17 responses

  1. Leah
    November 25, 2009

    I love that "furnish the life that you will lead" phrase. It's so true, same with fashion, dress the way you want to be treated.

  2. materfamilias
    November 25, 2009

    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy a wonderful weekend with your family — looking forward to all the promised posts on LBDs and India and RL and . . . au revoir

  3. Jan
    November 25, 2009

    I was nothing less than stunned when Beloved's mother passed HER mother's china on to me, rather than her daughters. I was even more stunned when Beloved put his foot down and said we can't eat off of it.

    I guess it'll be the plain ol' Correlle tomorrow, too. *sigh*

  4. Jan
    November 25, 2009

    Oh, and Happy Thanksgiving Lisa. I hope you and your kids have a wonderful holiday.

  5. Princess Freckles
    November 25, 2009

    I bet you would give the best wedding registry advice! Have fun, and enjoy having your family together for Thanksgiving!

  6. lordfam
    November 25, 2009

    I await your sage advice on setting up house! I am a fan of Le Creuset cookery pots and pans what are your faves? Enjoy the family feast!

  7. Amanda
    November 25, 2009

    I can think of no one better to do a post on such things.

    Happy, happy Thanksgiving, my dear, littles, bananas and all.

  8. Nishant
    November 25, 2009

    I recommend you furnish the life you will lead. Rather than collect goods. Life is short

    Work from home India

  9. Sher
    November 25, 2009

    Back when I got married…yeah back in the day, we didn't have registries. If so, then I wasn't raised or even heard of it till 10 yrs later.

    And how try about the life you will lead. I have one room in my house, along with the china and crystal that I rarely use.

    Oh I did use my china, till I chipped one, one day. Since then it stays in the cabinet :)

    Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time together!

  10. Sher
    November 25, 2009

    I can't type LOL! I meant "how true" about the life you will lead.

  11. Maureen@IslandRoar
    November 25, 2009

    I love what you said about furnishing your life rather than collecting goods.
    Have a happy!

  12. Buckeroomama
    November 25, 2009

    "Furnishing the life you will lead." I love that.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  13. Joyce Hor-Chung Lau
    November 26, 2009

    In Hong Kong, the Chinese give "laisee", which is essentially cash in a red envelope. The cash is calcuated to offset wedding dinner costs. (So if you entertain at a fancy place, you get a bigger laisee.) I know it's not PC to bash my culture but I always found the cash, and that mathematical way of thinking, a bit unsettling.
    However, the other option is lots of decorative items. Heart-shaped picture frames decorated with rhinestones. LOTS of crystal baskets, crysal theremometers, etc. none of it matching.
    Our less traditional (i.e. Western or overseas Chinese) friends were willing to put into our registry at a local furniture design firm called Ovo.
    We got a minimalist, glass, round table where we have hosted the very people who bought it for us, not to mention endless other friends and family.
    It's kind of like getting plates. It's something we will use every meal, every holiday.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Duchesse
    November 26, 2009

    Ralph better watch his back!

  15. Summer is a Verb
    November 27, 2009

    Can not wait for the Ralph talk…XXOO

  16. Mouse
    November 29, 2009

    Thank you again! I love the post. xoxo

  17. Giovanna
    December 2, 2009

    thanks for the registry 411 on souris mariage. we're about to enter registry hell and i need all the help i can get.

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