Monday, January 19, 2009

#489: saucy.

reader's question:
I am going to use mix and match old china from second hand stores for my wedding reception. The only problem is I'm not finding many dessert or bread plates. Could I get away with using saucers to serve the cake on? Every batch of china I'm finding seems to have a nice little stack of them attached. Would anyone even care that there is a little indention for a cup on their plate under all that yummy cake and cobbler?

It's a small wedding of only close friends and family at a friends vacation home. There will be folks camping out, sitting around playing guitars, dogs and kids running amuck so I'm trying not to sweat the details too much but this one is tripping me up.


my opinion:
first, mix and match is sexy. second, reusing old china is even sexier.

third, i'm not an expert by any means when it comes to what's acceptable or not. and i should also disclose that i don't even know how to properly set the dining table. does the fork go on the left or on the right.

that said, saucers as dessert plates? as long as they're clean, i say WHY NOT. what's the diff. good food is good food and that's what really matters. i personally could care less what the good food is served on or with (i mean, to a point. but in terms of saucers, i'm 100% comfortable.)

plus, saucers might come in handy for guests who are looking for some help with portion control (*raises hand*).

9 comments:

Stephanie Lyn said...

You should start a new blog...

"Dear TTO" ...

I use my saucers at home for cake & pastries. I say it's a DO too.

Leika said...

It sounds like this is the perfect setting to use them -- if nothing else, if one of the dogs or kids causes a saucer to take a dive, you know it's just one of the stack, not the only one you found like that! Don't sweat this detail either; I predict everyone will be too busy enjoying time with friends and family to even notice that little indentation, let alone care!

10/09 said...

WOW! Super cute idea!!

I think the saucers would be very appropriate for your reception.

please share photos if you can :)

laura said...

what an awesome idea, how come I didn't think about that?

east side bride said...

hooray for mix and match. and for breaking the rules!

Wedding_Skulls said...

I would LVOE to see a photo of this reception setting - mix and match is awesome. Your guests qill be too busy gazing in awe at your beautiful china to notice what their cake is served on.

backyardwedding said...

We did it! We figured that since people would be serving themselves their apps, we used the side plates for that, and the saucers for cake and pie.
Picture here...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/grumpypixie/3099729580/in/set-72157610760250737/

Sharpiegirl said...

thanks for all the input you guys!!! I should come to you for all my bridal questions! My MOH isn't a girly girl and doesn't get why I WANT a wedding but she is super duper supportive. And my sister....well...if there is a NEGATIVE aspect to point out she'll find it. She's probably why I'm making myself nuts over silly things.
Feel free to drop by and read my rants on my sad little blog!
http://gypsyandthetramp.blogspot.com

kelly said...

I'm also thinking of using mismatched china although I've been told it's "out". I don't really care because I love the way it looks and fits well into our theme of rustic romance(I also plan on using it for our home after instead of registering for china). Anyway, just a little tip... forks go on the left... easy way to remember.. both fork and left have four letters. ;D