Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dish Wisdom

Thank you Cousin Kate. Over four years ago when we were planning our wedding we had dinner with Cousin Kate and her husband Jason. She told us at the time not to register for Pottery Barn dishes because their Pottery Barn dishes had started to chip.

My grandparents still use the everyday dishes they have owned for years, because they picked a timeless white set of dishes. I wanted dishes that would last like my grandparent's dishes have lasted.

Armed with the wisdom from Cousin Kate and my grandparents we registered at Williams-Sonoma and asked for 12 place settings of Apilco Tres Grande dinnerware. They are a timeless white that can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the table-scape. It's been over 3 years since our wedding, and we love these dishes as much today as ever. We do not have any chips or cracks.

One of my colleagues who was married in November 2008 told me on Friday that her Pottery Barn dishes had started to chip. If only she had a cousin Kate, then she would have known to go with the Apilco dinnerware.

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