Last weekend I was in Macy’s returning some shirts I had bought for Ben off of the clearance rack (where they should have stayed, if I’d bothered to look past the size/price tag/color), and I saw a platter on a clearance table and brought it over to casual china section to compare it to the tableware we had registered for [at Bed, Bath & Beyond, not Macy’s]. Upon closer inspection, under stronger lighting, I discovered that I absolutely hated the blue color we had registered for as our dairy dishes!
Thankfully, no one had bought us any blue goodies yet, so I’ve swapped out the offending color (it looked too much like overdyed denim from the late 90s) for “green” which looks like robins eggs would if they were a nice, muted minty green instead of a cheerful pale blue. So, I introduce to you, GREEN:
This evening was spent dragging Ben to the mall in Broomfield to show him how hideous the blue was under good lighting (why is the china department lit so moodily and warm?) and see if he agreed to switch to the green or if there was something else that tickled his fancy. After some poking around, he agreed to switch to the green. I’m quite pleased with this decision because 1) it got rid of the blue and 2) the green is even more different from the similar pattern we picked out in black for meat dishes than the blue were [see: Colorwave Rims, Graphite]. The only similar shapes are the mugs (oh, how I wish we could order sets without them!), cereal bowls, and the serving bowls.
While we were at the mall we also went to Crate and Barrel, where I showed Ben some of the things I had added to our registry since we’d last visited together, as well as what I had deleted and why. He also went around trying (and succeeding in some cases) to bend spoons like we had when we looked the first time. Thankfully, the flatware we’d registered for to replace the Tarjé chic dairy set we’ve been using still held up to the test. It is especially important for dairy spoons to not bend so that there is less evidence of late night ice cream raids….
The last place we stopped at the mall was our third registry spot, Williams-Sonoma, our more frivolous list. There are just a few things on there that we really want: Ben wants the boning knife, I want the mini-Santoku knife, and I really- really, really want the heaviest glass cake plater/dome that I’ve ever encountered. You can even invert the pieces and use it as a punch bowl or to serve a trifle in! I have no idea where I’ll store it, but it might just live on the counter, holding a smattering of glass fish, or something equally crazy. For some unknown, impractical reason I adore this damned thing!