided on? (it's my blog, so I can tell you anyway!)
The perfect combination of simple, yet not boring: the pfaltzgraff Heritage collection

And (bum bum bum bum!), the best part of it is: I got 8 coffee mugs and 8 saucers, 6 dessert plates, one chip and dip plate, and a gravy boat from the Pfaltzgraff Heritage collection at the thrift store today for only $23.00

true story.