Registered For Casual China

In preparation for the wedding, Jenn and I are running around registering for stuff. We don’t need a lot since the house is pretty well set up already with appliances and such, but we do need silverware that didn’t come as a mismatched set from Goodwill and we want new, nicer dishes.

The problem is most standard dish sets are these heavy, clunky things that look like rejects from a beginning pottery class and make me feel like I’m in kindergarten.

For a while I considered just eating on fine china every day (why not?), but the thing stopping me is you can’t put most fine china in the microwave. I don’t need oven-proof dishes, but they do need to be dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Enter the notion of “casual china.”

To that end, we went Saturday to Macy’s and registered for some awesome kate spade casual china from the Gramercy Park collection. Not the standard five-piece sets, though, since we never use saucers and rarely use teacups, so we custom crafted a set together. They’re pretty sweet.

That was pretty much the high point of the weekend. Planted some stuff in the backyard. Saw The Devil Wears Prada. Cleaned stuff up. The usual.

Next weekend is my birthday, so I should probably figure out what’s going on for that…