I swear I'm almost done talking about registries!
On Monday when I posted about registering, Miss C made a really good point.
She's right, don't you think? The emphasis on registering has gone from heirloom items to every day items. I think it's interesting, because I think that houses have done the same thing. 50 years ago (when registering for fine china was a given), houses had formal living and dining rooms. Now (when registering for fine china is not a given anymore), a popular layout for homes is a hearth/great room that is open to the kitchen instead of formal living and dining rooms. I write real estate TV shows for a living, so I see so much of this in newer homes.
Isn't that interesting though, how entertaining has changed? It's gone from a formal thing to a not-so-formal thing. Same thing with clothes, people used to get dressed up to go shopping and now I see 50% of the store in sweatpants.
Anyway, I think that if fine china is important to you, then by all means, register for it. I think that everyone should register for what really makes them happy. If that's extra activities for the honeymoon or a nice grill or an XBox, do it.
My mom has a set of fine china I could probably have, since she has never once touched it. But I think it would be really cool to find a vintage set in the next few years or so, when Ryan and I have a house to store it in. I see sets in antique stores all the time for under $100.
What is something on your registry that really makes you smile and feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Did you register for fine china or any heirloom items?