Registry Must: Holiday Dishes, Linens and Decor

My Pasture Bunny plates make me so happy every time I pull them from our credenza just as winter’s chilling out, warmer days start creating those flowery-scented breezes, and pasty arms bravely go out without a jacket. When these little guys get on the table, it usually means spring cleaning has happened, and we’re getting ready for another Easter dinner at our place.

These special plates, linens, and ancillary items like pillows and even little wooden spring signs call out the fanfare for a bright, springtime mindset with lots of texture and color, just like the scenery outside after such a long season of blah.

I’m sure your bridal registry is going to be amazing with all of those awesome kitchen gadgets (can I just tell you how much I love my cookie dough/meatball scoops?!) and I wanted to remind you before it’s too late to add into your registry some great, seasonal/holiday dish and linen sets like our super-cute Pasture Bunny pieces from Pottery Barn.

They’re just lovely, and don’t forget that wedding and shower guests are always looking for holiday-centric gifts to give you, knowing that you’ll feel just like this — always thrilled, joyful and renewed when you pull your holiday dish sets, table runners, napkins, pillows, etc. from storage, ready for party season to begin. They know how happy holiday items will make you, and maybe you’ll even be reminded of them each time you use them. That’s way better to the sentimental gift-giver than 1/8th of your bedding set. 🙂

So load up your registry with holiday items that turn a regular room into a festive, cheerful scene where so many new memories are made with family and friends. Load them on your registry, and remember to check into your registry’s completer program that could give you a nice-sized % off on any items remaining on your gift list after the wedding. And keep checking back year after year. We’re on Year 11 of our marriage and still finding cute Pasture Bunny set additions that we HAVE to have. We’ll definitely boost our tabletop adorableness with more of these fun finds — even now, they connect us to that fun season of building our gift registry and sneaking looks to see which items were disappearing from our registry as the big day approaches. New Pasture Bunny takes us back there, and it’s a springtime joy!

Happy registering, happy spring, and happy shopping!

Fab Find! Kathy Ireland Expressions Notepads

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When I saw Kathy Ireland’s fabulous collection of notepads at my local Hallmark store, I bought a bunch to give out as hostess gifts during the Memorial Day weekend. Everyone needs great notepads, especially those magnetic-backed notepads for the fridge, and these are SO pretty, it’s definitely going to be a pleasing hostess gift.

Get these also for bridal shower wishing well presents! The wedding couple will love finding these, and having a great little place on the fridge for writing out the shopping list (bread, milk, eggs) AND as a lovely way to leave a romantic surprise note for their sweetie.

The design above is the Moroccan design I have on my own fridge right now.

And these are the Paisley Park Notepads

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See them all here .

I love supporting anything that Kathy Ireland does, since she is so generous with her time, so sweet — to me personally and to my brides — and such a force of good in this world. Can’t wait to see what she creates next!