I have to apologize this week for the lack of a new recipe, however my wedding diet has gotten the best of me. I'm in a pretty dark place...I may never eat a chicken breast again after I say "I do."
But let's move on to something fun: gifts. Turns out, when you get married, people buy you lots of gifts, and putting together a registry may be the best part of wedding planning. It's like anything goes... a full set of le creuset pans? Why not. A backyard pizza oven? Ring it up. The food processor i've wanted for years but could never bring myself to buy? On the list. But perhaps what I'm most excited about is fine china.
I've been waiting to have my own china pattern for as long as I can remember. I used to love scouring my mother's antique tea cup collection, trying to decide which pattern was my favorite, but as soon as Kate Spade came out with a line of fine china, it had my heart.
I love each of her designs; the metallics, the classic, the modern, the bows, but how is a girl to choose? The little old lady in me was tormented by this decision, knowing I have my grandmother's china and knowing one day my grandaughter will have mine (here's hoping).
Alas, after months of perusing my options, I made the decision to go with the Larabee Dot (top left). I think the dots give it enough of a modern flare on a timeless pattern. Oh I hope I made the right decision.. be back soon with a new recipe!