ZOMG, so exhausted. Momma Bird was in town [Sister Bird too], and following the lead of Sam Livalittle, we got the quite a bit sussed out. We spent 68 hours pouring over inspiration boards, idea folders and month by month calendars. Bottom line: Momma is officially On Board with the details I/we've brainstormed and that is a good thing.
But the most MAJOR accomplishment of the weekend, was the start of our wedding gift registry. And thank the lord for Crate & Barrel, otherwise, I would continue serving Thanksgiving dinner on this ungodly collection of mismatched plates in perpetuity.
Terribly fashionable southwestern dishes, circa 1993.
These I actually like, but it strangely they keep disappearing. I think they are catching the ugly from the other dishes.
It was magical. List in hand, Momma to advise, and Sissy to hold the Starbucks, I gave Mr. B the Gun and off we went, tagging willy nilly. And we did a great job of staying in the lines; everything is white porcelain, glass or wood. Clearer heads prevailed and I stayed away from the uber trendy.
So in eight glorious months, I can retire the hodge podge in favor of clean, classic, white Aspen:
And just like TTO, I was sure that I was going to skip china. But it turns out that my mother still has yet to inherit her mother's mother's china, so I may be waiting another few decades for that. In the meantime, I discovered these:
Nothing fancy or expensive, but man, these will make fantastic Fancy Occasion dishes. Hallelujah! I seriously can't sleep at night thinking about the gloriousness that might be coming our way. And don't even get me started on the combination slow cooker/rice cooker brilliance!