Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Wedding registry ideas with "Modern Sensibilities"

Geometric patterns, clean lines and splashes of bold colors -- reflecting everything from updated-retro to casual contemporary designs are gracing the modern table. A backward glance can seem avant-garde but a slight nod to the 60's with pulsating prints and high contrasting colors can bring fun and whimsy to your table. Cutting-edge color combos are the easiest way to declare your style allegiance. I've pictured the ever chic black andwhite with yellow, but any bracing unexpected hues will do. (Pictured above l to r: Black midnight globlets, s/12, $30.00, tall wineglasses, s/12, $24.00, Artland; vase, $17.00, bowl, $19.00, Bo Concept. Ombrages collection, Raynaud, Devine Corporation).

"The modernist rocks streamlined shapes and space-age patterns with minimal embellishments". - Brides Magazine

(above l to r: Mistic silver candleholder& vase, $470.00, San Francisco MoMA, 888-357-0037 ; Chip & Dip tray, Magppie, $55.00, Unica Home). (below l to r: Ascutney Sugar Bowl and Creamer, $60 each, Simon Pearce; Amadeo decanter 220 pounds, The Conran Shop).

Hip, Hip, Horray! For the bride with edgy elegance. China with details that sparkle, pieces in easy- to- care- for materials, like nickel and stainless steel, speciality pieces like decanter and espresso cups will reflect your sophisticated taste. Include any of these funky menagerie of tabletop wares and your registry will show off your groovy sense of style:

(l to r: Baccarat cube candleholders, $235.00, Bloomingdales; Torcello double old fashion glasses, s/6, $270.00, Moss).

(above: Rosenthal Suomi Celebration, 5pc place setting, $170.00, covered sugar and creamer, $184.00, Open vegetable 7 1/2", $234.00, Platter 13", $142.00; Copper reflection plate 8 1/2", $35.00, Michael C. Fina).

(l to r: New wave after dinner cup and saucer set, $33.00, Villeroy and Boch; Bernardaud Salsa gift set $97.59, Artedona).

(l to r: Victoria tea pot, $274.00, Driade Kosmo; JL Coquet prelude platinium presentation plate, $232.50, dinner plate, $61.71 & dessert plate, $55.97, Artedona).

(l to r: Nambe ripple fruit bowl, $85.00, Wave porcelain vase, $150.00, Wedge tray, $200.00; Sasaki, stainless steel flatware, 5pc place settings, Cafe de Flore, $40.00, Double Helix, $30.00, peapod, $40.00, Michael C. Fina).


katiedid said...

The cup and saucer with the gold rim is wonderful!

Charlie said...

Love the Rosenthal Suomi Celebration dishes! I also found some great wedding registry
at JCPenney.