For a change, let's have some ladylike things
I have a friend (2 friends actually) getting married (yes, to each other) this month.
So I've kept myself busy trying to find the perfect gift!
Granted, there's no such thing as ONE perfect gift, for two people, from me, with such a mixed reaction ..hehe.. - but seriously, i want to get them something special, useful, worth keeping, and most importantly adult-like.. after all the tomfoolery..
So i was thinking something that I actually have taste in, and would be awesome, not like clothes/shoes/bags/ fabrics where you have to worry about so many things at once...
I was torn for a few days between cooking utensils, since the bakal pengantin likes to bake at least, if not cook, and wedding China..
Now I used the word wedding China loosely here.. initially it would either be a proper set of dinnerware, or a tea set.. and frankly, i was set on tea sets of 2 or 4.. didn't wanna go too far
After all, tea => chai => coffee ya chai (some sort of slogan of the groom)..
everything connects in my head..yes..yes..
So I've been looking everywhere (ONLINE :P).. combed Amazon, Lazada, blogs & Facebook pages of tea-set lovers and
was dreaming of an Hermes tea set-like (though they're flexible enough to be espresso) stumble.. If you didn't watched Densha Otoko, this is what I mean:
Anyways, found even prettier Hermes cups, but man that's wayyy beyond my budget.Speaking of getting ideas from dramas, see this : http://theedqueen.livejournal.com/6853.html
On Amazon, some stuff were really pretty.. like the Lenox Butterfly meadow, but they felt casual and modern. I wanted the classic touch, even though I'm new to this China vs. porcelain vs. ceramic stuff. Lazada, on the other hand, was completely useless on the subject..
Somebody needs to open sellers' and buyers' eyes alike in this country..
I love English tea sets, coming from a commonwealth country, I guess that's expected..
As a child, I'd just get so happy seeing all the different China sets on display at my grandma's home, and can't wait to use them.. My mom did have a wedding collection of her own, but they were mostly glass- the beautiful blue kind.
No mention of teacups is complete without the Royal Albert collections.. my secret favorite is the mint one in Polka dots. :)
Now I somehow feel that it'd be beautiful to imagine him and her seated, drinking noon chai (salt tea) from my cups, cups of high quality that they can use often and for many long years.. Cups that came from me, sincerely.. Cups that were not too glittery and colourful that they're white beauty is forgotten..Preferably no animal motives too.. Perhaps hand-painted, blue Salvia lightly scattered on the cup like Holly Lasseter's Blue Salvia design below..
And then these caught my eye, so beautiful that I want them for myself..and that's without looking through the entire list..
Suddenly I want a wedding registry for myself..
Lenox is an American brand btw.