So many brides don't even register for china or crystal these days and I understand why. Fine things take special care, compounded with the fact that they are rarely used. Me, I couldn't wait to select china and crystal for my bridal registry! I absolutely love to entertain in style and truly believe we should use our beautiful pieces as often as possible. If a piece breaks while in use, c'est la vie. Nice things are meant to be enjoyed.
Back to my amazing find. I have a love affair with silver holloware and flatware and snapped up these beauties right away off of Craigslist - for $10 a piece!
The pieces are all made by Reed & Barton, a manufacturer of quality silver/holloware.
This is my favorite piece! You may not be able to tell from the photo, but it is HUGE! I can't wait to use it at my next party. I found the same tray on ebay for $200-300 and I paid just $10. Now I've caught the bug and am scouring multiple sources for similar 'good deals'. Wish me luck!