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LPC Is At "Souris Mariage" Today

Today I am over at Souris Mariage. The charming and artistic young woman from Good Mouse, Bad Mouse is getting married. She asked me to talk about wedding registries. Today I am saying things like, “I recommend you furnish the life you will lead. Rather than collect goods. Life is short. We have to eat, and over the years you will be putting a lot of food into your mouth. With any luck people you love will be eating with you. Maybe around a table, maybe at a kitchen counter. Buy plates for those moments.” Which is rather relevant on the eve of Thanksgiving. I will be back at Souris Mariage a week from today, to give my thoughts on just which plates, glasses, forks, and tablecloths are apt to be required. In a High WASP way, bien sur. For some reason, when it comes to household furnishings, we are fond of using whatever French we know. I’m going to blame Julia Childs.

Again, thank you all for the wonderful stories in the Rowallan giveaway. Much appreciated. I will be off tomorrow and Friday, so have a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful holiday. Back next week with more Little Black Dresses, India voyages, and possibly the High WASP position on Ralph Lauren. A bientot.

17 Responses

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

  5. 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!

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

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

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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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