Monday, January 16, 2012

Compromising to be Mr&Mrs

Let's face it, relationship are full of compromise. Spencer and I have this bizarre ability to agree on all of the major aspects of life: family, money, education, politics, etc - but then we disagree on the small stuff: towels, onions, the usefulness of bread makers, china pattern... so essentially anything and everything dealing with our home decor.

So we compromise and find something we BOTH like.

For example, Spencer likes plain white dishes, but they make me fall asleep. Our compromise? We registered for white plates with some character, and I have (almost)full reign to decorate the table with pretty napkins, table cloths, runners, and the occasional salad plate.

We registered for Portmeirion by Sophie Conran (found here). A four piece place setting retails for $71.50 but is on sale for $39.32. Let's hope it stays that way for the next 7 months. Made from porcelain, these plates are durable and can go from the freezer to the oven. And if you hit them on the display, they don't chip... (yes, we both did this multiple times because we are super clumsy). 

Brights and patterns will look so amazing against what I call "vanilla" plates. Here is what I have to spice up the table: 
Twist Wire Napkin Rings - Bed Bath&Beyond $2.99ea

Solid Turquoise Napkin - Pier 1 $3.95ea

Cotton Cloth Napkins - Etsy.com seller CarrottCreations $8 set of four 

What have you and your significant other had to compromise on? 

5 comments:

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  2. If you go Etsy, you'll can get "vanilla"/demure table settings, and gorgeous, fun ones!

    XO,
    Doux Rousse
    www.douxrousse.com

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  3. such a fan of turquoise! what a great blog. i'd love for you to check out mine when you get a spare moment.

    xo, nikki

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  5. Great pieces and fantastic style. love it.

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