Wednesday, February 4, 2009

#517: inheriting china.

don't those words just roll off your tongue.

and isn't this really pretty?

sara's inherited china via 2000 dollar wedding.

fiance and i registered a couple of weeks ago at a major department store. i won't go into the pros and cons that duked it out in mine eye. i'll just say we ended up at a department store with a scanner gun in hand and had a lot of fun for about 45 minutes.

i don't think our registry is extensive by any means. we didn't have an action plan when we got to the store and we only registered for items we REALLY 'needed' or wanted. our list is limited to superphatty pots and pans, different kinds of mixers, a toaster (we don't have one!), a few matching towels, baking pans, a chef's knife (yes, that would be ONE chef's knife. bourdain says you only need one.)...

...and an itty bitty deep fryer. srsly.

wait, let me show you a picture because i'm really excited.



i know.

anyways, we didn't register for tableware because our target stuff has lasted yeeears and we didn't want more plates and cups and things crowding our kitchen. and we definitely didn't feel any love towards expensive china.

maybe, if we owned our own place or knew we would be living where we're living right now for years to come, it would make sense to register for a brand new set of china. but at this point, not so much. and actually, even then, i don't know if we'd ever really want to own our own.

the only draw i can really think of to owning our own china...would be so we could one day pass it down to our heirs.

grams? ma? you reading?

sike. i'm anonymous, remember?

18 comments:

AmyJean said...

I'm inheriting my mom's china... it's a nice feeling to know its something i can use and pass on :)
RelentlessBride

Chere Amie said...

We got that fryer as a surprise gift for our wedding, and it's effing AWESOME!!!! You're gonna have so much fun with it. It's a pocket fryer.

Leika said...

Hey! I inherited that china too, from my childless great aunt!!

Hannah Noel said...

I have some china that I was given after my great-aunt died. She didn't have any kids to give it to =(

We decided not to register for any new, formal china though. For us, it was kinda like, "What's the point?"

notsojenny said...

i have that fry baby and i adore it. granted it's frustrating when i want to make a ton of chips or fries at a time but it takes up so much less space in our cabinets i can't complain.

we're on the china fence... not sure whether we want to just get the handmedowns later or register for our own... we can't imagine when we'll use it. i'd rather have a riding mower : )

Mo said...

My sister received that fryer as a wedding present, and it's been so nice at our ginormous family get-togethers in which we need glorious mountains of egg rolls and fried won tons.

Bridechka said...

I need a deep fryer big time! Seriously. Fried oreos here I come!

Erica said...

I totally don't understand the china thing. I like changing my plates, and not worrying about things getting broken. In my mind, its one of those awful holdovers from the past. Like, an obsession with lace doilies.

Broke-ass Bride said...

You used the B-word.
Bourdain. (le sigh)
I guess it is possible to love you more, cuz I do now.

Anonymous said...

We're inheriting china from my future in-laws (it was given to them by a grandma) and I am so happy about it! However, if we didn't inherit it, I would have made it my goal over the next ten years to visit antique stores and collect a pretty pattern.

And now I want that fryer! I don't even fry. But that looks pretty damn cool.

sarah said...

i'm definitely not into the china thing (who wants to hand wash all of that after a party?), but will most likely inherit some from family. instead, though, we decided to upgrade our daily dishes. we'll prob. donate our current stuff to the salvation army, and registered for some gorgeous simple plain white dishware from crate & barrel.

ChendaBride said...

i'm fairly certain that deep fryer is number one on our list of things to register for. we haven't gotten around to actually registering, but thinking of the deep-fried future goodness is enough for now. we're not registering for fancy china, though we are hoping to get new dishes and get rid of these leftovers from college. your registry sounds reasonable.

Loopy said...

Oh! I'm having the same dilema! Should I go thru the trouble of registering for china, that I may never use and is really expensive?...Or will I miss having later in life when I have dinner parties and want to pass something nice down? Ack!

PS. I NEED that fryer! Hmm...maybe screw the china, I'll register for this!

Meg said...

We inherited china too. My grandmother gave us her smashing art-deco set as an engament gift. 12 place settings. Now if only I could inherit some silver...

Hum.

Christine said...

You're gonna want to use that deep fryer outside on the porch or in the driveway because it's gonna stink up your house! This advice comes from experience. But it's fun and you get all kinds of yummy goodness out of it.

P.S. check out Heath Ceramics for china - I couldn't handle the department store fancy pants china, not my style. Went for Heath and love it to death.

Enny said...

Hi there - I just wanted to let you know that I went back and read all your archives today (after finding you on For The Modern Bride this week) - so if there's been a massive jump in readers from Australia, it's mostly me!

Keep up the inspirational work :o)

Anonymous said...

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SunshinyCS said...

Even though I may inherit my mom's china, which I love, we went ahead and registered for our own pattern. When I look at the things my parents got for their wedding, I see that the gimmicky appliances broke, became obsolete, or eventually wound up at Good Will, but the china still comes out a couple times a year for celebration. I figure I can buy my own toaster, but I would probably never spring for really nice crystal, so this is my one chance. That's my take on it.