Sunday, March 20, 2011

Let's dish about mistmatched vintage dishes

Mr. and I are soon-to-be homeless. Right now, we live in an adorable one-bedroom in the center of Amsterdam, overlooking a lovely canal filled with swans and ducks, but come May 2nd we are HOMELESS! The reason I am telling you all this is because I LOVE vintage plates. I am head over heels obsessed with vintage plates. BUT, since we don't have a home, we really aren't in a position to accept a lot of traditional gifts. We literally have no idea where we'll be from May - October but chances are that we'll be living out of suitcases and a storage unit. That being said, we have to be careful about what we buy and what we register for.

One of the most amazing things about living in Amsterdam is the proliferation of antique stores! I spend at least 4 hours a week just wondering through all these trinket-filled stores, running my hands over everything.

So here's what I've decided. I would love a set of small mismatched vintage plates of my very own. I know other Bees have blogged about this in the past, but I can't help it. Is it just me? Is this just a passing fad?




There are really two issues at play here. One, I want mismatched vintage plates at my wedding. and two, I want vintage plates of my very own.

1. For the Wedding

I did a little research and it looks like there are dozens of UK based companies that rent vintage plates, and only a handful based in the U.S., and NONE that ship internationally (understandably).
This means there is virtually no way I'll be having vintage plates at my wedding. :(

2. For me

Although I'm strongly considering collecting my own vintage plates over the next few weeks and shipping them back to the U.S. myself. I recently stumbled across Antiquaria, an amazing online vintage home goods store. I immediately added half of their plates, cake stands and tea cups to my registry. For instance, how amazing is this 5 piece china place setting?!?


So even though my wedding may have to be "vintage plate-less," perhaps my home won't!

Do you still love mismatched vintage plates? What about other places to register for vintage China?


  1. That is so awesome! I admit, my OCD would not allow for mismatched plates in my home. lol But it's nice looking at photos of other people doing it! I hope you get to have them in your home!

  2. Seriously you always find the most amazing resources. I've been considering vintage plates but I didn't want to get stuck with them afterward. Not sure how much it costs for the service debating which would be cheaper renting or buying. I love that you registered with Antiquaria. I just checked out their site...awesome!


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