anyone who knows me knows that we aren't a couple that's going to register for china. not because we won't use it. but because we don't need it. i kinda already own it.
not only do matt and i collectively have 3 sets of everyday tableware, and not only do i collect alcohol-themed decorative dessert-sized plates — but i got a wild hair one day to hit replacements limited and create my own mismatched china set. i had a lot of fun:
but i really think it's a great way to decorate a table without needing much by way of centerpieces. i also really like the idea of really long communal tables, as opposed to rounds. so any centerpieces would need to be low so people can meet and talk over them. the table will really need something.
but i was starting to think my mismatched china dream would never come true, because of the cost.
until i saw libby's listing on tradesy for her full wedding vision, which included 285 mismatched dinner plates at $1 a pop and 402 mismatched salad plates at 50 cents a pop. even with more than we'd need, the cost would be less than renting.
libby and i are now working out transportation, through family and friends. so no crazy shipping costs for such a heavy delivery. here are libby's photos from her wedding:
libby was nice enough to break up her vision, so she still has the vases, mirrors, candles, trees and fabric available.
but just imagine these plates on a long wooden table with a mismatched salad plate sitting atop each one with peacock blue and warm caramel linen napkins. we can still get glasses and silverware from the catering company.
and the best part is: we can sell them right back on tradesy. totes excited.