Registry List for the Classic Bride
Green and Gold
Classic, cosmopolitan style requires just one thing: sophisticated taste. Here, our editors have picked some of their favorite classic pieces featured in the pages of our magazine throughout the years. If you're a classic bride, feel free to use these products as inspiration when creating your own registry list.
"A good starting point for mixing patterns is color," says Marina Birch, event planner and owner of Chicago's Birch Design Studio. "Garland Moss" dinner and bread-and-butter plates, the Martha Stewart Collection with Wedgwood; "Signature Collection" salad plate, Pickard.
"Dionysos" crystal decanter, Baccarat.
These are great go-to wine glasses for any occasion. They're just the right amount of delicate. Riedel Crystal wine glass, bloomingdales.com.
Scalloped Dinner Plate
A scalloped, basketweave border adds casual charm to a "Veiel Osier Blanc" dinner plate, Raynaud Limoges from Michael C. Fina.
"Wood Grain" ice bucket, Michael Aram for Waterford, Bloomingdale's.
Pewter Tart Plate
"Toscana" pewter tart plate, by Match, Tabula Tua.
Two Classic Platters
Copper Sauce Pot
Our associate editor, Britni Wood, collects copper cookware, and she just happens to own this particular piece. "It's such a joy to cook with copper, and the acorn detailing is the most darling addition to my kitchen," says Britni. Ruffoni hammered copper sauce pot, williams-sonoma.com.
"Master" cake knife, Reed & Barton.
"June Lane" cup, Kate Spade by Lenox, Macy's.
"June Lane" saucer, Kate Spade by Lenox, Macy's.
Venetian-glass handblown "Thumbprint" dish, Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co.
This lamp's traditional shape is modernized with a glossy white finish, a perfect combination of new and old. Lolita lamp, plantationdesign.com.
Blue-and-white china has long been something that comes to mind when we think of classic design. Here, 12 different patterns are mixed together. Separately, they are beautiful and refined; together, they are utter bliss.
"White Full Lace" coffeepot, Royal Copenhagen.
Stainless Steel Flatware
"Continental Classic" stainless steel flatware, Wallace, from Bloomingdale's.
China with a Little Contrast
Formal White China
A Chambord dinner plate, Villeroy & Boch marries formality with a floral feel.
Stainless Steel Serving Pieces
Most flatware patterns include standard serving utensils, often sold together in sets. With some patterns, you can also choose specialized items such as sugar spoons and ladles. If you can't get everything you want in your main pattern, choose serving utensils in a complementary design. Register for extras, and you'll never run short at a dinner party. These items are from Oneida's "Chateau" pattern and can be bought individually or in sets.
White Plate with Tiny Dots
Tiny raised dots surround a "Staccato" dinner plate, Crate & Barrel.
Two Classic Serving Pieces
White Full Lace Dinner Plate
A reticulated rim with a pierced edge lends an heirloom quality to a "White Full Lace" dinner plate, Royal Copenhagen.
A vintage sterling silver teapot from Michael C. Fina.
Lace edges set off a platter by Royal Copenhagen.
Classic Creamer and Sugar Bowl
A leafy design by Bernardaud.
Because fondue and board games are a potent combination! Stainless steel fondue set, surlatable.com.
Pots and Pans
This 10-piece set of pots and pans is perfect for an experienced chef or a beginner. Plus, its classic look will never go out of style. All-Clad d5 LTD2 10-piece set, williams-sonoma.com.
Perfect for the chef (or wannabe chef) in your home. The design for these knives was based on Ken Onion's studies of chefs at work. Shun Ken Onion three-piece starter set, williams-sonoma.com.