putting together a registry

I know I don’t typically delve into wedding things here, but I’ve been meaning to do a post on registries for some time. When I first got engaged and was getting grilled on where I was registered (remember this post?) the whole process somehow felt stressful. Once we began putting together our wish lists, I had no idea what I was getting so worked up about – it was actually fun! We ultimately decided to register at two places – Williams Sonoma & Michael C. Fina.  Both have excellent customer service, great return policies, and I would highly recommend either.

I knew from the get go that I wanted all white everyday dishes and fell head over heels for the Bernardaud set pictured below. Each dish takes inspiration from architectural elements on the outside of the Louvre (click through to see the patterns in greater detail) – I love that! They’re definitely my most coveted item on our registry followed closely by some of our other favorites below. I’m so excited to revamp our kitchen and toss the hodgepodge of stuff we’ve randomly amassed over the years…

P.S. I hope I haven’t bored any of you folks who aren’t yet in this stage of life but I think engaged or not, anyone can appreciate gorgeous home and kitchen items right?

everyday place setting: dishes, napkin ring, napkin, tumblers, flatware

formal place setting: dishes, stemware, napkin, napkin ring

other fun household items: crystal platter, stainless bar tools, cappuccino maker, knife set, cocottes, kitchenaid mixer, slate board, geode coasters

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  • Elizabeth / Stone Textile

    Great picks! Love the mint green mixer and your China selection is beautiful….very exciting!

  • Allyson Fulcher

    I love all of your choices! That Kitchenaid is absolutely to die for. i cannot wait to register. My boyfriend is also really excited about the possibility, although he thinks we will be registering for things like XBOX games.. oh boys!

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      I just found out you can also register on Amazon for things like Bose headphones, golf clubs, and other obscure boy things. Made the mistake of sharing that with my fiancé… So you never know, haha!

  • Rebecca

    Loving the choices! Perfect! Beautiful china and the kitchen aid mixer= essential. I have a pin one {surprised} and your kitchen life changes;)

  • http://domestikatedlife.com/ Kate

    The kitchenaid mixer is at the top of my list, can’t wait to go make my registry soon!

  • Carolyn Sebasky

    My parents have those dishes and I absolutely love them! It’s so fun to have multiple patters, and they work so well together. I love them paired with those glasses, too!

  • Aja Lake [the gold hat.]

    lovely choices, sarah. that slate board is especially awesome.

    Aja Lake
    the gold hat.

  • alexa

    Oooh so fun! The registry was one of my favorite parts of planning!

  • Clara

    Great picks, Sarah! I totally agree with you on the white dish front, there’s no other way to go. I have the Brooklyn slate board and a crisp white kitchen aid- totally in love with both!

  • http://twitter.com/lttlegrlbigwrld meghan

    The registry has been my favorite part. I do too much registry stalking, though, so I always seen when people buy things. That’s almost as much fun as actually receiving them.

  • sarah Reilly

    ooh, good stuff:) thanks for putting this together…it’s almost that time where i will have to put a registry together. fun and daunting!!

  • Meredith

    I also registered at Michael C Fina – they have beautiful china and crystal. Love your post!

  • http://twitter.com/ThePursuitStyle Lindsay

    Beautiful classic picks! I especially love that knife set!

  • http://twitter.com/beach_citylife Teri Roughen

    it’s all so pretty. fun to start over and get all shiny new things to start your life together! Teri

  • http://twitter.com/louwhatwear louwhatwear

    love that mint kitchen aid mixer! i wish they had that color when i bought mine… it’s just boring white…

    just discovered your blog & i heart it.

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      but the white is so crisp & clean! and thank you, how sweet ;)

  • http://twitter.com/CarleneRD Carlene Thomas RD

    Great choice on the agate looking coasters! When I got married some of my favorite gifts were kitchen centered….especially my Cuisinart and the SodaStream…perfect for light vodka sodas.

    • http://www.chevronsandstripes.com/ sarah | chevrons & stripes

      i’m OBSESSED with my sodastream! we got it as a holiday gift and it is seriously one of the most used gadgets in our kitchen!

  • Krista Carson

    Everything looks beautiful. I have the Breville espresso machine, it was a gift off of my own wedding registry, and I LOVE it! It’s a nice morning must!

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  • http://twitter.com/WeddingRepublic Wedding Republic

    I love the slate serving platter! I bought one for my mom this passed year! She makes sure to use it every time I visit, she’s a charcuterie enthusiast!

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